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List of Shakespeare Productions

Montage of play programsI’m an opportunist. I don’t care about the play’s title or who is in it; if I have an affordable opportunity to see Shakespeare, I do so. If we’re on vacation and discover some Shakespeare at the destination or en route, we order tickets.

With that in mind, this list is revealing in two ways. One, it represents through my experience what titles tend to be most often produced over the past 30 years.

Two, it proves to be a treasure of Hollywood who’s who, most of whom were “who?” back when. Certainly, some actors were already headlining stars when I saw them in London (Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Dalton) or in the United States (Lynn Redgrave, Al Pacino). Many more were my favorite stage actors in England but largely unrecognized outside the theaters. Long before they became internationally known as Lord Voldemort, Snape, Captain Picard, Ghandi, Dr. Octopus, Kenneth Branagh, and Judi Dench, they first impressed me as Romeo, Jaques, Enobarbus, Ford, Hastings, Petruchio, Navarre, and Judi Dench.

Keys to this list: Sarah and I have kept most of our tickets, so most productions going back to 1990 are listed with specific dates (some theaters don’t date their tickets). The listed productions from the 1980s don’t always have specific dates because I could rely only on playbills and programs (my parents kept some of the tickets of plays they attended with me). As for the 1970s, the only programs I have are those plays I attended with my parents in England; the rest are memories.

For the casts, I list only the principals, but include lesser roles when their portrayals were particularly memorable.

Eric Minton

Click on the play title to see the productions. Productions since 2009 are further described in the On Stage section of this website.

All's Well That End's Well

Antony and Cleopatra

Arden of Faversham

As You Like It

Cardenio (aka Double Falsehood)

The Comedy of Errors

  1. Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
    June 8, 1977. Directed by Trevor Nunn: Judi Dench (Adriana), Roger Rees and Michael Williams (Antipholus & Dromio of Syracuse), Mike Gwilym and Keith Taylor (Antipholus & Dromio of Ephesus), Richard Griffiths (Officer).
  2. University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
    1978 or 1979.
  3. Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, London, England
    1985. Directed by Adrian Noble: Paul Greenwood and Richard O'Callaghan (Antipholus & Dromio of Syracuse), Miles Anderson and Henry Goodman (Antipholus & Dromio of Ephesus), Zoe Wanamaker (Adriana).
  4. Stratford Festival of Canada, Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
    1995. Directed by Richard Rose: Duncan Ollerenshaw and Kevin Bundy (Antipholus & Dromio of Syracuse), Jonathan Crombie and John Robinson (Antipholus & Dromio of Ephesus), Jane Spidell (Adriana).
  5. Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Festival Stage, Montgomery, Ala.
    July 8, 2000. Directed by Risa Brainin: Carl J. Cofield and Chris Mixon (Antipholus & Dromio of Syracuse), Eric Ware and James Yaegashi (Antipholus & Dromio of Ephesus), Anne James (Adriana), Grace Hsu (Luciana).
  6. Folger Theatre, Washington, D.C.
    May 6, 2004. Directed by Joe Banno: Clinton Brandhagen (Antipholus of Syracuse & Ephesus), Eric Sutton (Dromio of Syracuse & Ephesus), Marni Penning (Adriana), Erika Sheffer (Luciana), Michael Russotto (Egeon).
  7. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    November 12, 2005. Directed by Curt L. Tofteland: Eric Schoen and James Keegan (Antipholus & Dromio of Syracuse), Khris Lewin and Bernard Bygott (Antipholus & Dromio of Ephesus), Sarah Fallon (Adriana).
  8. Shakespeare Theatre Company, Lansburgh Theatre, Washington, D.C.
    November 22, 2005. Directed by Douglas C. Wager: Gregory Wooddell and Daniel Breaker (Antipholus & Dromio of Syracuse), Paul Whitthorne and LeRoy McClain (Antipholus & Dromio of Ephesus), Chandler Vinton (Adriana).
  9. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Elizabethan, Ashland, Ore. (an Old West musical)
    July 27, 2008. Directed and adapted by Penny Metropulos: Jeremy Peter Johnson and John Tufts (Antipholus & Dromio of Syracuse), Mark Bedard and Tasso Feldman (Antipholus & Dromio of Ephesus), Miriam Laube (Adriana).
  10. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    April 25, 2009. Directed by Giles Block: Josh Carpenter and Rick Blunt (Antipholus & Dromio of Syracuse), Luke Eddy and Dennis enry (Antipholus & Dromio of Ephesus), Ginna Hoben (Adriana), Daniel Kennedy (Pinch).
  11. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    January 29, 2011. Actors' Renaissance Season: Patrick Midgley and Gregory Jon Phelps (Antipholus & Dromio of Syracuse), John Harrell and Tyler Moss (Antipholus & Dromio of Ephesus), Sarah Fallon (Adriana).
  12. Folger Theatre, Washington, D.C.
    February 17, 2011. Directed by Aaron Posner: Darragh Kennan and Nathan Keepers (Antipholus & Dromio of Syracuse), Bruce Nelson and Darius Pierce (Antipholus & Dromio of Ephesus), Suzanne O'Donnell (Adriana).
  13. National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, London, England (NT Live cinema broadcast)
    March 1, 2012. Directed by Dominic Cook: Lenny Henry and Lucian Msamati (Antipholus & Dromio of Syracuse), Chris Jarman and Daniel Pyser (Antipholus & Dromio of Ephesus), Claudie Blakley (Adriana), Amit Shah (Angelo).
  14. Hudson Warehouse, Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Riverside Park, New York, N.Y.
    June 8, 2012. Directed by Susane Lee: George K. Wells and Peter Nash Miller (Antipholus & Dromio of Syracuse), Joe Zachary and Nick Baldock (Antipholus & Dromio of Ephesus), Dennis Lark (Angelo), Jonathan Minton (Jailor).
  15. Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park, Delacorte Theater, New York, N.Y.
    June 15, 2013. Directed by Daniel Sullivan: Hamish Linklater (the two Antipholi), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (the two Dromiose), Skipp Sudduth (Duke, Nell), Emily Bergl (Adriana), Heidi Schreck (Luciana), Jonathan Hadary (Egeon, Pinch).
  16. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    July 16, 2014. Directed by Ralph Alan Cohen: Gregory Jon Phelps and John Harrell (Antipholus & Dromio of Syracuse), Jonathan Holtzman and Chris Johnston (Antipholus & Dromio of Ephesus), Allison Glenzer (Adriana), Patrick Midgley (Angelo).
  17. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati, Ohio
    November 22, 2014. Directed by Patrick Flick: Justin McCombs and Jeremy Dubin (Antipholus & Dromio of Syracuse), Josh Katawick and Paul Riopelle (Antipholus & Dromio of Ephesus), Frank Deleney (Egeon), Brent Vimtrup (Solinus, Dr. Pinch, Balthasar).
  18. The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, Boordy Vineyards, Hydes, Md.
    December 7, 2014. Actor Ensemble Experiment: Zach Brewster-Geisz and Chelsea Blackwell (Antipholus & Dromio of Syracuse), Ben Fisler and Caitlin Carbone (Antipholus & Dromio of Ephesus), Christopher Ryder (Egeon), Barbara Madison Hauck  (Adriana).
  19. Bard on the Beach, BMO Mainstage, Vancouver, B.C.
    August 15, 2015. Directed by Scott Bellis: Ben Elliott and Luisa Jojic(Antipholus & Dromio of Syracuse), Jay Hindle and Dawn Petten (Antipholus & Dromio of Ephesus),Sereana Malani (Adriana), Lindsey Angell (Luciana), Andrew McNee (Nell).

Coriolanus

Cymbeline

Edward III

Hamlet

Henry IV, Part 1

Henry IV, Part 2

[The Most Lamentable Comedy of Sir John Falstaff]

[The Mistorical Hystery of Henry (I)V]

Henry V

Henry VI, Part 1

Henry VI, Part 2

Henry VI, Part 3

[The Plantagenets: Henry VI]

[The Plantagenets: The Rise of Edward IV]

[The Plantagenets: Richard III, His Death]

[Henry VI: Revenge in France]

[Henry VI: Revolt in England]

Henry VIII

Julius Caesar

King John

King Lear

Love's Labour's Lost

Macbeth

Measure for Measure

The Merchant of Venice

The Merry Wives of Windsor

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Much Ado about Nothing

Othello

Pericles

Richard II

Richard III

Romeo and Juliet

The Taming of the Shrew

The Tempest

Timon of Athens

Titus Andronicus

Troilus and Cressida

Twelfth Night

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Noble Kinsmen

The Winter's Tale

The Sonnets

The Rape of Lucrece

Venus and Adonis

Miscellaneous

Non-Shakespeare Productions