Audience Showcard

As I ready myself for Saturday’s trip up to Santa Barbara to see the Globe Theatre’s touring production of Love’s Labor’s Lost at the Granada Theater, I’ve been doing a quick inventory of the plays I’ve seen…

Play Year / Venue
The Comedy of Errors ’90: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Titus Andronicus
The Taming of the Shrew ’91: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Henry VI Part 1 ’91: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Henry VI Part 2 ’91/2: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Henry VI Part 3 ’92: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Richard III ’92: Ian McKellen Touring Production–UCLA
’93: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Love’s Labor’s Lost ’09: Globe Touring Production–Granada Theater
Two Gentlemen of Verona
A Midsummer Night’s Dream ’90: Kenneth Branagh Touring Production–Mark Taper Forum
’93: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
’99: Ahmanson Theater (Peter Hall)
Romeo and Juliet ’01: Ahmanson Theater (Peter Hall)
King John
The Merchant of Venice ’91: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Richard II ’92: Mark Taper Forum
Henry IV Part 1
Henry IV Part 2
Henry V ’89: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
The Merry Wives of Windsor ’90: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
As You Like It ’92: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
’04: Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
Much Ado About Nothing
Julius Caesar ’90: Mark Taper Forum
’91: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Twelfth Night ’03: Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
Hamlet ’92: California Shakespeare Company
Troilus and Cressida
All’s Well That Ends Well ’92: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Measure For Measure ’99: Ahmanson Theater (Peter Hall)
Othello ’92: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
King Lear ’85: Robert Wilson Production–UCLA
’90: Kenneth Branagh Touring Production–Mark Taper Forum
’91: PCPA
Macbeth ’09: Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
Antony and Cleopatra ’93: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Timon of Athens
Pericles Prince of Tyre
Coriolanus
Cymbeline
A Winter’s Tale ’90: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
The Tempest ’79: Mark Taper Forum (Anthony Hopkins)
’02: Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival

Of all of these, the ’79 Tempest  was the most magical, the McKellen Richard III the most mind-blowing, and ’90 Mark Taper Forum Caesar the most inventive.  Here’s hoping Saturday is great…

What’s your greatest moment of live Shakespeare?

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