Season 2, Episode 12: Measure for Measure 101

The issues in Measure for Measure are so topical right now, it's insane. Good thing we unpack it for you in this 101 episode! The Rhetorical Device of the Week is antithesis; our Burbage Break is all about early modern marital pre-contracts (aka why Anne Hathaway was 3 month pregnant when she and Shakespeare married and everyone was cool with it); Jess debunks the theory about the Duke character being an avatar for King James I; and Aubrey and Jess argue over whether you should like any of the characters in this play at all, even Isabella. We also reveal some hot ShakesBubble gossip and reveal the results of the latest Dick Bracket match up. You don't have to like this problem play, but we think you'll definitely have some feelings about it by the end of the episode.