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Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park was launched on June 18th, 1962, especially for Joe Papp’s Shakespeare productions. In this 50th anniversary season, WNYC’s Sara Fishko has the story of the determined Mr. Papp, and his long road to Shakespeare in the Park.  Here is the next Fishko Files. 





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Executive Producer: Sara Fishko
Assistant Producer: Laura Mayer
Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

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Comments [2]

anna from new york

Sure, Zach, what isn't heroic there.
A social climber, dishonest and manipulative is such a hero. Yiddish with it literature of course didn't speak to Jewish people and Poles of course don't have great literature. For an American communist, English, the language of empire and ladies and "gentlemen" "spoke" exactly when those few Yiddish speaking people who survived needed all the help they could have ... didn't got it.
Our hero was to busy promoting "The Merchant of Venice." No decency, no scruples, just pure ambitions and scoundrelism.
Illiterate, pretensions, primitive crowd without any concept of ethics worshiping scoundrels.

Jun. 14 2012 04:49 PM
Zach from UWS

Great Story! Joe Papp is definitely one of my NYC heroes.

Jun. 14 2012 04:25 PM

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