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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

  1. Oklahoma Shakespeare Festival, Oklahoma Theater Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.
    July 29, 1983. Directed by Walter Shoen: Kenneth Risch (Orlando).
  2. Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
    1985. Directed by Adrian Noble: Juliet Stevenson (Rosalind), Fiona Shaw (Celia), Hilton McRae (Orlando), Alan Rickman (Jaques), Nicky Henson (Touchstone), Joseph O’Conor (Dukes Frederick & Senior), Griffith Jones (le Beau, Sir Oliver).
  3. Stratford Festival of Canada, Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
    September 8, 1996. Directed by Richard Rose: Jane Spidell (Rosalind), Caroline Gillis (Celia), Jonathan Crombie (Orlando), David Jansen (Jaques, Le Beau), Kevin Bundy (Touchstone), John Gilbert (Dukes Frederick & Senior).
  4. Shakespeare Theatre Company, Sydney Harmon Hall, Washington, D.C.
    December 2, 2009. Directed by Maria Aitken: Francisca Faridany (Rosalind), Miriam Silverman (Celia), John Behlmann (Orlando), Andrew Long (Jaques), Floyd King (Touchstone), Barnaby Carpenter (Oliver), Mark Capri (Dukes).
  5. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    April 23, 2011. Directed by Jim Warren: Denice Burbach (Rosalind), Brandi Rhome (Celia), Chad Bradford (Orlando), Aiden O'Reilly (Jaques), Rick Blunt (Touchstone), Jonathan Holtzman (Charles, Corin).
  6. Royal Shakespeare Company, Park Avenue Armory, New York, N.Y.
    August 6, 2011. Directed by Michael Boyd: Katy Stephens (Rosalind), Jonjo O'Neill (Orlando), Miriah Gale (Celia), Charles Aitken (Oliver), Forbes Masson (Jaques), Richard Katz (Touchstone), Sophie Russell (Audrey).
  7. Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park, Delacorte Theater, New York, N.Y.
    June 30, 2012. Directed by Daniel Sullivan: Lily Rabe (Rosalind), David Furr (Orlando), Stephen Spinella (Jaques), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Celia), Andre Braugher (Duke Senior, Duke Frederick), Oliver Platt (Touchstone).
  8. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Elizabethan Stage, New York, N.Y.
    August 15, 2012. Directed by Jessica Thebus: Erica Sullivan (Rosalind), Wayne T. Carr (Orlando), Christine Albright (Celia), Kenajuan Bentley (Oliver), Kathryn Meisle (Jaques), Peter Frechette (Touchstone), Howie Seago (Duke Senior).
  9. Emily Tuckman's PD.8 Drama Class, Brooklyn Technical High School, New York N.Y.
    January 9, 2013. [30-minute adaptation.] Maria Gershuni (Rosalind), Ralph Schneider (Orlando), Jeffrey Jiang (Touchstone), Naomi Francois (Audrey), Benjamin Haye (Silvius), Sunita Chakoweri (Phebe), Veronica Polyakov (Celia), Ameen Sulaiman (Jacques).
  10. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    January 4, 2013. Actors' Renaissance Season: Tracie Thomason (Rosalind), Sarah Fallon (Celia), Gregory Jon Phelps (Orlando), John Harrell (Touchstone), Abbi Hawk (Le Beau, Phoebe), Jonathan Holtzman (Jaques), Andrew Goldwasser (Charles, Silvius).
  11. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, Ellicott City, Md.
    June 22, 2014. Directed by Patrick Kilpatrick: Vince Eisenson (Orlando), Blythe Coons (Rosalind), Lizzi Albert (Celia), Jenny Leopold (Jaques), Keegan Cassady (Touchstone), Teresa Spencer (Phoebe), Sarah Taurchini (Audrey), James Jager (Silvius, Charles).
  12. New York Classical Theatre, Battery Park, New York, N.Y. July 12, 2014.
    Directed by Stephen Burdman: Ian Antal (Orlando), Rin Allen (Rosalind), Connie Castanzo (Celia), Clay Storseth (Jaques), John Robert Armstrong (Touchstone), Daniel Patrick Smith (Silvius, Charles), Jackson Demott Hill (Adam).
  13. Shakespeare Theatre Company, Lansburgh Theatre, Washington, D.C.
    November 4, 2014. Directed by Michael Attenborough: Zoë Waites (Rosalind), Andrew Veenstra (Orlando), Adina Verson (Celia), Derek Smith (Jaques), Andrew Weems (Touchstone), Timothy D. Stickney (Duke Frederick, Duke Senior), Gregory Wooddell (Oliver).
  14. Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, The Meadow at Johns Hopkins University's Evergreen Museum and Library, Baltimore, Maryland.
    August 1, 2015. Directed by Chris Cotterman: Phil Vannoorbeeck (Touchstone), Lynn Favin (Rosalind), Zach Bopst (Orlando), Shannon Ziegler (Celia), Tavon McLaughlin (Silvius, Charles), Charlotte Blacklock (Phoebe, Amiens), Kevin Griffin Moreno (Jaques, Duke Frederick).
  15. Synetic Theater, Arlington, Virginia
    December 12, 2015. Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili, choreographed by Irina Tsikurishvili: Taylor Robinson (Rosalind), Philip Fletcher (Orlando), Will Hayes (Touchstone), Laura Artesi (Phoebe), Scott Turneer (Oliver), Scott Brown (Jaques).
  16. Children's Shakespeare Theatre, Sparkill, New York
    June 3, 2016. Directed by Diana Green: Noah King (Orlando), Anna Puris (Rosalind), Kate Gadd (Phoebe), Cole Massaro (Corin), Cooper Rosen (Touchstone), Julia Sciorra (Celia), Journee Benjamin (Duke Frederick, Audrey), Nick Hughes-Barrow (Oliver).
  17. Folger Theatre, Washington, D.C.
    January 29, 2017. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch: Lindsay Alexandra Carter (Rosalind), Antoinette Robisnon (Celia), Aaron Krohn (Touchstone), Dani Stoller (Phoebe), Jeff Keogh (Adam, Corin), Tom Story (Jaques), Lorenzo Roberts (Orlando).
  18. Ohio Shakespeare Festival, Akron, Ohio
    July 9, 2017. Directed by Terry Burgler: Ryan Zarecki (Orlando), Tess Burgler (Rosalind), Geoff Knox (Jaques), Andrew Gorell (Touchstone), Sarah Coon (Celia), Trevor Buda (Silvius), Lar Mielcarek (Phebe), Julianna Blischak (Audrey).
  19. Shakespeare by the Sea, Bowring Park amphitheatre, St. John's, Newfoundland
    July 28, 2018. Directed by Paul Rowe: Simon Alteen (Orlando), Melissa Ralph (Rosalind), Stephanie Curran (Celia), Janet O'Reilly (Touchstone), Roger Mason (Jaques), Luke Rowe (Silvius), Lauren Andrews (Phebe), Glenn Gaulton (Duke Senior).
  20. American Players Theatre, Up-the-Hill Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin
    August 17, 2018. Directed by James Bohnen: Melisa Pereyra (Rosalind), Andrea San Miguel (Celia), Chris Klopatek (Orlando), Marcus Truschinski (Touchstone), Tracy Michelle Arnold (Jaques), David Daniel (Duke Senior), Kelsey Brennan (Phebe), Eric Schabla (Silvius).
  21. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Virginia
    November 7, 2018. Directed by Ralph Alan Cohen: Jessika Williams (Jaques), Allie Babich (Rosalind), Greg Brostrom (Touchstone), David Anthony Lewis (Duke Senior), Zoe Speas (Phebe), Chris Johnston (Silvius), David F. Meldman (Duke Frederick, Corin).
  22. Brave Spirits Theatre, Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, Virginia.
    April 12, 2019. Directed by Jessica Aimone: Farrell Parker (Rosalind), Ben Peter (Orlando), Rebecca Speas (Celia), Jared H. Graham (Touchstone), Brendan Edward Kennedy (Oliver), Ian Blackwell Rogers (both dukes), Anderson Wells (Le Beau, Amiens, Hymen).
  23. American Shakespeare Center, March 4, 2023
  24. Smith Street Stage, June 10, 2023
  25. Bard on the Beach/Shakespeare Theatre Company, Harman Hall, Washington D.C.
    December 6, 2023. Adapted and Directed by Daryl Cloran. Jeff Irving (Orlando), Chelsea Rose (Rosalind), Naomi Ngebulana (Celia),Andrew Cownden (Jaques, Le Beau), Kayvon Khoshkam (Touchstone), Norman Moses (Adam, Martext), Ben Elliott (Silvius), Jennifer Lines (Dame Frances, Dame Senior), Alexandra Lainfiesta (Phoebe), Marco Walker-Ng (Charles), Evan Rein (Amiens, Hyman).

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