Can goodness survive in a corrupt society? Can evil be meted out, with justice and compassion? Can chaste, innocent Isabella endure the foul machinations of those around her? Shakespeare, in this seldom-produced but daring "dark comedy," tests integrity and decency to the limit. But, in the end, Isabella remains virtuous, and truth proves stronger than swords and evil men.
Shakespearean plays may contain a small amount of the Bard's usual innuendo and double entendres, as well as very mild violence. This play is appropriate for almost all audiences.