RSC Live Encore Screening: Measure For MeasureCast: Sandy Grierson, Lucy Phelps, James Cooney
Author(s): William Shakespeare
Director: Gregory Doran
Running Time: 157mins
A woman of faith faces a corrupt patriarchal system in director Gregory Doran's provocative staging of Shakespeare's battle of the sexes, which was recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Appalled by the immorality in Vienna, Duke Vincentio withdraws from public life, relinquishing the day-to-day running of his domain to puritanical deputy Angelo. In his elevated position, Angelo zealously follows the letter of the law and condemns nobleman Claudio to death.