Measure for Measure (Seeing Place Theater)
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Measure for Measure (Seeing Place Theater)

Measure for Measure (Seeing Place Theater) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(26 Ratings)
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Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Absorbing, Slow

About the Show

The Seeing Place presents Shakespeare's dark comedy, the story of what happens when the Duke of Vienna hands over power to Lord Angelo, who enforces the city’s long-dormant moral code with draconian zeal.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (26)

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683 Reviews | 161 Followers
Timely, Swift, Lean, Sharp, Smart

See it if you’d like to experience a stripped-down, clear rendering of Shakespeare’s #MeToo play.

Don't see it if small theater spaces intimidate you: the audience is so close here that it just about becomes a character in the drama. Read more

267 Reviews | 52 Followers
Intelligent, Absorbing, Relevant, Clever, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy finding new things in Shakespeare. This innovative company always makes you see things in a different way. Kudos to Brandon Walker

Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare or can't tolerate tiny theatres. A little slow prior to intermission, things really pick up in the second act.

754 Reviews | 127 Followers
Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if the pleasure of watching Shakespeare done simply and intimately works for you.

Don't see it if you are bothered by a small cast doubling roles. And obviously don't see it if you hate Shakespeare.

307 Reviews | 48 Followers
Great acting, Dated, Entertaining, Clever

See it if like an energetic and modern take that stays true to MFM while highlighting themes that may not be as traditionally highlighted.

Don't see it if You do not like MFM, have trouble following Shakespeare, have seen it recently, like traditional takes, or don't like actors changing sets. Read more

180 Reviews | 39 Followers
Edgy, Great writing, Refreshing, Playful, Dark

See it if Sexual politics, lust and repression in this dark but accessible production of the play which keeps things light as often as possible.

Don't see it if Updated Bard is not your preference. Also, it is a long production (2 1/2 hrs). One of Bards "problem plays", u must own that it is a comedy

1123 Reviews | 326 Followers
Clever, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you would like to enjoy a modern version of the play with solid acting, interesting staging with good lighting - the best I've seen.

Don't see it if a long play will strain you. The action is sharp and well directed, but your comfort will be tested. One actor w/accent hard to understand.

292 Reviews | 62 Followers
Great writing, Ambitious, Slow, Intense

See it if You like Shakespeare and always try to see his stuff.

Don't see it if Well, it's not the lighthearted story that you might get from some of his other comedies, and this production is darker than most.

755 Reviews | 145 Followers
Entertaining, Long, Slow, Absorbing

See it if A updated of the telling of a Shakespeare dark comedy, with good acting.

Don't see it if Shakespeare not your thing. Its long. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

Times Square Chronicles
April 10th, 2019

"All of the actors have a keen sense of delivering Shakespeare’s verse which makes this production incredibly enjoyable...Brandon Walker (who directs as well) is in a league of his own because he excels at the dialogue and displays intentional and bold physicality...My two primary criticisms of the piece are this: If an accent is unnecessary, don’t add one; and if you want an actress to portray a strong minded woman, then she needs to embody that."
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April 8th, 2019

"Though an intermittently choppy journey, a final destination whose modernized performances and dauntless direction seamlessly transmute 1603 into 2019...Director Brandon Walker had fun with the set and the blocking, at impromptu moments breaking the fourth wall. It all worked to give the show a more modern salience, and keep our eyes glued to the unfolding drama."
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