Tag: Shakespeare

  • Meryl Streep | Photo by Brigitte Lacombe

    Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline read Romeo and Juliet in Central Park in June

    NEW YORK CITY: So she’s 62 and he’s 64. So what? It’s a staged reading. And it rekindles a perennial what-if among those actors who’ve been paired over the years. On Monday June 18, Meryl Streep will play Juliet to Kevin Kline’s Romeo in a one-night reading directed by Daniel Sullivan (who is quickly establishing a name for himself as a Shakespearean interpreter). The event is 50th anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater, in which the Public Theater is charging tickets at $1,500 a pop. To make that night worth the price, Al Pacino will be honored for his body of work with the Public, which includes his playing Shylock in “The Merchant of Venice” in 2010. There will also be dinner al fresco and a party after the reading. The benefit event is being chaired by Public Theater Board Members Arielle Tepper Madover and Alexandra Shiva Maybe it is the ticket price that got people in a conniption. An Entertainment Weekly writer kvetched: Kline and Streep certainly have the gravitas to pull off Romeo and Juliet, but the wrinkled elephant in the room — their ages. Will Montague be played by Mickey Rooney? Will the nurse be less of …