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Measure for Measure

Synopsis
Aaron Posner’s 2006 production of The Merchant of Venice for the Folger Theatre and videotaped for WAPAVA by George Karseboom. The production employed 2/3 life-size puppets; the Duke’s friar disguise was a puppet that bore a resemblance to the Duke, handled by the Duke himself. Puppets, handled by Todd Scofield and Tony Nam, were also used for several of the minor characters.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
11 Mar 2006
Duration
142 mins

Credits

Director
Aaron Posner
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Daniel Conway
Costume
Devon Painter
Contributor
George Karseboom
Cast
Mark ZeislerVincentio, Duke of Vienna
Ian Merrill PeakesAngelo
Karen PeakesIsabella
Mark J. SullivanClaudio
Bob BarrEscalus
Craig WallaceProvost
David Emerson ToneyLucio
David MarksPompey
Marybeth FritzkyJuliet
Michele OsherowMariana
Todd ScofieldElbow
Todd ScofieldBarnardine
Todd ScofieldMistress Overdone
Tony NamFriar Thomas
Tony NamAbhorson
Tony NamFrancesca, a nun

Additional Details

Theatre
Elizabethan Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library
Theatre company
Folger Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
No period
Plays
Measure for Measure
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Puppets

Notes

History
The production ran 19 January-26 February 2006
Awards
Helen Hayes Awards 2007: Outstanding Resident Play and Outstanding Director, Resident Play.
Reviews
Lipstein, Freddi. Shakespeare Bulletin 24, no. 2 (2006), pp 81-5.

Production Company

Name

Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA)

Email
leahkim@umd.edu
Web
http://www.wapava.org External site opens in new window
Phone
(301) 405 9117
Address
James J. Taylor Collection
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-1630
Name

Washington State University, Media Materials & Reserves

Email
libweb@wsu.edu
Web
http://http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/mmr/welcome.htm External site opens in new window

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