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Public Theater Teases First 2013 Shakespeare in the Park Show!

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"The first show is a delicious comedy that will feature
a beloved Public Theater Park alum in one of the lead roles."
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Comedy of Errors is very kitchen oriented. So that's delicious right?

Updated On: 12/20/12 at 04:19 PM
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Sounds like Pacino as Hamlet to me.
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I would love Anne Hathaway in the Merry Wives of Windsor if I can dream..
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I feel like Comedy of Errors and Taming of the Shrew are the only side-splitting comedies that could be characterized as "delicious" and haven't been done all that recently in the park. I think Hathaway could make a very funny Kate.
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I recall hearing that Love's Labor's Lost was an option. But I don't think that's a "delicious comedy".
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There's also the possibility it isn't Shakespeare...

Love's Labor's Lost would be interesting but didn't the Public just do that recently downtown? Agree that I wouldn't characterize that as a "delicious comedy."
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The last time the first show of the summer season WASN'T Shakespeare was 1998 when the first show was Skin of Our Teeth.
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Has the Festival has never done Comedy of Errors in the park? It would seem a perfect show for the Delacorte.

Updated On: 12/20/12 at 08:45 PM
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The last time the first show of the summer season WASN'T Shakespeare was 1998 when the first show was Skin of Our Teeth.

No, in 2009 the first show was The Bacchae. It most likely is Shakespeare I was just throwing out the possibility.

A Comedy of Errors is probably the most realistic guess (plus I don't think it has been done at the Delacorte anytime recently.)


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The Public did just do LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST downtown, but the version being talked about for the park this coming summer is a musical adaptation by Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman, directed by Timbers.

I'd heard previously that it was being eyed as the second of the two shows in the season, so it would make sense that this clue is referring to something else for the opening slot.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
Updated On: 12/21/12 at 02:10 AM
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No, in 2009 the first show was The Bacchae. It most likely is Shakespeare I was just throwing out the possibility.

Um, no. There was the little show called Twelfth Night that year that came first. The Bacchae was the second show.
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When was the last time a non-Shakespearean comedy was performed in the park? I can't even recall one.
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The Cherry Orchard, if you consider that a comedy.
Tartuffe in 1999.
The Skin of Our Teeth in 1998.
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I just wish they'd do a tragedy or a history. Sick of comedies.
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I wish they would bring over the Comedy of Errors that played Regents Park a few years ago. That was DELICIOUS.

Also, Hathaway as Katherine is making me drool. Any dreams for her Petruchio?
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Measure for Measure and All's Well That Ends Well weren't exactly fun time comedies.
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Technically All's Well and Measure for Measure aren't comedies, they're problem plays.
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Maybe Kevin Kline (a beloved Delacorte alum if there ever was one) in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (although he has already played Falstaff at LCT in Henry IV and may not want to return to the role). On the other other hand, he did HAMLET twice at The Public (the first production was loathsome and misdirected so a few years later Mr. Papp let him come back and do it again --this time Kline directed himself-- and that production was well-received and they filmed it for PBS).





Updated On: 12/21/12 at 07:06 PM
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Anne Hathaway is definitely not the actor in question. While I'd love to see her back in the park, she's filming the new Steven Spielberg movie in London next year, which will occupy most of her time through 2013 (including when she'd have to be available to do a summer show.)
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
Updated On: 12/21/12 at 07:22 PM
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I would love, love, love to see David Tennant and Catherine Tate together in another Shakespeare after their "Much Ado About Nothing." How about "Taming of the Shrew," or should I say "Taming of the Who?"
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That is a wonderful suggestion, darquegk. They were fantastic as Beatrice and Benedict.
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The second hint just arrived in an email blast:

The first show next summer has been adapted into a musical more than once.
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Is there another musical version of Taming of the Shrew?
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"Delicious"? Sounds like Titus Andronicus to me.
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