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.
See it if you'd like Hmlt thru new eyes. Glorious images! Negga's yg-male Hamlet is full of energy/humor. Duffin's Oph soars. Some immersive staging.
Don't see it if you want strg ensemble. Male cast disappoints. Too many males/not enough POC. But fabulous staging/Negga. Memorable. Words clearly spoken.
See it if Great acting with surprisingly wonderfully enunciation. Hamlet played by a woman was seamless. Clever, good looking sets. Enjoyable!
Don't see it if Too traditional. Lacking in creativity or innovation.
See it if you want to see an absorbing (albeit uneven) production of great warhorse with several fine performances.
Don't see it if you’re tired of Hamlet; this one doesn’t have enough new to tell you to warrant a trip to the theater.
See it if fan of Ruth Negga & how well she plays an intelligent, petulant teen, discover different approach to Hamlet very well-staged, strong support
Don't see it if you do not wish to see yet another Hamlet, do not like female actors as male characters, 3+hr. length of play & language too daunting,
See it if Negga's performance is nothing short of miraculous; great Polonius and Ophelia; production makes the play lucid and clear
Don't see it if Laertes could have been stronger; not a fan of overly long plays or the language of Shakespeare; a little heavy on the incense and smoke
See it if The only woman I ever saw play a man well was Glenda Jackson. Similarly Ruth Negga's gender never interfered with my belief she was he.
Don't see it if You want bright lights and color. You dont like Shakespeare rearranged, cut and dry. You dont like modern dress Shakespeare.
See it if traditional Shakespeare tragedy where title role performed masterfully; Negga performs with her whole body - eyes, face; articulates clearly
Don't see it if long at 3.5 hours.* Don't like dark minimalist staging. Don't want darkness or violence.
See it if a fan of William Shakespeare’s plays and/or Hamlet who must see every interpretation; want to see Ruth Negga in her American theatre debut.
Don't see it if a Shakespeare purist who wants to see the exactly-as-written play (here, the show ends on an earlier line to give Hamlet the last word).
See it if Are a fan of Ruth Negga. Appreciate fresh interpretations of Shakespeare.
Don't see it if Dislike the Bard.
See it if Ruth Negga and rest of cast are everything. An truly accessible production, that puts Hamlet’s inner turmoil at the forefront. Beautiful.
Don't see it if Long ... (but flies by in moments if you immerse yourself).
See it if You can be amazed that they find humor in Hamlet, don’t mind gender swaps, and are ok with 3 1/2 hours of Shakespeare. Ruth Negga astounds.
Don't see it if You need to wallow in Hamlet. In no means did they make this a comedy, but infused some moments with humor, and gave an all new Hamlet.
See it if Perhaps the best production of "Hamlet" I have seen, it is gripping from start to finish. Ruth Negga is outstanding.
Don't see it if The only reason to not see this show is if you don't care for Shakespeare's plays.
See it if you are a fan of the play and want to see a pared down, but fantastic, production
Don't see it if long plays aren't for you, you are anticipating a classic production or aren't a fan of inconsistency in accents.
See it if you want to see a well-acted version of the classic Shakespearean tragedy, anchored by a strong lead performance by Ruth Negga.
Don't see it if you don't want to sit through three and a half hours of Shakespeare. The show has some strong moments, but it does drag in places.
See it if Very accessible take on Hamlet emphasizing loss and grief. Ruth Negga is a revelation.
Don't see it if It's an Irish-Ethiopian woman portraying Hamlet and the staging is all doors and plastic sheeting. But it works.
See it if a well-acted version of the classic Shakespearean tragedy, anchored by a great lead performance by Ruth Negga.
Don't see it if long at 3.5 hours with uncomfortable seats without arms. Don't like dark minimalist staging. and a rearranged play
See it if You want to see an excellent nuanced actress playing a very moving, intelligent hamlet and a very good cast and staging
Don't see it if If you dont like shakespeare and hamlet in particular-an over 3 hour play - or if youve seen too many hamlets and dont want to see another
See it if Ruth Negga is a revelation as Hamlet! But concept, the entire cast & staging underscore the power of a play you think you knew. Go!
Don't see it if You expect your Shakespeare done as if Shakespeare were still alive, instead of his plays.
See it if I’ve never appreciated the Lighting n Stagings before this one, it’s simply n effectively done. R Negga is not your usual melancholy Hamlet.
Don't see it if You can’t sit through a 3-1/2 hr Play with a dark n smoky production plus lots of opening n closing of doors.
See it if you want to see a compelling portrayal of Hamlet--I loved Ruth Negga's physicality and interpretation. I enjoyed the staging and lighting.
Don't see it if you can't sit still in a semi-comfortable chair with no armrests for 3.5 hours. also, the sound design was annoying/distracting.