Playing In The Park

Every summer, the Delacorte Theatre hosts one of the city's most popular theatrical traditions, the New York Shakespeare Festival, fondly known as Shakespeare in the Park. A brainchild of Public Theatre/NYSF founder Joe Papp, the four-decade-old tradition of staging the classics outdoors began when Papp pulled his Mobile Theatre into Central Park in 1957 and performed for free. Five years later, Papp, seeking a permanent home for his troupe, locked horns with parks commissioner Robert Moses,

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