MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by William Shakespeare
directed by Simon Godwin
Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place
June 17, 2017 - July 16, 2017
Simon Godwin, a British artist, is an Associate Director at London’s National Theatre and is described as “fast becoming one of our best classical directors” (Michael Billington, The Guardian). His acclaimed staging of Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company is currently playing in Stratford-upon-Avon. Mr. Godwin will stage a new production of Shakespeare’s disturbing comedy, Measure for Measure. In this tale of irrepressible lust, impossible purity, and infuriating hypocrisy, Godwin sees a high-stakes conflict of clashing ideologies—a tensely diverse world in which incompatible values collide and expose the tenuous boundary between order and anarchy.