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Cast

The Duke
Isabella
Claudio
Angelo
Escalus
Lucio
Mariana
Mistress Overdone
Pompey
The Provost
Elbow
Barnardine
Juliet


Credits

Playwright
Produced by
Staged by
Settings by
Name


Katharine Hepburn













Name

William Shakespeare
Old Vic Company
Michael Brenthall


Tour dates

Tivoli Theatre - Sydney
Premiere: 05.14.1955-
Her Majesty's Theatre - Brisbane
Premiere: 07.18.1955-
Her Majesty's Theatre - Melbourne
Premiere: 08.10.1955-
Theatre Royal - Adelaide
Premiere: 10.10.1955-
His Majesty's Theatre - Perth
Premiere: 10.31.1955-
Performances: unknown


Plot Summary

When the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things couldn't be worse for Claudio, who is sentenced to death for premarital sex. His sister, Isabella (a nun-in-training), however, is a very persuasive pleader. She goes to Angelo, but instead of freeing her brother, she gets an offer from Angelo to save Claudio's life if Isabella sleeps with him. The only sympathetic friend Isabella has is a priest who, in actuality, is the Duke in disguise...and he has a plan.


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