ShakespeareGal

New York City

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Reviews (22)
75
Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Great acting

See it if Love learning about people and works I never would have. 1st half ended with Lady Gregory cake being served. Liked back story the most.

Don't see it if Glad not a lot of time devoted to the 2 plays as that was not my favorite part.

Also Great use of space ... Read more Read less

65
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You enjoy nonlinear stories performed by solid actors.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see something different.

Also Need to be engaged for this one.

90
Must see, Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if Extraordinary theatrical performance. Wonderful! The writing was especially exquisite and haunting at the end.

Don't see it if You hate great theatre

Also The story, performances and music🎻 ... Read more Read less

70
FEAR
West Village
Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Enjoyed the nonstop suspense and performances for the most part

Don't see it if You want something light and frothy

65
Slow, Confusing, Funny, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You like seeing Shakespeare in new ways. Some solid performances. Music incorporated really well and beautiful singing.

Don't see it if You’re a purist. Some performances stiff. Since all characters were referred to as she, would have been more coherent to call lords ladies &

Also prince as princess.

72
During previews
Entertaining, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You love Shakespeare and seeing updated takes on it. This was well done will good performances. Loved Lucio’s rendition.

Don't see it if If you hate Shakespeare. Require unabridged telling.

77
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of this play or historical figures. Great acting.

Don't see it if If you wouldn’t be interested in these historical figures and this telling of their story.

Also One of my all time favorite Broadway plays I saw in 2009 with Janet Mc... Read more Read less

80
The Hard Problem
Upper W Side
Great writing, Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if If you love great writing, theatre & Tom Stoppard, for me the greatest playwright since Will 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Don't see it if You don't prefer to be intellectually challenged at the theatre. You're not a fan of Stoppard's work. You prefer musicals over plays.

25
Great acting, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You like good actors even if accents a bit annoying

Don't see it if You're looking for great writing or story. For that see To Kill A Mockingbird, Network or Eve's Song at The Public

50
Usual Girls
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You haven't experienced bad behavior from others. You want to see bad behavior on display. I don't want to pay to see that.

Don't see it if You want a life lesson on it. Will give you a heads up.

25
During previews
Disappointing

See it if You are not familiar with the play or Shakespeare and you may enjoy it.

Don't see it if You cherish Shakespeare's language & the play. While there were a few good performances, they were outweighed by the stiff & mechanical ones

70
Incantata
Chelsea
Confusing, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You would enjoy a visually creative play about a man reminiscing on his love affair with his wife. Great performance. Well done.

Don't see it if If u wont understand Irish/Ireland references comprising most of the play. I didnt know what he was talking abt so I didnt enjoy that a lot.

60
Great staging

See it if You like Sam Shepard’s plays and you have never had the opportunity to see it. I really enjoyed staging and special effects. Impressive how

Don't see it if (continued) one of the strongest performers handled roping technique. Some of performances were rote. Chemistry missing and awkward.

40
Disappointing

See it if You like entry level Shakespeare and don’t mind poorly delivered Shakespeare performances amongst a few good ones

Don't see it if you mind some of performers singing off key and speaking the Bard’s words mechanically.

48
Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if Not sure what to say here.

Don't see it if You see a lot of Shakespeare. There will always be good and bad renditions. This unfortunately was the latter.

Also Maybe it was just the day/performance I saw. Just not enjoyable.

90
During previews
Must see, Profound, Relevant, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if Exceptional theatre, writing and performances.

Don't see it if You exclusively like frothy musicals.

80
Dying City
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if u like great theatre, plays & performances. Want2see the wonderful Mary Elizabeth Winstead on stage. So intricate & moving. Highly recommend

Don't see it if If you don’t like theatre that requires your cerebral attention and you only enjoy musicals.

95
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great writing, Must see

See it if You want to see ‪90 minutes of great dialogue, performances & staging 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻‬ ‪Loved, Loved, Loved it!‬

Don't see it if No reason not to see this. It's wonderful.

Also ‪I had a permanent grin throughout for the writing & what was going on... Read more Read less

10
During previews
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Relevant, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You like any of the actors. Although it's not enjoyable watching them wade through this play. Unbearable, I left before it ended.

Don't see it if You like a tight, well written play, u won't find that here. You don't want to squirm in your seat waiting for it to get better. It won't!

Also Wish I'd read these reviews before buying ticket. Even the "mixed" (an... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if If you appreciate great theatre. It was that and a case of chips.

Don't see it if If you don't appreciate great writing, acting or story. You prefer musicals.

2
Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if If u like terrible musicals. It was EXCRUCIATING. Had to drink a frosé before 2nd 1/2 to numb me to sit through it & remain with my gal pals

Don't see it if You don't want to see Go Go's music put to horrible use. I wanted desperately to leave at intermission but made huge mistake & stayed

20
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if You don't care it has nothing to do with Werner Heisenberg. You are not expecting caliber of script or MLP performance of PROOF

Don't see it if U don't want to see substandard writing and unbelievable story of an apparently normal yet peculiar 70 year old continuing a conversation,

Also yet alone a relationship, with a compulsive lying looney tunes crazy 4... Read more Read less