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Measure for Measure – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: Sam Lowe Measure for Measure is an interesting case study for a Shakespeare play. It’s known for not really fitting agreeably into either genre box of comedy (meaning it possesses a happy ending) or tragedy. Shakespeare’s plays can be divided into the following: Tragedy, History, or Comedy. Some academics have even referred to ...

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Measure for Measure – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: James Garrington A powerful man offers help to a young woman in return for sexual favours. These days reading a headline like this may leave you feeling shocked, or maybe no longer surprised – for stories like this have been quite prominent in the news over the past several months as more and ...

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Desperate Measures – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

The cast of Desperate Measures at London's Jermyn Street Theatre

Book and lyrics: Robin Kingsland Music and lyrics: Chris Barton Director: Chris Barton Reviewer: Stephen Bates   The saying goes that anyone who remembers the Swinging Sixties could not have actually been there. It is a fair bet that most if not all of the youthful cast and creatives involved in this throwback to the era of Profumo, Keeler and ...

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Measure for Measure – The Globe Theatre

  Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty A complicated play, this production gets a bit stiff at times (Shakespeare’s fault, not the actors) but fulfills the promise that a night at the Globe makes to an expectant ticket holder nonetheless. Funny at times, a bit blue, and suddenly deathly serious and moral. It veers with no real ...

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Measure For Measure – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Declan Donnellan Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Cheek By Jowl’s prolonged love affair with Russian Theatre, which has previously found success in the form of 2005’s Three Sisters and 2011’s The Tempest, has again born fruit with its production of Shakespeare’s little performed Measure For Measure. Performed entirely in Russian (but thankfully translated in English surtitles), Measure For ...

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Measure for Measure – Union Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Phil Wilmott Reviewer: Edie R [rating:4] “Measure for Measure” in promenade? It’s what Sir Humphrey Appleby might call “a novel suggestion” – and the audience, congregated at the stage doors of the Union Theatre on a warm Friday night, looks both excited and nervous at the idea. The doors open. We step into a smoky, seedy ...

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