Robert Bolt's Tony-winning drama centering around Sir Thomas More asks a simple question: what price are you willing to pay to keep your convictions? More…
As Sir Thomas More refuses to recognize Henry VIII’s divorce and ascendancy as Supreme Head of the new Church of England, "A Man for All Seasons" reveals the risk of speaking truth to power and the clash that follows when fierce political will collides with deep moral conviction.
See it if Faithful drama of man preserving his moral compass while attempting to ride the wave of conformity. No jiggering needed here. Dedicated cast
Don't see it if Densely written historical dramas can be dry and lengthy when dealing with internal struggles. Countryman lacks resolve in characterisation.
See it if You love this play and/or British royalty dramas no matter the quality of production.
Don't see it if You’ve never seen this play before and don’t want to start with an uneven, plodding production.
See it if you enjoy a well acted and staged drama about a person willing to die for his views. Wonderful dialogue and just a great play.
Don't see it if you like comedy or you only like new plays.
See it if don’t mind 2D treatment of 3D material. Crisis of conscience of national consequence reduced to a simple, accessible parable of saintliness.
Don't see it if This isn’t painful, but little reason to go out of your way. Not particularly inspired, convincing, or powerful. Kills a lot of time.
See it if Well-done historical drama with fine performances by Countryman, McCormick, Wong and Dugan. Always engaging with nice set and costumes.
Don't see it if discussions of religion and ethics do not grab you. It can get abstruse and didactic -- but I eat this stuff up.
See it if You want to hear a rather pedestrian telling of this compelling history. There is beautiful prose at times but it is lost.
Don't see it if costumes are horribly anachronistic. Set a bit of fun. Staging and direction doesn't add anything--walk on, walk off. No dramatic tension
See it if you like good acting. A well written play with ideas -not flashy, no cursing, no nudity, no projections-just an old well written play !Yipee
Don't see it if you find historical dramas boring...this about Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII of England (Anne Boleyn fiasco).
See it if a moving, sobering, well-acted dramatization of 16th century tale of a man who held fast to his convictions, amidst self-serving traitors.
Don't see it if a lengthy, at times dry & somewhat dull, narrative will bore you (tho Act II much more compelling); you want contemporary tale & trappings.
See it if You want to see a really compelling drama about a man who clung to his beliefs, whatever the consequences, but did so in the smartest way.
Don't see it if You don't want a long and talky drama.
See it if you love the craft of theater and the power of words. Beautifully acted by all and this is the most human Sir Thomas More. A drama for all
Don't see it if you have no interest in history, human nature, current events or theater. This is not light entertainment but 21/2 hours of engrossing drama
See it if you'd like a stage version of the 1966 film. Very fine, w/ a knockout punch on lethal dangers of thought policemen.
Don't see it if you dislike long think pieces; support statist invasions of private thoughts, reeducation camps and death penalties for those who disagree.
See it if You want to see a good revival and are interested in English history.
Don't see it if You are not into serious drama or are not interested in English history.
See it if If you like historical plays and are interested in exploring major ethical questions related to personal integrity vs politics.
Don't see it if You find religious debate tedious or dislike costume drama.
See it if While this show is produced from a Christian theater perspective, it didn't take away from the riveting production. Well acted and absorbing
Don't see it if If you don't like Tudor history, religious and moral debates.
See it if You love hearing spectacular dialogue and a theme dear to many - integrity
Don't see it if you can't sit thru a normal-length show of yesteryear (2-1/2 hrs with intermission)
See it if You can appreciate good ensemble acting from an experienced cast and a witty, absorbing script.
Don't see it if You're more into lavish Broadway productions, though this was one of the better off-Broadway shows I've seen.
See it if You are interested in good acting, quick moving play and thought-provoking depiction of historical topics
Don't see it if You don't like history or fast paced dialogues
See it if you have read C.S. Lewis or enjoy thought-provoking stories!
Don't see it if You cannot stay focused on slow moving stories, do not enjoy Christian-based theatre, or are looking for a musical. Very little effects.
See it if You enjoy historical theater with solid performances and celebrate the craft of theater.
Don't see it if You can’t imagine sitting through an historical piece and want something that will entertain in a traditional sense