- Created by: lwilson23
- Created on: 04-03-19 20:46
- 1920s jazz music plays when comedy characters enter - almost like a theme tune.
- branding of prostitutes shows Angelo's new brutal regime in effect. Also shown by the arresting of prostitutes at random intervals throughout the play.
- during Isabella and Angelo's argument ('with an outstretched throat'...) Isabella delivers lines whilst Angelo is on the ground - empowerment of women.
- when Angelo counters this with 'who will believe thee, Isabel?' he physically rises.
- during this exchange Angelo forces Isabella to the floor and raises her dress - makes his intentions clear making him even more hateable. Links with 'Me Too' movement.
- Angelo doesn't take Mariana's hand when forced to marry her at the end of the play.
- through stage directions it is implied that Isabella is going to marry the Duke (extends her hand to him).