Hamlet (St Ann's Warehouse)
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Hamlet (St Ann's Warehouse)
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Hamlet (St Ann's Warehouse) NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(59 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
5%
Negative
2%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Masterful, Riveting

About the Show

Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga makes her American theatrical debut as Shakespeare's beloved tragic hero.

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Member Reviews (59)

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962 Reviews | 339 Followers
85
Masterful, Some subpar performances, Negga dazzles, Spectacular images, Riveting

See it if you'd like Hmlt thru new eyes. Glorious images! Negga's yg-male Hamlet is full of energy/humor. Duffin's Oph soars. Some immersive staging.

Don't see it if you want strg ensemble. Male cast disappoints. Too many males/not enough POC. But fabulous staging/Negga. Memorable. Words clearly spoken.

850 Reviews | 896 Followers
75
Entertaining, Old fashioned, Great diction, Great acting

See it if Great acting with surprisingly wonderfully enunciation. Hamlet played by a woman was seamless. Clever, good looking sets. Enjoyable!

Don't see it if Too traditional. Lacking in creativity or innovation.

670 Reviews | 149 Followers
87
Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if fan of Ruth Negga & how well she plays an intelligent, petulant teen, discover different approach to Hamlet very well-staged, strong support

Don't see it if you do not wish to see yet another Hamlet, do not like female actors as male characters, 3+hr. length of play & language too daunting,

668 Reviews | 156 Followers
82
Several fine performances, Uneven, Handsome, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an absorbing (albeit uneven) production of great warhorse with several fine performances.

Don't see it if you’re tired of Hamlet; this one doesn’t have enough new to tell you to warrant a trip to the theater. Read more

495 Reviews | 126 Followers
81
Well spoken, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Negga's performance is nothing short of miraculous; great Polonius and Ophelia; production makes the play lucid and clear

Don't see it if Laertes could have been stronger; not a fan of overly long plays or the language of Shakespeare; a little heavy on the incense and smoke

401 Reviews | 74 Followers
97
Riveting, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Enthralling

See it if traditional Shakespeare tragedy where title role performed masterfully; Negga performs with her whole body - eyes, face; articulates clearly

Don't see it if long at 3.5 hours.* Don't like dark minimalist staging. Don't want darkness or violence. Read more

410 Reviews | 98 Followers
84
Frequent use of heavy smoke made breathing difficult., A week later i still dont know how i feel.

See it if The only woman I ever saw play a man well was Glenda Jackson. Similarly Ruth Negga's gender never interfered with my belief she was he.

Don't see it if You want bright lights and color. You dont like Shakespeare rearranged, cut and dry. You dont like modern dress Shakespeare. Read more

407 Reviews | 67 Followers
90
Riveting, Must see, Great acting, Masterful, Exquisite

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare presented at it's best. Ruth Negga rocks as Hamlet

Don't see it if You are a Shakespearean purist

Critic Reviews (12)

The New York Times
February 10th, 2020

CRITIC’S PICK. "Ruth Negga Rules as a Player Prince Yaël Farber’s stunning, Dublin-born interpretation of this eternal classic finds the dizzying layers of performance that rule all our lives."
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Time Out New York
February 10th, 2020

4/5 Stars. "Even if you know what lies around each corner of the plot, Farber’s imaginative stagecraft is riveting...Communing with a centuries-old text but vigorously alive in the here and now, this is the rare Shakespeare production that’s more séance than revival."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
February 10th, 2020

"Ruth Negga’s Hamlet Is a Sweet Prince—But It’s Not a Good Night"
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The Hollywood Reporter
February 10th, 2020

"Ruth Negga makes her American stage debut as the grieving Danish prince in director Yaël Farber's moody take on Shakespeare's timeless tragedy about one man pushing back against corrupt power."
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Entertainment Weekly
February 10th, 2020

Grade: B. "Ruth Negga crowns herself a brooding prince in Hamlet."
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The Observer
February 10th, 2020

"Negga’s sly, shy, but ardent prince feels everything too deeply and responds too sharply; he changes identity and beliefs with a speed that seems callow, but is true to the hormonal churn of being young, gifted, and heroic."
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AM New York
February 10th, 2020

"Provocative production of ‘Hamlet’ gives noir feel to the classic text."
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Theatermania
February 10th, 2020

"A Gender-Nonconforming Hamlet in Brooklyn: Ruth Negga stars as the famously indecisive Danish prince at St. Ann's Warehouse."
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