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Henry VI: Part Three
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Henry VI: Part Three NYC Reviews and Tickets

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About the Show

The Drilling Company presents a free outdoor mounting of Shakespeare's history play set in modern times.

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Member Reviews (1)

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Entertaining

See it if OK, it is over, so you can't, but it is an enjoyable presentation for completists who need to see them all. It is well textured.

Don't see it if It has aggressive (stylized) violence contrasted with the calm and mild Henry toing and froing, preparing us for the more popular Richard 3.

Critic Reviews (3)

August 7th, 2017

"The actors of this production prove that even Shakespeare in a parking lot can be a transcendent experience...Brad Frost is wonderfully bloodthirsty...Alessandro Colla turns out a compelling performance...There is one important difference between 1400s England and 2017 America: democracy. That may be our saving grace, but it doesn't mean we have nothing to learn from 'Henry VI: Part 3,' especially as presented in this very timely production."
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August 7th, 2017

"Clancy skillfully dramatizes the battle for power in a divided nation...His battle scenes are simply staged and highly effective...The cast magnificently works together exposing the basic human needs that motivate these huge, historic characters...Every cast member deserves a shout out for their intense level of focus and truthful characterization...The Drilling Company presents the best outdoor Shakespeare in the city. Don’t miss these opportunities for a great experience."
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August 14th, 2017

"The overall vibe was that this troupe was going to put on a play for the sheer joy of telling a really good story...That being said, the production itself ran the gamut in terms of quality and clarity...Clancy’s choices are not subtle. He clearly wants the audience to feel the relevance of Shakespeare’s words to today...Nevertheless, there were outstanding moments, namely Colla’s performance...The enthusiasm exuded by the ensemble as a whole is undeniable."
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