As You Like It (Hamlet Isn't Dead)
As You Like It (Hamlet Isn't Dead)
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As You Like It (Hamlet Isn't Dead) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(24 Reviews)
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Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Enchanting

About the Show

Hamlet Isn’t Dead presents an all-female production of Shakespeare's pastoral romantic comedy. An alluring, acoustic adventure about equality, joy, and the freedom to pursue true love in all its forms.

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85
Solid acting, Great staging, Finds every drop of humor, Delightful, Unusual

See it if you enjoy imaginative WS prodns; this one illuminates and enlivens AYLI. Theme of the power of love shines brightly. Music enhances/delights

Don't see it if you only like traditional WS, altho he'd approve of HID's lively, funny version. I was engaged every moment, and laughed often. Bravo, HID!

93
Engaging, Funny, Swift, Human, Stripped-down

See it if you’d like to see a stripped down, funny, elemental production of 1 of Shakespeare’s signature romantic comedies.

Don't see it if you need elaborate sets or require aesthetic distance from the performers: here you & the actors are occupying the same milieu. Read more

80
Funny, Delightful, Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You want a fun production of a classic Shakespeare comedy in an intimate setting. You want a play that makes the most of its playing space.

Don't see it if You don't like verse or Shakespeare. You want the original text w/out any cuts. You want a show w/ bigger production values.

84
Clever and fun, Delightful, Funny and fresh, Great ensemble, Great direction

See it if You're up for another refreshing take on WS by the always fun, inventive & energetic HID Co. This all-female version all sweetness & edge.

Don't see it if You don't like your Shakespeare cut, stripped down, joyously knockabout or simply fun and engaging. An As You Like It for our here and now. Read more

83
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to see a creative take on Shakespeare by some talented young artists

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare

91
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if U R a Shakespearean fan. Like kool venues & clever staging Southern twangy music Great singing & acting Fun time. Cast is friendly and fun

Don't see it if Not interested in trying new theater experiences & off-beat venues. Have a problem with Shakesphere being unique & fun or an all female cast

80
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you like 'Shakespeare with a twist' with a lively female cast and a light touch on the Bard's work but with a subtle message.

Don't see it if you don't like the frivolous treatment of Shakespeare.

90
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you want to see a nicely edited, fast-paced, fun version of the play, acted by talented women. Also if you enjoy music with your Shakespeare

Don't see it if you are unable to sit on "cushioned" folding chairs. Also if you don't like Shakespeare or are a purist. Or don't like to have fun.

Critic Reviews (2)

A Work Unfinishing
July 23rd, 2018

"Another tight, terrific, and tuneful comedy from the Hamlet Isn't Dead crew...Laws achieves a sweet and joyful condensing of the comedy, keeping Rosalind at the center as the unassuming mastermind of much of the goings on in a place she barely knows. This cast is composed entirely of women or gender nonconforming actors, and every last one of them is a delight."
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“'As You Like It' invites serious dramaturgical meddling, which can either perform disastrously or, as in the case of Hamlet Isn't Dead's all-female summer production, can illuminate Shakespeare's themes...It seamlessly trims Shakespeare's fat...The diverse cast is uniformly excellent, and it's a relief to see women of every ethnicity and body shape shine in comic turns and heartfelt moments...Fantabulous music composed by Joy and performed by the whole cast.”
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