Measure for Measure

Almeida Theatre
Almeida Street
Islington
, London, England N1 1TA
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Set in a Vienna dominated by the sex trade, Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, is a play of political intrigue and moral responsibility, Vincentio, the Duke, seeks to return order to his city. He announces that he is to travel abroad and appoints the strait laced Angelo in his place. Vincentio secretly disguises himself as a friar to keep a watchful eye on the new regime. When Isabella, a novice nun, finds her brother is sentenced to death for a sexual misdemeanour she visits Angelo to beg for his life.

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