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Hamlet (A.N.O.N. Productions)

Members say: Intelligent, Must see, Clever, Great acting, Ambitious
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Critics
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Members
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16 reviews
 

A.N.O.N. Productions revives its gender-bending take on Shakespeare's tragedy, set in the near future.

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Is equality a state of mind or state of affairs? Can gender ever be freed from the masculine/feminine paradigm? The patriarchal state may seem a thing of the past, but what if the struggle for power and survival make it our future? Here Hamlet is a woman raised to be a man and ruthless leader, while Ophelia is a man, bullied for being too gentle. All sexes being equal, who has the power? Inspired by the He For She campaign, which acknowledges the need for men in the women’s movement, this production asks: In a militarized surveillance state, can a woman be in charge? 

 

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Reviews (17)

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TheaterArt

“This Hamlet cuts through gender, and even, to a degree, sexual orientation. What we have is an everyman Hamlet who is all of us, and, as in Emma Watson's words at her UN He For She speech, calls for all of us to be both sensitive, and strong. Griffin has directed a remarkable, and deeply moving production. If this is the kind of art that develops in response to the current state of America, maybe there will be something good that comes out of it after all.” Full Review

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75
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You'd like an interesting fresh take on Hamlet, genders switched. Uneven cast and direction, but Griffin is quite compelling.

Don't see it if You like your Hamlet straight, not reimagined.

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77
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You interested in a clever twist on the classic Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You don't have the patience for a particularly long show--3 hours. But it moved quickly.

100
Clever, Intelligent, Profound, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You like Shakespeare

Don't see it if If you don't like Shakespeare

100
Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Profound, Great staging

See it if You want to see a deeply moving production. It was exactly what I needed after the election last week. Galvanizing.

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason.

96
Clever, Exquisite, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if You love the classics

Don't see it if You don't enjoy Shakespeare

88
Intelligent, Masterful, Great writing

See it if i lived it

Don't see it if You prefer something light

91
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You are really interested in Shakespeare, and kinda find tragedies entertaining to watch.

Don't see it if If you don't like the language

100
Absorbing, Must see, Great writing

See it if if you're into dark things

Don't see it if If you're not into as dark things

99
Clever, Must see, Resonant, Romantic, Hilarious

See it if You want to see a profound Hamlet and Ophelia, and see a production that is incredibly relevant to our times.

Don't see it if You don't want too deep an evening at the theater

100
Intelligent, Intense, Must see, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You want a great night out at the theater, and you want to see "Hamlet" in a new, incredibly relevant way.

Don't see it if You are an anti-feminist.

98
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Must see, Hilarious

See it if You bemoan the lack of comedy or relevance in most Shakespeare productions, and you want to see the best "To be or not to be" ever

Don't see it if You can't stand Shakespeare, or don't want to think.

99
Ambitious, Intelligent, Resonant, Romantic, Hilarious

See it if You're usually bored by Shakespeare. There's nothing dull or confusing about this production. This one will finally make "Hamlet" make sense

Don't see it if You want a light evening.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to see a "Hamlet" that will actually make you think and feel. Griffin and Clardy as Hamlet and Ophelia are the best I've seen.

Don't see it if You don't want a heavy night at the theater.

98
Exquisite, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Must see, Profound

See it if You want to have an exciting and engaging night at the theater.

Don't see it if You can't stand the classics.

100
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You want to see a production of Shakespeare that feels vital, immediate and personal. The perfect thing to see after last weeks election...

Don't see it if You want a light evening out

100
Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Relevant

See it if You want a deeply moving night at the theater. This is a brilliant interpretation of "Hamlet" that is incredibly resonant to our world today

Don't see it if You don't want to think too hard.