Measure for Measure DVD - Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare set this darkest of comedies in Vienna to cloak a scathing critique of hypocrisy in the corrupt authority of his own London. Purity and mercy do win out in the end, but not before audiences are treated to the lighter side of depravity in a 'riotously enjoyable' and 'crowd-pleasing saucy romp'. In this, his Globe Theatre farewell, Director Dominic Dromgoole's 'buoyant production' casts a Mariah Gale 'so centred and self-possessed that Isabella's conviction seems to reach every corner of the house without once turning cloying.
Spoken in Shakespeare's English.
Director Dominic Dromgoole
Running time: 163 minutes