Measure for Measure | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Celia Baker

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Measure for Measure.
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Critical Review by Celia Baker

SOURCE: Baker, Celia. Review of Measure for Measure. Salt Lake Tribune (27 June 2003): D22.

In the following review of director Liz Huddle's 2003 production of Measure for Measure at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Baker remarks on the easygoing appeal of this conventional comic staging, but notes that the play did not attempt to resolve the problematic questions raised by Shakespeare's drama.

Duke Vincentio thinks Vienna is becoming too licentious. So, he brings in a strict deputy to clean things up, then disappears for a while, secretly checking on his substitute to see how things are going. What follows is a dark comedy that offers an intriguing exploration of public and private ethics—Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, which opened Wednesday at the Utah Shakespearean Festival.

When the bawdy Mistress Overdone (Leslie Brott) and her procurer, Pompey (Joe Cronin...

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