Measure for Measure
Pod Palmovkou Theatre, Zenklova 34, Praha 8 - Libeň, 180 36
- Mon 21. 10. 2019 19.00 — WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
- Mon 25. 11. 2019 19.00
The ones in power aren’t always in the right…
Shakespeare’s 13th and final comedy. A 400-year-old play dealing with the essential themes of the human condition, morals that are preached by everyone but heeded by none, and how easily power can be abused. The main character of the play is Duke Vincentio, ruler of Vienna, where adultery, prostitution and other indecency has been booming for 14 years despite its strict legislation. Vincentio names the nobleman Angelo as his temporary deputy and disguises himself as a monk to secretly watch as this respectable arbiter of morality and purity attempts to reinstate order. Angelo fails and starts abusing his power.
The play Measure for Measure is directed by the excellent Polishdirector Jan Klata, who works for prestigious German theatres and has alsodirected in Austria, Spain, Moscow’s MCHAT. His adaptationof H. Ibsen’s play An Enemy of the People was featured in the first year of Divadlo pod Palmovkou’s Palm Off Fest.
The performance is suitable for viewers over the age of 15.
The performance features strobe lights and smoking. Cigarettes play an essential part in the performance.
author: William Shakespeare
director: Jan Klata
cast: Jan Vlasák, Jan Teplý, Ondřej Veselý, Jan Hušek, Martin Němec, Martin Hruška ...
performance length: 1 h 55 min