In this 1962 photo provided by the Public Theater, James Earl Jones portrays the Prince of Morocco in the Shakespeare in the Park production of "The Merchant of Venice," the first production at the Delacorte Theater in New York's Central Park, directed by Joseph Papp and Gladys Vaughan. This summer, The Public Theater is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Delacorte, home of its free Shakespeare in the Park program _ a beloved staple for both actors and audience. (AP Photo/Public Theater, George E. Joseph)

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In this 1962 photo provided by the Public Theater, James Earl Jones portrays the Prince of Morocco in the Shakespeare in the Park production of "The Merchant of Venice," the first production at the Delacorte Theater in New York's Central Park, directed by Joseph Papp and Gladys Vaughan. This summer, The Public Theater is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Delacorte, home of its free Shakespeare in the Park program _ a beloved staple for both actors and audience. (AP Photo/Public Theater, George E. Joseph)
In this 1962 photo provided by the Public Theater, James Earl Jones portrays the Prince of Morocco in the Shakespeare in the Park production of "The Merchant of Venice," the first production at the Delacorte Theater in New York's Central Park, directed by Joseph Papp and Gladys Vaughan. This summer, The Public Theater is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Delacorte, home of its free Shakespeare in the Park program _ a beloved staple for both actors and audience. (AP Photo/Public Theater, George E. Joseph)
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