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Measure For Measure

Author: William Shakespeare

Productions

Unknown, 1784
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1950
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1956
The Old Vic, 1957/1958 Season
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1962, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1970, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1974, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1978, RSC
Aldwych Theatre, 1979, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1983, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1987, RSC
National Theatre, 2004
National Theatre, 2006

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Unknown Theatre (Stratford/RSC linked?)
1784

CharacterPlayed By
IsabellaMrs Siddons

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1950

CharacterPlayed By
AngeloJohn Gielgud
IsabellaBarbara Jefford

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1956

CharacterPlayed By
AngeloEmlyn Williams
IsabellaMargaret Johnston
LucioAlan Badel

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The Old Vic
1957/1958 Season. First performance: 19th November 1957.
The Old Vic Company. Producer: Margaret Webster.
Decor and Costumes: Barry Kay. Music Composer: Lehman Engel.

CharacterPlayed By
Vincentio, the DukeAnthony Nicholls
Escalus, an Ancient LordDaniel Thorndike
Angelo, the DeputyJohn Neville
Lucio, a fantasticDerek Godfrey
First GentlemanBrian Badcoe
Second GentlemanEdward Hardwicke
Mistress Overdone, a bawdMargaret Courtenay
Pompey, servant to Mistress OverdonePaul Daneman
Claudio, a young gentlemanRichard Gale
ProvostDavid Dodimead
Juliet, beloved of ClaudioJudi Dench
Friar PeterDennis Chinnery
Isabella, sister to ClaudioBarbara Jefford
Francisca, a nunBarbara Leigh-Hunt
Elbow, a simple ConstableRonald Fraser
Froth, a foolish gentlemanBarrie Ingham
A JusticeHarold Innocent
A ServantStanley Meadows
A SingerCharles West
Mariana, betrothed to AnegloRosemary Webster
Abhorsen, an executionerOliver Neville
Barnardine, a dissolute prisonerDavid Waller

Attendants, Bawds, Guards, Nuns, Servants: Juliet Cooke, Adrienne Hill, Michael Culver, Simon Fraser, Edward Hardwicke, Neville Jason, Thomas Johnston, Stanley Meadows, James Mellor, Roy Patrick, Charles West, Crispian Woodgate.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1962
RSC production

CharacterPlayed By
ClaudioIan Holm
IsabellaJudi Dench

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1970
RSC production

CharacterPlayed By
AngeloIan Richardson
IsabellaEstelle Kohler

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1974
RSC production.

CharacterPlayed By
AngeloMichael Pennington
IsabellaFrancesca Annis

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1978
RSC production

CharacterPlayed By
The DukeMichael Pennington
IsabellaPaola Dionisotti

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Aldwych Theatre
1979
RSC production

CharacterPlayed By
AngeloDavid Suchet
IsabellaSinead Cusack

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1983
RSC production

CharacterPlayed By
AngeloDavid Schofield
IsabellaJuliet Stevenson

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
First performance: 5th November 1987
RSC production.
Director: Nicholas Hytner. Designer: Mark Thompson.
Lighting: Mark Henderson. Music: Jeremy Sams.
Sound: John A Leonard. Music Director: John Woolf.

CharacterPlayed By
Vincentio, the DukeRoger Allam
EscalusMark Dignam
AngeloSean Baker
LucioAlex Jennings
Gentleman
Understudy Claudio/Barnadine
Carlton Chance
Mistress OverdoneLinda Spurrier
PompeyPhil Daniels
ProvostDavid Howey
ClaudioHakeem Kae-Kazim
Juliet
Understudy Mariana/Francisca
Kate Littlewood
Friar Thomas
Understudy Justice/Elbow
Michael Loughan
IsabellaJosette Simon
Francisca
Understudy Mistress Overone/Juliet
Jane Whittenshaw
Justice
Understudy Escalus/Provost
Bill McGuirk
ElbowGeorge Raistrick
Froth
Understudy Lucio
David Pullan
Angelo's ServantSteven Elliott
MarianaJanet Amsbury
Mariana's CompanionJane Whittenshaw
Abhorson
Understudy Duke
Derek Hutchinson
Barnardine
Undertsudy Pompey
Gordon Case
Friar Peter
Understudy Abhorson
Alan Thompson
Ensmeble
Understudy Froth/Angelo's Servant
Patrick Cremin
Ensemble
Understudy Isabella
Susan Harper-Browne
Ensemble
Undertsudy Friar Peter/Friar Thomas
Richard Leaf
Ensemble
Understudy Angelo
Gary Powell
Musicians
Flute/piccoloIan Reynolds
ClarinetsEdward Watson
TrumpetRobert Pritchard
TrumpetPeter Fisher
HornPeter Morris
HornDavid Statham
PercussionNigel Garvey
KeyboardsKate Stott
KeyboardsJohn Woolf

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National (Olivier) Theatre then worldwide tour
Opening: 27th May 2004

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownUnknown

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National (Lyttleton) Theatre
First performance: 15th February 2006
Co-production between the National Theatre and Complicite.
Director: Simon McBurney. Design: Tom Pye.
Lighting: Paul Anderson. Sound: Christopher Shutt.
Projection: Sven Ortel (for Mesmer). Costume: Christina Cunningham.
Collaborator: Annie Castledine.

CharacterPlayed By
Vincentio, the Duke of ViennaSimon McBurney
Escalus, Angelo's secondaryMike Grady
Angelo, the Duke's DeputyAngus Wright
Lucio, a 'fantastic'Ajay Naidu
First GentlemanClive Mendus
Mistress Overdone, a bawdTamzin Griffin
Pompey, a pimp working for Mistress OverdoneRichard Katz
Claudio, a young gentlemanBen Meyjes
ProvostCraig Parkinson
Friar PeterSteven Crossley
Isabella, Claudio's sisterNaomi Frederick
Francisca, a nunKatie Jones
Elbow, a constableKostas Philippoglou
FrothClive Mendus
JusticeSteven Crossley
Servant to AngeloJamie Bradley
Juliet, Claudio's mistressKatie Jones
BoyJamie Bradley
Mariana, formerly betrothed to AngeloAnamaria Marinca
Barnardine, a prisonerJohannes Flaschberger

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