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Shakespeare's Measure For Measure

Author: Opus Arte

RSC's Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs this new production of Shakespeare’s astonishingly resonant work.

  • Measure for Measure production photo | Copyright: © Helen Maybanks / Royal Shakespeare Company

    Measure for Measure production photo © Helen Maybanks / Royal Shakespeare Company

  • Measure for Measure production photo | Copyright: © Helen Maybanks / Royal Shakespeare Company

    Measure for Measure production photo © Helen Maybanks / Royal Shakespeare Company

  • Measure for Measure production photo | Copyright: © Helen Maybanks / Royal Shakespeare Company

    Measure for Measure production photo © Helen Maybanks / Royal Shakespeare Company

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains unnervingly resonant today. Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs this new production.

“This fresh, insightful version of a morally murky play finds the RSC on flying form” (Mail on Sunday ★★★★)

“Gregory Doran’s lucid compelling production....he has a way of making classical theatre excitingly simple and vivid...a luminous clarity.” (The Times ★★★★)

“Gregory Doran’s assured production offers a perfectly judged portrait of public hypocrisy and seething sexuality” (The Guardian ★★★★)

“'Stephen Brimson Lewis' designs are full of shadows and foreboding...creating a real sense of atmosphere, complemented perfectly by Simon Spencer's dramatic lighting and Paul Englishby's evocative music'.”
(WhatsOnStage ★★★★)

Genre Drama
Author William Shakespeare
Director Gregory Doran
Production year 2019
Recording date 31 July 2019
Recording location Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, England
Distribution homevideo / DVD Naxos Rights (Europe) Limited
Distribution VOD / SVOD Naxos Rights (Europe) Limited

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