Closed 2h 30m
Lear: That Old Man I Used To Know
Midtown W
84

Lear: That Old Man I Used To Know NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(5 Reviews)
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Members say
Enchanting, Great staging, Great acting, Magical, Clever

About the Show

This new drama retells Shakespeare's heartbreaking tragedy through the eyes of a little girl.

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Member Reviews (5)

86
Could be edited, Language delivered well, Great visuals, Well acted/directed, Emotional

See it if like your Shakespeare well spoken & delivered with child's sense of mystery, can't get enough of tragedy, don't mind 3 hrs with great story

Don't see it if tend to fall asleep B4 intermission, there are 2, don't like classical theatre, need laugh a minute, cant empathize with on stage characters

80
Great staging, Enchanting, Engaging, Magical, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a really beautiful King Lear, you want to understand the play, you enjoy Shakespeare and music and literature, adaptations

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist, you don’t enjoy Shakespeare, if you get antsy the show is long, you’re impatient or not a good listener Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

September 8th, 2019

3/5 Stars "Not the Tragedy You Used to Know: Writer-director Beth Ann Hopkins fools with Shakespeare's King Lear for intriguing changes"
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September 14th, 2019

"The concept of seeing the play through a child's eyes does not develop in any way and the additions of more recent authors only draws attention to itself as a poor device. Some of the acting is accomplished; other performers have not yet found their characters."
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September 10th, 2019

"Conceived and whimsically directed by Beth Ann Hopkins at A.R.T Theatres"
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