Measure for Measure

teddy-boys-group1950s London provides an illuminating, multi-faceted backdrop for Measure for Measure. The appearance of the Teddy Boys in 1954 sparked a “moral panic” similar to what takes place in the play, and like Claudio, the Teds were scapegoated by their adult superiors – the government, the police, the educators – as a method of dealing with Britain’s postwar anxieties.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s