Dissecting Shakespeare in the Park 2011

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Delacorte Theater in Central Park, where Shakepeare in the Park plays in the summer Delacorte Theater in Central Park, where Shakepeare in the Park plays in the summer (Stephen Rees/flickr)

The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park is an annual New York summer rite. This season the company is presenting two late comedies in repertory at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park: "All’s Well That Ends Well,” directed by Daniel Sullivan, and “Measure for Measure,” directed by David Esbjornson. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood joins Elliott Forrest in the studio to weigh in on the season.

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Unfortunately our contest closed last week. You can enter to win tickets directly from the show online here: http://shakespeareinthepark.org/tickets/virtual-ticketing/

Jul. 11 2011 12:21 PM
jfriedman from Oceanside, Long Island

I am a long time listener to WQXR, as is my mother. My parents took me to see Shakespeare in the Park even before I was old enough to understand the English. We would read the synopses before the performances so that I would be able to follow the story line.Prior to each show, we would excitedly visit the Belvedere Castle and garden. During the show we would admire the Belvedere Castle and the lake as a backdrop. I remember waiting on the seemingly never ending line. When we arrived at the really good climbing tree, that ment that we were almost at the front of the line. If we attended a weekend performance, after obtaining our numbers, we would join in with the folk dancers, of all ages,some who I had known for years. When I began working in the city, I would often wait on the standby line. Although most of the time we were able to obtain tickets, I recall many times that we were unable to obtain tickets. Each and every time that we obtained ttickets we were excited, because we never knew exactly when they would run out of the tickets. It is too difficult now to wait on line in Manhattan while taking care of my young son on Long Island. It would be wonderful to win tickets. How do I enter to win the tickets?

Jul. 08 2011 05:52 AM
S. Goldman from NYC

As a longtime supporter of WQXR an WNYC, I thank you very much for providing a haven for those of us who love classical music and intelligent broadcasting, and I thank you for offering these tickets.

Jul. 06 2011 04:38 PM
Mary Jenkins from NYC

I listen to WQXR regularly and am a regular contributor. I especially enjoy choral music and attended Kent Tritle's recent choral event in the Greene Space. I hope I win the tickets because I cannot stand to wait in line and $175 is a bit too much for me to pay for a theatre ticket!

Jul. 06 2011 08:54 AM

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