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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
83
Avg Score

During previews
80
Confusing, Ambitious, Clever, Demanding, Unique

See it if you’ve read up on these plays & want to see them brought to life w/ a mix of fresh & seasoned cast/crew. Playwrighting fused w/ cryptography

Don't see it if you don’t have the energy for Stoppard addressing the proletariat with patrician mind games. Don’t go into this one blind.

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During previews
90
Stoppard creates a new language to make shakespeare cool and funny

See it if Dogg is a language Stoppard invented. Funny how it's used and how the actors stage dialogue. Takes some getting used to.

Don't see it if Then some traditional Hamlet is acted --mainly using the iconic lines. Christo Grabowski is excellent and should play a genuine Hamlet soon

Also The Macbeth is more political but it's very funny, too.

During previews
90
Rewarding, Intelligent, Brilliant writing

See it if you're into Stoppard's smart,funny,wordy & intellectual obsession with language, politics & Shakespeare, performed by a young & eager cast.

Don't see it if you want a light evening of theater. This superb set of 2 interwoven one-acts requires constant attention & familiarity with Hamlet/Macbeth.

Also Cube!


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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