The Merry Wives of Windsor (Hamlet Isn't Dead)
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The Merry Wives of Windsor (Hamlet Isn't Dead)
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The Merry Wives of Windsor (Hamlet Isn't Dead) NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(35 Reviews)
Positive
83%
Mixed
17%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Clever, Quirky

About the Show

Hamlet Isn't Dead presents a holiday-themed take on Shakespeare's ribald comedy featuring the outrageous and irrepressible John Falstaff. 

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Member Reviews (35)

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668 Reviews | 155 Followers
88
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if ...you want to see a very good case made for the basic strengths of what might be Shakespeare's least distinguished comedy.

Don't see it if If you have no interest in cracked productions of Shakespearean comedy, you might be a little less tolerant of all the foolery than I was .

563 Reviews | 195 Followers
80
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Good silliness

See it if You enjoy high energy comedy. You like modern takes on Shakespeare. You want good, over the top, entertainment.

Don't see it if You want a traditional interpretation of Shakespeare with no edits. You prefer dramas. You like a natural approach to classic plays.

379 Reviews | 229 Followers
50
Disappointing

See it if you want to support an energetic group of mostly young actors.

Don't see it if you don't like overly broad, overly loud performances by a cast that shouts instead of acts. Maybe the fault of the director.

349 Reviews | 58 Followers
80
A classic all dressed up for the holidays, Endearing, Small-scale

See it if Shakespeare lovingly & bracingly performed by a cast of clever actors in a space not much bigger than a living room. No declaiming, just...

Don't see it if bright, quick fun, maybe a little too big & a bit too forced for the space, but everyone is having such a good time, why carp?

335 Reviews | 87 Followers
80
Fresh, Energetic, Great ensemble cast, Clever, Great fun

See it if You're up for a fresh and seasonal take on a Shakespearean trifle by this consistently inventive, fun and energetic, talented young troupe.

Don't see it if You don't equate Shakespeare with slapstick, silly or slo-mo — they're all here, and appropriately so; Shakespeare as intended and original. Read more

302 Reviews | 82 Followers
85
Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy well performed and clearly articulated Shakespearean comedy book with modern costumes/music and minimalist set in casual theatre

Don't see it if you do not enjoy or cannot understand easily Elizabethan English or humor, prefer elaborate traditional costumes and set or a formal theatre

245 Reviews | 37 Followers
86
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if Saw 60s version at soldiers monument. It was entertaining and they did lines of Shakespeare with modern times and twists

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist.

227 Reviews | 57 Followers
75
Great fun - well executed, Delightful

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare's sillier plays, if you are in the mood for something light

Don't see it if Farce turns you off or you are looking for something polished

Critic Reviews (1)

Classical NYC
December 10th, 2017

"Framed as a Christmas trifle, with red-and-green clothes and even ugly sweaters, HID'S 'Merry Wives' is as giddy as a cup of good strong nog. Once again, the company brings out a strong ensemble full of excellent clowns who double as musicians, and don't object to interjecting modernisms to keep the jingle ball rolling...The cut is smart, keeping the (very few) known speeches, conflating unnecessary characters, and moving the plot along briskly."
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