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Experience all thirty-eight of Shakespeare's plays, and keep track of your progress, as the Festival embarks on this multi-year initiative.



The Utah Shakespeare Festival has embarked on an exciting new initiative to produce the entire canon of Shakespeare’s thirty-eight plays between 2012 and 2023. During these years, you may have more than one opportunity to see such plays as The Taming of the Shrew and King Lear, but productions of plays such as this year’s Henry IV Part Two and The Two Gentlemen of Verona will definitely be more rare. So start planning now; you don’t want to miss a single experience.

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History Cycle

As part of the Complete-the-Canon Project, the Festival is producing all ten of Shakespeare’s history plays in chronological order, beginning in 2013 with King John and Richard II and in 2014 with Henry IV Part One, then continuing this year with Henry IV Part Two, and in the future with Henry V, Henry VI Part One, Henry VI Part Two, Henry VI Part Three, Richard III, and Henry VIII.

One of the goals of the History Cycle is to give a cohesiveness to these plays that will be engaging and dramatic.

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