Measure for Measure

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Opened Mar 4, 2010
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Vienna is becoming increasingly uncontrollable and decadent, so Duke Vincentio decides to clean up the town by putting his rigid, law-and-order deputy Angelo in charge. Angelo quickly demonstrates how seriously he takes his task by sentencing a young man, Claudio, to death for getting his fiancée pregnant. When Claudio's sister Isabella, a young woman preparing to enter a convent, calls upon Angelo to beg for her brother's life, the strict and upright Angelo is beguiled, and instead of a simple yes or no, offers her a devil's bargain--if she indulges his fantasies, he'll release Claudio; if not, Claudio will die. Now Isabella, as equally hardline and sure about her morals as Angelo, must decide which is more important to her: Claudio's life, or her prized virtue.

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