Hamlet Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.0 Stars)

Number of reviews: 8



5.0 star rating James Hardie from London, England


I saw this in London with the the same cast except for Gertrude and thought it excellent. So much so, I've tickets to see it again on Broadway in October.

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5.0 star rating Allie from Maryland


Jude Law is a flawless Hamlet. Great production in NY. I do recommend it. Our seats were front row, amazing to be so close to Mr. Law.

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5.0 star rating Charlotte McCauley from Cottage Grove, MN


I have never been to a play before from Shakespeare, it was totally enjoyable and entertaining. I understood what was happening on stage and enjoyed it to the max. I am wondering if they dress any different on opening night, as I went in Sept. I love Jude as an actor and he is great on stage and took time to greet his fans after the play. Wonderful performance Jude!

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5.0 star rating Brenda Allen from Celebration, Florida


I have been an English teacher for 34 years (so you can imagine the intense relationship I have had with Hamlet!!), but I can honestly say that I have never been as moved by a live performance as I was by that of Jude Law. The minute I saw that he was to perform Hamlet at your theater, I purchased tickets. I planned my entire Thanksgiving vacation around that day. It went beyond my wildest dreams. As his heart broke, so did mine. When he wept, so did I. The performance that Mr. Law did was so real, so authentic, so perfect to Shakespeare. It will be with me for the rest of my life. Please send him my most sincere thank you.

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4.5 star rating Jojofromrichmond from Nellysford, VA USA


Mr. Law devoured the boards one at a time like a tasty feast, with a physicality that was mesmerizing. Is it possible for hair to act? All right, I am a Jude Law fan, and no particular scholar of the Bard, but for one night was transported to Elsinore and the lure of its secrets and duplicity. The cast danced the noble dance with Hamlet, but ultimately, t'was the Prince of Denmark who brought emotions to the brink. Woe is me!

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4.0 star rating Yvonne Korshak from New York City


Jude Law is a brilliant, youthful, athletic and intensely responsive Hamlet -- he brings a new dimension to the role. The rest of the cast is a mainly just competent with some less than that. See it for Law and Shakespeare!

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2.0 star rating Dianne Hunter from West Hartford, CT, USA


Jude Law delivers the rogue and peasant slave soliloquy well, but he does the first soliloquy as though he is teaching it to the audience. Eyre is good as the ghost; and Ron Cook energetically performs Polonius and the First Grave digger. The performer of Gertrude is impressive through to the closet scene, but uninteresting after that. The performer of Ophelia is badly in need of voice training. The performer of Claudius is dull. After Hamlet's return from his sea voyage, the play limps to a dull conclusion, poorly directed and weakly performed.

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