Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure

Shakespeare by the Sea’s production of Measure For Measure is a well-played blend of Bard meets spaghetti western in which the translation, while initially unthinkable, turns out to be closer in tone and style in the hands of a nimble and inventive cast than we normally think of the two distinctive periods. Director Patrick Vest appears to grasp that even in the 19th Century West, much of the Elizabethan tongue’s arcane language was prevalent, perhaps to a greater degree than today, and uses that easy familiarity of phrase to his advantage in translating this play.

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John Underwood

John Underwood is a highly acclaimed community television producer and seasoned professional journalist. With a remarkable career spanning over 13 years, John honed his reporting skills at National Public Radio in Los Angeles. Locally, he made significant contributions as a reporter for OC Weekly and the Orange County Register.

When he's not diligently documenting the struggles of the homeless population throughout Orange County, John serves as the Production Coordinator for Los Alamitos Community Television. There, he passionately produces "Backstory," an investigative talk show that fearlessly addresses the most contentious issues of the day. His current documentary series, "No Fixed Abode," is a powerful exploration that amplifies the voices of Orange County's homeless community. John's dedication to storytelling and advocacy has earned him recognition as an award-winning professional in the field.

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