Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth
Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth
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Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(28 Reviews)
Positive
96%
Mixed
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Negative
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Members say
Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

About the Show

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) presents a new staging of these two early works from Tom Stoppard.

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Member Reviews (28)

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983 Reviews | 229 Followers
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Funny, Masterful, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if If you stoppard at his zanniest. Funny with s twist to Shakespeare's vernacular. First short is a hoot, 2end ,not as.

Don't see it if Your a Shakespeare purist or if you do not like zany or absurdist theater.

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
90
Linguistic, Intelligent, Funny (and deceptively serious), Clever, Entertaining

See it if u want to see early Stoppard at his zaniest & typically subversive best in an expertly directed & well-performed pair of rebellious farces.

Don't see it if you aren't at least moderately familiar with Hamlet & Macbeth; you aren't willing to put in a little effort to follow a new language (Dogg). Read more

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
90
Brilliantly played & staged, Irreverent, Humane, Smart, Delightful

See it if you like Stoppard or Shakespeare or bending the classics to new ends or the idea of striking a blow for human freedom.

Don't see it if you're not prepared to pay full attention: A few different realms clash, meld & morph & the rules change & you must be there to catch it all Read more

567 Reviews | 146 Followers
80
Meta, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Clever

See it if A Bard-themed duo from Sir Tom. A play of wordplay where the language is "Dogg," and theatrical assembly is a crime against the state.

Don't see it if Originally written for pay-what-you-will crowd, playwright's keen wit still peeps thru.Wall motif.Cuttings from "Hamlet/MacBeth" are morsels Read more

513 Reviews | 129 Followers
81
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if Absurdist Shakespeare by Stoppard influenced by repressive governments and language as communication; terrific acting and direction.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the Theater of the Absurd, Shakespeare, Stoppard and/or history. See it if you want to learn Dogg.

423 Reviews | 99 Followers
91
Great staging, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Dogg's Hamlet delightful, uniformly excellent cast plus Stoppard. The 2nd Act not quite so much fun, but the detective is deadpan perfect.

Don't see it if You dont like Stoppard. You dont like having to interpret a "foreign" language. You dont like your Shakespeare with a twist. Read more

330 Reviews | 103 Followers
90
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy the absurdity of Tom Stoppard. These two plays require attention and focus but the rewards are plentiful.

Don't see it if You don’t like one act plays or being challenged. You prefer straightforward adaptations of Shakespeare.

315 Reviews | 71 Followers
90
Refreshing, Intelligent, Profound, Masterful, Great acting

See it if Super clever and entertaining, polished and astonishingly good acting, thoughtful​ and provocative plot. Just super!

Don't see it if Doubles​ with another play-- complex --you can't sleep through this-- provocative and entertaining, funny and powerful. Just so good.

Critic Reviews (5)

Time Out New York
July 17th, 2019

★★★★ "PTP/NYC's 13th New York season comprises a pair of productions that reflect the company's commitment to major international playwrights..."
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BroadwayWorld
July 18th, 2019

"Stoppard's word fun with Shakespeare and subversion in 'DOGG'S HAMLET, CAHOOT'S MACBETH' at Potomac Theater Project"
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Theater News Online
July 20th, 2019

"Two 40-year-old playlets are linked by an overlapping character and a made-up lingo."
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TheaterScene.net
July 20th, 2019

"…this exuberant revival of Stoppard’s 1979 two one-act plays cheekily satirize the theater and political oppression. He ingeniously appropriates Shakespeare for his own ingenious purposes. The magnetic ensemble all achieve zesty characterizations in their various roles."
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Theatre is Easy
July 25th, 2019

"The cast brings great commitment and energy…the action is very physical and if you find yourself growing tired of the wordplay, you'll still find the staging satisfying...But your enjoyment will be enhanced if you Google underground theatre in Czechoslovakia."
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