Shakespeare in the Park is a New York City institution that has drawn more than 5 million people since it was first staged in Central Park’s Delacorte Theater in 1962. Each summer the Public Theater presents two Shakespearean shows, with free tickets distributed in the park and other locations around the City. This year, Kenny Leon will direct the rollicking comedy Much Ado About Nothing (May 21–June 23). In July, things turn darker with the political drama Coriolanus (July 16–August 11), directed by Daniel Sullivan. The Delacorte’s season wraps with a special Public Works presentation of Hercules (August 31–September 8), an adaptation of the 1997 Disney movie musical directed by Lear deBessonet.