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Measure for Measure – A Patten Theatre Performance
Actors From The London Stage
Wednesday - Friday October 25 - 27, 2017 (Three Performances)
7:30 pm
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Hailing from such prestigious UK companies as Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company, the five actors of Sir Patrick Stewart’s celebrated theatre company Actors From The London Stage bring Shakespeare to life for three evenings at the UTC Fine Arts Center as one of this season’s Patten Performances. Our three nights of Measure For Measure are one half of a week-long residency at UTC. Which is designed to promote a campus-wide dialogue inspired by the works of William Shakespeare.
Believed to be written around 1603 and first performed in 1604, Measure for Measure’s themes of justice, "mortality and mercy in Vienna," and the dichotomy between corruption and purity resonate for us today: "some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall." While mercy and virtue predominate (the play does not end tragically), the play focuses on justice overall, focusing on an out-of-control attempt by the Duke of Vienna to clean up long term, rampant corruption and vice in Vienna by mysteriously vacating his position and leaving oversight of the city to an overly-zealous judge.
"...actors have a personal connection with dramatic texts, which is distinctive and different from the scholars. Our program gives the actor a unique platform from which to explore with professors and students what he or she does and why it is done. That exciting exchange is what Actors From The London Stage would like to bring to your campus." - Sir Patrick Stewart, Founding Director



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