Prostitution, piety and politics come together in Measure for Measure, one of Shakespeare's darkest -- and most delectable -- comedies. Given free reign over the city, the Duke's stand-in, Angelo, terrorizes Vienna with his overly strict moral codes -- including a ban on all fornication. When he sentences a young man, Claudio, to death for impregnating his own girlfriend before marriage, Claudio's sister, Isabella, pleads for her brother's life. Charmed by her beauty, Angelo presents Isabella with a shocking proposition -- but just how far will Isabella go to save her brother's life? Exploring the corrupting nature of power, this play posed controversial ideas far ahead of its time. Taking the stage of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, this thrilling one-of-a-kind production is performed in Russian and features projected English subtitles.
This show contains depictions of violence and brief nudity. Parental discretion is advised.
The show is performed in Russian with projected English translation.
Running time is one hour and 50 minutes, with no intermission.
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