Shakespeare: Measure for Measure
Recorded live at the Shakespeare’s Globe, 2015.
Shakespeare set this darkest of comedies in Vienna to cloak a scathing critique of hypocrisy in the corrupt authority of his own London. Purity and mercy do win out in the end, but not before audiences are treated to the lighter side of depravity in a ‘riotously enjoyable’ (The Independent) ‘crowd-pleasing saucy romp’ (Evening Standard). In this, his Globe Theatre farewell, Director Dominic Dromgoole’s ‘buoyant production’ (Guardian) casts a Mariah Gale ‘so centred and self-possessed that Isabella’s conviction seems to reach every corner of the house without once turning cloying’ (New York Times).
Mariah Gale is an outstanding Isabella.
-- The Sunday Times (UK)
Release Date: January 07, 2022
Catalog Number: OA 1218D
Label: Opus Arte
Number of Discs: 1
Measure For Measure
Composer: William Shakespeare
Ensemble: Shakespeare's Globe
Performer: Naana Agyei-Ampadu (Juliet), Kurt Egyiawan (Angelo), Trevor Fox (Pompey), Mariah Gale (Isabella), Dennis Herdman (Froth / Friar Thomas), Rosie Hilal (Mariana), James Lailey (Abhorson / Friar Peter), Joel MacCormack (Claudio), Petra Massey (Mistress Overdone), Dean Nolan (Elbow / Barnadine), Brendan O'Hea (Lucio), Paul Rider (Escalus), Dominic Rowan (Duke Vincentio)