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May Violets Spring NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(36 Reviews)
Positive
78%
Mixed
17%
Negative
5%
Members say
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

About the Show

Turn to Flesh Productions presents a retelling of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' from Ophelia's point of view.

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Member Reviews (36)

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60
Ambitious, Clever, Slow, Small scale, Long

See it if you're interested in a novel approach to WS. The verse is used cleverly; Ophelia has her day. The play needs cuts; it wears out its welcome.

Don't see it if you'd rather see real WS. I would. Even an ambitious reworking isn't close to the great original. MVS suffers further from uneven acting. Read more

75
Edgy, Rating is a comp. between my 60 and partner's 900

See it if would like a new view of Hamlet thru the eyes of Ophelia

Don't see it if It did not work for me but partner loved it. My score 60 partner 90

70
Ambitious, Slow, Entertaining, Uneven directing, Needs editing

See it if You're familiar w/Shakespeare. You enjoy twists on classic plays. You like verse plays.

Don't see it if You want consistent direction-the 2 acts don't match. You want a concise play: it's too long & unnecessarily has 2 acts. Read more

72
Ambitious, Slow, Clever, Quirky, Mostly good acting

See it if You want to see a new spin on an old classic that is pretty well executed.

Don't see it if You can't have fun with Shakespeare. Also it felt long! This could do with a little tightening. Good acting mixed with mediocre acting.

74
Original, Quirky, A little long, Topical

See it if you're open to adapatations of Shakespeare that have very little to do with the original play, and you like female-centric shows.

Don't see it if if you're impatient with lots of liberties being taken with the story, uneven acting and a very spare production.

73
Ambitious, Good acting, Different

See it if you are interested in Shakespeare, specifically in an original approach to Hamlet.

Don't see it if Shakepeare is not your thing and you do not enjoy Shakepearean verses.

72
Clever, Quirky, Acted with heart, Slightly-amateurish, Ambitious

See it if you're a Shakespeare fan who doesn't mind his work (mostly Hamlet with other allusions and lines thrown in) reforged for contemporary times.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate Shakespearean language, are a Bard purist, dislike independent high-school-production-feel shows; are misogynistic. Read more

90
Clever, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if A seamless mix of Shakespeare & fresh, inventive iambic pentameter clearly delivered, essentially creating a new play in the Canon appeals.

Don't see it if You're such a Shakespearean purist that you'll pass on hearing the language sing so effortlessly & clearly from this fine cast. Just see it. Read more

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