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Image from Measure for Measure, Hytner/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, October 1988
Image from Measure for Measure, Hytner/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, October 1988
Image from Measure for Measure, Hytner/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, October 1988
Image from Measure for Measure, Hytner/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, October 1988
Performance Details - Measure for Measure
Hytner/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, October 1988
"Mark Thompson's set for Nicholas Hytner's brilliantly illuminating production of Measure for Measure is dominated by the bases of two stately pillars encrusted with gilt and verdigris. They stand as elegant reminders of the play's concerns: the foundations of authority, the deceptiveness of surface appearance, the corroding of seemingly sterling mettle...The decorous architecture of a hall of justice peopled by earnest, industrious functionaries in black tilts round to show its obverse side: a raucous red light district hustling with sexy trade. Further swivels of scene interlock into a jail where jostling convicts jeeringly clatter their tin mugs on the bars." Peter Kemp, The Independent, 12.10.88
Opening Date: 10 October 1988
Theatre: Barbican.
Theatre Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
 
 
Cast - Measure for Measure
Derek Hutchinson Abhorson
John Shrapnel Angelo
Patrick Cremin Angelo's Servant
Gordon Case Barnardine
Hakeem Kae-Kazeem Claudio
George Raistrick Elbow
Mark Dignam Escalus
Francine Mulrooney Francisca/Mariana's Companion
Michael Loughnan Friar Thomas/Friar Peter
David Pullan Froth
Charlton Chance Gentleman
Josette Simon Isabella
Kate Littlewood Juliet
Bill McGuirk Justice
Alex Jennings Lucio
Janet Amsbury Mariana
Linda Spurrier Mistress Overdone
Phil Daniels Pompey
David Howey Provost
Roger Allam Vincentio
the Duke cast
Mark Thompson designer
Nicholas Hytner director
Mark Henderson lighting
Jeremy Sams music
William Shakespeare playwright

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