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Images - Measure for Measure
Image from Measure for Measure, Noble/Crowley, Royal Shakespeare Company, April 1984
Image from Measure for Measure, Noble/Crowley, Royal Shakespeare Company, April 1984
Image from Measure for Measure, Noble/Crowley, Royal Shakespeare Company, April 1984
Image from Measure for Measure, Noble/Crowley, Royal Shakespeare Company, April 1984
Image from Measure for Measure, Noble/Crowley, Royal Shakespeare Company, April 1984
Performance Details - Measure for Measure
Noble/Crowley, Royal Shakespeare Company, April 1984
"Bob Crowley's design provides an apt metaphor for a work in which New Testament mercy outweighs Old Testament severity and in which the negligent Duke comes face to face with the corruption he has inadvertently santioned. Two bisecting white carpets form a crucifix-pattern on the stage-floor. A huge gilt mirror dominates the stage reminding us that this is a play in which surface appearance is stripped away to expose the reality beneath. And Mr Crowley has also come up with a tottering, baroque campanile that, though it seems more Venetian than Viennese, is encrusted with candles, crosses, legal scales and that manages to suggest a world that has gone awry." Michael Billington, Guardian 18.4.84
Opening Date: 17 April 1984
Theatre: Barbican
Theatre Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
 
 
Cast - Measure for Measure
Griffith Jones Abhorson
David Schofield Angelo
Campbell Morrison Barnardine/Street Person
Neil Blundell/Gregory Sheppard/Matthew Lane Boy
John Nolan Claudio
Trevor Peacock Elbow
Joseph O'Conor Escalus
Caroline Harris Francisca
Lewis Jones Friar Peter
Raymond Platt Froth
Martin Milman Gentleman/Prisoner
Graham Sinclair/Doyle Richmond/Alexander Wilson Guards
Juliet Stevenson Isabella
Tilda Swinton Juliet
David Killick Justice/Guard/Prisoner
Richard O'Callaghan Lucio
Emma Watson Mariana
Peggy Mount Mistress Overdone
Anthony O'Donnell Pompey
Oliver Ford Davies Provost
Richard Garnett Servant to Angelo/Guard
Stanley Dawson Thomas/Varrius/Guard
Daniel Massey Vincentio the Duke
Frankie Cosgrave Whore/Street girl
Eileen Page/Denica Fairman Whores
Bob Crowley director
Robert Bryan lighting
Ilona Sekacz music
William Shakespeare playwright

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