In this brilliant play by William Shakespeare, meet Vincentio, the Duke of Vienna. Setting out for a diplomatic mission, he must leave the city and puts Angelo, the strict judge in charge in the meantime. Little does Angelo know that Vincentio simply pretends to leave the city and really only dresses up as a friar in order to observe the city in his absence.
Angelo decides in his strict and moralistic ruling that Vienna is filled with too much freedom and take sit upon himself to rid the city of unlawful activities. Unfortunately for the character Claudio, he is the one Angelo uses to enforce the law. Claudio is immediately arrested for impregnating his lover Juliet outside of marriage. Sentenced to death, will Claudio be pardoned or. Will he be facing death under the ruling of Angelo? This classic play is a must-read forany historical fiction lover.
For lovers of the movie ‘A Thousdand Miles Behind’ and ‘The Last Kingdom’ book series by Bernard Cornwell.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is widely considered the world's greatest dramatist and is often referred to as England's national poet or the Bard. Most famous for his timeless plays, he also wrote a multitude of poems and sonnets. Shakespeare was the blockbuster writer of his day, his many works concerning universal themes of life, love, death, revenge, grief, jealousy, murder, magic, and mystery. Among some of his most famous are ”Macbeth”, ”Romeo and Juliet”, and ”Hamlet”, but the list is long, and many continue to be studied and performed, both their original form and modern adaptations.