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Shakespeare's Measure For Measure, set in the Wild West, is something quite wonderful / BRITISHTHEATRE.com

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Shakespeare never ceases to surprise me, I've seen multiple interpretations of his works set in all manner of ways and you really can set these classic stories in all manner of places and periods. Sometimes, with a bit of adaption by modern-day creatives, the unexpected happens and you end up with something substantially better than what you began with. So it is with Desperate Measures. I would have loved to have been in the room when the idea was floated to turn Measure For Measure, one of Shakespeare's problem plays into a musical set in the Wild West in 1892. Yet here it is and it's something quite wonderful.

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