Poor Players update

Maesure for Measure is an odd play. It’s called one of Shakespeare’s “problem plays” because “the resolution of the themes and debates seems inadequate, and in the final act the deliverance of justice and completion one expects does not occur.” I really liked this kind of “uncertain ending” and I’ll have to keep an eye out for his other problem plays.

Also in attendance was the lovely and talented , who knew both the play and many members of the production, was able to comment on the techniques used by the Poor Players in this production.

But the audience was only half full. I think I’m going to have to drag some people along for another show next weekend.

Earlier that day I saw two guys with trash bags full of bottles and cans from an apartment dumpster climb into their Jaguar and drive off.
Go fig.

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Comments: (7)


  1. Yeah, I liked their darker, open-ended interpretation of the play, pole dancers and all…

    Comment by mollymillions — September 13, 2004 @ 9:09 am

  2. Are you sure the audience wasn’t half emp…

    I can’t even finish that thought. I feel dirty.

    Comment by danifesto — September 13, 2004 @ 9:10 am

  3. Can you believe that I totally forgot about the pole dancers?

    Comment by tone_milazzo — September 13, 2004 @ 9:11 am

  4. I can.

    Comment by danifesto — September 13, 2004 @ 9:11 am

  5. No, there were twice as many seats as there needed to be.

    Comment by tone_milazzo — September 13, 2004 @ 9:12 am

  6. Sadly, the theater has always been half empty when I’m there. I hope they manage to stay afloat.

    Comment by mollymillions — September 13, 2004 @ 9:22 am

  7. After reading the wikipedia article I have to say I find it a little ironic that a play with the title of All’s Well That Ends Well is considered one of the Bard’s “problem plays.” Perhaps All’s Well That Ends Indifferently would have been more appropriate.

    For the record, “Poor Players” (after the monologue in Macbeth Act V, Scene 5) has got to be the best name for a Shakespearean troupe ever.

    Comment by the_bone — September 14, 2004 @ 11:21 am

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