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A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Public's 2nd Shakespeare in the Park production

The Public Theater has announced that A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Daniel Sullivan, will be the second production in this summer�s Shakespeare in the Park. The play will run from 6 Aug - 9 Sep 2007.

Shakespeare in the Park is a free event organised each year by the Public Theater in which they present two of Shakespeare's plays at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. This year's first production is Romeo and Juliet, directed by Michael Greif, and starring Oscar Isaac (Romeo) and Lauren Ambrose (Juliet).

This year the Public has extended the run of the two Shakespeare in the Park productions from four to five weeks.

Daniel Sullivan's last directorial effort for Shakespeare in the Park was Merry Wives of Windsor in 1994. He is the director of Graig Lucas' comedy Prelude to a Kiss cuurently being presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company at the American Airlines Theatre. His many Broadway credits include Rabbit Hole (2006), After the Night and the Music (2005), Julius Caesar (2005 revival) and Brooklyn Boy (2005).

A Midsummer Night's Dream was last staged at Shakespeare in the Park in 1991, by Brazil�s Teatro do Ornitorrinco entirely in Portugese; the last production in English was in 1983.

Shakespeare in the Park is being sponsored this season by Bank of America.

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