Richard III (Public Theater)
Ends Jul 17 2h 40m
Richard III (Public Theater)
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Richard III (Public Theater) NYC Reviews and Tickets

64%
(23 Reviews)
Positive
35%
Mixed
48%
Negative
17%
Members say
Confusing, Disappointing, Great staging, Too long, Quirky

A daring new production of Shakespeare's classic, directed by Tony-nominee Robert O'Hara.

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26 Reviews | 4 Followers
25
And boring, Shakespeare unintelligible, How to bravely make

See it if Inclusivity is your major reason for going to a show

Don't see it if you expect greatness, as in previous productions at Shakespeare in the Park Read more

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy excellent Shakespeare that is exquisitely acted and interpreted

Don't see it if you are not down for 3 hours of Shakespeare

963 Reviews | 338 Followers
During previews
75
Too long, Some terrible acting, Great set, Terrific gurira, Ambitious

See it if for Gurira's masterful acting, and Washington's. Ali S is awful. Gr use of gr set w/fun special FX. RIII's evil power-grab resonates today.

Don't see it if you want all strong actors. Material suffers from many sub-par performers. Sign lang is disruptive. Text should be cut (almost 3hrs).

942 Reviews | 225 Followers
During previews
35
Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if If you like your Shakespeare woke. Modern, bad direction.

Don't see it if If your a Shakespeare purest.

612 Reviews | 269 Followers
During previews
74
Vivid but flawed production of will's story of man who becomes king thru murderous plotting & bald deceit

See it if tale of underestimated ambition is cautionary tale/Trump; visually vivid; cast led by Danai Gurira/Richard humanize characters

Don't see it if confusing; tough to understand motivations of characters, including Richard;* woke use of sign language distracting; some actors miscast Read more

594 Reviews | 223 Followers
During previews
67
Long, Mish-mash, Disappointing, Edgy, Intense

See it if You’re a big Gurira fan and would love to see her chew on a major stage role — especially one that’s typically played by a man.

Don't see it if You can’t stand long Shakespearean dramas with uneven direction and performances.

501 Reviews | 127 Followers
During previews
66
Strange choices, Slow, Indulgent, Great writing, Disappointing

See it if you love everything Shakespeare no matter what changes are made to the original characters; actress playing Richard is excellent

Don't see it if this production is more noteworthy for it's choices of inclusivity than for the writing of Shakespeare; use of sign language is Read more

375 Reviews | 228 Followers
During previews
69
Ambitious, Uneven, Some good acting, Confusing, Quirky

See it if Interested in a very politically correct production that is well staged & has some good acting.

Don't see it if may find it hard to follow if you don't have previous knowledge of the plot. Use of sign language, while admirable in intent, is distracting Read more

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