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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. National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, London, England
    June 21, 1985. Directed by Peter Hall: Ian McKellen (Coriolanus), Irene Worth (Volumnia), Greg Hicks (Aufidius), Frederick Treves (Menenius), David Ryall & James Hays (Tribunes), Dean Minton, Patsy Minton, Pam Minton, and Eric Minton (Rabble).
  2. Utah Shakespearean Festival, Adams Shakespearean Theatre, Cedar City, Utah
    August 28, 2007. Directed by Henry Woronicz: James Newcomb (Coriolanus), Leslie Brott (Volumnia), Michael Sharon (Aufidius), Dan Frezz (Menenius), Kate Cook (Virgilia), Raymond L. Chapman and Michael David Edwards (Tribunes).
  3. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, New Theatre, Ashland, Ore.
    July 27, 2008. Directed by Laird Williamson: Danforth Comins (Coriolanus), Robynn Rodriguez (Volumnia), Michael Elich (Aufidius), Richard Elmore (Menenius), Mahira Kakkar (Virgilia), Demetra Pittman, Rex Young (Tribunes).
  4. Shakespeare Theatre Company, Sydney Harman Hall, Washington, D.C.
    April 9, 2013. Directed by David Muse: Patrick Page (Coriolanus), Diane D'Aquila (Volumnia), Robert Sicular (Menenius), Steve Pickering (Cominius), Philip Goodwin, Derrick Lee Weeden (Tribunes), Reginald Andre Jackson (Aufidius).
  5. Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, Carlin Park's Seabreeze Amphitheater, Jupiter, Fla.
    July 12, 2013. Directed by Kevin Crawford: Kevin Crawford (Coriolanus), Karen Chandler (Volumnia), Krys Parker (Virgilia) Trent Stephens (Menenius), Pierre Tannous (Cominius), Jim Brogan (Brutus), Wally Lurz (Sicinius).
  6. Donmar Warehouse, London, England (NT Live cinema broadcast)
    February 20, 2014. Directed by Josie Rourke: Tom Hiddleston (Coriolanus), Deborah Findlay (Volumnia), Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Virgilia), Mark Gatiss (Menenius), Hadley Fraser (Aufidius), Elliot Levey (Brutus), Helen Schlesinger (Sicinius).
  7. Red Bull Theater, Barrow Street Theatre, New York, New York
    November 2, 2016. Directed by Michael Sexton: Dion Johnstone (Coriolanus), Patrick Page (Menenius), Lisa Harrow (Volumnia), Rebecca S'manga Frank (Virgilia), Matthew Amendt (Aufidius), Merritt Janson (Brutus), Stephen Spinella (Sicinius).
  8. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Virginia
    January 21, 2017. Actors Rennaissance Season: René Thornton Jr. (Coriolanus), Allison Glenzer (Volumnia), Josh Innerst (Aufidius), Tim Sailer (Menenius), Jessika Williams (Virgilia), Chris Johnston (Brutus), Benjamin Reed (Sicinius).
  9. Brave Spirits Theatre, The Lab at at Convergence, Alexandria, Virginia
    February 10, 2018. Directed by Charlene V. Smith: John Stange (Coriolanus), Jessica Lefkow (Volumnia), Ian Blackwell Rogers (Menenius), Robert Pike (Aufidius), Anderson Wells (Sicinius), Diane Curley (Brutus), Renea S. Brown (Virgilia), James Allen Kerr (Cominius).
  10. Stratford Festival, Avon Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
    September 9, 2018. Directed by Robert Lepage: André Sills (Coriolanus), Lucy Peacock (Volumnia), Tom McCamus (Menenius), Graham Abbey (Aufidius), Tom Rooney (Scinius), Stephen Ouimette (Brutus), Alexis Gordon (Virgilia), Michael Blake (Cominius).
  11. Shakespeare Acadmey @ Stratford, Stratford, Connecticut.
    August 3, 2019. Directed by Benjamin Curns: Mishy Jacobson (Coriolanus), Anna Lewis (Volumnia), Sean Gassaway (Menenius), Sofía Mayorga (Aufidius), Rewbewcca Salzhauer (Scinius), Eddie Hood (Brutus), Lainey Helmers (Virgilia, Second Citizen).


Edward III


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

Henry VI [conflation]

Henry VIII

Julius Caesar

King John

King Lear

Love's Labour's Lost


Measure for Measure

The Merchant of Venice

The Merry Wives of Windsor

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Much Ado about Nothing



Richard II

Richard III

Romeo and Juliet

The Spanish Tragedy

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


Non-Shakespeare Productions