Measure for Measure--Ireland 1916, Fortune's Fool Production

Measure for Measure--Ireland 1916  
Presented in English
Dublin Castle (outdoors), Dublin, Ireland      
August 4-14, 2016

Fortune's Fool Productions

Cast (In order of appearance)
Grainne Good: Country Girl (Not a character in the original text)
Wesley O'Duinn: Pompey, servant to Mistress Overdone
Patrick Murphy: Froth/First Gentleman
Carla Burke: Cute Hoor (Originally the Second Gentleman)
Stephanie Behan: Mistress Overdone, a bawd
Shane Casey: Vincentio, the Duke
Neil McCourt: Escalus/Justice
James O'Connor: Elbow, a simple constable
Aidan Moriarty: Angelo, the Deputy
Klancy Casey Williams: Angelo's Administrator/Francisca, a nun
Danielle Blackbird: Lucia (Originally Lucio, a fantastic)
Pamela Flanagan: The Provost (Originally a male role)

An outdoor performance by a young and dynamic group who established a reputation for summer Shakespeare with previous years' performances in Dublin's Iveagh Gardens. Like Caroline Byrne's production of The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare's Globe, this production moves the action of Measure for Measure to Ireland in 1916, where Angelo's crusade against sexual immorality pits him against the inhabitants of Dublin's Monto district, which was the largest red-light district in all of Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Funding and Sponsorship:
British Council ("Shakespeare Lives at Irish Monuments")