Life Brief and Glorious
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Life Brief and Glorious

Life Brief and Glorious NYC Reviews and Tickets

(8 Ratings)
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Ambitious, Confusing, Slow, Edgy, Overrated

About the Show

The New Collectives presents this contemporary take on the Polyxena/Achilles myth of the Trojan War. An exploration of the theme of how identity and public roles are filtered through public and private behavior.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (8)

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74 Reviews | 26 Followers
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like fresh takes on old stories, you enjoy seeing good work produced on a shoestring budget

Don't see it if you're expecting to see a recreation of the movie "Troy," you prefer when classical text stays classical Read more

276 Reviews | 48 Followers
Disappointing, Overrated, Confusing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You like to see plays that try to offer another side to the classical story and already know the characters from the “Illiad.”

Don't see it if You get annoyed at playwrights who throw in gratuitous foul language to attempt to “modernize” an ancient theme. Read more

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
Ambitious, Slow, Confusing, Indulgent, Clunky

See it if You enjoy modern takes on classic stories. You want to support a small theatre company trying out big ideas.

Don't see it if You have little/no familiarity w/the Trojan myth. You want classics performed in verse. You want a more relevant adaptation of the myth.

99 Reviews | 18 Followers
Ambitious, Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if A hip version of The Trojan Women appeals with cell phones ,a reporter and modern dress

Don't see it if You like your Greek classics traditional

120 Reviews | 14 Followers
You better be familiar with the iliad and greek mythology or you will be lost, Confusing, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You are into Greek mythology

Don't see it if Want a play with a plot or point

31 Reviews | 10 Followers
Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You want to see the famous myth of the Trojan war come alive in the modern era, from the views of strong leading female characters.

Don't see it if You don't have some previous knowledge of the story and its character. Read more

41 Reviews | 6 Followers
Intense, Sometimes too slow sometimes too fast

See it if You have interest in Greek mythology, want to see something unique

Don't see it if you want a script that doesn't need some cuts

17 Reviews | 5 Followers
Entertaining, Confusing, Overrated

See it if You know the ins and outs of the Iliad.

Don't see it if You want a modern take on a Greek tragedy, or if you want a totally coherent narrative.