Measure for Measure

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Measure for Measure - Melbourne Theatre Company 2000

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 MTC - Paul English, Rhys McConnochie, Robert Menzies, Bert Labonte, Paula Arundell, Richard Piper, Kenneth Ransom, Sally-Anne Upton, Paul McCarthy, Gary Down, Maria Theodorakis, Nicki Wendt, Daniel Frederiksen, Dino Marnika

Director Simon Phillips
Designer Shaun Gurton
Lighting Nick Schlieper
Stage Manager Robyn Fincham

Playbill / Program Date Mar - Apr 2000 The Playhouse Theatre

Size 150 x 240 mm 

Condition: Used Good 8/10  

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