"Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604. Originally published in the First Folio of 1623, where it was listed as a comedy, the play's first recorded performance occurred in 1604. The play's main themes include justice, 'morality and mercy in Vienna', and the dichotomy between corruption and purity: 'some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall'. Mercy and virtue prevail, as the play does not end tragically, with virtues such as compassion and forgiveness being exercised at the end of the production..."
Measure for Measure (BBC Worldwide 1979)
"Directed by Desmond Davis. Performed by Kate Nelligan, Tim Pigott-Smith, John McEnery, Jacqueline Pearce, Alun Armstrong, Adrienne Corri, Ellis Jones, John Clegg, and William Sleigh. Costumes by Odette Barrow. Produced by Cedric Messina: BBC Worldwide, 2 hours 25 minutes."
Measure for Measure (BBC Worldwide 1994)
"Directed by David Thacker. Performed by Tom Wilkinson, Corin Redgrave, Juliet Aubrey, David Bradley, Henry Goodman, Sue Johnston, Ian Bannen, and Robert Demeger. Produced by Peter Cregeen: BBC Worldwide, 1 hour 57 minutes."