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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



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

  1. Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, London, England
    1979. Directed by John Barton: Michael Pennigton (Berowne), Richard Griffiths (Navarre), Carmen Du Sautoy (Princess), Jane Lapotaire (Rosaline), Tony Church (de Armado), Alan Rickman (Boyet), Ian Charleson (Longaville), Paul Whitworth (Dumaine).
  2. Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, London, England
    1985. Directed by Barry Kyle: Roger Rees (Berowne), Kenneth Branagh (Navarre), Emily Richard (Princess) Josette Simon (Rosaline), Richard Easton (de Armado), Brian Parr (Costard), John Carlisle (Boyet), George Raistrick (Dull).
  3. Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Festival Stage, Montgomery, Ala.
    July 4, 1997. Directed by Jacques Cartier: John G. Preston (Berowne), Monica Bell (Princess) Steven David Martin (Navarre), Laura McCord (Rosaline), Ed Hyland (de Armado), Tim True (Costard), Davis Rogers (Moth).
  4. Shakespeare Theatre Company, Lansburgh Theatre, Washington, D.C.
    June 20, 2006. Directed by Michael Kahn: Hank Stratton (Berowne), Sabrina LeBeauf (Rosaline), Amir Arison (Navarre), Claire Lautier (Princess), Michael Milligan (Costard), Erik Steele (Longaville), Aubrey Deeker (Dumaine).
  5. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    September 8, 2012. Directed by Jim Warren: Patrick Earl (Berowne), Stephanie Holladay Earl (Princess, Moth), Patrick Midgley (Navarre), Lexie Helgerson (Rosaline, Nathaniel), Rick Blunt (Don Armado), David Millstone (Dumaine, Holofernes).
  6. Shakespeare Forum, The Gym at Judson, New York, N.Y.
    June 15, 2013. Directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie and Sybille Bruun: Tyler Moss (Berowne), Hannah Rose Goalstone (Princess), Francis Mateo (Navarre), Jessika D. WIlliam (Rosaline), Filipe Valle Costa (Don Armado), Jake Elitzer (Moth).
  7. Taffety Punk Theatre Company "Bootleg Shakespeare," The Folger, Washington, D.C.
    August 5, 2013. Directed by Lise Bruneau: Shawn Fagan (Berowne), Tonya Beckman (Princess), Dan Crane (Navarre), Esther Williamson (Rosaline), Eric Hissom (Don Armado), Matt WIlson (Holofernes), Max Reinhardsen (Costard), Jamie Beaman (Boyet).
  8. Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park, Delacorte Theater, New York, N.Y.
    August 13, 2013. Songs by Michael Friedman, Adapted and Directed by Alex Timbers: Colin Donnell (Berowne), Daniel Breaker (Navarre), Bryce Pinkham (Longaville), Lucas Near-Verbrugghe (Dumaine), Patti Murin (Princess), Maria Thayer (Rosaline).
  9. Bard on the Beach, Howard Family Stage, Vancouver, B.C.
    August 14, 2015. Directed by Daryl Cloran: Josh Epstein (Berowne), Lindsey Angell (Princess), Luisa Jojic (Rosaline), Andrew McNee (Don Armato), Ben Elliott (Holofernes, piano), Jeff Gladstone (Dull, bass), Daniel Doheny (Dumain, drums), Andrew Cownden (Costard, trumpet).
  10. 4615 Theatre Company, St. Stephens and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.
    August 3, 2016. Directed by Anne Donnelly: Alexandra Nicopoulos (Princess), Nick Byron (Berowne), Caroline McQuaig (Rosaline), Charlie Cook (Ferdinand), Jordan Friend (Don Armado), Morgan Sendek (Moth), John Burghardt (Holofernes), Drew Bowers (Longaville), Jason Martin (Dumain).
  11. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    September 22, 2017. Directed by Matthew Radford Davies: René Thornton Jr. (Berowne), Shunté Lofton (Princess), Allie Babich (Rosaline, Nathaniel), Greg Brostrom (Navarre), Chris Johnston (Don Armado), Josh Innerst (Dumaine, Holofernes).
  12. Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre, Boulder, Colo.
    August 4, 2018. Directed by Brendon Fox: Seth Dhonau (Berowne), Desiree Mee Jung (Princess), Brynn Tucker (Rosaline), Marco Robinson (Navarre), Rafael Untalan (Don Armado), Scott Coopwood (Boyet), Michael Bouchard (Costard)
  13. Shakespeare at Winedale, Round Top, Texas
    August 11, 2018. Directed by James Loehlin: Michael Knapp (Navarre), Natasha Sabour (Don Armado), Carson Crow (Holofernes), Casey Clayool (Berowne), Elizabeth Roach (Princess), Zoë Feygin (Rosaline), Ly Poe (Moth), David Higbee Williams (Costard).
  14. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Allen Elizabethan Theatre, Ashland, Ore.
    October 2, 2018. Directed by Amanda Dehnert: Stephen Michael Spencer (Berowne), Alejandra Escalante (Princess of France), Daniel José Molina (Navarre), Jennie Greenberry (Rosaline), Cedric Lamar (Costard), Richard Howard (Sir Adrian O. Dearmaddow).
  15. Folger Theatre, Washington, D.C.
    May 16, 2019. Directed by Vivienne Benesch: Zachary Fine (Berowne), Amelia Pedlow (Princess of France), Joshua David Robinson (Navarre), Kelsey Rainwater (Rosaline), Edmund Lewis (Costard), Eric Hissom (Don Armado), Tonya Beckman (Boyet, Jaquenetta).


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