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Theatre: “Measure for Measure” at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght

[Info from Civic Theatre website.] Measure for Measure Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Dublin 3rd – 7th December 2019   Set in Vienna, Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure is a dark comedy in five acts and was written in the early 1600’s....
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 26 Nov 2019

Measure for Measure (RSC/Live from Stratford-upon-Avon) @ The Broadway, Nottingham

Gregory Doran’s new Measure for Measure seemed, at times, to be almost defiantly setting itself against ‘relevance’. Eschewing the contemporary settings of several recent productions that have more explicitly responded to the...
From: The Bardathon on 1 Aug 2019

Double Measures (Measure for Measure, Donmar Warehouse, dir. Josie Rourke, Nov 2018)

The pitch for Josie Rourke’s Measure for Measure at the Donmar, as I had understood it, was that half-way through the show, Isabella and Angelo – or rather, Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden – would switch parts. This seemed like an intriguing...
From: dispositio on 16 Nov 2018

Measure for Measure @ The Donmar Warehouse

NB: this piece is based on a preview performance. When Josie Rourke announced that she would be staging a radical revisioning of Measure for Measure that would involve the actors playing Angelo and Isabella switching roles halfway through, there was no...
From: The Bardathon on 30 Sep 2018

A Scale of Morality in Measure for Measure

The juniors and seniors in my Shakespeare elective are exploring the flawed characters and twisted plot of Measure for Measure. By the end of Act 4, Angelo has offered an indecent proposal to Isabella, the Duke has countered by orchestrating the bed trick...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 11 Jan 2017

On having nothing to say about Shakespeare, or Measure for Measure

A mother and her son tore off chunks of sandwich bread and tossed them to pigeons. “We’ll go for sweets after. As a treat for coming with me,” she whispered. Two ladies giggled when their tinnies of Guinness sharply hissed despite efforts...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 17 Aug 2016

Review: “Measure for Measure – Ireland 1916” at Dublin Castle

Review essay by Edel Semple The conjunction this year of the centenary of the Easter Rising and the quadricentenary of Shakespeare’s death have proved fertile ground for arts, culture, and scholarship across the island of Ireland and further afield....
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 11 Aug 2016

Theatre: Measure for Measure by Fortune’s Fool Productions in Dublin

Measure for Measure is currently showing in Dublin with free entry. More details from the production company: Measure for Measure – Ireland 1916 Measure for Measure – Ireland 1916 sponsored by the  British Council, as part of...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 9 Aug 2016

Shakespeare on Testing

(Image: Folger Library)Whether it’s the PARCC, Smarter Balanced, IB, AP, or another high-stakes assessment, we know lots of you and your students have testing on the brain… which is why we thought you might enjoy reading a few lines from...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 7 Apr 2016

Measure for Measure @ The Young Vic

One key moment in Measure for Measure exemplified the difference between Dominic Dromgoole’s production at the Globe and this, Joe Hill-Gibbins’s very different take at the Young Vic. In Dromgoole’s production, when Mariah Gale’s...
From: The Bardathon on 14 Oct 2015

Measure for Measure @ Shakespeare’s Globe

The Globe has two key advantages in staging Measure for Measure. The first, to which I’ll return, is that everyone is always watching. In a play so concerned with surveillance, overhearing, manipulating events from behind the scene, the absolute...
From: The Bardathon on 14 Oct 2015

Measure for Measure (Cheek by Jowl) @ The Barbican – live stream

I have already written two reviews of Cheek by Jowl’s Measure for Measure (here and here), but tonight I had an opportunity to see it again, this time in the company’s first ever live broadcast. Firstly, it’s an extraordinary offering....
From: The Bardathon on 22 Apr 2015

Cheek by Jowl’s Measure for Measure coming to your laptop!

A scene from Cheek by Jowl’s Measure for Measure Cheek by Jowl’s Russian-language production of Measure for Measure, currently at the Barbican Theatre in London until 25 April, has received fantastic reviews. It’s been sold out for...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Apr 2015

Measure for Measure (Cheek by Jowl) @ The Silk Street Theatre, Barbican

These notes supplement my review of the production in Moscow, here. The production I travelled to Moscow to see performed before a native speaking audience has made it at last to the UK, with a new Duke, an updated design and English-language (Shakespearean)...
From: The Bardathon on 17 Apr 2015

Measure for Measure at Cardiff’s Chapter – @EverymanTheatre Everyman Theatre: Measure for Measure By William Shakespeare Selected by the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of Open Stages 2014-16, Everyman’s production of the rarely performed Measure...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 16 Mar 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 68

Stella, the only planet of my light, Light of my life, and life of my desire, Chief good, whereto my hope doth only aspire, World of my wealth, and heaven of my delight: Why dost thou spend the treasure of thy sprite, With voice more fit to wed Amphion’s lyre, Seeking...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 8 Feb 2015

Cheek by Jowl and Shakespeare’s Globe in the news

Tom Hollander as Celia and Adrian Lester as Rosalind, As YOu Like It, Cheek by Jowl, 1991 Two theatre companies which have made their mark by performing Shakespeare have recently made announcements about future programming and projects. First, Cheek by...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Dec 2014

Measure for Measure (Cheek by Jowl) @ The Pushkin Theatre, Moscow

At a hair under two hours long, Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s Measure for Measure stripped the play back to its bare bones. Elbow’s subplot was gone, Pompey’s tenure as hangman reduced to a few fragmented lines, Lucio’s relationship...
From: The Bardathon on 24 Nov 2014

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