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Hamlet (Shakespeare Downtown)

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Confusing, Ambitious

About the show

Shakespeare Downtown presents a free outdoor staging of "Hamlet" in Elizabethan costumes at Castle Clinton at The Battery. More…

By staging these free outdoor performances at Castle Clinton, audience members experience the plays how they were originally done at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre 400 years ago – in the open-air, in the round, on the water.

Member Reviews (4)


Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Confusing, Ambitious
Avg Score

Disappointing, Great writing

See it if you want to see a very restrained version of Hamlet with a nearly full (but thin in ability) cast in a great setting.

Don't see it if If you like bigger production, more energy in your Elizabethean drama and the supporting roles to be performed well and cast well.

Also The Hamlet was good, the setting was great, the costumes worked fine. ... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like Shakespeare in the open air in a great location (Castle Clinton) performed by semi pro actors of high talent. This is great.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Hamlet and you don't like helicopter noise!! But you will miss a treat.

Delightful, Absorbing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you like to see a straightforward production of Hamlet with some great actors and some that aren't

Don't see it if you're looking for something innovative and different than Hamlet you've seen thus far

Also Hamlet, Ophelia's father and the Hamlet's father's ghost were excellen... Read more Read less

Profound, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love Shakespeare and reading the play isn’t enough for you. I loved hamlet as a boy and this really out did itself for me.

Don't see it if You don’t like classical theater or you don’t like Shakespeare or Shakespeare language.

“Hamlet (Shakespeare Downtown)” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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