The Public Theater's free Shakespeare in the Park production of King Lear has begun rehearsals. The tragedy plays The Delacorte Theater from July 22-August 17.

The production stars Tony and Emmy winner John Lithgow in the title role.

(© Tammy Shell)
(© Tammy Shell)

Joining Lithgow in the role of Goneril is Tony and Oscar nominee Annette Bening in her first New York stage appearance in two decades.

(© Tammy Shell)
(© Tammy Shell)

Steven Boyer and Jay O. Sanders take on the roles of the Fool and Kent, respectively.

(© Tammy Shell)
(© Tammy Shell)

Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs the revival.

(© Tammy Shell)
(© Tammy Shell)

Click here for more information on King Lear.