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Oskar Eustis, Kevin Kline, and Jeffrey Wright Celebrate the Delacorte's 50th Anniversary

Monday, June 11, 2012

Oskar Eustis, artistic director at the Public Theater, and Shakespeare in the Park alumni Kevin Kline and Jeffrey Wright talk about celebrating the 50th anniversary the Delacorte Theater and the 2012 season of Shakespeare in the Park, which includes Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” and Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical “Into the Woods.”

Guests:

Oskar Eustis, Kevin Kline and Jeffrey Wright
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Comments [5]

john from office

I meant Elitism

Jun. 11 2012 12:44 PM
john from office

These segments border on elitest.

Jun. 11 2012 12:40 PM
Bob from Pelham, NY

Many years ago I attended a performance iof Hamlet which had to be stopped when, in the middle of Stacy Keach's delivery of the "Get Thee to a Nunnery!" speech, the actress playing Ophelia had to put the book she was carrying on her head to keep the heavy rain out of her eyes. Mr. Keach cracked up, the performance was halted and (unfortunately) had to be cancelled as the rain increased -- but still a great memory.

Jun. 11 2012 12:30 PM
Brooklyn listener

On Shakespeare in the park and nature:

Last year during Measure for Measure, there was a scene when Isabella would come on stage to confront Claudio. While she descended a staircase, it started raining. After a delay, the rain stopped and the show started, as soon as Isabella started down the stairs the rain started again. This whole sequence repeated again. Finally, when Isabella would come on stage, the crowd would go wild! The rain held off for a bit, but eventually the performance was called off, at which point the actors came out on stage and clapped for the audience! We sat through at least 4 rain delays. It was a moving theater experience.

On a negative note, there's a no umbrella policy? The staff cited sound system issues, but during a rain delay we should be able to use umbrellas.

Jun. 11 2012 12:21 PM
Abby from Manhattan

I was at a performance of Much Ado where the rain was coming down and they tried hard not to call the show. For those of us intrepid enough to stay (Senator Moinahan was booed when he gave up) Kevin Kline came out and did an improv tap dance to Singin' in the Rain. We felt so rewarded! Thanks for the incredibly happy memory.

Jun. 11 2012 12:17 PM

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