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
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
See it if If you like Shakespeare and unusual takes on his texts
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or Lear or are a purist when it comes to staging Shakespeare. Read more
See it if you like (maybe not love as a purist) Shakespeare and enjoy innovative departures from the classics.
Don't see it if you believe the actor's gender should correspond to the role's. You are annoyed with an extra character as a narrator. Read more
See it if you enjoy Excellent actors telling the story of King Lear in an imaginative way. If you love magic and are drawn in by stage picture & sound
Don't see it if You don't enjoy cross gender casting in Shakespeare.
3/5 Stars "Not the Tragedy You Used to Know: Writer-director Beth Ann Hopkins fools with Shakespeare's King Lear for intriguing changes"
"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."
"Conceived and whimsically directed by Beth Ann Hopkins at A.R.T Theatres"