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Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

  Left to clean up a city rampant with corruption, Angelo lays down the law sentencing a young man, Claudio, to death for impregnating his own girlfriend Juliet before marriage. Angelo’s … More...

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Sex in the City: Measure for Measure

Colin Byrne as Claudio and Mary Jane Gibson as Isabella (2003)

It has been 12 years since Seattle Shakespeare Company last produced “Measure for Measure,” and prior to that it hadn't been on our stage since 1993. This hard edged fable of justice, morality, and … More...

Who were these people? Audiences in Shakespeare’s Day

Globe audiences 2

In Shakespeare's day, London theaters like the Globe could accommodate up to 3,000 people watching popular plays. With theaters running most afternoons, that could mean as many as 10,000-20,000 people … More...

On Playing Shakespeare

Keith Dahlgren on performing Shakespeare

Actor Keith Dahlgren plays Duke Senior in Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2012 production of As You Like It and talks about why he enjoys acting in a Shakespeare play. … More...

On Playing Shakespeare with Brenda Joyner

Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

Hermia, Perdita, Olivia, Desdemona, Ophelia, Hero, Lavinia. You’d be hard pressed to find another young actress who has tackled so many of Shakespeare’s female roles…all before age 30. And yet, … More...