Henry V (American Theatre of Actors)
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Henry V (American Theatre of Actors)
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Henry V (American Theatre of Actors) NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(17 Reviews)
Positive
82%
Mixed
12%
Negative
6%
Members say
Ambitious, Great acting, Slow, Intense, Clever

About the Show

Shakespeare’s definitive parable of war and warriors is re-imagined in a production that uses modern dress with period-style weaponry.

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Member Reviews (17)

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764 Reviews | 212 Followers
73
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you would enjoy the mishmash of current dress and old weapons in the Bard's play that juxtaposes war and diplomacy. Good energetic troop.

Don't see it if the constant coming and going, up and down in a cavernous space with voices in all directions is not the Shakespeare you expect. It's long.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
70
Clear, Dutiful, Slow, Masculine

See it if you would like to see a clear, fairly complete accounting of Shakespeare’s most mature history play.

Don't see it if you know Henry V so well that you expect a new production to prune the material & shape a point of view. Read more

384 Reviews | 132 Followers
65
Purist, Slow

See it if An alright production of Henry V w/ minimal cuts/edits to the text. You know the play already. This didn’t seem made for fresh eyes.

Don't see it if HV benefits from thoughtful trimming/adapting of the draggy parts, and a more precise sense of period, class distinctions. Read more

374 Reviews | 69 Followers
65
Ambitious, Slow, Ameteurish, Funny

See it if If you like Henry V and would enjoy a dimplistic but faithful production of this play.

Don't see it if If you want a full production when watching period pieces or if you prefer modernized Shakespere.

292 Reviews | 62 Followers
75
Ambitious, Funny, Intense, Slow

See it if You like stage fighting. It gets pretty intense.

Don't see it if You have trouble understanding Shakespeare. There are moments in this where they get the message across well, but it's inconsistent.

263 Reviews | 52 Followers
76
Competent, Unedited

See it if You love Shakespeare and Henry V specifically. This is the full script, no pruning to focus on the high points. Overall, well done.

Don't see it if You want a new interpretation or an edited version. This is a workman-like production - but it gets the job done.

223 Reviews | 110 Followers
78
Decent henry v with great lead

See it if you love Henry V. It helps to know Henry IV and the other histories on earlier reigns but is enjoyable regardless. Good acting, battles.

Don't see it if You mind even slight stumbling in your Shakespeare. While fine, this production is not perfect, And it runs some 3-plus hours. Read more

247 Reviews | 25 Followers
77
Ambitious, Disappointing, Intense, It's shakespeare!

See it if You love Shakespeare's Henry[s] and want to see V played with heart in an intimate space. The performances are worth the price.

Don't see it if You can't sit through an entire Shakespeare Henry play - this is NOT Hamlet/MacBeth, and they can't change the plot/dialogue!

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