Do As I Say, Not As I Do, in "Measure for Measure"

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Rancho Santa Fe Review -- Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” has a reputation for being one of his “problem” plays. However, team members from the University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program are ready to prove just the opposite — even though the department has never done the show in its 25-year history. The Old Globe will collaborate on the production, which stages Nov. 10-18 in Balboa Park.

Christopher Salazar, who plays Duke Vincentio, said the confusing script centers on a Duke who rules with the knowledge that his country has fallen into disrepair.

“He decides to leave for a while and put the strict and regimented Angelo (Matthew Bellows) in charge to clean up the place,” Salazar said. “The Duke says he’s going abroad, but instead, he stays around in a disguise and sees that Angelo takes his duty to extremes.” (Full Story)

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