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Concordia University * Faculty of Fine Arts 


DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE 


presents 


MEASURE 


by William Shakespeare 
Directed By Eileen Sproule 


D.B. Clarke Theatre - October 19-22, 25-28, 1995 
















MEASURE FOR MEASURE 
by William Shakespeare 
Directed by Eileen Sproule 


Eryn Griffith 
Scenographer 


Flora Planchat 
Assistant Technical Director 


Heidi Van Regan 
Stage Manager 

























Neil Adlington Nun 
Melissa Blythe Provost 
Michelle Bradshaw Varrius, Froth + 
Tamara Brown Escalus 
Tova Epp Pompey 
Bridget Gillen Friar + 
Michelle Latimer Claudio 
Stephanie Lemieux Abhorson 


Marjorie Malpass Duke 


Guy Mazerolle M. Overdone 
Amy Millan Lucio 
Julie Moore Bemardine + 
Jamie Robinson Isabelle 
Stephen Spreekmeester Mariana 
Nathalie Stechysin Elbow 
Nick Titcombe Juliet 


Sophia Tsouluhas 


MUSICIANS 





Bass Michelle Bradshaw 





Violin Bridget Gillen 
Trumpet Julie Moore 
Flute Nathalie Stechysin 
Alto Horn, Trumpet Nick Titcombe 


Voices The Cast 









Song Composed by Michelle Bradshaw 


This production is one of a number produced this year at Concordia University. The primary purpose 
of this project is to provide an opportunity for our students to experience the acting process, from 
reading the script through to the public performance. 










MEASURE FOR MEASURE 
by William Shakespeare 


Myléne Pelletier 
Assistant Stage Manager 


Tania Turner 
2nd Assistant Stage Manager 


Tina Louise Jones 
Sound Board Operator 


Richard Boro 
Light Board Operator 


Cornel Gabara 
Lighting Crew Observer 
Richard Boro Tanya Denenfeld 
Tina Jones Peter Jordan 
Michel Ostaszewski 


Jason Smith 


Costume Running Crew 
Ruben Leveille Yovanka McBean 
Publicity _C 

Lisa Berg Tania Best 


Sarah Carlsen Olivier Gervais-Paquin 
Anna Sjogren Andrew L. Smith 



























SPECIAL THANKS 





Centaur 
Dave Clarke for clarity 
Maria Bircher 
Ken Kubota 
Mé 
Baptiste Neis 
Joan & Bob Sproule 










DIRECTOR’S NOTES 


PROBLEM: Many women, few men. A need for experience in Shakespeare, heavy in male roles. 
MY SOLUTION: Flip the genders. 


This is not gender-blind casting. I would not do the play with a female Isabella, female Duke, 
male Angelo... That there are two separate sexes in the society is a necessary piece of the 
puzzle that is Measure for Measure. 


This is not an exploration of drag; it is not about imitating or becoming the opposite sex. (Anyway, 
the scientists say there are five genders and counting, so opposite of what, exactly?) Nor is it 
a depiction of a matriarchal society. The Duke is not a woman; Juliet is bearing a child. 


ERYN, grappling with the costume design: “Are they men or are they women?!” 
ME, slowly: “They are male actors in female roles and women in male roles.” 


One of the definitions of character is, you are what you do. 


This has been an exploration by the artistic team - director, designer, actors - of the language, 
roles and situations of one of Shakespeare’s “Problem Plays’. We hope you enjoy our solutions. 





DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE 


Denise Beamish * Facilities Director 
Mark Bye * Asst. Technical Director 
Anne Clark * Production Coordinator 
Maggie Ewing * Head of Wardrobe 
Pierre-René Goupil * Technical Director 
Tina Kournikakis * Co-Asst. to Chair 
Mairi MacEachern * Costume/Prop Rental 
Eric Mongerson * Department Chair, Artistic Director 
Robert Paquette * Head of Properties 
Joanne Rankin * Co-Asst. to Chair 


i COMING SOON *** 


“A 


Q@ Christmas Carol 


(in collaboration with Geordie Theatre Productions) 


by Charles Dickens 
adapted by Barbara Field 
directed by Elsa Bolam 
December 1-11, 1995 
D.B. Clarke Theatre 
Box Office: 848-4742 


Antony & Cleopatra 


(in collaboration with Centaur Theatre) 
by William Shakespeare 
directed by Maurice Podbrey 
with Sasha Marin 
January 11-February 11, 1996 
Centaur II 
Box Office: 848-4742