Part of the White Light Festival, Lincoln Center presents Ireland's Druid Theater Company's darkly comic take on Shakespeare's history. More…
"Conscience is but a word that cowards use, devised at first to keep the strong in awe.” Shakespeare’s Richard III is a chilling story of power and ambition. His ruthless monarch resonates through the ages in DruidShakespeare: Richard III, a darkly comic production from Ireland’s Druid theater company and Tony Award–winning director Garry Hynes.
See it if you want to see a powerful and creative production with outstanding acting, especially by Richard III.
Don't see it if you do not care for Shakespeare's historical dramas.
See it if Rock solid Druid production with many inventive flourishes and some spectacular acting, particularly from Aaron Monaghan and the ladies
Don't see it if It’s long and has some intermittent lulls
See it if you are looking for shakespeare spoken with clarity & want richard III to be both 100% villainous & comedically likable at the same time
Don't see it if you find shakespeare boring (duh), you're confused by double & triple casting & you're turned off by murderous ambition portrayed for laughs
See it if Caffeinate yourself and become immersed in 3 hours of Shakespeare at its finest, in power hungry quest for royalty.
Don't see it if You have trouble with Shakespeare period writing, and if so, it will be a sign of the winter of your discontent.
See it if You want to see Shakespeare presented by a masterful theatre company (Druid) which is faithful to the original text.
Don't see it if you don’t like Shakespeare or the history plays.
See it if you want to see an updated Richard III. Druid offers us a villain surrounded by strong women defenseless against the politics of the day
Don't see it if Looking for something light. This is a tragedy in every way. There is wit and humor, but it’s dark
See it if You want to see how Shakespeare should be done.It's exquisitely executed from beginning to end with no short feat by its outstanding Richard
Don't see it if 3 hours of Shakespeare by actors with Irish accents would be difficult for you. Even so, it's entertaining and adventurously staged.
See it if Great acting, ,costumes ,and scenery but this production takes away from the power of the play.
Don't see it if If you really enjoy Richard the Third, you will not feel emotionally connected to the characters.
See it if you love Shakespeare and want to see a rare, and very well performed, almost complete text performance of one of his greatest plays.
Don't see it if you don't like to listen to dazzling word play clearly delivered at fencing speed or really inconsistent costuming or staging upsetting.
See it if What a time to discover Show Score! Wow was this production incredible. The leading actor was masterful and the direction so clear.
Don't see it if Shakespeare isn't your cup of tea. And that's okay.
See it if dark historical drama with gallows humor; great performance by Monaghan as the scheming Richard - wise cracking especially in Act I*
Don't see it if don't want battle scene (although excellent); fun incongruous elements - the poles of the tents, the executioner's weapon**
See it if You love Shakespeare done right- witty, emotive, smacking of danger. Great, spare staging & Richard! Sly, winning, definitively narcissistic
Don't see it if This is a 3 hour production and if you sit in the first 4 rows you have to look up at the stage.