Measure for Measure
Appearing as part of the Globe Theatre’s Globe to Globe season and the 2012 International Shakespeare Festival, the Vakhtangov Theatre presents a Russian language production of Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’.
The Duke departs from his kingdom suddenly and mysteriously. In his place his deputy Angelo begins a vigorous campaign against the city’s morals. Claudio, arrested and sentenced to death for making his lover pregnant, hopes his virtuous sister Isabella can persuade Angelo to save him. But when Angelo demands a higher price than Isabella is prepared to pay, it becomes evident that not only love but justice is at risk.
The Vakhtangov, on the Arbat, is at the heart of Moscow both geographically and theatrically. From humble beginnings in 1913, this company, which began in basements and front rooms, grew to inhabit one of Moscow’s most beautiful theatres. Always following the twin influences of Meyerhold and Stanislavsky, of spectacle and psychological truth, it has created many of Russia’s most respected productions. This is their first visit to the UK.
For more information and to book tickets please visit the Globe’s website.