Measure For Measure

Measure For Measure
Type TV Special
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Kenneth Colley Actor Duke Vincentio 1 1000001
Kate Nelligan Actor Isabella 1 1000002
Tim Pigott-Smith Actor Angelo 1 1000003
John McEnery Actor Lucio 1 1000004
Christopher Strauli Actor Claudio 1 1000005
Jacqueline Pearce Actor Mariana 1 1000006
Kevin Stoney Actor Escalus 1 1000007
Alan Tucker Actor 1st Gentleman 1 1000008
John Abbott Actor 2nd Gentleman 1 1000009
Alun Armstrong Actor Provost 1 1000010
Godfrey Jackman Actor Friar Thomas 1 1000011
David Browning Actor Justice 1 1000012
Ellis Jones Actor Elbow 1 1000013
John Clegg Actor Froth 1 1000014
Frank Middlemass Actor Pompey 1 1000015
Neil McCarthy Actor Abhorson 1 1000016
William Sleigh Actor Barnardine 1 1000017
Yolande Palfrey Actor Juliet 1 1000018
Eileen Page Actor Francisca 1 1000019
Adrienne Corri Actor Mistress Overdone 1 1000020
Desmond Davis Director n/a 2 2000001
Cedric Messina Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Jac Venza Producer (WNET/Thirteen) 3 3000002
William Shakespeare Play as Source Material ("Measure For Measure") 120972 4000001
Alan Shallcross Editor script editor 172 7000001
James Tyler Music n/a 120781 8000001
William Walton Music title music 120781 8000002
David Lloyd-Jones Music music advisor 120781 8000003
London Early Music Group Performer n/a 120819 8000004
Stuart Walker Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Dr. John Wilders Consultant n/a 120784 12000001
Odette Barrow Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Cecile Hay-Arthur Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Synopsis
Set in a corrupt and brawling Vienna, Shakespeare's dark comedy tells the story of a peculiar attempt at moral reform undertaken by Duke Vincentio, the city's ruler. Pretending to leave Vienna, he appoints a deputy, Angelo, to rule in his place. Once in power, Angelo becomes a stern ruler, enforcing a law prohibiting pre-marital sex, sentencing a young man named Claudio to death for breaking that law. Yet when Angelo meets Claudio's lover Isabella, he falls in love with her himself and tries to blackmail her, demanding sexual favors from her in exchange for Claudio's life.