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Measure for Measure - Bell Shakespeare 2005

by William Shakespeare

Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604. Originally published in the First Folio of 1623, where it was listed as a comedy, the play's first recorded performance occurred in 1604. The play's main themes include justice, "morality and mercy in Vienna", and the dichotomy between corruption and purity: "some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall". Mercy and virtue prevail, as the play does not end tragically, with virtues such as compassion and forgiveness being exercised at the end of the production. While the play focuses on justice overall, the final scene illustrates that Shakespeare intended for moral justice to temper strict civil justice: a number of the characters receive understanding and leniency, instead of the harsh punishment to which they, according to the law, could have been sentenced.

Measure for Measure Bell - Sean O'Shea, Christopher Stollery, Matthew Moore, Darren Gilshenan, Robert Alexander, Timothy Walter, Tamsin Carroll, Julian Garner, David Hynes, Gracy Lears, Garry Scale, Paul Eastway, Michelle Doake

Director - John Bell
Designer - Robert Kemp
Lighting - Peter Neufeld
Stage Manager - Peter Sutherland

Playbill / Program Date  2005 - Australian Tour

Size 145 x 210 mm 

Condition: Used Good 8/10  

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