Hamlet (St Ann's Warehouse)
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Hamlet (St Ann's Warehouse)

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

(59 Reviews)
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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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55 Reviews | 14 Followers
Great acting, Exquisite, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to be blown away by an amazing interpretation and direction by Yaél Farber.

Don't see it if you are a Shakespeare purist.

58 Reviews | 14 Followers
Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You want to see Shakespeare staged in a nearly perfect manner. Ruth Negga is incredible as Hamlet, as is Aoife Duffin as Ophelia. Fast paced

Don't see it if You’ve come to require plays of 90 minutes or so. This is 3 hours and 30 minutes. Yet it moves quickly.

414 Reviews | 71 Followers
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

392 Reviews | 47 Followers
Resonant, Masterful, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if Ruth Negga and rest of cast are everything. An truly accessible production, that puts Hamlet’s inner turmoil at the forefront. Beautiful.

Don't see it if Long ... (but flies by in moments if you immerse yourself).

77 Reviews | 15 Followers
Beautiful modernization, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience “Hamlet” presented with every word in tact - 3 1/2 hours of yummy Shakespeare.

Don't see it if Elizabethan English is difficult for you to understand. It was hard for my companions to get. It’s my education so I luxuriated in it. Read more

324 Reviews | 68 Followers
Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Perfect staging, Astounding lead performance

See it if Perhaps the best production of "Hamlet" I have seen, it is gripping from start to finish. Ruth Negga is outstanding.

Don't see it if The only reason to not see this show is if you don't care for Shakespeare's plays.

248 Reviews | 65 Followers
Must see, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if You can be amazed that they find humor in Hamlet, don’t mind gender swaps, and are ok with 3 1/2 hours of Shakespeare. Ruth Negga astounds.

Don't see it if You need to wallow in Hamlet. In no means did they make this a comedy, but infused some moments with humor, and gave an all new Hamlet. Read more

423 Reviews | 78 Followers
Creative, Great acting

See it if you love Shakespearean tragedies and powerhouse acting.

Don't see it if you can’t sit still for three hours. Read more

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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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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