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Measure for Measure (Seeing Place Theater)
East Village
77

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

77%
(26 Reviews)
Positive
81%
Mixed
15%
Negative
4%
Members say
Great acting, Intelligent, Ambitious, Slow, Absorbing

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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Member Reviews (26)

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71
Intelligent, Profound, Ambitious

See it if If you like Shakespeare, this is a very dark rendition of measure. Cast, direction is pretty well done.

Don't see it if If your not into plays on the longish side. Deep Shakespearean writing.

88
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

Critic Reviews (2)

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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