|Measure For Measure||Arthur Dirks|
Measure For Measure
By William Shakespeare
Produced: Fall, 2007
The director saw paralells with late 19th Century Vienna and set the play there. I assembled architectural elements suggestive of the period in a way that could house all the various scenes. The background was imagined as a kind of royal picture gallery with an imposing picture of a relative, oddly hung for effect. The piece is from a photograph of a real 19th century Austrian duke, for all it matters. A small grand piano lived under the balcony, to accompany an art song that opened our second act. The furniture moved as needed from scene to scene.
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