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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

  1. Stratford Festival of Canada, Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
    July 4, 2002. Directed by Richard Monette: Lucy Peacock (Helena), David Snelgrove (Bertram), Domini Blythe (Countess), Tim MacDonald (Parolles), Bernard Hopkins (Lafew), William Hutt (King of France), Sara Topham (Diana).
  2. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    November 12, 2005. Directed by Stephen Booth and Ralph Alan Cohen: Vanessa Mandeville Morosco (Helena), Matthew Sincell (Bertram), Tracy Hostmyer (Countess), John Harrell (Parolles), Bernard Bygott (Lavatch).
  3. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    May 16, 2010. Directed by Jim Warren: Ginna Hoben (Helena), Aidan O'Reilly (Bertram), Kelly McKinnon (Countess), Rick Blunt (Parolles), Curt Foy (Lavatch), David Zimmerman (First Lord).
  4. Shakespeare Theatre Company, Lansburgh Theatre, Washington, D.C.
    September 15, 2010. Directed by Michael Kahn: Miriam Silverman (Helena), Tony Roach (Bertram), Marsha Mason (Countess), Michael Bakkensen (Parolles), Paxton Whitehead (Lafew), Nick DePinto (First Lord), Natalie Mitchell (Diana).
  5. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    July 17, 2013. Directed by Ralph Alan Cohen: Tracie Thomason (Helena), Dylan Paul (Bertram), Allison Glenzer (Countess), Benjamin Curns (Parolles), René Thornton Jr. (Lafew), Gregory Jon Phelps (Lavatch), John Harrell (King).
  6. Independent Shakespeare Company, Independent Studio, Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, Los Angeles, Calif.
    March 24, 2018. Directed by Melissa Chalsma: April Fritz (Helena), Evan Lewis Smith (Bertram), Melissa Chalsma (Countess), Daniel Jimenez (Parolles), René Thornton Jr. (King), Kalean Ung (LaVache, Diana), Ata Farhadi (Lafew).
  7. Ohio Shakespeare Festival, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron, Ohio
    August 3, 2018. Directed by Terry Burgler: Tess Burgler (Helena), Holly Humes (Countess), Trevor Buda (Bertram), Ryan Zarecki (Parolles), Davi McNees (King), Ernie González (Lavache), Geoff Knox (Lafew), Joe Pine (First Lord), Jason Leupoid (Second Lord).
  8. Shakespeare at Winedale, Round Top, Texas
    August 12, 2018. Directed by James Loehlin: Cassidy Schulze (Helena), Sultan Abboushi (Bertram), Gregory Ross(Parolles), Kelsey Linberg (Countess), David Higbee Williams (King), Lizzy Rees (Lavache), Ly Poe (First Lord), Natasha Sabour (Second Lord), Asa Johnson (Lafew).

Antony and Cleopatra

Arden of Faversham

As You Like It

Cardenio (aka Double Falsehood)

The Comedy of Errors



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