Measure for Measure | Critical Review by Robert Hurwitt

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Measure for Measure.
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Critical Review by Robert Hurwitt

SOURCE: Hurwitt, Robert. Review of Measure for Measure. San Francisco Chronicle (11 August 2003): D3.

In the following review of Daniel Fish's 2003 California Shakespeare Theater staging of Measure for Measure, Hurwitt admires the setting, directorial innovations, and excellent performances and claims that the production effectively emphasized the complexities and enduring appeal of the drama.

The condemned man, bound in duct tape, wears a red-and-white striped hot dog vendor's uniform and his visibly pregnant lover wanders forlornly across the stage singing a haunted “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” A jilted bride, left in the lurch five years earlier, hunkers in her long white gown, microwaving popcorn as she wails along with Johnny Cash on “I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry.”

Yes, this is Shakespeare. And very good Shakespeare, too. Daniel Fish's version of Measure...

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