Even though this story was written hundreds of years ago, these characters you see still exist in the world today, and they’re everywhere in the world and in the media. It’s crazy to think that after hundreds of years it seems people are only now starting to do something about it.
“This news is old enough, yet it is every day’s news.” 400 years old and the double standards of law and gender politics are the same as they ever were. Maybe now is a moment of believing and change.
Measure for Measure explores the role of justice and where it aligns and misaligns with morality. Our interpretation carried by the bodies of women and POC drives home how even today systems of justice and authority are stacked against those without equal representation.
People should come see Measure for Measure because it is the story of countless women who never open their mouths to tell their story because, “Who will believe thee?”
What’s your favorite line in Measure for Measure, and why? I have a few favorite lines in Measure for Measure. Some are short and lewd and funny, but I think “Our doubts are traitors/And makes us lose the good we oft might win/by fearing to attempt” is the line that resonates most with me. It is one of my, Lucio’s, lines and speaks to the need to take on challenges and overcome our trepidations.
Have you binge-watched anything lately, and if so, what? Yes, Z Nation. What’s your favorite line in Measure for Measure, and why? “To whom should I complain?” Enough said. Why […]
Shakespeare speaks universal truths and we are forced to ask ourselves “Have we, as human beings, really changed?” And also, “Where have I given up my power or exercised it and how has that affected the world around me?” In an era of #metoo and #neveragain the latter is the most important question we can contemplate, shift, and act upon.
What’s your favorite line in Measure for Measure, and why? “Ay, but yet let us be keen and rather cut a little.” I like the sharp sound of the consonants.
Nicole Goeden is excited to return to Theatre Unbound after performing in Mere Trifles last spring. Other Minnesota companies she has worked with include Classical Actors Ensemble, Open Window Theatre, […]
What’s your favorite line in Measure for Measure, and why? “For being a bawd. For being a bawd.” because it is so so so much fun to say.