Howard Miller takes a look at Hamlet at the Park Avenue Armory:
I have encountered multitudes of Hamlets through the years. Some have been powerful and thrilling (Richard Burton, 1964). Others have been self-indulgent and ineffectual (Judith Anderson, 1970). Still others have seemingly been designed as experiments for playful directors (Oscar Isaac bravely wending his way through Sam Gold's decidedly eccentric 2017 production). And now there's director Robert Icke's riveting Hamlet in performance at Park Avenue Armory, starring Alex Lawther as the melancholy Prince of Denmark whose method and whose madness drive the play.