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 Decadent entertainment at Timon's dinner party, in Cutting Ball's production of  Timon of Athens .

Decadent entertainment at Timon's dinner party, in Cutting Ball's production of Timon of Athens.

Last week, I was briefly laid low by a bad cold, but I made sure to drag myself out of bed to see a closing-weekend performance of Timon of Athens at the Cutting Ball Theater! Not only had I heard excellent things about the production, it was a chance to see an obscure and new-to-me Shakespeare play. So, just as I tallied up my Sondheim-completist progress after recently seeing an obscure Sondheim musical, this seemed like the time to tally my Shakespeare-completist progress. I'm about 3/4 of the way there...

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Taming of the Shrew (at least 2x: OSF 2007, Theater Pub 2013)
Henry VI, Part 1
Henry VI, Part 2 (OSF 2004)
Henry VI, Part 3 (OSF 2004)
Titus Andronicus
Richard III (at least 2x: OSF 2005, Theater Pub 2015)
The Comedy of Errors (at least 4x: OSF 1998, Jesuit High School 2000, Lake Oswego Junior High 2000, OSF 2004)
Love's Labor's Lost (Portland Actors Ensemble 2004)
Richard III (OSF 2003)
Romeo and Juliet (at least 4x: Portland Actors Ensemble 1999, OSF 2003, Vassar 2005, CalShakes 2013)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (at least 3x: Portland Center Stage 1996, OSF 2003, Bay School 2013)
King John
The Merchant of Venice (at least 2x: OSF 2001; Custom Made 2012)
✳️Henry IV, Part 2 (partially: in Theater Pub’s 2011 mashup, The Boar's Head)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (OSF 2006)
✳️Henry IV, Part 2 (partially: in Theater Pub’s 2011 mashup, The Boar's Head)
Much Ado About Nothing (OSF 1999)
Henry V (Globe Theater 2012)
Julius Caesar (at least 2x: OSF 2002, Golden Gate Park 2014)
As You Like It (Vassar 2005)
Hamlet (at least 3x: OSF 2000, Shotgun Players 2016, ACT 2017)
Twelfth Night (at least 2x: Actors from the London Stage 2005; Atmostheatre 2011)
Troilus and Cressida (Impact Theatre 2013)
Measure for Measure (Theater Pub 2012)
Othello (Portland Actors Ensemble 2005)
All's Well that Ends Well
King Lear (at least 3x: OSF 2004, Actors Ensemble of Berkeley 2015, Theater Pub 2016)
Timon of Athens (Cutting Ball 2018)
Macbeth (at least 4x: OSF 2002, Catlin Gabel School 2002, Vassar 2007, BAM 2008)
Antony and Cleopatra (at least 2x: OSF 2003, Marin Shakespeare 2010)
Pericles (Berkeley Rep 2013)
Coriolanus
The Winter's Tale (at least 2x: OSF 2002, Vassar 2008)
Cymbeline (Marin Shakespeare 2015)
The Tempest (at least 2x: OSF 2001, Cutting Ball 2010)
Henry VIII

*Counting live productions only, based on what the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (the place I first fell in love with Shakespeare) defines as the 37-play canon, and listed in rough order of when Shakespeare wrote them.