Shakespeare Gardens can be found all over the world. These stairs are the entrance to the Shakespeare Garden in Central Park, which was dedicated to Shakespeare’s work in 1913. In the garden are many of the flowers and plants mentioned in his plays from rosemary to a mulberry tree. You will also find bronze plaques with his quotes scattered throughout the garden. The garden is spread out over an area of four acres. Even in winter, the garden is beautiful.
The Delacorte Theater is a very short walk from the steps in the photo. Shakespeare in the park is held there every summer. Tickets to the productions are free; you simply need to wait in line for them. You can also now get tickets in a virtual ticket lottery on their website the day of the performance. Either way it would seem it’s better three hours too soon than a minute too late, a quote from The Merry Wives of Windsor.
At the official opening of the Delacorte Theater in 1962, George C. Scott performed in Shakespeare’s the Merchant of Venice. That was followed up with a production of The Tempest with James Earl Jones as Caliban. They are just the first two in a long line of many great actors and actresses who have performed there. This summer they will put on another production of The Tempest with Sam Waterston (from Law and Order, not his first time at the Delacorte) as Prospero. That will be followed up with a production of Cymbeline.
Near the entrance to the Delacorte Theater are statues of Romeo and Juliet and Prospero from The Tempest.
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