Troilus and Cressida (Hamlet Isn't Dead)
Closed 2h 10m
Troilus and Cressida (Hamlet Isn't Dead)
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Troilus and Cressida (Hamlet Isn't Dead) NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(21 Reviews)
Positive
81%
Mixed
14%
Negative
5%
Members say
Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

About the Show

Hamlet Isn’t Dead presents an all-female exploration of "Troilus and Cressida." Watch the Greeks and Trojans clash as Troilus and Cressida enter into a doomed love story from which few escape unscathed.


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Member Reviews (21)

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75
Good singing, Absorbing, Uneven editing, Uneven acting, Ambitious

See it if you like creative versions of WS's plays. Huge cast, w widely-varying degrees of talent. Enjoyable music before ea act and in Act I.

Don't see it if you require all strg actors. Or dislike deep text cuts wh undermine story (Cr's betrayal scene incoherent). Spirited, hardworking ensemble.

80
Great music at the breaks, Action-packed, Fast, Truncated, Smart

See it if you’d like a fast, smart, fully female accounting of a touching but somewhat problematic Shakespeare play, a love story in time of war.

Don't see it if the idea of an all female world disturbs you or you are expecting the full original play. Read more

77
Some great acting, Disappointing, Great music, Difficult to track, Ambitious

See it if you want to see an infrequently preformed play & support all female theater. A few of the women are marvelous, others are phoning it in.

Don't see it if you expect a feminist interpretation, only the pronouns have changed. Directorial choices make tracking the vast cast difficult.

78
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want an all-female, enthusiastic, & game cast in 1 of Shakespeare's rarely seen plays w/themes relevant to today.

Don't see it if You'd prefer 1 of Shakespeare's better known plays. You prefer more traditional staging and/or casting. You want Shakespeare unedited.

85
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you are up for an all women cast performing one of Shakespeare's lesser known, but riveting plays. These women are up to the task!

Don't see it if You prefer seeing men playing the roles of men, but why?

80
Riveting, Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if It's a seldom-produced Shakespearean epic with no doubling. It's very well done. It's a good company with good actors. Go see it.

Don't see it if There are a LOT of characters and they can be a little tricky to keep track of, but unless you need impressive sets or male actors, see it.

69
Confusing, Ambitious

See it if into a decent, charming at times production of a rarely seen play

Don't see it if you seek an interpretation that is either classic or edgy; this is mildly in-between. Read more

83
Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Romantic, Funny

See it if you like Shakespeare, are interested in plays that are staged less often, want to support women-focused theater companies.

Don't see it if you can't abide changes to Shakespeare or don't like to watch women on stage. Read more

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