Already closed | 2h 0m | Midtown W

Hamlet, the First Quarto

From 12 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Absorbing, Original, Entertaining, Quirky

About the show

Bad Quarto Productions presents the earliest printed version of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet,' which is shorter, faster paced, and more action packed than its more famous successors. More…

Originally published in 1603, the first quarto of 'Hamlet' takes everything we know about the play and stands it on its head. Directed by Bad Quarto Productions’ artistic director, Tony Tambasco, this play of murder, incest, and revenge performed in the company's signature style, combining modern text work with Shakespeare's staging conditions.

2h 0m | Already closed | Studios 353 (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (12)


Ambitious, Absorbing, Original, Entertaining, Quirky

Dreadful, Amateurish;, Strained acting

See it if you'd enjoy a loud, grimacing, ham-fisted frat boy playing the greatest role ever written for the stage with absolutely zero finesse

Don't see it if just don't see it, that's all. If you have any respect at all for this play, just DON'T..

April 2nd, 2016
"The cast as a whole projects high energy...This is not necessarily the best production of 'Hamlet' you will ever see. The quality of the acting varies, there are occasional flubbed lines, and the shoestring budget shows. But the spirited performances and the company's commitment to giving us a v...
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April 6th, 2016
"The Bad Quarto 'Hamlet' is just...bad...The question, then, is whether this almost-impossible-to-enjoy play should be performed at all. And if so, by whom? This company is fresh and young, but not yet highly proficient, so the performance is even harder to swallow...It’s too bad that this effusi...
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April 7th, 2016
"These people have good intentions. But there’s not much else besides that to commend it...Bad Quarto staging the unfinished product is an interesting decision, but not especially engaging. There really isn’t much to the presentation beyond a mild academic curiosity...Everything about this show f...
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