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Measure for Measure (Seeing Place Theater)

From 26 member  reviews
Members say: 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. More…

When a pious young nun comes to Angelo to plead for the life of her doomed brother, she sets in motion a series of events that test the limits of human will, and reveal a tangled web of desire and deception.



Member Reviews (26)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Absorbing, Slow

68
Imperfect shakespeare imperfectly but interestingly performed.

See it if I had never seen this play tho I was familiar with it. Small cast playing multiple roles mostly well, using minimal props and costumes.

Don't see it if You want a big production. You mind very uneven acting across the cast. Well staged but did get redundant.

66
Confusing, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if If you like Shakespeare themed plays with a complicated story line. Also if you enjoy long shows with a large cast.

Don't see it if If you like easier to understand plays and if you don't appreciate Shakespeare themed plays.

68
Heavy, Bewildering, Consuming, Sluggish, Lengthy

See it if you are a Shakespeare fan & are interested in seeing a production of a classic that has been given a contemporary, modernized flavor.

Don't see it if you are not willing to invest almost 3 hours in its audience.

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69
Slow, Entertaining

See it if You like Shakespeare and want an entertaining evening. Enjoyable.

Don't see it if You mind a bit of a longer production. Ran over three hours with an intermission. Some actors are stronger than others.


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 t...
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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 ...
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