Shakespeare - Measure for Measure (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1310D

Shakespeare - Measure for Measure (DVD)

£18.86

Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1310D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Expected Release Date: 17th July 2020

Contents

Artists

Antony Byrne
Sandy Grierson
James Cooney
Lucy Phelps
Amy Trigg
David Ajao
Rosie Hilal
Graeme Brookes
James Arkley
Claire Price
Amanda Harris
Royal Shakespeare Company

Works

Shakespeare, William

Measure for Measure

Artists

Antony Byrne
Sandy Grierson
James Cooney
Lucy Phelps
Amy Trigg
David Ajao
Rosie Hilal
Graeme Brookes
James Arkley
Claire Price
Amanda Harris
Royal Shakespeare Company

About

“To whom should I complain?”

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

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 astonishingly resonant today.

“Excellent... a rolling mass of desire, repression and duplicity” – Financial Times ★★★★

“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 ★★★★

Extra features: Director’s commentary, Cast gallery

Cast:
- The Duke of Vienna: Antony Byrne
- Angelo: Sandy Grierson
- Claudio: James Cooney
- Isabella: Lucy Phelps
- Juliet:Amy Trigg
- Pompey: David Ajao
- Mariana: Rosie Hilal
- Mistress Overdone: Graeme Brookes
- Lucio: James Arkley
- Escalus: Claire Price
- Provost: Amanda Harris

Duration: approx. 165 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo + Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: EN

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