St. Ann's Warehouse presents the final installment of Donmar Warehouse's trilogy of all-female Shakespeare productions set in a women’s prison. Directed by Tony nominee Phyllida Lloyd
and featuring Harriet Walter. More…
After being exiled for decades to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the brother who stole his throne. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in Shakespeare's classic romance. St. Ann’s has been a proud home for this trilogy, which has ignited a cultural and social conversation about gender, equality, and aspiration on both sides of the Atlantic, as it empowers women to play Shakespeare roles normally reserved for men.
See it if you like Donmar works. Good text cuts, but annoying prison interruptions.Full immersion is impossible. Well acted and well staged.
Don't see it if you want traditional Shakespeare; this is not! I liked the all-female cast, esp'ly Walter. She has the presence to anchor the play.
See it if You want to see a Shakespeare play that challenges traditional gender roles. You enjoy non-traditional staging. You want great acting.
Don't see it if You prefer more traditional interpretations of Shakespeare & staging. You want clear speech-some accents made it hard to understand.
See it if See an exceptionally talented actress in Harriet Walter and a great ensemble cast; experience Shakespeare in a non traditional presentation.
Don't see it if you are a Shakespeare purist; you prefer extravagant sets; the prison setting sometimes intrudes on the story yet also defines it .
See it if you LIVE for innovative Shakespeare adaptations and all-star ensemble casts.
Don't see it if don't enjoy non-traditional Shakespeare productions, or Shakespeare in general.
See it if you like Shakespeare or are attracted by Phyllida Lloyd's promising vision. You enjoy the exploration of theatre as artifice.
Don't see it if you have sky-high expectations. Despite Brantley's claim, this is not the best version The Tempest you will ever see. (Ariel is excellent!)
See it if You appreciate fresh takes on Shakespeare. The gender bending and having it set in a women's prison add so much to this classic.
Don't see it if if you hate all things Shakespeare no matter how brilliant
See it if You like Shakespeare.ingenious staging, innovative approaches to classics, a wonderful evening of theater.
Don't see it if Theater in the round,travelling to Brooklyn,women actors playing traditional men's roles.
See it if you've liked the other all-female Shakespeare productions directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
Don't see it if you are primarily interested in a fresh, insightful presentation of The Tempest.
See it if Donmar's take on Shakespeare is always worth seeing. The female cast works; im not sure the prison setting does. Walter is magnificent.
Don't see it if you don't want to contemplate the nature of captivity, or feel it cant have any connection to Shakespeare. The text is heavily edited.
See it if you are interested in alternative approaches to great theater. Harriet Walker is magnificent as she is in everything. No one else memorable
Don't see it if you are looking for entertainment in the usual sense of the word. Not much happens here. it is more about his/her experience of isolation
See it if you love Shakespeare, great acting, the women of Donmar Warehouse, the beautiful St. Ann's Warehouse space, you're alive and it's still on..
Don't see it if you don't like non-traditional interpretations of Shakespeare (takes place in a women's prison)
See it if You love the theater, Shakespeare, being entertained, being moved, great acting, great art, life itself.
Don't see it if You hate theater, being entertained, being moved, life itself.
See it if You like a clever take on Shakespeare, a play set within a play with an all female cast.
Don't see it if Shakespeare is not your cup of tea.
See it if You want to see a brilliant take on Shakespeare's final play with an amazing all female cast. Don't be skeptical of the prison aspect.
Don't see it if You can't stand anything other than a classical adaptation of Shakespeare and have a really closed mind about what theater is
See it if You have liked all of the other Donmar productions at St.Anne's..this one is the best. If you love seeing powerful performances.
Don't see it if You can't stand anyone doing different takes on a Shakespeare production or don't like the idea of an all female cast.
See it if The payoff of Lloyd's Shakespeare Trilogy/prisoner motif. Woof. Absolutely brilliant casting. To see yourself in classic, off-limits roles.
Don't see it if Looking for straight presentation of text, rather than eminently enjoyable take. Object to women finally getting a look-in and owning it.
See it if Appreciate alternative spaces and casting (all female cast) Believe Shakespeare benefits from modern context
Don't see it if you are a purist
See it if If you like Shakespeare performed with muscular energy and by dynamic performers like Harriet Walters done in a non-traditional way, perfect
Don't see it if You are bothered by non-traditional casting or prefer museum quality Shakespeare or hate modern dress staging, this is not for you
See it if If you love Orange is the New Black and Shakespeare, THIS is the show for you! This truly is The Tempest but in a contemporary setting.
Don't see it if You don't want to go to Brooklyn.
See it if you want to see a creative production of Shakespeare's classic, featuring a revelatory performance by Dame Harriet Walker.
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare. If so, it's your loss.
See it if you love Shakespeare or the Tempest, want to see a fresh & often revelatory take on the text, love seeing strong brilliant women onstage.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in an all-female cast, only like traditional takes on Shakespeare, or have no familiarity with the material.