New York Shakespeare

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Tomorrow night, the 50th season of free Shakespeare in Central Park begins with "As You Like It." Nowadays, we take for granted that—come summer—great actors will appear at the Delacorte theater and enthrall us with their performances under the stars. But as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, it wasn’t always so. In the early days of Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, every day, every play...was a new challenge. Here is the next Fishko Files.

Note: Shakespeare in the Park will feature AS YOU LIKE IT and the musical adaptation of TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (which replaces A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM).