HAMLET

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    October 1, 2009

    What the popular press said...

    BEN BRANTLEY for NEW YORK TIMES says,"If vigor were all in acting Shakespeare, Jude Law would be a gold medal Hamlet."

    JOE DZIEMIANWICZ for NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says, "[Jude Law] a spine-tingling and richly layered performance"

    ELISABETH VINCENTELLI for NEW YORK POST says, "swift, well- acted, easy on the eyes and a breeze to follow. It's not an unforgettable Hamlet, but it's a chic, well-executed one -- perfect gateway Shakespeare.

    JOHN SIMON for BLOOMBERG says, "The production has one comforting aspect for the Broadway theatergoer: A major British mounting of Shakespeare is for once as dismal as the standard American ones, making our usual loss no greater, but at least sparing us the sin of transatlantic envy."

    ELYSA GARDNER for USA TODAY says, "As brave, beautiful and robustly exciting a reading of this play as you're likely to see."

    LINDA WINER for NEWSDAY says, "This is likely to feel more like a movie-star vehicle than a provocative interpretation of great conflicted tragedy."

    DAVID SHEWARD for BACK STAGE says, "Apart from Law's riveting performance, there's not much worth focusing on."

    DAVID ROONEY for VARIETY says, "It's an accessible presentation, but rarely exciting and even less often moving."

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