DruidShakespeare: Richard III
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DruidShakespeare: Richard III

DruidShakespeare: Richard III NYC Reviews and Tickets

(43 Reviews)
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Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Masterful, Riveting

About the Show

Part of the White Light Festival, Lincoln Center presents Ireland's Druid Theater Company's darkly comic take on Shakespeare's history.

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Uneven tone, Uneven acting, Many words lost, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you love diff approaches to WS. R3 has gr material (truly evil villain) and he's well played. But much of the supporting cast disappoints.

Don't see it if you want to hear every word, want all strg actors, want intelligent cuts (over 3 hrs). Weird laughs added. Ugly costumes. Drags in parts.

Absorbing, Resonant, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if Monaghan's spritely, (!) corrosive Richard dominates this clear, crisp if icy production unless Mullan's fire-breathing Margaret is around

Don't see it if Haynes' tonally dark, incarcerating concept seems fitting for the current times yet feels somewhat distancing & chilly rather than chilling

Critic Reviews (5)

The New York Times
November 10th, 2019

"All the World’s a Grave in the Druid ‘Richard III’: Garry Hynes’s visually hypnotic interpretation of the tale of the crookback who would be king sees medieval England as a cold slaughterhouse."
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November 14th, 2019

"'DRUIDSHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III' Beguiles and Seduces at Lincoln Center's White Light Festival"
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Lighting & Sound America
November 13th, 2019

"In Monaghan's interpretation, [Richard] is a startlingly original villain, an expert seducer whose first conquest is the audience…Garry Hynes' staging has a fine appreciation of the unhealed wounds lying underneath England's seemingly placid exterior."
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New York Stage Review
November 14th, 2019

4/5 stars "One question this excellent production could be asking is whether the preternaturally evil Richard loses his kingdom not because he lacks a horse but because he's lost his sense of humor."
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Theater News Online
November 16th, 2019

"Garry Hynes stages the Shakespearean melodrama with fresh inspiration and freedom."
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