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Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth

From 28 member  reviews
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. More…

From the show:

Three schoolboys who speak only Dogg confuse a lorry driver who speaks only English. The play’s goofy linguistic mismatches tumble into a performance of the 15-minute Hamlet. In Cahoot's "Macbeth," a hidden living-room production of the play, interrupted by a wise-cracking Inspector, parallels Macbeth's usurpation of the Scottish throne with Communist takeover in Czechoslovakia. By play’s end, Shakespeare explodes into Dogg.


Member Reviews (28)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

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Slow, Cliched, Clever

See it if you're a Stoppard completist (and Dogg's Hamlet is genuinely quite good). You don't mind some uneven acting.

Don't see it if Dogg's Hamlet is well worth the (discounted) price. Reading the play prior to the show will help a lot (the original script provides

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