Richard II
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Richard II NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(8 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
12%
Negative
0%
Members say
Intelligent, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing, Delightful

About the Show

Shakespeare in the Square presents the first of Shakespeare's four plays about the House of Lancaster, an exploration of the meaning of kingship and the rising powers that can destroy it.

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Member Reviews (8)

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406 Reviews | 188 Followers
90
Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if You like avant-garde productions of Shakespeare plays that are quirky and over-the-top. Very abstract with German subtitles. Do not miss.

Don't see it if You dislike total nudity and raunchy humor. Not for purists. Totally distorted Shakespeare. Read more

198 Reviews | 11 Followers
82
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if You enjoy good Shakespeare with an exceptional cast.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy Shakespeare!

28 Reviews | 4 Followers
67
Great writing, Overrated, Intense, Disappointing

See it if You like edgy minimalist productions of classic plays. And pared down Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional stagings and less confusion on stage. I’m usually a big fan of Simon Russell Beale but didn’t like his portrayal here

11 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if You've ever identified so strongly with a role, job, position, or social status, only to lose it.

Don't see it if You're not into slow-burn Shakespeare.

7 Reviews | 2 Followers
90
Delightful, Great acting, Epic, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you appreciate great shakespeare, though it was a little slow at times.

Don't see it if if you don't like shakespeare.

5 Reviews | 4 Followers
98
Delightful, Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You love a great night out. You love the works of William Shakespeare. You really want to have a great time.

Don't see it if You are one of the Kardashians, you won't understand a word of it.

3 Reviews | 2 Followers
76
Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if Shakespeare and his Henriad is entertaining for you.

Don't see it if You cannot follow the language. It has complex prose and can be difficult to follow at times.

1 Review | 0 Followers
95
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You love Shakespeare's histories, with interesting tweaks.

Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare, as this is not an easy show.

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