Measure for measure (BBC)

United Kingdom, 1978

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Episode of Series “BBC Television Shakespeare Series”.
After deputising Angelo to enforce Vienna’s long ignored laws, Duke Vincentio purports to leave the city but actually remains to observe the proceedings, disguised as Friar Lodowick. Angelo revives an old statute against fornication and sentences Claudio to death for seducing Juliet, his betrothed. However, when Claudio’s sister Isabella, a religious novice, pleads for his life, her beauty so inflames Angelo’s own passions that he is very willing to ignore the law, promising her brother’s freedom if she yields to him. Vincentio, advises Isabella to pretend to cede to Angelo’s wishes. Once Vincentio reveals his true identity Angelo is severely castigated and ordered to marry Mariana to whom he was formerly betrothed.

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Credits

director

Desmond Davis

producer

Cedric Messina

production company

BBC

Duration

02:28:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1978

Appears in

BBC Television Shakespeare Series

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BBC Television Shakespeare Series

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ACMI Identifier

300359

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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