Henry V NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(15 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
7%
Negative
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Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging

About the Show

The Rogue and Peasant Players presents William Shakespeare's Henry V, the historical English drama of its title character.

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Member Reviews (15)

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88
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You like in your face productions and edgy acting.

Don't see it if Staged productions with costumes

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like stripped-down interpretations of the Bard, with excellent storytelling and a great cast.

Don't see it if You're not into stripped-down interpretations of the Bard, with excellent storytelling and a great cast.

50
Banal, Epic, Quirky, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like the notion of a rag-tag, slightly uneven group of amateurs as "flat unraised spirits" in this mostly well-directed play.

Don't see it if You need your Shakespeare well-spoken... at least in English; the French scene is great! You want to laugh in Eastcheap, or to root for Hal.

100
Ambitious, Epic, Intense, Profound, Resonant

See it if you want to understand why classics become classic. Politics are one thing, but underlying humanity informs everything anyone does.

Don't see it if you're going to fall asleep. You'll miss it, and then you'll regret it. See it when you're wide awake.

100
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Epic, Riveting

See it if You love historical plays with great writing.

Don't see it if You don't have 3 plus hours to enjoy a great play

75
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you love Shakespeare

Don't see it if you love the "Hangover" movies.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Resonant

See it if the casting of Michelle Terry in the tile role was a brilliant and timely. She was superb!

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare or can't handle seeing a female hero(ine) as King.

99
Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Relevant, Masterful

See it if you like great stories well told.

Don't see it if you are a bore

Critic Reviews (3)

Theatre is Easy
February 3rd, 2016

"I felt as though I had been invited to watch a final semester project at one of New York’s fine acting schools...The production’s greatest asset is Kelly Monroe Johnston’s magnificent staging...The production is solid and will remind you of the beauty and simplicity of this glorious text."
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On Stage Blog
January 28th, 2016

"On the whole, the show looks interesting, without being especially remarkable...Everything about this ‘Henry V’ works. It all hangs together, the actors know what they’re doing, an aesthetic has been committed to, a world has been created, you can watch and experience Shakespeare’s play without impediment. And that’s it. This show doesn’t reinvent the story, it doesn’t challenge it and break new observational or theatrical ground, it just tells the story well."
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Adventures in the Endless Pursuit of Entertainment
February 4th, 2016

"The production, directed by Kelly Monroe Johnston, is at once simplistic and chaotic. Out of a cacophony of sound, cleverly punctuated by a wonderful percussion set of hanging wine bottles and buckets, comes forth a clarity of text. It's interesting and entertaining...In this 400th year since the death of Shakespeare, it's a great idea to add Rogue & Peasant's production of 'Henry V' to join in on the commemoration."
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