Slander for Slander in "Measure for Measure"

@article{Kaplan1990SlanderFS,
  title={Slander for Slander in "Measure for Measure"},
  author={M. L. Kaplan},
  journal={Renaissance Drama},
  year={1990},
  volume={21},
  pages={23 - 54}
}
modity scheme. The defendants were found guilty and sentenced to be imprisoned, fined twenty pounds, and whipped four times around the city. They were also to be placed in the pillory with papers attached which literally wrote the crime on the perpetrators so their disgrace could be read by all. To this humiliating and harsh punishment William Burghley suggested an explicitly theatrical addition: "The Lord Treasurer 'would haue those y1 make the playes to make a Comedie hereof, & to acte it wth… Expand
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