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WHAT HAPPENS IN SHAKESPEARE’S ‘MEASURE FOR MEASURE’


WHAT HAPPENS IN SHAKESPEARE’S ‘MEASURE FOR MEASURE’

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure is often described as one of the playwright’s “problem plays,” shifting between lewd comedy and moral drama with halting transitions. It often leaves audiences confused as to whether they should discreetly chuckle alongside the baseless clowns or hold their breath fearfully during Isabella’s tumultuous attempts to save her brother.

Measure for Measure was written between 1603 and 1604, classified initially as a comedy. However, the production history exemplifies the complicated nature of the play, each with a nearly unique perspective. Justice, mercy, and licentious behavior all provide avenues for artists and audiences alike to delve into the play and find something that’s evocative, sometimes eerily so, of our present day circumstances.

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ArtsEmerson Leadership Photo“ArtsEmerson puts the world on stage and screen to help us understand our world, celebrate our place in it, and explore how we each can contribute to its transformation. We are passionately committed to delivering exceptional experiences for our audiences and operate from the belief that the arts belong to everyone. We invite you to come with us to places you have not been and share experiences you could not anticipate but will never forget. And, if you are so inclined, to engage with a room full of fellow travelers (who are your neighbors) to sort it all out. Let us begin to rediscover our community through the shared experience of art and conversation.”

– ArtsEmerson Leadership Team