Penguin Random House: Publishing Sponsor of Shakespeare in the Park
Penguin Random House continues its longstanding run as Publishing Sponsor of Shakespeare in the Park, produced by the Public Theater and presented in Central Park’s Delacorte Theatre beginning on Tuesday, May 24, with an all-female version of The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and featuring Olivier Award nominee Cush Jumbo as Katherina and Tony Award winner Janet McTeer as Petruchio. The Taming of the Shrew performances are presented through June 17. Troilus and Cressida, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, will be staged from July 19 to August 14.
In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, a number of Penguin Random House imprints are publishing new editions of the Bard’s works as well as alternate takes on Shakespeare for young readers and those in need of a refresher. Here is a selection:
Signature, the site that is “making well-read sense of the world,” recently posted these interesting Shakespeare pieces: An Ode to Shakespeare from Kurt Vonnegut, The Art of Political Rebellion on Shakespeare’s Stage and An Illustrated Starter Guide to Phrases Coined by Shakespeare.