Shakespeare in Love Reviews
BroadwayWorld- Somewhat Recommended
"...Despite the movie's fame - not to mention its Oscar win - and my adoration for literature and love stories, I somehow never was interested in watching it. It's been on my "one day" list for as long as I can remember. So, when the opportunity came up to review the regional premiere of the stage adaptation at The Keegan Theatre, I leapt at the chance to fill in my pop culture gap. Unfortunately, it may be that this production is better-suited for fans of the movie, rather than those of us who hold the history and literature behind it in high esteem."
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
"...With a title like Shakespeare in Love (and its dimestore-novel connotations), you might expect this show to be one of the shallowest, most questionable entertainments you are likely to find. You would not be disappointed. Shakespeare in Love is shameless, delirious, fangirl idolatry of the author considered to be the pinnacle of writing in English. Don't go to Shakespeare in Love for facts or history. Go to Shakespeare in Love for good, trashy fun. On the night I saw it, the audience, packed cheek-by-jowl into the Keegan Theatre, had a ball."
MD Theatre Guide- Somewhat Recommended
"...Somewhere, “Shakespeare in Love” went astray, delivering an uneven opening night. Individual technical elements succeeded and the play enticed plenty of laughs, but as a whole, it fell short of its source material. The ongoing pandemic has been especially hard on the performing arts and disrupted many other theaters rehearsal and performance schedules. Perhaps Keegan Theatre similarly contended with troubles backstage. Hopefully with more performances under their belt, “Shakespeare in Love” will settle into a more cohesive show."