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: Measure for Measure Live from the Globe

After last year's Richard II, BBC4 again takes its cameras and interactive technology to London's Globe to film Shakespeare's tale of love, morality and the law. The theatre's artistic director Mark Rylance also takes the play's leading role as Vincentio, the Duke of Vienna. BBCi: written commentary available via the red button on the handset

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Measure for Measure Live from the Globe 7.00pm BBC4
Following last year's production of Richard 11, here's another Shakespeare play performed live at the Globe Theatre, which re-creates the look and feel of the theatres in the Bard's own era. The Globe's artistic director Mark Rylance stars as Vincentio, the Duke of Vienna, who hands over power to his puritanical deputy, Angelo (Liam Brennan). Under Angelo's new regime, a crackdown on vice threatens to drag in innocent young lovers. Before long, not just virtue but justice itself is under threat when the new ruler tries to take advantage of the virtuous Isabella, played by Sophie Thompson.
With its complex themes and plotting, Measure for Measure is one of Shakespeare's more obscure plays, but with this cast and setting, the production promises to be a real event. Geoff Ellis

Contributors

Director: Mark Rylance

: The Officers' Ward

Wounded on his first day at the front, a soldier endures years of reconstructive surgery. Eric Caravaca stars in Frangois Dupeyron's moving First World
War drama from 2001. In French with English subtitles. Review page 46.

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Caravaca

: Time Shift: The Carnival Years

Notting Hill Carnival is Britain's biggest street party. But, as Time Shift reports, its success has been dogged by controversy. With Trevor Nelson.

Contributors

Interviewee: Trevor Nelson.

: Brecon Jazz 2004

Kenny Barron , Jerry Gonzalez ,
Jane Monheit and Manecas Costa are among highlights.
1.45 Randy Brecker , Bill Evans , Greg Osby and Cuban diva
Omara Portuondo star.

Contributors

Unknown: Kenny Barron
Unknown: Jerry Gonzalez
Unknown: Jane Monheit
Unknown: Manecas Costa
Unknown: Randy Brecker
Unknown: Bill Evans
Unknown: Greg Osby
Unknown: Omara Portuondo

: Hot Spots:

Iran Can the USA and Iran ever set aside their mutual hostilities?








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