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Shakespeare in the (Central) Park

In the English-speaking world, two cities are synonymous with theater: London and New York. With the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park summer series, those two worlds converge as the best of the Bard is performed by internationally acclaimed actors at the Delacorte, Central Park’s open-air theater. With enough space to seat up to 1,800 viewers, you might think you’d have a hard time hearing the action on stage, but the Delacorte's state-of-the-art audio system means that every spectator has the chance to sit back and enjoy the magic of Shakespeare’s virtuoso dialogue. On June 24 the Shakespeare in the Park players finished their run of Othello, which critics hailed as masterful. From July 17 through August 19, you can catch the company’s production of Twelfth Night, wherein a shipwreck, a pair of twins, and some unexpected gender confusion makes for a funny and compelling evening. To find out how to get tickets (which are absolutely free), see the official Shakespeare in the Park website.

Address: 81 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

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