‘Angelo’s first call as newly appointed governor is to revive vigorous laws against sexual misconduct, which have been disused in Vienna. Under these laws, Angelo sentences a young man, Claudio, to death after he made his fiancee pregnant out of wedlock. Here, Angelo is questioning his own hypocrisy as he lusts over Claudio’s sister, Isabella, after she went to plead for her brother’s life’.

Striking actor Joshua Maynard blew us all away with his skilled classical Shakespearean piece. Joshua Maynard has trained at the National Youth Theatre.

Joshua Maynard’s Levile Monologue can be viewed here.

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