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[[advertisement]] [[image - color photograph of cowboy with lariat riding his horse]] Marlboro [[image - color photograph of two packs of Marlboro cigarettes]] [[copyright symbol]] Philip Morris Inc. 1985 Lights: 10 mg "tar," 0.7 mg nicotine Kings: 16 mg "tar," 1.0 mg nicotine av. per cigarette, FTC Report Feb. '85 [[boxed text]] SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Quitting Smoking Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks to Your Health. [[/boxed text]] [[/advertisement]] [[end page]] [[begin page]] NEW YORK SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL The New York Shakespeare Festival has been under the leadership of Joseph Papp since its beginning in 1954 as The Shakespeare Workshop (as it was first called) in a church basement on the lower East Side of Manhattan. The Free Shakespeare Summer Festival, which began in 1956 at the East Side Amphitheater, became part of the Central Park landscape the next year when a flat-bed truck which had toured city parks collapsed near Belvedere Lake. The Delcorte Theater was built there in 1962 and two years later the Mobile Theater was developed to tour city parks and playgrounds. Seeking a year-round home and an outlet for the production of new American plays, the Festival obtained the funds to convert a New York City [[image - black & white photograph of scene from play]] HAIR landmark building, the Astor Library, into the Public Theater, which opened with the original production of Hair in 1967. Committed to the presentation of works by young dramatists, Mr. Papp has produced over 280 plays and musical works since the Festival moved into its permanent home. Today, with an international reputation, the Festival encompasses Free Shakespeare at the Delacorte Theater, six stages under the roof of the Public Theater, the Mobile Theater, Broadway, national and international tours, television and motion pictures. New York Shakespeare Festival productions have collectively won 28 Tony Awards (including three special Tonys), 81 Obies, 28 Drama Critics Awards and three Pulitzer [[image - black & white photograph of two actors in costume]] TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA [[image - black & white photograph of two actors]] STICKS AND BONES
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