Cheek by Jowl + Pushkin Theatre, Moscow's

Measure for Measure

January 27 - 31, 2016

at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

A World's Stage Production from Russia
by William Shakespeare
directed by Declan Donnellan
designed by Nick Ormerod

Critical Acclaim

The Telegraph
​ ​... Like a punch to the guts .”

The Guardian
A punchy reminder that power corrupts”

The Guardian
The great virtue of this production is that it combines a solar plexus punch with real, thought-provoking finesse about the issues.”

The performances, taut and tensely heightened, are scored through with powerful emotional charges that threaten to erupt at any moment. When they do, the result is hypnotic, a sort of balletic naturalism that marries the humanity and caricature in Shakespeare’s characters.”

The Guardian
The play does it all.

The Guardian
Cheek by Jowl's fleet-footed production of Shakespeare's problem play is an ambitious success.”

The Guardian
hits new, uncompromising heights of a kind we rarely see on the British stage”

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