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Measure for Measure Act 4, Scene 6 Summary

  • On a street near the gate to Vienna, we catch Mariana and Isabella in mid-conversation about the plan to punk Angelo.
  • Isabella reveals that the friar (who is really the Duke) has advised her to accuse Angelo of sleeping with her. Even though she knows it's a lie (Angelo really slept with Mariana without knowing it), she's willing to go along with the scheme.
  • We also learn that Isabella has been told she shouldn't worry if the friar pretends like he's not on her side. It's all part of the plan.
  • Friar Peter announces that the women should get ready because the Duke is coming.

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