Artist Encounter: Robert Falls

March 17, 2013

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Goodman Theatre Artist Encounters bring together audiences and the artists who create the work on our stages in an intimate environment, for a behind-the-scenes look at the plays and the playmaking process. This month, listen to an in-depth conversation between Measure for Measure Director Robert Falls and the Chicago Sun-Times' Neil Steinberg.

Robert Falls’ daring new production of Measure for Measure takes us into the heart of Shakespeare’s dark comedy, in which virtue and vice collide—and lust and the law are inextricably entwined. His city caught in a moral free-fall, the Duke of Vienna hands over power to Lord Angelo, who enforces long-dormant codes of chastity with zealous fervor. When a pious young nun pleads for the life of her condemned brother, Angelo’s response is surprisingly sensual—revealing a web of desire, deception and hypocrisy that infects every corner of society. (Intended for mature audiences.)
 

Recorded live Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the Goodman Theatre.