EUSC Presents: Measure for Measure

“Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers leisure;
Like doth quit like, and measure still for measure.”
One of Shakespeare’s genre-breaking problem plays, Measure for Measure follows a city in turmoil - Vienna is chock full of fornicators, drunkards, and a bumbling government overseeing it all.

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SYNOPSIS

The Duke of Vienna has departed and left an immense amount of power in the hands of his second-in-command, the morally righteous Angelo, who instates an authoritarian overhaul. Enter Isabella, about to enter a convent, who must save the life of her brother Claudio - but at a cost. Angelo comes to learn that morality is not black and white - and with prostitutes, brothel madams, and petty criminals running amok, chaos seems inevitable.
A succinct and layered critique of justice systems and the abuse of them, the EUSC’s production of Measure for Measure will be presented entirely digitally. An incredible mix of technology awaits to immerse the audience in a story brimming with themes of power, gender politics, and social hierarchy.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company will be presenting it's production of Measure for Measure as a multimedia web series. We appreciate any support you can give us as we endeavour to create theatre in a world that has been without it for a year. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Cameo in our production! - VIDEO APPEARANCE

As with all Shakespeare's, Measure for Measure ends with a chaotic final act featuring all members of the company - and we are offering the opportunity to our lovely backers to feature in this scene! All that would be required of you is to come along by Zoom on our filming day of Act 5 - schedule TBA - and give some appropriate reactions to what is happening in front of you. This will also allow you a very special behind-the-scenes look at how our entire filming and directing process works. 
There is no restrictions on who can join in - family, friends, and strangers all welcome. We hope you

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Cameo in our production! - PICTURE APPEARANCE

Pompey, a Viennese tapster, has a very comedic monologue in Act 4 of Measure for Measure, in which he exposes the misdeeds of the various prisoners he watches over. Their activities include, but are not limited to - fraud, murder, and general debauchery. And of course, we'll need pictures to accompany such descriptions - why not take this chance to feature your own shining face/that of an agreeing loved one? Anyone can be our next Master Rash or Master Caper!
These pictures can depict anybody - there is no particular age, gender identity, race, or appearance that needs to be adhered to, so

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Cameo in our production! - TWEET APPEARANCE

As we are filming our show completely over Zoom, we have a unique opportunity to truly digitize this Shakespeare. There are multiple times where we foresee a Twitter storm whipping up on screen around some of our more mischievous characters - specifically Claudio, Pompey, Mistress Overdone, Juliet, and Angelo. If you're interested in coming up with a tweet that we can use, here is an opportunity to feature it in our production and show your support!
*PLEASE NOTE: Tweets must be in English, and be family-friendly and respectful.

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Attend a rehearsal/filming session

Slightly different from our cameo options; in case you just want to be a viewer of the action rather than take part in it! Coming along to a filming session will let you have a behind-the-scenes look of our how our process works. We have LIMITED TIME for this particular support option, so please do get in touch with eushakespeareproducer@gmail.com if you have your heart set on supporting us in this way!

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Be mentioned in our acknowledgements!

We will have a lot of people to thank at the end of this process - could you be one of them?
This particular form of support will see your name mentioned in our video acknowledgments of the final production playlist on Youtube.

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Receive a shout-out on social media!

In appreciation of your monetary support of us, we will shout out your account on our Instagram/Facebook - have a photography/art/singing account? Small business? Or just want to show off that you support student online theatre? Consider this reward!

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Cameo in our production! - NAMED ROLE

Varrius is a non-speaking role who appears at the end of Act 4 and watches all the chaos of Act 5 unfold. All that would be required of you is to come along by Zoom on our filming day of those two particular scenes - schedule TBA. This will also allow you a very special behind-the-scenes look at how our entire filming and directing process works. While there is no lines scripted, who's to say how things might go on the day - you might be able to add something special to our production!
This role can be portrayed by anyone - there is no particular age, gender identity, race, or appearance that

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