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Re-Member Me

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Profound, Resonant

About the show

In this solo work, lip sync maestro and intrepid drag fabulist Dickie Beau channels audio recordings of great historical performances of theater's most famous role. Part of the Public Theater's Under the Radar festival. More…

When Beau realized that he might never play Shakespeare’s tragic prince, he decided to turn himself into a human Hamlet mix-tape. Humorous and haunting, 'Re-Member Me' is part documentary theatre, part 21st-century séance adventure through cultural landscapes and a contemporary ghost story. In an ode to the impermanence of personhood and posterity, Beau chronicles the remarkable story behind the greatest Hamlet almost never seen.


Member Reviews (6)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Profound, Resonant
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Avg Score

82
Ambitious, Great acting, Profound, Resonant, Edgy

See it if theatrical history and imaginative productions appeal. Less about Hamlet, more about famous actors who played him. One astounding monolog.

Don't see it if avant garde work is not for you. It is a one man show where the actor spends his time arranging props. Plot takes a long time to appear.

78
For knowledgeable theater buffs, I found it puzzling, Quirky

See it if You are up on theater doings and history.

Don't see it if You dislike avant-garde theater.

Also I attended this with a friend who heard it is a can't-miss. She is muc... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you want the see the Hamlet of the decade.

Don't see it if you are not into classic and universal literature.

Also Every decade there is a masterful Hamlet. This is the one of the 2010-... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Hamlet, you love Dickie Beau, you love projection, or you love lip-syncing, no matter the style

Don't see it if you want something with a concrete plot - though if that's true, you might as well avoid UTR altogether

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Delightful, Great acting, Edgy

See it if you are interested in philosophical explorations of art

Don't see it if you are expecting this to be the story of Hamlet

Also I was very pleasantly surprised by this show, as it was not at all wha... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Solo show, Avant garde

See it if you like one-person shows and modern recorded music and ambitious avant garde showmanship with Hamlet references.

Don't see it if You want more traditional theater. If you don't like modern performance art style one-person shows this would not be for you.


January 9th, 2018
“Seems to be a multimedia meditation on ‘Hamlet’ and the British actors who have triumphed in the role...But in the second half, a narrative haltingly takes over...Beau is interested less in ‘Hamlet’ itself than in the cultural space where ‘Hamlet’ intersects gayness as gayness intersects loss......
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January 8th, 2018
"Beau's experimental, fragmented, and often very funny meditation on 'Hamlet' begins with a whimsical scene...We soon see that, as in 'Hamlet' itself, soberer musings anchor the humor...Memorable for its tender, thoughtful examination of the way a monumental work like 'Hamlet' can inspire us to r...
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January 10th, 2018
"Not so much as a performance of 'Hamlet' as a riff on the subject, incorporating much of the expected campiness that comes from lip sync culture...It is admittedly a bit disappointing that so much of the show involves this video footage instead of live lip syncing...Beau occupies himself by reco...
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January 8th, 2018
"A masterful lip sync artist, he truly re-members these Hamlets of the past, giving them faces and bodies, and over the course of an hour, he brings to life a multitude of people each wildly different from the one before because of the intricate physicality he graces each voice with...He populate...
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