Measure for Measure

“Yet whereas some bellow and others whisper; these underwhelm and those overact, Rylance, as Duke Vincentio, pitches it cleverly.  He knows when a little broad humour and stage play will not go amiss, but never allows the focus to wander from the essential dilemma of a lax leader witnessing the unfortunate sequence of events that dominoes outwards from his leniency.” – The Evening Standard

“This is one of Shakespeare’s strangest and most successful works, a farce which is also a meditation on death, a romantic comedy about sexual repression.  Every detail of this production does full justice to the text.  And no one objects that the Globe represents the greatest feat of theatrical nostalgia ever attempted.  Instead you wonder how you ever did without it.” – The Spectator

“Rylance is very funny and appealing in his interpretation of the Duke as a lonely, amiable klutz, jumpy with embarrassment at his own stratagems.” – The Independent

VENUES

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis – October 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, November 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2005

www.guthrietheater.org

Freud Playhouse, UCLA, Los Angeles – November 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2005

www.uclalive.org

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia – November 30, December 1, 2, 3, 4, 2005

www.pennpresents.org

O’Reilly Theatre, (Pittsburgh Cultural Trust), Pittsburgh – December 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2005

www.phharts.org

St Ann’s Warehouse, (Theatre for a New Audience, Arts at St Ann’s in association with 2Luck Concepts), – Dec 20, 2005 – Jan 1, 2006

www.artsatstanns.org

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