Measure for Measure (1979)

2 hr 25 min | Shakespeare | 1979

Kenneth Colley and Tim Pigott-Smith, the strict Angelo is left in charge of Vienna when the Duke pretends to leave town. Reviving an old law, Angelo sentences the young Claudio to death for pre-marital sex.

BBC presents the classic play by William Shakespeare. Starring Kenneth Colley and Tim Pigott-Smith, the strict Angelo is left in charge of Vienna when the Duke pretends to leave town. Reviving an old law, Angelo sentences the young Claudio to death for pre-marital sex. When Claudio's sister, Isabella, pleads for his life, Angelo offers to spare him - in exchange for her virginity.

Details

Actor
Kate Nelligan, Tim Pigott-Smith
Director
Desmond Davis
Producer
Cedric Messina