Measure For Measure - Episode 4 - Angel On The Outward Side
Duke Vincenzo, disguised as Friar Lodowick, visits Claudio in jail and inspires him to perceive his fate in a new light. Isabella arrives to tell her brother that Lord Angelo has demanded her body in return for Claudio’s life. Claudio tries to persuade his sister to agree to the bargain. Isabella leaves in disgust and despair. The Duke, having overheard their conversation, stops Isabella and tells her about a woman that Angelo wronged in the past. He convinces her to return to Angelo pretending to acquiesce to his demand, provided they meet in darkness and in secret. There, the wronged woman will take Isabella’s place, and Isabella’s honor will be preserved. Isabella agrees to the plan. As soon as she leaves, Elbow arrives with Pompey in custody for pimping. Lucio follows shortly afterward and refuses to bail him out. Once they’re gone, Lucio strikes up a conversation with the disguised Duke and proceeds to cast aspersions not only on Lord Angelo but on the Duke himself, saying he's a lech and a drunk, but that he hopes he’ll be back soon so they can be rid of Angelo. As soon as he leaves, the Provost arrives with Mistress Overdone in handcuffs. Escalus has her hauled off to jail for running yet another whorehouse, then asks the Duke, who she thinks is Friar Lodowick, about his visit with Claudio. He tells her Claudio is ready to die. Escalus praises his counsel and also describes the Duke as a good man. The Duke reflects on the state of affairs as he walks to visit Mariana, the woman who Angelo abandoned. There, he introduces Mariana to Isabella, who has arranged a meeting place with Angelo.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE was translated into modern English verse by ADITI BRENNAN KAPIL.
Directed by JESSIE AUSTRIAN.
Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA, and ADA KARAMANYAN.
Voice and Text Coach: JULIE FOH
Episode scripts were adapted and produced by CATHERINE EATON AND NAT CASSIDY.
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