Henry IV (Hamlet Isn't Dead)
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Henry IV (Hamlet Isn't Dead)
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Henry IV (Hamlet Isn't Dead) NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(47 Ratings)
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (47)

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393 Reviews | 101 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

121 Reviews | 29 Followers
82
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You like your Shakespeare with modernizations

Don't see it if You prefer your Bard as is

287 Reviews | 32 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

72 Reviews | 10 Followers
80
Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like seeing well conceived, well acted contemporary interpretations of Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You want easy entertainment. You are a purist about Shakespeare.

58 Reviews | 13 Followers
80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You've never seen Henry IV and don't mind women playing men's roles and audience interaction.

Don't see it if You want a traditional production of Shakespeare.

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

87 Reviews | 20 Followers
78
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you like Shakespeare performed by an enthusiastic cast who bring the characters to life.

Don't see it if you only like pure Shakespeare or do not like an intimate setting.

104 Reviews | 15 Followers
77
Clever, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You want an interesting cut that isn't half bad, with solid performances. Shakespeare-lite.

Don't see it if Previews were a bit over-acty and hamfisted across the board - although some really subtle great stuff was done with the Mortimers.

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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