Production History

A select list of productions, chosen either because they have been most prominently noted, or because they included unique interpretations (blatantly transposing, for instance, the play's setting). I have included separated pages for three productions, highlighting the original production along with two more recent examples. The two later examples have been included to provide a sense of some of the most recent large-scale productions of The Beaux' Stratagem, and to provide snippets of reviews that might not be found through a simple search of Google or recent newspaper archives. These individual pages include sections ranging from cast lists to review excerpts and links to complete reviews.

1707, March 8: The Queen’s Theatre
                First production ofThe Beaux Stratagem.

1970: The National Theatre Company at the Old Vic, London
                Directed by William Gaskill.
                Follow this link to see a poster from the production.

1987: Lafayette College
                Transposed into mid-eighteenth-century New York.

1989: Touring production, chiefly including Belgrade, Coventry and National Theatre at the Lyttelton, London
                Directed by Peter Wood.
                Follow this link to see a poster from the production.

1994, January: The Vortex, Austin
                Transposed into the American West

1994, June: Beersheba Municipal Theater, Israel

1995, September: Berkeley Repertory Theatre
                Complemented the 18th-century setting with anachronistic touches.

1996, February-March: Yale Repertory Theatre

2005, April: Lichfield Garrick Studio
                Included women cast as Aimwell and Gibbet and integrated "pop songs." See review.

2006, November-December: The Shakespeare Theatre
                Premiering an adaptation by Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig.