"A bit fuzzy-headed and not wildly original...There has to be a reason an audience will sit and watch a play that is so overdone and Gonzalez and Billingsley never rise above the level of a pretty couple bickering. On the other hand, the Three Witches are marvelously intense creatures...The rest of the cast spoke their lines unevenly...Energy and dedication aren’t enough. 'Macbeth' demands over-the-top emotions and a sense of inevitability which this 'Macbeth' never quite achieved." Full Review
See it if you enjoy a Shakespeare standard. I've never seen Macbeth, but I'm glad I saw this production.
Don't see it if You want true-to-the-original staging. One thing I'm enjoying about different Shakespeare productions is that each production is different.
See it if You're up for a quick-paced, well acted, earnest & committed if ultimately flat Macbeth whose Method approach sadly morphs into melodrama.
Don't see it if You're expecting an inspired or revelatory production, or the clearest language or poetry. Voices & deliveries generally fine, but.
See it if You like Shakespeare; you enjoy energetic performance; you want to see a masterpiece in a tiny theater
Don't see it if You want a single standard of performance - the caliber of acting (& type of direction) differed significantly; you want traditional staging
See it if you know Macbeth well so can pick out the subtle nuances of the better performances within this soup or know it not and just want exposure.
Don't see it if You are put off by various abilities to wrap one's tongue around Shakespeare. If you want any subtly or arc for Lady Macbeth. She GOES mad.
See it if You are primarily focused on Lady Macbeth, as she and the porter, are the most effective actors.
Don't see it if Generally, not recommended. Uneven acting + lines without affect, ending with an incomprehensible dumb show of Macduff chasing the witches-?
See it if You only want to check Macbeth off your list of Shakespeare plays you've seen and don't care about quality at all.
Don't see it if You would like to get some sense of why this is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest plays. You won't get it here.
See it if You want to watch Macbeth on stage. This version conveys the original meaning and general plot line.
Don't see it if You want to spend more money on a better and more comprehensive Macbeth.
See it if You know someone in the show and want to support them. Don't see it if you love Macbeth, don't see it if you're new to Shakespeare. A mess.
Don't see it if No nuance to the characters or words. Boring staging and production. Cringe-worthy delivery. The best actors weren't in the top roles.
See it if Someone help these actors w/their Shakespeare. Seemed like bunch of scene studies-v choppy-& no one could handle the emotion necessary
Don't see it if U'r bringing someone new to the Bard. They will think THEY dont understand, when blame is fully on the underwhelming handling & commitment~
See it if You are interested in live theater and you are willing to see actors from a wider range of skill perform classic Shakespeare.
Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare snob. You don't have patience for anything other than Broadway. You require a cast that contains names.
See it if You love Shakespeare and want to see each performance of all of his plays
Don't see it if You want consistent acting. Some of the actors seemed very nervous or manic. Some of them seemed to be playing to a larger venue.
See it if You love Shakespeare and really want to see as many productions of his plays as possible.
Don't see it if You love Shakespeare and only want to see excellent productions of his plays, or if you've never been acquainted with Shakespeare.
See it if you want to support a friend involved in the show, if you want to experience a new theatre space, want to support a growing theatre company
Don't see it if you've never seen shakespeare before (you won't understand it...I'm a classical actor & I had trouble), you're looking for good acting
See it if You love Shakespeare. Enjoy ethnically diverse casting and an intimate setting.
Don't see it if You aren't familiar with Shakespearean verse, don't like lengthy shows (2hr20min run time) and don't like small black box productions.
See it if You enjoy Shakespeare master pieces, if you enjoy plays in an intimate theatre, the actors put a very profound performance.
Don't see it if You don't like plays and don't like Shakespeare because it might be a little hard to understand.
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