Measure for measure (BBC)

United Kingdom, 1978

Film
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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.

Credits

director

Desmond Davis

producer

Cedric Messina

production company

BBC

Language

English

Duration

02:28:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35222

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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