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 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.
See it if Want another "interpretation" of Hamlet which tries hard to be striking, with an interesting choice for a lead
Don't see it if This is not as bad as BAM's Medea but most of cast seem too often to be acting in a different play than their lead who doesn't engage engage
See it if You want to be on the edge of your seat for 2.5 hours. If you like Shakespeare. If you want to see an innovative and interestingly cast show
Don't see it if You don’t like Shakespeare. Dark sets. Incense. A quirky lead. Brief frontal nudity. If you want a cheerful, happy ending.
See it if You want to experience “Hamlet” presented with every word in tact - 3 1/2 hours of yummy Shakespeare.
Don't see it if Elizabethan English is difficult for you to understand. It was hard for my companions to get. It’s my education so I luxuriated in it.
See it if you want to be blown away by an amazing interpretation and direction by Yaél Farber.
Don't see it if you are a Shakespeare purist.
See it if You want to see Shakespeare staged in a nearly perfect manner. Ruth Negga is incredible as Hamlet, as is Aoife Duffin as Ophelia. Fast paced
Don't see it if You’ve come to require plays of 90 minutes or so. This is 3 hours and 30 minutes. Yet it moves quickly.
See it if You love Shakespeare and like new adaptations. The staging was PARTICULARLY good.
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or long shows. It was good, but at 3.5 hours, it's tough on a worknight.
See it if 3 1/2 hours fly by. The performances and minimalist staging are divine. Much more enjoyable than the Glenda Jackson production of King Lear.
Don't see it if traditional casting is important to you.
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.
See it if You enjoy Shakespeare and would like to see a new take on it that emphasizes Ophelia's relationship with Hamlet and makes the audience think
Don't see it if You dislike the idea of women playing men or expect a straight performance of the text
See it if Thoroughly riveting, this production is not boring or staid for a minute.
Don't see it if You like you Hamlet 100 per cent fsithful to the text, there’s an on stage catholic class priest accepting Claudius’s confession.
See it if Ruth Negga is fantastic. The supporting cast, too, is excellent. A moving and intense 3 1/2 hours.
Don't see it if This is a 3 1/2 hour production and you have to pay attention. The accents and the language demand it. So it's not an "easy" night out.
See it if No matter how many Hamlets you have seen, see this one. Hamlet and Ophelia are particularly great as is the direction and visual sense.
Don't see it if You don't like theater.
See it if You’re a fan of Ruth Negga and want to see a staging that brings on its own masterful atmosphere
Don't see it if You’re not a fan of modern dressed Shakespeare. Also know that it is a long evening
See it if You want to see an interesting interpretation of a classic. It's staged very well and uses all of that beautiful theatre to the fullest.
Don't see it if you're not prepared for a very long evening. It's well acted, but I wouldn't call it fast-paced (it was strange to me what was kept and cut)
See it if You enjoy the language and imagery of Shakespeare. Most of the script is kept, but the performers really embody the text beautifully.
Don't see it if If you don't enjoy Shakespeare or prefer a shorter theatre experience.
See it if I loved everything about this show. I thought that the staging was wonderful and that Ruth Negga's portrayal of Hamlet was superb.
Don't see it if If you do not like Shakespeare you will not enjoy this production. If you do not like productions that run 3 1/2 hrs with one intermission
See it if You like innovative Shakespeare productions which remain somewhat classical in presentation and overall tone.
Don't see it if You like standard fare.
See it if Exceptional acting, staging and execution. The ticket to get.
Don't see it if Don’t like long posts. It’s over three hours, but in my view, worth every minute.
See it if You want to see a fairly traditional interpretation of Hamlet. Negga's performance is excellent & I enjoyed the moody staging.
Don't see it if If you would prefer a more modern or shortened version. It's a little long for my taste, I would have enjoyed it more had it been shorter.
See it if you feel you haven’t seen a good production of Hamlet, or you’re longing for a well-written, well-performed, and we’ll-directed production.
Don't see it if three-and-a-half hours is tough for you to sit through.
See it if you want to see Ruth Negga give a brilliant performance as Hamlet; you're a Shakespeare aficionado
Don't see it if you get easily frustrated with uneven pacing; you hate a droning underscore; you get particularly antsy after 3.5 hours