June 16, 2006
Shakespeare in the Park
Poster by Rafal Olbinski
A good part of summer in New York City is Shakespeare in the Park. I used to be a regular attendee but it has been a lot tougher to get into NYC for a day - and the lines for free tickets has gotten long (a good thing for Shakespeare though). Some of the best productions I've ever seen were there in the park and I saw Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep and a lot of other actors before they hit the really big time money in films.
This year is its 50th year and the series starts with free performances of Macbeth in Central Park.
If you can't get to the park, you can at least read Shakespeare online and explore popular books and lesser-known gems at your computer using Google Book Search. The search is a cool tool anyway.