Justice, truth and mercy are all integral themes in this ancient dark comedy from the greatest playwright in English history, William Shakespeare.
The play opens as Vincentio, the Duke of Vienna, prepares to leave the city in order to deal with diplomatic affairs. Who better to leave in charge of Vienna in his absence than the strict, puritanical judge Angelo?
Yet as time goes by, it emerges that power is enough to corrupt even the most austere figures. As his lust for the virginal Isabella builds, Angelo soon begins to embody all of the dastardly traits that he once so strongly condemned. Disguised as a friar, Vincentio remains in the city, keeping a watchful eye over the incriminating actions of the man he trusted to keep matters in order.
Measure For Measure is now available for you to download and enjoy as an engaging MP3 audiobook dramatisation. Stunningly performed by a cast of distinguished actors and actresses, including Roger Allam, Simon Russell Beale and Stella Gonet, this unique Arkangel production is everything a fan of Shakespearean comedy would hope for.
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