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6 Hilariously Problematic Moments in Shakespeare's Plays

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2. When everyone, including a nun, tries to trick others into having sex

In Measure for Measure, Lord Angelo is cracking down on the corrupt city of Vienna. He says there's too much sex. So naturally, he...tries to get the nun Isabella to have sex with him. Or else he'll execute her brother. Not to be outdone, Isabella and a Duke trick Lord Angelo into having sex with Angelo's ex-girlfriend, instead. I know it was a different time, but even for 1600, I feel like "sex as a prank" was a weird move, Willy.

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