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Shakespeare and English Renaissance Theatre

Plays by William Shakespeare I have read:
(“Norton” refers to The Norton Shakespeare based on the Oxford edition, edited by Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard, and Katherine Eisaman Maus, the only single-volume edition I own–the book marked as “required” for a Shakespeare class I took in college with Dr. Helen Schwartz (even though we read only six of the plays.)

All’s Well That Ends Well, Arden Second Series, edited by G.K. Hunter
Cardenio (with John Fletcher), edited by Charles K. Hamilton [disputed]
Coriolanus, Norton
Cymbeline, Norton
Edmund Ironside, Palgrave MacMillan, edited by Eric Sams
Hamlet, Lee A. Jacobus, Norton
Julius Caesar, Signet (not sure how much of the supplements I read)
King Edward III (with Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe, or others), Cambridge edited by Giorgio Melchiori; Arden Third Series edited by Richard Proudfoot and Nicola Bennett
King Henry IV, Part 1; Folger Library General Readers Shakespeare edited by Louis B. Wright and Virginia A. Lamar; Arden Third Series edited by David Scott Kastan
King Henry IV, Part 2; Arden Third Series edited by James C. Bulman
King Henry V, Arden Third Series edited by T.W. Craik [currently reading]
King Henry VI, Part 1; Arden Second Series edited by Andrew S. Cairncross
King Henry VI, Part 2; Arden Third Series edited by Ronald Knowles
King Henry VI, Part 3; Arden Third Series edited by John D. Cox and Eric Rasmussen
King Henry VIII (with John Fletcher), Arden Third Series edited by Gordon McMullan
King John, Arden Third Series edited by Jesse M. Lander and J.J.M. Tobin
King Lear Norton conflated; Puck Press Raw Shakespeare Folio
King Richard II, Arden Third Series, edited by Charles R. Forker
King Richard III, Arden Third Series, edited by James R. Siemon
Macbeth, Prentice-Hall; Norton
Measure for Measure, Norton
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Arden Third Series, edited by Giorgio Melchiori
Much Ado About Nothing, Norton; Dover
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Norton
Pericles, Prince of Tyre (with George Wilkins), Arden Second Series edited by F.D. Hoeniger
Romeo and Juliet, 8th grade textbook (Prentice Hall?); Norton; edition photocopied in 1996 (which I probably still have in storage))
The Tempest Norton; Puck Press Raw Shakespeare Folio
Timon of Athens Norton; Arden Second Series edited by H.J. Oliver, Puck Press Raw Shakespeare)
The Winter’s Tale, Arden Third Series edited by John A. Pitcher

Stage productions seen (*=appeared in):

Antony and Cleopatra (George K. Wells, Hudson Warehouse, 23 June 2019)
Antony and Cleopatra Act II, Scene 5 (Micki Papa, Shakespeare Under the Stars Youth Company at Minnetrista Cultural Center, 19 July 2001)
As You Like It (Scot Shamblin, Monroe County Civic Theatre, 16 June 2001)
As You Like It (Gregory Richards, Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission, 8 August 2003)
As You Like It (Priyanka Choksi, King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe of Columbia University, 3 May 2008)
The Comedy of Errors (Michael Swanson, Shakespeare and More of Central Indiana, 23 July 1999)
The Comedy of Errors (Gregory Richards, Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission, 28 July 2001)
The Comedy of Errors (Alice Katherine Cash, Golden Shards, 26 August 2018)
The Comedy of Errors; Act I, Scene 2, Act II, Scene 2 (Micki Papa, Shakespeare Under the Stars Youth Company at Minnetrista Cultural Center, 19 July 2001)
Hamlet [uncut] (Brad Wright, University of Indianapolis, 10 October 1999)
Hamlet (John C. Green, Butler University, 13 October 2001)
Hamlet (Phil Kasper, Monroe County Civic Theatre, 16 August 2003)
Hamlet (Nicholas Martin-Smith, Hudson Warehouse, 2009)
Hamlet (George K. Wells, Hudson Warehouse, 19 August 2018)
Henry 4.1 (Nicholas Martin-Smith, Hudson Warehouse, 28 June 2015)
Henry V (Nicolas Martin-Smith, Hudson Warehouse, 6 August 2017)
Julius Caesar (John C. Green, Indiana Repertory Theatre, 11 May 2002)
Julius Caesar (John Saunders, Wagner College, 2003)
King Lear (Robert Richmond, Aquilla Theatre Company, 20 February 2000)
King Lear (Instant Shakespeare, November 24, 2018)*-Edgar, Cornwall, Gentleman, Knight
Love’s Labours Lost (Gregory Richards, Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission, 1 August 1999)
Macbeth (Risa Brainin, Indiana Repertory Theatre, 1, 8, May 2000)
Macbeth (Joe Cook, Shakespeare 2000 Company of Danville, Indiana, 17, 24 June 2001)
Macbeth Act IV, Scene 1 (Micki Papa, Shakespeare Under the Stars Youth Company at Minnetrista Cultural Center,)
The Merchant of Venice (Rance Fawbush, Monroe County Civic Theatre, 18 August 2001)
The Merchant of Venice (Heather May, Indiana University, 7 November 2001)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (Joshua Koehn, Stag & Lion Theatre Co., 4, 12 August 2018)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicholas Martin-Smith, Hudson Warehouse, 11, 25 August 2019)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Danielle Bedau, Indiana Repertory Theatre, 12 April 1997)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Joe Cook, Shakespeare 2000 Company of Danville, Indiana, 18, 25 June 2000)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Beth Taylor, Shakespeare and More of Central Indiana, 7 July 2000)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Gregory Richards, Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission, 9 August 2002)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Richard Harden, Hudson Warehouse, 2009)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lee Papa, The College of Staten Island, 24 April 2010)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act III, Scene 1 (Micki Papa, Shakespeare Under the Stars Youth Company at Minnetrista Cultural Center, 16 July 2000)
Much Ado About Nothing (Joe Cook, Shakespeare 2000 Company of Danville, Indiana, 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2001)*–Bathasar, Sexton
Much Ado About Nothing (Michael Swanson, Shakespeare and More of Central Indiana, 7 July 2001)
Much Ado About Nothing (Bruce Burgun, Indiana University, 9 February 2002)
Much Ado About Nothing (Debbie Coatney, IUPUI Stagecrafters, 9, 10, 11 October 2002)*–Balthasar
Much Ado About Nothing (Maria Eagleton, Monroe County Civic Theatre, 14 June 2003)
Much Ado About Nothing (Pitr Strait, King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe of Columbia University, Spring 2007)
Othello (Scott Wentworth, Indiana Repertory Theatre, 23 March 2000)
Othello (Steven Decker, Indiana University, 7 December 2001)
Othello, the Moor of Venice Act One (Chad Eagleton, Monroe County Civic Theatre, 15 June 2002 [inclement weather])
Othello (Nicholas Martin-Smith, Hudson Warehouse, 20 August 2016)
Othello (Hamilton Clancy, The Drilling Company, 5 September 2019)
Romeo & Juliet (Diane Timmerman, Butler University, 29 October, 3 November 1999)
Romeo and Juliet (Pam Vidt, Shakespeare 2000 Company of Danville, Indiana, 4 June 2000)
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (Terry F. Fox, Cathedral High School, 19 November 2000)
Romeo and Juliet (Richard J. Roberts, Edyvean Repertory Theatre, 10 February 2001)
Romeo & Juliet (Amy Gaither-Hayes, ACO [A Company of] Players/Y2K Studios, 14 June 2001)
Romeo & Juliet (Don LaCasse, Bill Jenkins, Ball State University at Minnetrista Cultural Center, 19 July 2002)
Romeo and Juliet (Nicholas Martin-Smith, Hudson Warehouse, 30 July 2018)
The Taming of the Shrew (Bill Jenkins, Ball State University at Minnetrista Cultural Center, 16 July 2000)
The Taming of the Shrew (John C. Green, Indiana Repertory Theatre, 6 May 2001)
The Taming of the Shrew (Joe Cook, Shakespeare 2000 Company of Danville, Indiana, 8 June 2002)
The Taming of the Shrew (Beth Taylor, Shakespeare and More Company of Central Indiana, 12 July 2002)
The Tempest (Gregory Richards, Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission, 28 July 2000)
The Tempest (Mervyn Willis, Purdue University, 15 February 2002)
The Tempest (Jason Jacobs, Theatre Askew, 25 April 2004)
The Tempest (Sarah Bishop-Stone, King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe at Columbia University, 1 May 2004)
The Tempest (Jerrod Bogard, Hudson Warehouse, 28 June 2009)
The Tempest (Instant Shakespeare, 11 August 2018)*–Gonzalo, Stephano
The Life of Tymon of Athens (Instant Shakespeare, 2009)*–Painter (Act 1)
The Life of Tymon of Athens (Instant Shakespeare, 27 July 2012)*–Painter, Senator, Flaminius, 3rd Stranger, Hortensius, 3rd Bandit
Titus Andronicus (Nicholas Martin-Smith, Hudson Warehouse, 15, 22 August 2015)
Twelfth Night or, What You Will (Don LaCasse, Ball State University at Minnetrista Cultural Center, 19 July 2001)
Twelfth Night or What You Will (Joshua Koehn, Stag & Lion Theatre Co., 28 July 2019)
The Two Noble Kinsmen (Instant Shakespeare, 2012?)

Adaptations:

Capulets, Montagues, and Idiots (a spoof on Romeo and Juliet) by Jeffrey Bance (Jeffrey Bance, Northside Charter High School, 1 February 2019)
Cardenio by Charles L. Mee and Stephen Greenblatt (Stephen Kaliski, Brooklyn College, 17 November 2012 (matinee))
Celebrating Shakespeare (The Shakespeare Society at Symphony Space, 23 April 2006)
The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) by Jess Borgeson, Adam Long, Daniel Singer (Ruth Hawkins, Anderson University, 19 October 2001)
Desperate Measures by Peter Kellogg and David Friedman, York Theatre staged reading; Friars Club staged reading [Measure for Measure]
The Donkey Show: A Midsummer Night’s Disco by Randy Weiner, Diane Paulus (Diane Paulus, Jordan Roth Productions/Club El Flamingo, 17 April 2004)
Hamletmachine by Heiner Müller, (John C. Green, Adria K. Badgnani, Butler University, April 2003)
The Karaoke Show by Randy Weiner, Diane Paulus (Diane Paulus, Jordan Roth Productions/Club El Flamingo, 17 April 2004) [The Comedy of Errors]
Love’s Fire: Seven Short Plays Inspired by Shakespeare’s Sonnets (Sonnets 118, 102, 140, 75, 128, 94, 153, 154), Eric Bogosian (Bitter Sauce), William Finn (Painting You), Marsha Norman (140), Tony Kushner (Terminating, or Lass Meine Schmerzen Nicht Verloren Sein, or Ambivalence), Ntozake Shange (Hydraulics Phat Like Mean), Wendy Wasserstein (Waiting for Philip Glass), John Gaure (The General of Hot Desire), Jacobus de Vorgine (The Golden Legend) (Craig Owens, Brian Rasmussen, Mike Price, John Waldron Arts Center, 21 April 2001)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: An 80’s Musical by John Hanson, Larry Vesely, Boy George, Michael Jackson, Rod Temperton (Katelin Hope Vesely, Monroe County Civic Theatre, 16 August 2002)
The Pied Piper of Hoboken by Lou Harry, Alan Archibald, Becky Archibald (Diane Timmerman, staged reading, The Algonquin Project at ComedySportz Arena, 4 March 2002) [based on Hamlet, Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, Othello, The Tempest]
The Rise and Fall of King Richard III by Rick Fonté (Rick Fonté, Purists Be Warned Shakespeare Company/John Waldron Arts Center Rose Firebay, 8 December 2001) [adapted from Henry VI, Richard III, and Colley Cibber’s Richard III]
Romeo & Juliet- ABRIDGED by Jess Borgeson, Adam Long, Daniel Singer (Andrea Sample, Danville Community High School, 22 May 2002)
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (Mike Price, Detour Productions, 31 March 2001)
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (Rockland Brooks Mers, Butler University, 1 March 2002)
Shakespeare in My Room by Diane Kondrat [including scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, King John, and Much Ado About Nothing] (Diane Kondrat, Oasis Productions at The Indianapolis Art Center, 3 November 1999)
Two Gentlemen of Verona by John Guare, Mel Shapiro, Galt MacDermot, (Kathleen Marshall, The Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park, 20 August 2005)

Related:

The Herbal Bed by Peter Whelan (Risa Brainin, Indiana Repertory Theatre, 20 February 1999)
Yearning for Dogberry by Matt Socey (Lynne Perkins, staged reading, The Algonquin Project/National Comedy Theatre, 23 April 2001)

Film/Television productions:

悪い奴ほどよく眠る/Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru/The Bad Sleep Well (Akira Kurosawa, 1960) [based on Hamlet]
Campanadas a medianoche/Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) (Orson Welles, 1965)
The Comedy of Errors (James Cellan Jones, 1983)
Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes, 2011)
Cymbeline (Elijah Moshinsky, 1982)
Cymbeline (Michael Almereyda, 2014)
Hamlet (Franco Zeffirelli, 1990)
Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh, 1996)
Hamlet (Michael Almereyda, 2000)
King Lear (Jean-Luc Godard, 1987)
King Lear (Richard Eyre, 1998)
Looking for Richard (Al Pacino, 1996)
Love’s Labour’s Lost (Kenneth Branagh, 2000)
Macbeth (Michael Bogdanov, 1998)
Measure for Measure (David Thacker, 1994) [partially viewed in class]
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Michael Hoffman, 1999)
Much Ado About Nothing (Kenneth Branagh, 1993) [saw first half hour]
Much Ado About Nothing (Joss Whedon, 2012)
O (Tim Blake Nelson 2001)
Othello (Dimitri Buchowetzki, 1922)
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Orson Welles, 1952)
Prospero’s Books (Peter Greenaway, 1991)
乱/Ran/Chaos (Akira Kurosawa, 1985) [based on King Lear]
Richard III (Richard Loncraine, 1995)
Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrmann, 1996)
The Tempest (Stanislav Sokolov, 1992)
The Tempest (Julie Taymor, 2010)
蜘蛛巣城/Kumonosu-jō/Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa, 1957) [based on Macbeth]
Timon of Athens (Jonathan Miller, 1981)
Titus (Julie Taymor, 1999)
Titus Andronicus (Jane Howell, 1985)
Twelfth Night (Trevor Nunn, 1996)

Related:

Falstaff (Michael Hampe, Agnes Meth, Claus Viller, 1995) [Antonio Salieri/Carlo Prospero Defranceschi opera]
Falstaff (Herbert Wernicke, Chloé Perlmuter, 2001) [Giuseppe Verdi/Arrigo Boito opera]
Macbeth (David Pountney, Thomas Grimm, 2002) [Giuseppe Verdi/Francesco Maria Piave opera]
My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant, 1991) [inspired by Chimes at Midnight]
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Tom Stoppard, 1990)
Shakespeare in Love (John Madden, 1998)
Shakespeare’s Women & Claire Bloom (Phillip Schopper, 1999)

Still haven’t read or seen:
Sir Thomas More (mainly by Anthony Munday and Henry Chettle)
Troilus and Cressida
The Two Gentlemen of Verona (other than the musical)

Other English Renaissance Playwrights

Read and seen:
Francis Beaumont
The Knight of the Burning Pestle, The Revels Plays edited by Sheldon P. Zitner
(Instant Shakespeare, 14 July 2018)*–Humphrey, Barber

Seen only:

Christopher Marlowe
Doctor Faustus (Lee Papa, The College of Staten Island, 16 April 2005)

John Fletcher
The Two Noble Kinsmen (with William Shakespeare), Instant Shakespeare

Read only (these are all the notable playwrights of the period according to Wikipedia, in order of their entry into the field):

George Peele
Edward I, Yale, edited by Frank S. Hook
The Battle of Alcazar, Yale, edited by John Yoklavich

John Lyly
none yet

Thomas Kyd
Edward III (with William Shakespeare) [disputed], Cambridge edited by Giorgio Melchiori; Arden Third Series edited by Richard Proudfoot and Nicola Bennett

Christopher Marlowe
Edward II, New Mermaids edited by W. Moelwyn Merchant

Robert Greene
none yet

[William Shakespeare goes here chronologically]

George Chapman
none yet

Ben Jonson
The Alchemist, Routledge, edited by Peter Bement

Thomas Dekker
The Roaring Girl (with Thomas Middleton), The Revels Plays edited by Paul Mulholland

John Marston
none yet

Thomas Heywood
none yet

John Webster
The Duchess of Malfi, Dover

Thomas Middleton
The Witch, New Mermaids edited by Elizabeth Schafer
The Roaring Girl (with Thomas Dekker), The Revels Plays edited by Paul Mulholland
The Second Maiden’s Tragedy (as Shakespeare and Fletcher’s Cardenio edited by Charles Hamilton)
Timon of Athens (possibly co-authored with Shakespeare), Norton; Arden Second Series edited by H.J. Oliver; Puck Press Shakespeare in the Raw

John Fletcher
Henry VIII (with William Shakespeare), Arden Third Series edited by Gordon McMullan

William Rowley
Act II of the Birth of Merlin (all I could find of it when I looked at the library in a collection called The Book of Merlin: Insights from the Merlin Conference, edited by R.J. Stewart)

Philip Massinger
none yet

John Ford
none yet

Richard Brome
none yet

James Shirley
none yet

Anonymous Inns of Court playwright
Timon (probably a source for Shakespeare, possibly a ripoff)

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