Part of The Public Theater's free Shakespeare in the Park, this Shakespearean fairy tale stars Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater. More…
Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
See it if you love going to Delacorte to see great actors (even if not well used). Lesser Shakesp still has good moments. But Cymbeline can be good...
Don't see it if as proven by the Fiasco prodn at Barrow St. This Cym was not fun or engaging. I blame Daniel Sullivan (the director).
See it if if you'r a great fan of Shakespeare and enjoy productions of Shakespeare set in modern times and wearing modern dress.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy Shakespeare and aren't knowledgeable about the political machinations of the Cymbeline story.
See it if Theater in the park, under the stars ... Lily Rabe, Kate Burtin, Patrick Page and Raul Esparza. Theater for free, or at least luck.
Don't see it if Not a fan of Shakespeare.
See it if enjoy spectacle & humor along side your Shakespeare & want to see one of the lesser-performed Shakespeare plays.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy whimsical/magical story telling or find Shakespeare hard to follow.
See it if Lucky enuf to see CYMBELINE twice from 2 different angles. Totally nutty play ends with dozens of "revelations" that join the large cast??
Don't see it if If U don't like Shakespeare this is not a good place to start. Also, outdoor theater can be trying if the weather suddenly changes. Read it?
See it if you want to treat yourself to great theater on a sunny day in the park. Wonderful acting. Great play.
Don't see it if you are averse to seeing plays outside.
See it if you love the platypus of Shakespeare's plays! Romance, intrigue, dead/not dead, evil step-mother, poison, girls disguised as boys, etc.!
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of Shakespeare.
See it if you'd like to see a more unknown Shakespeare piece in a beautiful setting - for FREE! The music was great and fun, and the acting was good.
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare, and following confusing plot lines isn't your thing or if you don't like being outside for 3 hours.
See it if You like outdoor theater in a beautiful setting, a talented & funny cast with great timing, cool costumes, fun atmosphere & a free show.
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or only want to see his well-know plays & don't want to worry about getting rained on or deal w/ getting tickets.
See it if you enjoy farce and top-notch comedic acting. The entire cast was hilarious, esp. Esparza and Linklater (in two roles). Hark, hark the lark!
Don't see it if you can't tolerate incredibly convoluted storylines.
See it if you're a sucker for Shakespeare and you love watching extremely talented performers.
Don't see it if you're not strapped in for a long show. The play can feel a little slow at points--not to mention the run time is about three hours.
See it if You like Hamish Linklater or Lily Rabe. You're: a Shakespeare super-fan, familiar with Cymbeline, or focused & love "al fresco" Shakespeare.
Don't see it if You dislike Lily Rabe or Hamish Linklater. Or, you're impatient or easily bored.
See it if You love Shakespeare and Lily Rabe! Amazing modern take on an already fantastic show.
Don't see it if You hate seeing shows outside.
See it if You didn't get to see Fiasco's production and want a Cliff Notes' version. Or you're related to someone who worked on it.
Don't see it if You value actors who talk to one another rather than merely themselves.
See it if You appreciate directorial vision and an energetic cast/crew bringing Shakespeare to life. Remarkable production that should have run longer
Don't see it if you are a shakespeare scholar who insists on straightforward, literal, period interpretations
See it if You love Raul Esparza and Lily Rabe, and if you want to see a fun Shakespeare show.
Don't see it if You would rather be inside with air conditioning and prefer shows that are fast-paced and less than 3 hours long.
See it if you have an undying love for this show or Shakespeare in general, though the production lacked clear focus or intent.
Don't see it if You want a cohesive Shakespeare production that is entertaining from start to finish. There's much better cases of that out there.