Macbeth (Classic Theatre of Harlem)
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Macbeth (Classic Theatre of Harlem)
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Macbeth (Classic Theatre of Harlem) NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(14 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
7%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining

About the Show

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents a free, family-friendly mounting of Shakespeare's immortal tragedy in Marcus Garvey Park.

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Member Reviews (14)

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263 Reviews | 52 Followers
95
Great acting, Great staging, Original, Intense, Riveting

See it if You love Shakespeare with a difference.

Don't see it if You only like classically staged Shakespeare, or you don't like Shakespeare at all.

216 Reviews | 222 Followers
87
Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing, Refreshing

See it if You'd enjoy a highly talented group of actors putting a modern spin on a Shakespeare classic. Fun, family friendly and entertaining.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy outdoor theater or if you do not like the works of Shakespeare.

178 Reviews | 279 Followers
85
Energetic, Engaging, Great acting, Creative staging, Entertaining

See it if you want an outdoor Shakespeare experience this summer that's super-accessible, from the venue to the great acting. Nothing "hard" about it!

Don't see it if You just dislike Shakespeare. But if you're just up to see a good play well done, go for it. High energy, captivating.

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166 Reviews | 23 Followers
72
Disappointing, Great staging, Original

See it if you enjoy dance-infused productions, want a night of theater outside without having to sit on the ground, & want to see a great Lady Macbeth

Don't see it if you've never seen Macbeth before (this abridged version could be hard to follow if you don't at least know the plot)

36 Reviews | 5 Followers
89
Clever, Great staging, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if great music, set, and effects on large stage in outdoor setting. Active and compelling production with fine acting; never a dull moment.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare dramas and/or outdoor productions in public parks. Otherwise, go.

11 Reviews | 19 Followers
70
Confusing, Dated, Entertaining, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if like plays by William Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you don't like old scripture.

12 Reviews | 2 Followers
100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You love when a Shakespeare show is placed into a new context and the new context is fully embraced

Don't see it if You dislike interpetive Shakespeare

6 Reviews | 1 Follower
80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Cliched, Banal, Clever

See it if If you already know the play.

Don't see it if If you love Shakespeare go Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
July 22nd, 2016

"The noise and the night are factors whenever 'Macbeth' is performed outdoors in an urban setting, but somehow they’re particularly effective enhancements here. They help this production survive some uneven stretches and a general sense of rushing through the material...Ty Jones, the theater company’s artistic director and a commanding stage presence, tackles the title role...Jason Delane as Macduff makes its most heart-wrenching moment very effective indeed."
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Time Out New York
July 14th, 2016

"Set in 20th-century Ethiopia, this one-act truncation speeds by. Familiarity with the story helps though all of the celebrated soliloquies are there, with Ruff’s climactic sleepwalking speech and Jones’s spirit-fueled breakdown particularly effective. There are quibbles: The porter cracks obvious Trump jokes and the weird sisters are visually eerie yet vocally garbled. But like the best campfire ghost stories, this multicultural 'Macbeth' delivers goose bumps."
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Lighting & Sound America
July 25th, 2016

“There's plenty of sweep in Cofield's staging...For all its speed and spectacle, this production goes a long way toward illuminating the shifting relationship between Macbeth and his too-ambitious wife...This was my first experience with this company, and clearly its members are not afraid to provide a classic play with a boldly stylized profile while remaining fundamentally true to the text.”
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