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

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

(5 Reviews)
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)

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

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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