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Measure for Measure

Synopsis
A modern dress version directed by David Thacker with Corin Redgrave as Angelo and Juliet Aubrey as Isabella.
Series
Performance
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
5 Nov 1994 at 21:31 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
111 mins

Credits

Director
David Thacker
Producer
Peter Cregeen; Simon Curtis
Writer
William Shakespeare
Costume
Lyn Avery
Art Direction
Bruce Macadie
Cast
Tom WilkinsonVincentio, Duke of Vienna
Corin RedgraveAngelo
Juliet AubreyIsabella
Ben MilesClaudio
David WallerEscalus
Darlene JohnsonPa
David BradleyBarnardine
Geoffrey BeeversFriar Thomas
Henry GoodmanPompey
Ian BannenProvost
Kristin HewsonKate
Margot LeicesterMariana
Rob EdwardsLucio
Robert DemegerAbhorson
Romy BaskervilleFrancisca (Francesca, a nun)
Sally GeorgeJuliet
Sue JohnstonMistress Overdone

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
1990s
Plays
Measure for Measure
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Thacker’s televised adaptation was shown as part of BBC’s Bard on the Box season, which ran for two months from 16 October to 14 December 1994.
Figures
Viewing audience of 734, 000 (consolidated viewing)
4% share of the viewing audience of BBC2 for that day
(Figures provided by BARB, the Broadcasters Audience Research Board, 1994)
Awards
Nominated for the BAFTA TV Award in 1995 for ‘Best Costume Design’ (Lyn Avery) in 1995.
Reviews
H. R. Coursen, ‘Shakespeare on Television: Four Recent Productions’, in Shakespeare in Space: Recent Shakespeare Productions on Screen (New York et al.: Peter Lang, 2002), pp. 59-66.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
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Fax
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Address
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Name

BoB

Email
bob@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1500
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
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Notes
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Distributor

Name

BBC Store

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Notes
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