I had the great pleasure to see some Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park on Saturday night, at the Delacorte Theater in New York’s Central Park.
|The Delacorte Theater in New York's Central Park|
I saw The Comedy of Errors, directed by the acclaimed Daniel Sullivan. He directed Al Pacino playing Shylock (again!) in 2010 revival of The Merchant of Venice.
|The Delacorte with Belvedere Castle in the background|
|Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater|
Not only are they great together, but the energy and enthusiasm they have for the language is delightful. They obviously love working together, and while I know that they are both very busy working on TV, I do hope they continue to perform Shakespeare as often as possible.
By all means, go see this production if you can. It is the shortest of Shakespeare's plays, and I couldn't believe how fast it went. Shakespeare believed that brevity is the soul of wit, and the play which only runs 90 minutes, was filled with almost non-stop laughter.
I had seen the play years ago. I read it again not long ago, but that was before I started working on these Shakespeare Solved versions of the plays.
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