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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

Measure for Measure

The Merchant of Venice

The Merry Wives of Windsor

  1. Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
    July 12, 1979. Directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird: John Woodvine (Falstaff), Ben Kingsley (Ford), Bob Peck (Page), Jane Downs (Mistress Page), Susan Tracy (Mistress Ford), Lila Kaye (Mistress Quickly).
  2. Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
    1985. Directed by Bill Alexander: Peter Jeffrey (Falstaff), Nicky Henson (Ford), Lindsay Duncan (Mistress Ford), Janet Dale (Mistress Page), Sheila Steafel (Mistress Quickly), Paul Spence (Fenton), Francine Morgan (Anne Page).
  3. Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Tavern, Atlanta, Ga.
    January 1999. Directed by Jeffrey Watkins: Tony Brown (Falstaff), Tony Wright (Ford), Laura J. Cole (Mistress Ford), Janet Metzger (Mistress Page), Dikran Tulaine (Sir Hugh), John Keenan (Page), Sally J. Robertson (Mistress Quickly).
  4. Shakespeare Theatre Company, Carter Barron, Washington, D.C.
    June 1999 [Second-half rained out]. Directed by Daniel Fish: David Sabin (Falstaff), Floyd King (Ford), Melissa Gallagher (Mistress Ford), Caitlin O'Connell (Mistress Page), Franchelle Stewart Dorn (Mistress Quickly).
  5. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    August 23, 2009. Directed by Jim Warren: James Keegan (Falstaff), John Harrell (Ford), Sarah Fallon (Mistress Ford), Denice Burbach (Mistress Page), Allison Glenzer (Mistress Quickly), Victoria Reinsel (Ann & William Page, Rugby).
  6. Shakespeare Theatre Company, Sidney Harman Hall, Washington, D.C.
    June 20, 2012. Directed by Stephen Rayne: David Schramm (Falstaff), Veanne Cox (Mistress Page), Caralyn Kozlowski (Mistress Ford), Michael Mastro (Ford), Amy Hohn (Mistress Quickly), Michael Keyloun (Slender), Tom Story (Caius).
  7. The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Elizabethan Stage, Ashland, Ore.
    August 14, 2012. Directed by Christopher Liam Moore: David Kelly (Sen. Falstaff), Robin Goodrin Nordli (Francie Ford), Gina Daniels (Alice Ford), Terri McMahon (Margaret Page), Ted Deasy (George Page), Judith-Marie Bergan (Manager).
  8. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    September 8, 2013. Directed by Rob Clare: Rick Blunt (Falstaff), Patrick Earl (Ford), Stephanie Holladay Earl (Mistress Ford), Bridget Rue (Mistress Page), Russell Daniels (Mistress Quickly, Host), Fernando Lamberty (Page), Colin Ryan (Hugh Evans).
  9. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Howard County Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre, Ellicott City, Md.
    February 22, 2014. Directed by Ian Gallanar: Gregory Burgess (Falstaff), Michael P. Sullivan (Ford), Jeff Keogh (Page), Vince Eisenson (Slender), Lesley Malin (Mistress Page), Kate Michelsen Graham (Mistress Ford), Gerrad Alex Taylor (Fenton).
  10. Shakespeare Opera Theatre, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, Va.
    April 24, 2016. Directed by Brittany Martz: G. Michael Harris (Falstaff), Gregory Scott Stuart (Ford, Lecturer), Bradyn Heck (Slender, Mistress Quickly), CJ David (Pistol), Kelsey Painter (Nym, Fenton), Nerissa Hart (Dr. Caius, Bardolph), Caroline Dubberly (Mistress Ford).
  11. Falstaff (Giuseppi Verdi), Shakespeare Opera Theatre, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, Va.
    April 24, 2016. Directed and Conducted by Lori Lind: Kevin Cockower (Falstaff), Gregory Scott Stuart (Bardolph), Phillip K. Bullock (Pistol), CJ David (Fenton), Jennifer Sin (Nannetta Page), Natalie Naudus (Mistress Quickly), Elena Dolores (Mistress Page), Caroline Gordon (Mistress Ford).

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