Richard III (Smith Street Stage)
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Richard III (Smith Street Stage)
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Richard III (Smith Street Stage) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Intelligent, Funny

About the Show

Smith Street Stage presents a free, outdoor, modern-dress production of Shakespeare's celebrated play, the story of Richard III's ruthless rise and swift fall.

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Member Reviews (5)

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434 Reviews | 125 Followers
84
Engaging, Diabolical, Aurally thrilling, Excellent cutting, Michael hanson = richard 3

See it if excellently presented & trimmed Richard3, great outdoors in Brooklyn, free, echoes of Drumpf & Obama & country in crisis are to your liking

Don't see it if can't abide Shakespeare, political lessons, city noise & screaming children, helicopters & garbage Trucks soundbombing metal folding chairs

99 Reviews | 20 Followers
80
Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You like Shakespeare, you like cheap but really good theatre, you want to have dinner while watching a show, you like outdoor theatre

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare, you don't like the outdoors Read more

33 Reviews | 31 Followers
85
Great acting, Great staging

See it if A well-acted play that rose to the challenged of being performed on a park blacktop. The trims in the play were mostly well-chosen.

Don't see it if You need every word of a Shakespeare play performed or have a problem with female actors in parts such as Prince Edward and Richmond. Read more

11 Reviews | 2 Followers
85
Great acting, Funny, Intelligent, Outdoors

See it if You love great free Shakespeare! Smith Street Stage reliably produces wonderful productions, and Richard III was no exception.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy Shakespeare.

9 Reviews | 3 Followers
80
Entertaining, Relevant

See it if you like Shakespeare, free shows and solid productions

Don't see it if you dislike Shakespeare or are expecting something flashy

Critic Reviews (2)

Theater Pizzazz
June 24th, 2017

"A superb production of the complex, speech-heavy and violent Shakespeare classic...The production is underscored by unexpectedly terrific performances from multiple cast members who demonstrate not mere facility, but command of Shakespeare’s language, such as one might expect on a professional stage...The women of this performance were especially powerful...Director Jonathan Hopkins and the entire Smith Street Stage company are to be commended for this production."
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New York Theatre Review
June 22nd, 2017

"The major accomplishment of this production is proving that a free show outdoors doesn’t have to mean a second-rate production...The acting is solid across the board...A lack of characterization plagues this interpretation...While the show was well-produced, it oftentimes felt more like a family-friendly version outside of the realities of the world rather than an impassioned depiction of one of the greatest stories of political corruption in the English canon."
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