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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. Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
    July 12, 1979. Directed by David Jones: Judi Dench (Imogen), Roger Reese (Posthumus), Bob Peck (Cloten), Ben Kingsley (Iachimo), Jeffery Dench (Cymbeline), Heather Canning (Queen), Timothy Spall, Nicholas Gecks (Lords).
  2. National Theatre (End Games Festival), Cottesloe Theatre, London, England
    1988. Directed by Peter Hall: Geraldine James (Imogen), Peter Woodward (Posthumus), Tim Pigott-Smith (Iachimo), Tony Church (Cymbeline), Eileen Atkins (Queen), Ken Stott (Cloten), Michael Carter (Second Lord).
  3. Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Octagon, Montgomery, Ala.
    August 9, 1997. Directed by Kent Thompson & Greg Thornton: Camille Troy (Imogen), Ryan Osmond (Posthumus), Stephen Weitz (Iachimo), Kim Ders (Queen), David Matthew Douglas (Cloten), Tim True (Cymbeline).
  4. Shakespeare Theatre Company, Lansburgh Theatre, Washington, D.C.
    February 8, 2011. Directed by Rebecca Bayla Taichman: Gretchen Hall (Imogen), Mark Bedard (Posthumus), Adrian LaTourelle (Iachimo), Leo Marks (Cloten), Michael Rudko (Belarius), Justin Badger (Guiderius), Alex Morf (Arviragus).
  5. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhosue, Staunton, Va.
    September 29, 2012. Directed by Jim Warren: Abbi Hawk (Imogen), Grant Davis (Posthumus), Benjamin Curns (Iachimo), John Harrell (Cloten), René Thornton Jr. (Belarius, Jupiter), Ronald Peet (Guiderius), Chris Johnston (Arviragus).
  6. Fiasco Theater, Folger Theater, Washington, D.C.
    May 28, 2014. Directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld: Jessie Austrian (Imogen), Noah Brody (Posthumus), Ben Steinfeld (Iachimo, Arviragus), Andy Grotelueschen (Cymbeline, Cloten, Cornelius), Emily Young (Queen, Belaria), Paul L. Coffey (Pisanio, Guiderius).
  7. Imogen, Pointless Theatre, The Dane Loft on 14, Washington, D.C.
    February 11, 2018. Adapted and Directed by Charlie Marie McGrath: Katelyn Manfre (Imogen), Alex Turner (Posthumus), Hilary Morrow (Queen with Cymbeline), Acacia Danielson (Pisanio), Kiernan McGowan Iachimo), Renaldo McClinton (Guiderius), Kevin Thorne II (Arviragus), Lee Gerstenhaber (Belarius).
  8. Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, St. Mary's Community Center, Baltimore, Md.
    March 9, 2019. Directed by Tom Delise: Sienna Goering (Imogen), Adam Henricksen (Posthumus), Elijah Moreland (Iachimo), Thomas Brown (Cymbeline), Warren C. Harris (Cloten), Marcy Zexelia (Second Lord, Cornelius, Frenchman, Jailor), Henry Kramer (Philario, Caius Lucius), Melissa Robinson (Queen, Soothsayer), Kaitlyn Fowler (Pisanio),Marnie Kanarek (Arviragus) .

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