Henry V

Critics

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Reviews: 4

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 0

You've never seen Henry like this before. Shakespeare's world and our world collide to create a modernized aesthetic of the historical warrior and ruler. Our rendition of Henry V gets down and dirty with the art of war as Henry wrestles with what it means to be a good leader and a good man, while nationalism rises and war is unleashed.

Reviews

Ellen Dostal

So, does it work? It depends on whether you're won over by this particular king. Reinventing Shakespeare's plays to make their messages relevant for today or finding smart and imaginative ways to tell the stories are what it's all about. I'm not a stickler when it comes to tradition but this version of the tale, striking as it is, left me (dare I say it) cold.

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A Noise Within's production hasn't quite found its rhythm, and the tone could use some clarifying. One feels though that whether these things settle into a more cohesive whole or not, directors Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott's “physical, muscular production” (self-described) asks the right questions.

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Shakespeare purists might balk at the omissions, but if you're not a Shakespearean stickler, you may well find that this “Henry” is a breathless theatrical joy ride full of thrills, chills and spills (of blood, naturally).

sweet - F. Kathleen Foley - LA Times - ...read full review


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However, when all is said and done, all other elements of the play might succeed or fail but the weight of the work would still rest on the shoulders of the actor playing Henry V...Though young, Goldstein possesses a composure and gravitas beyond his years. What better choice, then, for the young charismatic king of legend? - RECOMMENDED

sweet - Vanessa Kate - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Ellen Dostal

So, does it work? It depends on whether you're won over by this particular king. Reinventing Shakespeare's plays to make their messages relevant for today or finding smart and imaginative ways to tell the stories are what it's all about. I'm not a stickler when it comes to tradition but this version of the tale, striking as it is, left me (dare I say it) cold.

sweet-sour - Ellen Dostal - BroadwayWorld Los Angeles - ...read full review


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A Noise Within's production hasn't quite found its rhythm, and the tone could use some clarifying. One feels though that whether these things settle into a more cohesive whole or not, directors Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott's “physical, muscular production” (self-described) asks the right questions.

sweet-sour - Melanie Hooks - Colorado Blvd - ...read full review


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Shakespeare purists might balk at the omissions, but if you're not a Shakespearean stickler, you may well find that this “Henry” is a breathless theatrical joy ride full of thrills, chills and spills (of blood, naturally).

sweet - F. Kathleen Foley - LA Times - ...read full review


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However, when all is said and done, all other elements of the play might succeed or fail but the weight of the work would still rest on the shoulders of the actor playing Henry V...Though young, Goldstein possesses a composure and gravitas beyond his years. What better choice, then, for the young charismatic king of legend? - RECOMMENDED

sweet - Vanessa Kate - Stage Raw - ...read full review