The Rime of the Ancient Mariner OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • VULTURE

  • NY POST

  • HR

  • EW

Opening Night:
December 10, 2013
Closing:
December 22, 2013

Theater: BAM Harvey Theater / 651 Fulton Street, New York, NY,

Synopsis: 

In the icy Antarctic, a ship is lost at sea. And when a mariner shoots a bird thought to be the crew’s salvation, his macabre, guilt-inducing fate—the veritable “albatross around the neck”—is decided. Accompanied by dancer Daniel Hay Gordon, who offers interpretive counterpoint throughout, Shaw skirts a whirlpool, braves a crew of corpses, and rolls Death’s dice with poetic abandon, taking us to hell and back.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    Shivering More Than Timbers

    Charles Isherwood

    December 12, 2013: The formidable Irish actor Fiona Shaw is not encrusted with barnacles or dripping seaweed in portraying the crazed title character in the new stage presentation of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the celebrated verse ballad by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater. As she wanders up and down the aisles before the production begins, she is all but indistinguishable from audience members in her fleece sweatshirt, simple black pants and tennis shoes.

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  • VULTURE REVIEW OF The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    Theater Reviews: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    Jesse Green

    December 12, 2013: The telephone book, traditionally the benchmark for awkward material a great actor can nevertheless bring to life onstage, has a new challenger in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Coleridge’s 626-line poem about a seaman’s supernatural journey, written in 1798 and partly memorized by generations of schoolchildren thereafter, is studded with deathly obstacles to theatrical presentation.

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  • NY POST REVIEW OF The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    Fiona Shaw brings ‘Rime’ to vibrant life at BAM

    Elisabeth Vincentelli

    December 12, 2013: It’s easy to see why Fiona Shaw was a witch on “True Blood” and nasty Aunt Petunia in the Harry Potter movies: The tall, strong-featured Irish actress can do intense like nobody’s business. But the full impact of her power is best experienced onstage, and, fortunately for us, she regularly makes appearances in New York.

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  • HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW OF The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    December 13, 2013:

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  • ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY REVIEW OF The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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