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Britannicus

From 20 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Entertaining

About the show

The Xoregos Performing Company continues its 2018 season with Jean Racine's classic drama set in Nero's palace in the First Century A.D. More…

The characters of 'Britannicus' include Nero, his mother Agrippina, and his step-brother Britannicus, rightful Emperor of Rome. This production marks the East Coast premiere of Howard Rubenstein's translation and offers a rare opportunity to see French classical theater in America.


Member Reviews (20)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Entertaining

45
Awkward, Stylistically uneven, Mismatched acting, Intelligently written

See it if If you want to learn a bit about Ancient Rome and don't mind sitting through 2 hours of not-ready-for-prime-time acting and directing.

Don't see it if you'd rather see a bad play well-acted than a good play poorly acted. True, not everybody, but enough to undermine the entire production.

43
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if you want to experience a classic by Racine rarely performed and relevant today with themes of power, tyranny and madness

Don't see it if you don't like wordy plays

40
Disappointing

See it if You like history, plays about Ancient Rome, and going to small theatres.

Don't see it if Not so great acting that distracts you from the writing.

25
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Talky

See it if you want to support actors who deserve an audience. Or if you have a deep love of all things classical theatre.

Don't see it if you can't stand bad direction ruining what could be a good production.

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