Henry IV (Hamlet Isn't Dead)
Closed 2h 15m
Henry IV (Hamlet Isn't Dead)
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Henry IV (Hamlet Isn't Dead) NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(47 Reviews)
Positive
68%
Mixed
26%
Negative
6%
Members say
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Ambitious, Clever

About the Show

Hamlet Isn't Dead presents a gender-bending take on Shakespeare's celebrated coming-of-age story about one of history's most incredible kings.

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Member Reviews (47)

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952 Reviews | 387 Followers
49
Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Slow, Amateurish

See it if You're a huge Shakespeare fan and want to see their version, with some interesting gender bending roles.

Don't see it if You want to see a good production. The idea was good but the acting, music and singing was bad and there was no sets or costumes at all.

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
79
Ambitious, Entertaining, Quirky, Enthusiastic, Gets off to a rough start but improves

See it if You like modern interpretations of classic plays. You want to support a young, scrappy & hungry company.

Don't see it if You prefer more traditional interpretations of classic plays. You don't want to be up close to the staging. Read more

337 Reviews | 87 Followers
82
Great fun, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever, Great energy

See it if You'd like to see a very fresh, young & surprisingly clear Henry IV, with humor that's refreshingly contemporary—this Falstaff abides, dude.

Don't see it if Your idea of Shakespeare is classic & stiff, rather than the rough & scrappy troupe the originals must have been. Read more

302 Reviews | 101 Followers
70
Entertaining, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if You like your Shakespeare condensed and delivered with a rock score . ..really condensed . A three hour play was done in 1 hour

Don't see it if You expect strong actors who understand verse.

263 Reviews | 30 Followers
82
Quirky, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if You enjoy seeing classic plays updated and don't need an elaborate set or large theatre.

Don't see it if You dislike gender reversals or taking liberties with a traditional script Read more

211 Reviews | 38 Followers
68
Good acting, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if you like somewhat of a modern take on Shakespeare by enthusiastic company of young actors.

Don't see it if don't like watching plays in "living room" sized space, have a hard time deciphering Shakespeare language or prefer traditional Shakespeare.

172 Reviews | 24 Followers
77
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are a Shakespeare fan; like a fun, fast paced, well acted performance

Don't see it if you don't like very small space with actors on top of you; you like a more pure Shakespeare

141 Reviews | 56 Followers
65
Clever, Delightful, Confusing, Disappointing, Funny

See it if You want to see a Shakespeare play no matter the quality. There are funny moments at times.

Don't see it if You dislike cheap productions. Although the idea of "strong woman" means well, they shouldn't carry it out that way.

Critic Reviews (1)

Pop Dust
May 6th, 2017

"A striking take on the material that lends it life, vigor, and a blistering pace that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats...Not a plot point gets missed, all major character beats are left intact, and the play moves brilliantly...The overall arc of the play works, but the tonal shift between acts is jarring...These niggles aside, Hamlet Isn't Dead's 'Henry IV' is a rocking good time. The take is clear, the music is awesome, and the performances excel."
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