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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


Measure for Measure

The Merchant of Venice

The Merry Wives of Windsor

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Much Ado about Nothing



  1. The Norwich Players, Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich, England
    March 1998. Directed by Henry Burke.
  2. Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Tavern, Atlanta, Ga.
    July 1998. Directed by Tony Wright: Dean B. Patterson Jr. (Pericles), Jennifer Akin (Thaisa), Carrie L. Ragsdale (Marina), Matthew Trautwein (Gower), David Myler (Simonides), Daniel Pettrow (Boult), Joanna Daniel (Bawd).
  3. Shakespeare Theatre Company, Lansburgh Theatre, Washington, D.C.
    December 2004. Directed by Mary Zimmerman: Ryan Artzberger (Pericles), Colleen Delany (Thaisa), Marguerite Stimpson (Marina), Floyd King (Pander), Naomi Jacobson (Bawd), Nathan Blew (Lysimachus), Michele Shupe (Dionyza).
  4. Taffety Punk Theatre Company "Bootleg Shakespeare," The Folger, Washington, D.C.
    July 14, 2014. Directed by Lise Bruneau: Joel David Santner (Early Pericles), Chris Genebach (Older Pericles), Esther Williamson (Thaisa), Amanda Forstrom (Marina), Joe Mallon (Lysimachus), Daniel Flint (Helicanus), Julia Brandeberry (Dionyza).
  5. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.
    September 27, 2014. Directed by Jim Warren: Gregory Jon Phelps (Pericles), René Thornton Jr. (Gower), Sara Hymes (Thaisa, Antiochus's Daughter), Lauren Ballard (Marina), Jonathan Holtzman (Simonides), Patrick Midgley (Helicanus, Fisherman, Pander), Allison Glenzer (Bawd), James Keegan (Antiochus, Bolt), Sarah Fallon (Dionyza), John Harrell (Cleon).
  6. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Folger Theatre, Washington, D.C.
    November 18, 2015. Directed by Joseph Haj: Wayne T. Carr (Pericles), Brooke Parks (Thaisa, Dionyza), Armando Durán (Gower), Jennie Greenberry (Marina, Antiochus' Daughter), Scott Ripley (Simonides, Antiochus, Pandar), Michael J. Hume (Helicanus, Fisherman, Bawd), Barzin Akhavan (Cleon, Cerimon, Pirate).
  7. Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
    March 5, 2016. Directed by Trevor Nunn: Christian Camargo (Pericles), Raphael Nash Thompson (Gower), Gia Crovatin (Thaisa), John Rothman (Simonides), Philip Casnoff (Helicanus), Lilly Englert (Marina), Nina Hellman (Dionyza), Ian Lassiter (Fisherman, Lord, Lysimachus), John Keating (Boult, Fisherman, Lord).
  8. Sweet Tea Shakespeare, 1897 Poe House, Fayetteville, N.C.
    June 17, 2018. Directed by Jessica Schiermeister: Richard Adlam (Pericles), Duana M. Burby (Gower), Jessica Osnoe (Thaisa), Tohry Petty (Helicanus), Sarah Chapman (Marina), Evan Bridenstine (Antiochus, Simonides), Jen Pommerenke (Dionyza).
  9. Fiasco Theater, Classic Stage Company, New York, N.Y.
    February 28, 2024. Directed by Ben Steinfeld: Sen Steinfeld (Gower), Paco Tolson (Pericles, Lysimachus), Tatiana Wechsler (Pericles, Dionyza, Cerimon), Noah Brody (Pericles, Antiochus, 1st Fisherman), Devin E. Haqq (Pericles, Cleon), Emily Young (Marina, 2nd Fisherman, Lychorida, Antiochus's daughter), Jessie Austrian (Thaisa, Bawd), Andy Grotelueschen (Simonides, Boult), Paul L. Coffey (Helicanus, 3rd Fisherman, Leonine).

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