Theater: Star Time in Central Park

TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare

The surest way to persuade a movie or TV star to appear onstage for minimal pay is to offer a juicy part in Shakespeare: the prestige seems to be all but irresistible. That stratagem has worked time and again for producer Joseph Papp for the 33 summers that he has staged free shows in New York City's Central Park. Rarely if ever has it reaped him a richer harvest of celebrities than in the Twelfth Night that opened this week.

Michelle Pfeiffer, an Oscar nominee this year for Dangerous Liaisons, makes her stage debut as the...

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