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The Merry Wives of Windsor (Hamlet Isn't Dead)
West Village
80

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)

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 .

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.

Critic Reviews (1)

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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