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Measure For Measure

By William Shakespeare

Produced: Fall, 2007
Bridgewater State College Theater
Director: Henry Shaffer
Scenery: Arthur Dirks
Facility: Bridgewater Campus Center Auditorium

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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