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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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.

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.

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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Lighting & Sound America
February 12th, 2020

"This is the rare 'Hamlet' in which everything comes together, vividly realizing the play's fundamental points while providing new and intriguing insights. And in Negga it has arguably the best Hamlet New York has seen in decades."
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New York Stage Review
February 10th, 2020

3/5 Stars. "Yaël Farber's handsome Gate Theatre production boasts pluses and minuses."
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New York Stage Review
February 10th, 2020

3/5 Stars. "Oscar nominee Ruth Negga makes a stellar New York stage debut in a somewhat tedious staging of Shakespeare's tragedy."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
February 12th, 2020

"Negga, 38, is an exceptional talent, and she performs with as much stirring intelligence and passion as any equally gifted male actor. If one may be so bold, however, the question must be raised as to whether that's enough to justify her being cast as the Prince of Denmark."
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