We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure


by William Shakespeare

Duke Vincentio Timeline and Summary

  • 1.1: The Duke announces that he's leaving town and puts Angelo in charge while he's away.
  • 1.3: The Duke shows up at a monastery and asks to be disguised as a friar so he can spy on Angelo and his subjects.
  • 3.1: The Duke goes to the prison to offer his support to the inmates and listens in on Isabella's conversation with Claudio about Angelo's proposition.
  • 3.1: The Duke hatches a plan to trick Angelo into sleeping with Mariana without knowing it.
  • 3.2: The Duke spies on Elbow and Pompey
  • 4.1: The Duke accompanies Isabella to Mariana's isolated farmhouse.
  • 4.2: The Duke comes up with a plan to substitute an inmate's head for that of Claudio.
  • 5.1: The Duke removes his friar disguise and watches as Isabella confronts Angelo.
  • 5.1: The Duke puts on another disguise.
  • 5.1: The Duke removes his disguise and hands out a bunch of sentences.
  • 5.1: The Duke pardons almost everyone and then proposes to Isabella.