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Talking Shakespeare in the Park With Directors Jack O'Brien and Daniel Sullivan

The Tony winners will helm the Public Theater's annual free summer productions at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. logo

Not only are Jack O'Brien and Daniel Sullivan old pals, but they're also very well-regarded directors of Shakespeare. This summer, O'Brien and Sullivan are at the helm of the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park series, staging the comedy Much Ado About Nothing and the tragedy King Lear, respectively. In anticipation of the productions, TheaterMania sat down with the Tony winners to discuss their interest in the Bard and the reason free Shakespeare is not only important to New York City, but the whole theatergoing world.