Like New York City there are good productions and bad productions. The rambling I've done this trip has ranged broadly, as the following round-up of offerings outside the National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe attests.
Even before William Shakespeare's so-called "problem play" Measure for Measure gets properly underway at the Globe, director Dominic Dromgoole has loosed on the audience what looks and sounds like a musical 16th-century orgy attended by various bawds and Lords (Lawds?).
Both are surpassingly good treatments. I heartily recommend them, although I definitely question whether it's commercially wise to attach the Love's Labour's Won name to a script that would have more sway with potential patrons under its actual title.
Falstaff is going global. Or you might say, Falstaff is going Globe-al. What's meant by that? Well, Shakespeare's Globe London Cinema Series begins tonight with 6:30 p. m. screenings in theaters across the country.