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Measure For Measure

September 13 - October 8

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Save up to 20% on select performances by using code “RISE20.” Tickets must be ordered by September 29.

Shakespeare’s timely tragicomedy about morality and justice in a changing regime.

O, it is excellent 
To have a giant’s strength, but it is tyrannous
To use it like a giant.

-Isabella, Act II, scene ii

Director Tyne Rafaeli wrestles with questions of consent and agency over one’s body (both politic and personal) in this funny and gritty staging of Measure for Measure.

Deceit and duplicity take center stage in Shakespeare’s dark satire that closes out the 2017 Cal Shakes season. Devious new ruler Angelo is turning the city upside down with his puritanical orders: after setting Vienna in a tail spin by closing down all the brothels and declaring ‘fornication’ punishable by death, he lusts after aspiring nun Isabella and hypocritically imprisons her brother, Claudio. Isabella’s faith is put to the test when Angelo gives her an ultimatum: save her brother’s life by giving up her chastity. Desperate times call for a subversive spirit, and Isabella’s virtue faces off against misdeeds of those who claim the weight of the law. Deftly mixing comedy and tragedy, director Tyne Rafaeli wrestles with questions of consent and agency over one’s body (both politic and personal) in this gritty staging of Measure for Measure.
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Start:
September 13, 2017
End:
October 8, 2017
Cost:
$ - See event website
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2qtDKDr

Venue

Bruns Amphitheater
Phone:
510.548.9666
100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda, CA 94563 United States
Website:
http://www.calshakes.org

Organizer

California Shakespeare Theater
Phone:
510.548.3422
Email:
Website:
calshakes.org

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