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Much Ado About Nothing (Hamlet Isn't Dead)
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Much Ado About Nothing (Hamlet Isn't Dead) NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(21 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
0%
Negative
5%
Members say
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Hilarious

About the Show

Hamlet Isn't Dead presents Shakespeare's timeless romantic comedy, which follows the ups and downs of love in the Italian countryside.

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Member Reviews (21)

92
Fast, Funny, Faithful, Sharp, Tuneful

See it if you understand that playing Shakespeare fast & loose is your best chance of playing it faithful to the original.

Don't see it if for you Shakespeare is sacred & immutable. Read more

85
Absorbing, Clever

See it if It's Much Ado; you know if you want to see it or not. This is a more feminist take than many you see. As good as any production I've seen.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or need 100% adherence to the text.

Critic Reviews (2)

March 21st, 2018

"Joyful and high-energy production...The play text is streamlined and rendered with speed, clarity, and exuberance...Talented cast...Expertly moves between moments of slapstick humour and deeply felt emotion...Focus is on the language-spoken with such colloquial clarity that it hardly seems out of place...The performance embraces joy and merriment but with such skill that it doesn't seem naïve or simplistic. This is Shakespeare that is accessible and moving."
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March 19th, 2018

"Evident in every moment is the company's affection for the text and joy in playing. Director James Rightmyer Jr. leans full tilt into the title's meaning - there is, indeed, much ado along the journey the characters take, but as things wind to a happy end and the company joins in song, there is the most joy and release as they hit the nonsense refrain...I thoroughly enjoyed myself during this high-quality performance. A truly excellent cast across the board."
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