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MUSIC BOX THEATER

239 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

LA BETE

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Mr. Rylance delivers a comic performance of such polished crudeness that it easily ranks with his Tony-winning tour-de-farce of two years ago

Ben Brantley, New York Times

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
LOVED IT!,
Sep 26, 2010
reviewer: from NYC
This show was a Pleasant surprise. Absoultely out loud funny! Great performances by all but I must say Mark Rylance was a scene stealer ....I would see it again! Loved it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
MARK RYLANCE!!!,
Oct 01, 2010
reviewer: from Germany
La Bête is an absolute rarity: an american comedy a la Moliere, playing in 1654 in France, and in verse.The play is a true festival of geniousity and talent and is profounder as it seems.Mixing extrem vulgarity with extrem rafinesse.Rylance brights in all Valere´s registers: an excessive character, egotistical, vulgar, pompous, showy and insensitiv beast: La beteIt was worth to be one week in NYC only to see him!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Simply brilliant,
Oct 03, 2010
reviewer: from Melbourne Australia
Yes, you have to like theatre to like this show. No, if you are there to see the TV stars do something familiar, or have an all-singing all-dancing special effects spectacular, you won't be happy. So that's fine, go see Cats again. Really: to those reviewers who didn't like this, I say: you didn't get it. Honestly, complaining about a lack of set changes...? Not all Broadway is Wicked you know. Rylance is one of the finest actors of his generation and here is in virtuoso form, and the others do a fine job of providing things for him to bounce off, the verse dialogue is ingenious and brilliantly delivered, and if I'd been in New York three more nights I would have seen it three more times. So: if you love theatre, rather than Broadway, you will love this play. If you want cheese and helicopters, there's always Miss Saigon.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Finally! I got the message!,
Oct 04, 2010
reviewer: from New Jersey
T totally agree with M. Piazza. The ending hit me right in the chest!Anyone who's engaged in mediocrity should stay home.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
carolg,
Oct 05, 2010
reviewer: from UK
Saw it in London and was absolutely entranced by the acting and the play itself. I hope that New York loves it as much as we did.
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