University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Do as I say, not as I do, in ‘Measure For Measure’

By Diana Saenger

Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” has a reputation for being one of his “problem” plays. However, team members from the University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program are ready to prove just the opposite — even though the department has never done the show in its 25-year history. The Old Globe will collaborate on the production, which stages Nov. 10-18 in Balboa Park.

Christopher Salazar, who plays Duke Vincentio, said the confusing script centers on a Duke who rules with the knowledge that his country has fallen into disrepair.

“He decides to leave for a while and put the strict and regimented Angelo (Matthew Bellows) in charge to...

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