The play explores the arbitrary assignation of power, whether political, religious or sexual, as well as different modes of ruling. While the adaptation of the show creates what has been described as 'a shattering portrait of contemporary Russian society', it also has insightful echoes of our own culture and society.
Although the play being in Russian with English surtitles may, understandably, be off putting to some, seeing a play in a foreign language is an interesting experience. Just with subtitled television, you quickly get used to following the meaning along with the action, and take note of aspects of performance you perhaps might not were it in English. This is a wonderful opportunity to see a world-famous company take on one of Shakespeare's lesser known works, and highly worth seeing.
|What||Measure for Measure, Barbican|
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS | MAP
|Nearest tube||Barbican (underground)|
15 Apr 15 – 25 Apr 15, 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Barbican website|