RSC Live: Measure for Measure (12A)

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The RSC's Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs Shakespeare's surprisingly relevant tale of corruption and abuse. 

'To whom should I complain?'

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. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.

‘Gregory Doran’s assured production offers a perfectly judged portrait of public hypocrisy and seething sexuality. [...] It is easily the best Shakespeare production of the Stratford summer.‘

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