Seize The King
Seize The King
80

Seize The King NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(6 Reviews)
Positive
83%
Mixed
17%
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Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining, Indulgent

Will Power interprets Richard III in a free outdoor production from Classical Theatre of Harlem. 

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Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy adaptations of Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you are a purist.

76
Intelligent, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a multifaceted show with great acting and an easy-to-follow plot.

Don't see it if You do not like Shakespearean adaptation.

Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
July 11th, 2021

"This production is more adept overall at conveying the play’s humor than its heft: the waste of innocent lives in service of vain rulers, the need for vigilance against the resurgence of the vanquished...Dance, a regular feature of Classical Theater of Harlem productions, is used here to extraordinary effect."
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Theatermania
July 14th, 2021

"Director Carl Cofield knocks that message out of the park in a smart, razor-sharp production that surprisingly delivers as many laughs as gasps, thanks to its stellar cast...Cofield keeps the action moving at a steady clip with short, well-paced scenes separated by interludes featuring five dancers whose movements often provide elegant, chorus-like commentary on the action."
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Lighting & Sound America
July 15th, 2021

"For a play that straddles two eras, Power has devised a distinctive language, combining a modern vocabulary with Elizabethan cadences; it's a strategy that proves highly effective...We so rarely get such vigorous, contemporary poetry, so well-suited to the demands of drama, that this alone makes 'Seize the King' worth your attention."
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New York Theater
July 11th, 2021

Power’s use of street vernacular doesn’t bother me..What’s harder for me to accept is Power’s replacing Shakespeare’s verses with his own poetry that is just as dense and convoluted...My objection, however, dissolves...thanks to CTH's glorious production..(especially the) five dancers whose interludes are what in particular make “Seize the King” feel wondrous.
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