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Goodman’s Production of “Measure for Measure”

Shakespeare set in 1970s Manhattan at the Goodman

Shakespeare’s “problem play” Measure for Measure is staged infrequently, yet is almost eerily contemporary in its subject. For the production on the Goodman Theatre main stage, Artistic Director Robert Falls finds placing the action in a declining, yet over-the-top 1970s Manhattan

About Andrew Patner

Author, critic, and journalist Andrew Patner has been WFMT's Critic-at-Large since 1998. Andrew has also been contributing critic to the Chicago Sun-Times since 1991 and has been the paper's classical music critic since July of 2006. He is the author of "I.F. STONE: A Portrait" (Pantheon, 1988; Anchor pb, 1990) and other publications. On WFMT, Andrew hosts and produces "Critical Thinking," a weekly one-hour program of conversation about the arts, heard each Monday night at 10 p.m., "Critic's Choice," weekly commentaries heard Wednesdays at 10 a.m., Saturday afternoons after the opera broadcast, and Sundays at 8:30 a.m., and coverage of all of the international and U.S. tours of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as well as other special programs and projects.