Already closed | 3h 15m | Brooklyn

Hamlet (St Ann's Warehouse)

From 59 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Masterful, Riveting

About the show

Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga makes her American theatrical debut as Shakespeare's beloved tragic hero. More…

From the show:

Academy Award nominee® Ruth Negga makes her “mesmerizing” American theatrical debut with a passionate, critically acclaimed portrayal, featuring an ensemble of leading Irish actors. Under Yaël Farber’s direction, focus shifts from anguish and identity to the power of resistance.

3h 15m | Already closed | St Ann's Warehouse (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (59)


Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Masterful, Riveting

Why do they think they can improve upon shakespeare?, Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you think that there is something intriguing about a woman playing Hamlet There is nothing new except unnecessary filler dialogue. Tedious

Don't see it if You are looking for either a different take on the motivation or a brilliant portrayal of the characters. There is neither here. Pedestrian

Resonant, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love Hamlet and Shakespeare and modern interpretations of the play.

Don't see it if you can't sit in a theater for 3.5 hours.

Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a luminous performance by Ruth Negga almost obscured by cluttered and cliched staging/supporting cast.

Don't see it if You want visual coherence, you don't like unnecessary sexual violence imagery that doesn't have a CW for some reason, trump imagery.

Also Farber takes a few big textual swings with staging the soliloquies as ... Read more Read less

February 10th, 2020
CRITIC’S PICK. "Ruth Negga Rules as a Player Prince Yaël Farber’s stunning, Dublin-born interpretation of this eternal classic finds the dizzying layers of performance that rule all our lives."
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February 10th, 2020
4/5 Stars. "Even if you know what lies around each corner of the plot, Farber’s imaginative stagecraft is riveting...Communing with a centuries-old text but vigorously alive in the here and now, this is the rare Shakespeare production that’s more séance than revival."
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February 10th, 2020
"Ruth Negga’s Hamlet Is a Sweet Prince—But It’s Not a Good Night"
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February 10th, 2020
"Ruth Negga makes her American stage debut as the grieving Danish prince in director Yaël Farber's moody take on Shakespeare's timeless tragedy about one man pushing back against corrupt power."
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