Sex in the City: Measure for Measure

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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 power can be a challenge to stage since it has such a cynical tone even though it is considered a comedy.  […]

Measure for Measure First Rehearsal

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The old world rubs right up against contemporary views in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Measure for Measure directed by Desdemona Chiang at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center. 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 […]

Casting News: Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure Casting News

Casting is nearly complete for “Measure for Measure” and the company nearly reflects the demographics of the city of Seattle. “‘Measure for Measure’ is Shakespeare’s most urban play,” said director Desdemona Chiang. “It is a play about a city. Every single scene takes place in a public place…an office, the court, a street, a brothel, […]

Leading Us Into Temptation – Artistic Director George Mount on the 2014-2015 Season

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I think the season coming up has some amazing play titles associated with and some amazing directors associated with each of those shows. And again, it’s also coming in as one of those seasons where the directors are coming at the plays from a passion point of view. The theme of the season this year […]