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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare
Shakespeare's Globe

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Mark Rylance in Measure for Measure

Master of Play John Dove and Artistic Director Mark Rylance must have groaned when they heard that Complicite were to open a production of Measure for Measure at the National Theatre a month before their own offering.

Inevitably, the Globe version would be compared with Simon McBurney's fireworks and they do not have the option of offering modern dress, let alone spectacular video effects. Pleasingly, this excellent production is able to hold its head high even in that august company.

Reviewer: Philip Fisher