Measure For Measure

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 41 reviews)

Generally considered one of Shakespeare's problem plays, Measure for Measure examines the ideas of sin and justice. Duke Vincentio turns Vienna's rule over to the corrupt Angelo, who sentences Claudio to death for having impregnated a woman before marriage. His sister Isabella, a novice nun, pleads for her brother's life, only to be told that he will be spared if she agrees to relinquish her virginity to Angelo. (Summary by wildemoose)


Abhorson: John D. Nugent
Angelo: Roger Clifton
Barnardine: Pseudonae Vox
Claudio: mb
Elbow: David Nicol
Escalus: Bellona Times
First Gentleman: L. Lambert Lawson
Francisca: Sonja
Friar Peter: StephenC
Friar Thomas: Availle
Froth: om123
Isabella: Arielle Lipshaw
Juliet: Elli
Justice: Abigail Bartels
Lucio: Denny Sayers
Mariana: Elizabeth Klett
Messenger: Lucy Perry
Mistress Overdone: Ruth Golding
Pompey: Simon Pride
Provost: Mark Penfold
Second Gentleman: StephenC
Servant: Pseudonae Vox
Vincentio: Bruce Pirie
Narrator: David Lawrence

Audio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw (2 hr 32 min)


Dramatis Personae 1:50 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 1 23:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 36:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 31:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 28:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 30:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


great cast

(5 stars)

the various cast members do a good job narrating this play


(5 stars)

One of the best plays, also great performance.

a favourite.

(5 stars)

the actors could be more emphatic, not always sold on the delivery, but good attempt as it wasnt acted out on a stage. audio quality was largely consistent so easier to listen to than other librivox plays :) thanks to volunteers and editors

well done

(4 stars)

Uneven voice quality, but overall a very listenable rendition of a great play.