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From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Quirky, Must see, Confusing

About the show

NY Shakespeare Exchange presents the Bard's 'Hamlet' with a cast of 10 delving into what makes the Danish prince tick. More…

In this modern adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, 10 different actors play the Prince of Denmark, each exploring another facet of this complicated character. This production delves into the question of who he is and what makes him one of the most relatable characters in theatrical literature.


Member Reviews (5)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Quirky, Must see, Confusing
73
Avg Score

69
Possibly a good idea, Not executed well enough, Difficult to hear & understand, Some passages of connection & communication, Some excellent performances

See it if like all things HAMLET & want to see a concept & some excellent performers, interesting in the round staging with actors up close & personal

Don't see it if value the language & want to understand Hamlet, the character

75
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in a fresh new and promising company doing an ambitious take on Shakespeare's most revered tragedies.

Don't see it if you are easily confused (especially by this experimental staging), or are not a fan of classical text.

75
Ambitious, Confusing, Original, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in reinterpretations of Shakespeare, great design, or just really want to see Hamlet.

Don't see it if you are a Shakespeare purist, or have trouble sitting through 3+ hours of theatre.

70
Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if you love shakespeare

Don't see it if you can't do 3.5 hours

80
Insipid, Must see, Indulgent

See it if Same ole same ole

Don't see it if Shakespeare


March 28th, 2016
"Some play Hamlet only briefly, others for longer stretches. The result is a follow-the-bouncing-ball effect, and Mr. Williams helps the conceit along with flourishes of lively staging. Some of his actors manage Hamlet’s lines better than others, however, and the overall point of the treatment is...
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March 30th, 2016
"Defined more by its shortcomings than its successes...It’s a nice conceit, but one that just doesn’t work...The first problem with having ten actors play one of the most complex characters in the history of theater is that the audience loses the opportunity to connect with the character. Each ti...
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April 5th, 2016
"It’s an intriguing, occasionally frustrating twist to an otherwise straightforward interpretation...The thought experiment is superficial, undermined by the basic dramatic conceit that actors play characters…If there is power to the experiment, and I do believe there is, it is musical rather tha...
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March 29th, 2016
"Williams has created something impressive...What could easily have been a pretentious vanity project is instead a show full of insight, soul and genuine intelligence. His cast and creative team come together, both literally and figuratively, to create an excellent 'Hamlet.' His bold staging work...
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