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Measure for Measure

Friday, July 22, 2011

Danai Gurira, who plays Isabella, and Reg Rogers, who plays Lucio in “Measure for Measure” (and Parolles in “All’s Well That Ends Well”) discuss the production of “Measure for Measure,” part of this summer’s Shakespeare in the Park. “Measure for Measure” in repertory with “All’s Well That Ends Well” at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park through July 30.

Guests:

Danai Gurira and Reg Rogers

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Comments [1]

Ed from Larchmont

Measure for Measure, written after the death of Queen Elizabeth and before King James reinstated the harsh anti-Catholic laws, is Shakespeare's only play that focuses directly and openly on Catholic moral theology, which is the same today. Does the recent evidence for Shakespeare's Catholicism affect the way the actors approach the parts? The most interesting Catholic question in the play to me is why Isabella would become a devout Catholic, and her brother an indifferent Catholic, raised in the same Catholic family.

Jul. 22 2011 08:15 AM

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