Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare | in a modern verse translation by Aditi Kapil
Directed by Ensemble Member Mark Routhier
This production has completed its run.
in NOMA's Great Hall
When depravity and debauchery threaten to corrode the whole of Vienna, a strong, willful, religious purist is handed the reigns of power in order to set things straight again. But is all as it seems? Will new power lead to moral purity, or to ultimate corruption? Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE is a brilliant play absurdly well-fashioned for our modern American age of divisive politics and legal retribution.
For this world-premiere production, The NOLA Project is proud to partner with PlayOn Shakespeare to present Aditi Kapil's modern-verse translation of the classic.
15th anniversary season
a co-production with
As a part of PlayOn Shakespeare, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival commissioned 36 playwrights – more than half are women and more than half are playwrights of color – each paired with a dramaturg, to translate Shakespeare’s works into contemporary modern English to celebrate the enduring impact of the Bard’s plays. These commissions challenge the playwrights to bring the same level of dramatic pressure and rigor of language to their work as is present in the originals, deepening our understanding and engagement with Shakespeare.
The NOLA Project is excited to present this classic story, and fresh translation, in NOMA’s opulent Great Hall.
This production is supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation.