Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
Contemporary society and Shakespeare’s political epic collide, revealing truths of authority, love and justice. The stakes are high and the performances are mesmerizing. Experience Shakespeare’s tale in a ripped-from-the-headlines context that is as shocking as it is revelatory. Measure for Measure asks vital and unsettling questions about exactly who governs society and, in the process, unmasks the true nature of authority, love and justice. As part of its U.S. premiere tour from the UK’s Cheek by Jowl and Russia’s Pushkin Theatre, Boston audiences will witness the hypocrisy of power and the consequences of a society that relinquishes total control to their government. In the hands of these artists, Shakespeare’s infamously complex play becomes what Novaya Gazeta calls “a shattering portrait of contemporary Russia."
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