Christopher Prentice expresses Claudio’s fear and resignation with haunting perfection
The Bard and the Boards
- Measure for Measure
- By William Shakespeare
- Directed by Martha Henry
- With Carmen Grant, Stephen Ouimette, Tom Rooney, Geraint Wyn Davies, Randy Hughson, Peter Hutt, Christopher Prentice, and Stephen Russell
- Stratford Festival
Sex, Church and State collide in a scathing satire that skewers vice and questions the very nature of virtue.
Reviving draconian laws to combat immorality in Vienna, the temporary governor Angelo [Tom Rooney] sentences a young man, Claudio [Christopher Prentice], to death for fornication. But Angelo’s own moral failings become apparent when Claudio’s devout sister, Isabella [Carmen Grant], pleads with him for her brother’s life, only to be presented with a shocking ultimatum.
Chris played Claudio, the young gentleman condemned to death for impregnating Juliet, the woman who is
fast [his] wife in Martha Henry’s post-World War II production.