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“Fewer characters, blended scenes, and one single simple set throughout brought in a resounding applause a little over an hour later. ‘Macbeth3’ is as dark as Shakespeare’s original vision, if not darker and maybe a little more satanic. Lisa Wolpe’s execution of this gender-bent tragic tale is clever and, in comparison to other Shakespeare renditions, revolutionary.” Full Review
See it if If you like Shakespeare in any form, if you like truncated Shakesoeare and unique casting.
Don't see it if If you don't like over the top intensity, multiple roles per actor or huge edits or the set of Cats. Macbeth on steroids
See it if you want to see a trimmed-down CliffsNotes-version of the play with only three actors.
Don't see it if you're expecting new revelations due to the gender-swapping...or if you're a Shakespeare purist.
See it if you like-Shakespeare-great dramatic performances-small intimate venues-great staging/costume design-talented actors juggling multiple roles
Don't see it if you-aren't familiar with Macbeth-want live music-don't like actors taking on multiple rules-don't like Shakespeare
See it if You love language & brilliant actors plying their craft in a stripped-down Shakespeare that concisely cuts to its essence, truth & heart.
Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare straight – unabridged & full of artifice, & don't care if you miss the disarming, exhilarating Lisa Wolpe.
See it if You like an original take on Shakespeare
Don't see it if there are only 3 actors who play all the rolls and it was at times confusing as to who some of the minor characters were.
See it if you enjoy new interpretations of old favorites. A solid attempt at a re-imagining with an interesting visual quality. Salamone was great.
Don't see it if you're a purist or expect grand productions in a black box. Macbeth's portrayal was a bit cardboard but the other actors made up for it.
See it if You think Shakespeare's great parts shouldn't be restricted by gender or color. You like clever reinventions of classic texts.
Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare in 5 acts where the men play men and women play women.
See it if It was like Wolpe & her 2 costars were in two different plays: they weren't as good as her & she was in drag & they were not. 'Great sets!
Don't see it if You don't know Macbeth well. It'd B frustrating & confusing 4 those unfamiliar w/ Macbeth. Casting could've been better. 'Great adaptation!
See it if You like to support small theatre productions, strong Shakespearean acting, wonderfully-executed gender bending, dystopian settings.
Don't see it if You dislike low budget sets/costumes.
See it if you appreciate a woman who can do producing/writing/directing also if you are into the gender bending genre in the theater , fastpaced
Don't see it if you don't understand Shakespearean dialogue; don't understand the concept of gender bending; cant keep up with rapid costume changes
See it if You like new interpretations of the Bard. Uneven acting and mixed gender roles never quite gels. Applaud the effort, not the production
Don't see it if You're not into Shakespeare. You know nothing about Shakespeare. You've never heard of Shakespeare.
See it if you love seeing non-traditional interpretations of Shakespeare and longer plays being stripped down to their essence.
Don't see it if you've never read or seen Macbeth before (this version might be too confusing), or if you're uncomfortable with actors cross-dressing.
See it if Taut Shakespeare adaptation works on every level. Perfect gender blended casting becomes invisible. Small theater, intense experience.
Don't see it if You don't know Macbeth at all, or you want everything to be predictable.