Matt Damon is to tackle the works of William Shakespeare with seasoned thespian Vanessa Redgrave during a night of readings in New York City later this month (Jun13).

The pair will read sections of the playwright's work alongside other stars including Alan Alda, Jesse L. Martin, Christine Baranski and Gloria Reuben for an evening forum, entitled What Are We Worth? Shakespeare, Money, And Morals.

The play extracts will focus on the topics of money and justice, while Harvard professor Michael Sandel will lead a discussion on the subjects.

The event will be held on 17 June (13) at the Delacorte Theater in Manhattan's Central Park.