Measure for Measure

On the Frailty of Human Nature in “Measure for Measure”

The Atlantic is currently running a series in which selected authors share and discuss their favorite passages in literature. Linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker chose to discuss a passage from Measure for Measure that served as an epigraph to a chapter called in Inner Demons in his book The Better Angels of Our Nature. […]

Sex in the City: Measure for Measure

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

[soliloquy id=”8878″] 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 […]

Casting News: Measure for Measure

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, […]