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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

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

  1. Oklahoma Shakespeare Festival, Oklahoma Theater Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.
    July 28, 1983. Directed by James Harbour: Kenneth Risch (Macduff).
  2. Great Eastern Stage, Arts Theatre, Cambridge, England
    May 1985. Directed by Ian McKeand: Barry McGinn (Macbeth), Terry Diab (Lady Macbeth), Morris Perry (Duncan), Fraser Wilson (Banquo), David Lumsden (Macduff), Renny Krupinski (Ross), Dick Brannick (Bloody Sergeant).
  3. Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
    December 1986. Directed by Adrian Noble: Jonathan Pryce (Macbeth), Sinead Cusack (Lady Macbeth), Hugh Quarshie (Banquo), Peter Guinness (Macduff), Nicholas Woodeson (Malcolm), Penny Downie (Lady Macduff).
  4. Stratford Festival of Canada, Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
    1995. Directed by Marti Maraden: Scott Wentworth (Macbeth), Seana McKenna (Lady Macbeth), Wayne Best (Macduff), Benedict Campbell (Banquo), Richard Curnock (Duncan), Paul Essiembre (Malcolm), Bernard Hopkins (Porter).
  5. Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Festival Stage, Montgomery, Ala.
    July 5, 1997. Directed by Kent Thompson: Greg Thornton (Macbeth), Greta Lambert (Lady Macbeth), Steven David Martin (Banquo), John Woodson (Macduff), Paul Hebron (Duncan), Timothy McCracken (Malcolm).
  6. Shakespeare Theatre Company, Lansburgh Theatre, Washington, D.C.
    September 28, 2004. Directed by Michael Kahn: Patrick Page (Macbeth), Michelle Shupe (Lady Macbeth), Andrew Long (Macduff), Glenn Fleshler (Banquo), Ted van Griethuysen (Duncan), Kim Stauffer (Lady Macduff).
  7. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Boise, Idaho
    August 2, 2008. Directed by Charles Fee: Andrew May (Macbeth), Laura Perrotta (Lady Macbeth), Stephen Gregory Smith (Macduff), Lynn Robert Berg (Banquo), Sara M. Bruner, Derrick Cobey, Alicia Kahn (Weird Sisters).
  8. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    April 24, 2011. Directed by Jim Warren: Jonathan Holtzman (Macbeth), Denice Burbach (Lady Macbeth), Chad Bradford (Macduff), Aidan O'Reilly (Malcolm), Natasha Solomon, Brandi Rhome, Kelley McKinnon (Weird Sisters).
  9. Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Angus Bowmer Theatre, Ashland, Ore.
    August 17, 2012. Directed by Bill Rauch and Tracy Young: Jeffrey King (Macbeth), Christopher Liam Moore (Lady Macbeth), Al Espinosa (Macduff), Ted Deasy (Banquo), Daniel T. Parker, U. Jonathan Toppo, Eddie Lopez (Weird Sisters).
  10. Alan Cumming's Macbeth, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York, N.Y.
    April 13, 2013. Directed by John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg: Alan Cumming (Macbeth et al), Jenny Sterlin (Doctor), Brendan Titley (Orderly).
  11. Lincoln Center Theater, New York, N.Y.
    November 23, 2013. Directed by Jack O'Brien: Ethan Hawke (Macbeth), Ann-Marie Duff (Lady Macbeth), Danial Sunjata (Macduff), Richard Easton (Duncan), Byron Jennings (Witch, Bloody Sergeant, Lord), John Glover (Witch, Porter, Murderer 3), Malcolm Gets (Witch, Angus).
  12. Mary Baldwin College MFA Performance Festival's "Rogue Shakespeare," Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    March 31, 2014. Directed by Riley Steiner: Kelly Elliott (Macbeth), Celi Oliveto (Lady Macbeth), Charlene V. Smith (Macduff), Stephanie Howieson (Duncan, Porter), Dane C.T. Leasure (Malcolm), Julia Gayden Nelson, Melissa Huggins, Jessica Schiermeister (Weyard Sisters).
  13. Park Avenue Armory, New York, N.Y.
    June 7, 2014. Directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh: Kenneth Branagh (Macbeth), Alex Kingston (Lady Macbeth), Jimmy Yuill (Banquo), John Shrapnel (Duncan), Alexander Vlahos (Malcolm), Richard Coyle (Macduff), Charlie Cameron, Larua Elsworthy, Anjana Vasan (Weird Sisters).
  14. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    June 21, 2014. Directed by Jim Warren: James Keegan (Macbeth), Sarah Fallon (Lady Macbeth), René Thornton Jr. (Banquo), John Harrell (Duncan), Jonathan Holtzman (Weird Sister, Macduff) Gregory Jon Phelps (Weird Sister, Porter, Seyton et al), Patrick Midgley (Weird Sister, Bloody Captain), Chris Johnston (Hecate).
  15. Shakespeare Theatre Company, Sidney Harman Hall, Washington, D.C.
    May 1, 2017. Directed by Liesl Tommy: Jesse J. Perez (Macbeth), Nikkole Salter (Lady Macbeth), McKinley Belcher III (Banquo), Myra Lucretia Taylor (Porter, Doctor), Petronia Paley (Duncan), Corey Allen (Malcolm), David Bishins, Tim Getman, Naomi Jacobson (Weird Sisters).
  16. Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio
    July 22, 2017. Directed by Tyson Douglas Rand: Eric Perusek (Macbeth), Cat R. Kenney (Lady Macbeth), Allen Branstein (Banquo), Robert Hawkes (Duncan, Porter), Corin Self (Macduff), Jeanne Madison, Khaki Hermann, Keith Kornajcik (Weird Sisters).

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