See it if you enjoy straightforward productions of Shakespeare that are not adventurous with the interpretation. Strong cast and intense scenes.
Don't see it if you find it difficult to sit through a 3 hour Shakespeare play. You prefer comedies or musicals.
See it if you like great actors in a traditional but gripping and vibrant performance of one of the world's great plays.
Don't see it if you're sure you don't like Shakespeare and don't want to try again even with a very clear and persuasive production.
See it if you like Shakespeare and a play that closely relates to incidents occurring in our time today
Don't see it if It's raining. My show was cancelled as a result of downpours just as the show was reaching its climax. Hoping to go back to see it again!
See it if For Corey Stoll’s Iago, a revelation. A modern read on love, hate, race and corruption. And, yes, the price of jealousy
Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist. This is not that.
See it if no gimmicks, just bravura acting by cast particularly Iago/Stoll, Desdemona/Lind, Othello/Iwuji, Emilia/Wright; devastating end
Don't see it if not try 2 reinvent/reinterpret play; just lets glorious script on nature of evil/ gullibility/jealousy/men's cruelty 2 women speak 4 itself
See it if You like great acting, clarity in direction and intelligent portrays of every character. Brilliant leads make every moment absorbing.
Don't see it if If you have a hard time with 3 hour productions or the portrayal of pure evil on stage (Iago). This brilliant production hits hard.
See it if You want to see an well-played, conventional staging of one of Shakespeare's finest works. Stoll is especially compelling as Iago.
Don't see it if You've seen a bunch of Othellos already. Although Desdemona's death scene is particularly well-staged, the last two acts felt slow.
See it if Straightforward Shakespeare with brilliant ensemble , gorgeous costumes and The incomparable Delacorte Theater on a perfect summer night
Don't see it if You don’t like a traditional and not modern take or can’t take the distractions of outdoor theater like the raccoons that traverse the stage
See it if Classic Shakespeare done with great direction and acting. Done in traditional style in no frills but perfect.
Don't see it if you want some modern version or insipid production. 3 hours long but worth it.
See it if you want to see a Shakespeare play that isn't often done in NY, with a great performance by Alison Wright as Emilia (stay to the end).
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare (what's wrong with you?), long plays, or outdoor theater.
See it if You love Shakespeare, serious drama, and timeless themes of love, jealousy, gender and race.
Don't see it if If you prefer musicals, comedy or simple stories...or do not like iambic pentameter.
See it if If you truly enjoy great portrayals of famous characters, prefer traditional productions of Shakespeare.
Don't see it if You cannot sit through a full on unabridged 3 hour production, not a fan of Shakespeare, Not one for tragedy and violence.
See it if you love your Shakespeare straight-forward: immortal words, beautifully, classically acted, in exquisite costumes, under an open sky
Don't see it if you want a modern version of this play, cannot sit for 3+ hours to listen to words from the greatest playwright who ever lived
See it if you are a lover of Shakespeare and want to see a more traditional staging of this tragedy.
Don't see it if you have a hard time understanding Shakespeare or don't think you can sit through a 3-hour outdoor production.
See it if you want to see a great production of one of the Bard's masterpieces. This classic production is beautifully staged and acted.
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare but even then you should give it a shot
See it if If you love Shakespeare and great acting in a beautiful outdoor setting. A must for the summer.
Don't see it if Do not see if you are not into Shakespeare’s plays. This is not a light drama or a musical.
See it if you want to see a skilled actor master an iconic role (Corey Stoll as Iago), or just plain enjoy Shakespeare in the Park.
Don't see it if you need this to be the most flawless Othello you've ever seen, or you dislike the Park experience.
See it if you like Corey Stoll (which I very much do); you love Othello, or haven't seen Othello, and are able to snag tickets.
Don't see it if it's raining; you don't have the patience for Shakespeare.
See it if You want to see an intelligently acted and staged production. This is what Shakespeare plays must have looked like a hundred years ago.
Don't see it if you have a short attention span. You need contemporary references to make Shakespeare relevant. You want fancy production design.
See it if you like your Shakespeare told in a straight forward manner with Stoll, a superb Iago & excellent performances by Iwuji, Lind & Wright.
Don't see it if you're not up to a 3 hour performance, no matter how well done.
Also The set was functional, but not very imaginative.
See it if Very efficient; great clarity; Iwuji and Stoll chemistry anchors the two leads; all the humor lands to balance the relentless sorrow of show
Don't see it if Balance of humor with tragedy may lessen the impact for some; spare set design feels cheap compared to past SITP productions
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