Gingold Theatrical Group presents a rare revival of Shaw’s almost historical comedy "Caesar and Cleopatra." More…
From the show:
One of Shaw’s most famous and least known plays, this remarkable comedy of epic proportions hasn’t been given a full NYC production in over 40 years! As an early attempt to craft a theatrical relationship that evolved into the Eliza/Higgins partnership of Shaw’s PYGMALION, this highly entertaining play from 1898 boldly addresses women’s rights, sexual roles, empowering the disenfranchised, having the courage to define the self in the face of social and societal rigid expectations, being an active and contributive member of the community, and even the dangers of Imperialist Colonization. Shaw reminds us that we’re all immigrants seeking to make our way in the world!
See it if you'd like a solid Shaw histl fiction, w quotable lines/stg perfmces. Lessons abt rulers, war, aging, love. Pygm overtones. 4th wall breaks.
Don't see it if you want consistent tone. Broad humor (a puppet!) mixes w serious content. C&C improves; perhaps, needs early edits. Gr costumes. Good set.
See it if You want to see a finely trimmed version of a great play. Interesting set. Great costumes and lighting.
Don't see it if If you’re expecting to get the real feeling you should get from this Shaw play. All the characters are presented as one note, flat.
See it if to see a good (not great) revival of Shaw's sharp political/philosophical/morality comedy, edited for approachability even by GBS detractors
Don't see it if you expect to laugh hardily at Shaw's wit and humor, which is somehow lacking in this otherwise amiable, breezy & well-acted production.
See it if fan of Shaw & have never seen this play before, enjoy Gingold group's take on Shaw, curious about history between the title characters
Don't see it if expect powerful confrontations between the title characters or a lot of Shavian humor, want elaborate Egyptian sets & developed characters
See it if you enjoy well-directed plays with ethnically diverse actors bringing new life to an old play with modern costumes, good staging and lights.
Don't see it if you do not like your historical figures presented in a fun light and modern dress but you'll be missing a thought provoking, bit-long, riot.
See it if you want to see a Shaw play based on historical characters. This production is very well cast and beautifully written.Intelligent and witty!
Don't see it if you don't like a witty and humorous play. This drama is not the usual drawing room Shaw drama with British accents.
See it if you are a GBS fan and enjoy seeing his plays performed well; you like innovative sets and multi-cultural casting, clever costumes.
Don't see it if GBS plays leave you yawning; he definitely has a POV and it may not be yours.
See it if Cuccioli and cast of stage pros have a blast with Shaw's send-up of the ancient world. Smart, funny dialogue captures the height of wit.
Don't see it if Some may find it talky, but not me nor my friends. We hung on every word -- Shaw at his wittiest. Bravura performance of intelligent humor.
See it if you want want to see a solid production of a work by a great playwright
Don't see it if you need a production where the entire cast and creatives display the results of proper rehearsal
See it if you are a Bernard Shaw completist; you like shows that hover between history and comedy; you want to see a great cast...
Don't see it if ...that is so much better than this weird, uneven production. Maybe it was me, but I just didn't get it. It was too straight to be a good...
See it if you want to see all of Shaw's plays and haven't seen this one; want to support a company dedicated to his works.
Don't see it if Agree w/ comment that this seemed "flat." There 's no chemistry between C & C. It's not a romance, but C & C are supposed to like each other
See it if you don't have experience with old plays but want to. This play is VERY accessible for a Bernard Shaw play that was written in the 1800s.
Don't see it if you do not like historical plays. It can be very slow at times. You always need to pay attention or you'll get lost easily.
See it if you want an unusual take on the story of Caesar and Cleopatra or if you like Bernard Shaw's plays. This one is very different than his usual
Don't see it if you don't like historical plays that "play" with the subject matter. It is difficult to get interested in any of the characters
See it if you would like to be steeped in Shaw's world view with delightful performances of historical characters/events to make philosophical points
Don't see it if you don't appreciate Shavian POV, can't get past the fact that this was never primo Shaw, cast is of varying ability and text is altered.
See it if Interesting combination of a very good but overlooked play with a modern and engaging approach. You are drawn into play making it personal
Don't see it if you want a traditional theatrical experience with the fourth wall firmly established. these characters are human, not gods and flawed
See it if Like Shaw. Good acting, although I have seen several of them do much better.
Don't see it if Expect more development and nuance. Cleopatra particularly weak- does not show Development from girl to Queen ( except for costume).
See it if Revival of this enjoyable play created by Shaw was very well-acted. I liked the way that the entire theatre was used to engage the audience
Don't see it if If you don’t like Shaw, then this is not your kind of play.
See it if you like Shaw, loose historical dramas, and stories of coming of age in a student teacher situation while carrying the burdens of leadership
Don't see it if you like modern plays, mind historical inaccuracies or are just not interested in history. Want to compare this to the better Pygmalion.
See it if you've never seen Shaw's C & C, on stage or on film. Decent, w some laughs and depth but the stars don't shoot too brightly on this one.
Don't see it if you don't like Shaw, serious comedies, or plays that tackle philosophy of life, or questions of how best to teach, lead & live.
See it if Funny old play that uses humor to talk about serious stuff; just the right amount of hints about modern politic and #me too movement
Don't see it if Think that 19th century play can not be changed and diluted with the modern life situations; dislike lighthearted usage of ancient heroes
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