The Royal Opera House

Measure for Measure DVD (Shakespeare's Globe)

Shakespeare set this darkest of comedies in Vienna to cloak a scathing critique of hypocrisy in the corrupt authority of his own London. Purity and mercy do win out in the end, but not before audiences are treated to the lighter side of depravity in a ‘riotously enjoyable’ (Independent) ‘crowd-pleasing saucy romp’ (Evening Standard). In this, his Globe Theatre farewell, Director Dominic Dromgoole’s ‘buoyant production’ (Guardian) casts a Mariah Gale ‘so centred and self-possessed that Isabella’s conviction seems to reach every corner of the house without once turning cloying’ (New York Times).

Shakespeare Globe Theatre
Juliet:
Naana Agyei-Ampadu
Angelo: Kurt Egyiawan
Pompey: Trevor Fox
Isabella: Mariah Gale
Froth / Friar Thomas: Dennis Herdman
Mariana: Rosie Hilal
Abhorson / Friar Peter: James Lailey
Claudio: Joel MacCormack
Mistress Overdone: Petra Massey
Elbow / Barnadine: Dean Nolan
Lucio: Brendan O’Hea
Escalus: Paul Rider
Duke Vincentio: Dominic Rowan
Director: Dominic Dromgoole

Recorded live at Shakespeare’s Globe
Extras: Cast Gallery

Picture: 16:9
Sound: Dolby stereo/DTS Surround
Format: NTSC
Region code: All regions
Running time: 163 mins
Subtitles: EN
Year: 2015