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Wilson, John Dover 1881-1969

Overview
Works: 692 works in 3,650 publications in 4 languages and 41,992 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Juvenile works  Outlines and syllabi  Historical drama  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, ed, Actor, Adapter, Creator, Director, wpr, Composer
Classifications: PR2808.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by John Dover Wilson
What happens in Hamlet by John Dover Wilson( Book )

163 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scholarly examination of the plot and dramatic technique of Shakespeare's most controversial play
Life in Shakespeare's England : a book of Elizabethan prose by John Dover Wilson( Book )

175 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entertaining and informative, this 1956 anthology paints a vivid picture of the world in which Shakespeare lived. Using the playwright's life as the framework - his birth, his education, his move to London, his life in theatre, his death - the book uses selected extracts from key Elizabethan publications to embody the atmosphere of this period. From sport to superstition, from festival to fashion, from the plague to playhouses, the significant features of the age are described through its prose, providing the reader with first-hand accounts of the conditions in which Shakespeare's masterpieces were created. All chapters are prefaced with illustrative Shakespearean quotations; the collection representing a commentary on the work as well as the life of Shakespeare. All texts have been modernised to assist the reader, and a glossary is included which explains names, unfamiliar words and difficult passages
The essential Shakespeare, a biographical adventure by John Dover Wilson( Book )

105 editions published between 1932 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fortunes of Falstaff by John Dover Wilson( Book )

74 editions published between 1943 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the sonnets of Shakespeare for the use of historians and others by John Dover Wilson( Book )

35 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays explaining that Pembroke is the subject of 126 of Shakespeare's 154 Sonnets. Written for the "New Shakespeare" edition of the Sonnets
Shakespeare's happy comedies by John Dover Wilson( Book )

36 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Book )

56 editions published between 1909 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A proud Roman general conquers the Volscians, leads them against Rome in revenge for his banishment, and is killed by the Volscian general when Coriolanus is persuaded to spare the city
The sonnets by William Shakespeare( Book )

33 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Collection of 145 sonnets by Shakespeare preceded by a comprehensive introduction and analysis and followed by a comprehensive section of notes
The manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet and the problems of its transmission; an essay in critical bibliography by John Dover Wilson( Book )

72 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set, which was originally an expansion of Professor Dover Wilson's Sandars lectures of 1934, has been out of print for many years and is now reissued. It was the first of three sets in which the author presented his long and painstaking work on Shakespeare's Hamlet and deals with the textual problems. What Happens in Hamlet deals with the dramatic problems and the text itself, with annotations, is published as one of the volumes of the New Shakespeare
The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

61 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with discussion questions, role-playing scenarios, and other study activities. Marc Antony comes "to bury Caesar, not to praise him," and his funeral oration unleashes a power struggle among the Roman Empire's mightiest generals and statesmen. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard's original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern "translation" on the facing page. Starting in the late 1580s and for several decades that followed, Shakespeare's plays were popular entertainment for London's theatergoers. His Globe Theatre was the equivalent of a Broadway theater in today's New York. The plays have endured, but over the course of 400+ years, the English language has changed in many ways-which is why today's students often find Shakespeare's idiom difficult to comprehend. Simply Shakespeare offers an excellent solution to their problem. Introducing each play is a general essay covering Shakespeare's life and times. At the beginning of each of the five acts in every play, a two-page spread describes what is about to take place. The story's background is explained, followed by brief descriptions of key people who will appear in the act, details students should watch for as the story unfolds, discussion of the play's historical context, how the play was staged in Shakespeare's day, and explanation of puns and plays on words that occur in characters' dialogues. Identifying icons preceding each of these study points are printed in a second color, then are located again as cross-references in the play's original text. For instance, where words spoken by a person in the play offer insights into his or another character's personality, the "Characters" icon will appear as a cross-reference in both the introductory spread and the play proper. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers' aids. Guided by the inspiring format of this fine new series, both teachers and students will come to understand and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare as never before. Text of Act I and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act II -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act II and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act III -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act III and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act IV -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act IV and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act V -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act V and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities --Additional Resources
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

30 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twayne's new critical introductions to Shakespeare." Discusses key themes and concepts, and examines the most recent critical ideas and trends from a number of critical perspectives
The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

36 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Shakespeare's darkest and most savage plays, tells the story of the foolish and Job-like Lear, who divides his kingdom, as he does his affections, according to vanity and whim. Lear's failure as a father engulfs himself and his world in turmoil and tragedy
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Book )

31 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love's Labour's Lost, now recognized as one of the most delightful and stageworthy of Shakespeare's comedies, came into its own both on the stage and in critical esteem only during the 1930s and 1940s--after nearly three hundred years of neglect by the theater and misuse by critics
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

52 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )

35 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic University of America, Speech and Drama Department, Rev. G.V. Hartke, O.P., head, presents its 150th production, William Shakespeare's "Richard III," directed by James D. Waring, performances coached by Josephine McGarry Callan, costumes designed by Joseph Lewis, setting and lighting by James D. Waring, costumes executed by Ann Tacik
King Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

44 editions published between 1915 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the play and discusses its poetry, structure, political details, history, and the Shakespearean staging
Two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( Book )

20 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close friends Valentine and Proteus become rivals for the hand of Silvia, daughter of the Duke of Milan, who has promised her to the foolish coward Thurio. Proteus has Valentine banished, but Silvia escapes to the forest to join him. Proteus follows with Julia, who dotes on him. After a confrontation, the Duke eventually allows Valentine and Silvia to wed, and Proteus marries Julia
A List of his published writings presented to John Dover Wilson on his eightieth birthday by John Dover Wilson( Book )

10 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milestones on the Dover road by John Dover Wilson( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dover Wilson, 1881-1969 by Harold Jenkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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What happens in Hamlet
Alternative Names
Dover Wilson, John 1881-1969

J. Dover Wilson britischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Shakespearegelehrter

J. Dover Wilson Brits literatuurhistoricus (1881-1969)

John Dover Wilson

Wilson, Dover

Wilson, Dover 1881-1969

Wilson, I. D. 1881-1969

Wilson, J. D.

Wilson, J. D. 1881-1969

Wilson, J. D. (John Dover), 1881-1969

Wilson, J. Dover.

Wilson, J. Dover 1881-1969

Wilson, J. Dover (John Dover), 1881-1969

Wilson, John.

Wilson, John D. 1881-1969

Wilson, John Dover

جيه. ويلسون

ウィルスン, J. D.

ウィルスン, ジョン ドウヴァ

Languages
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French (5)

Hungarian (2)

Japanese (1)

Covers
Life in Shakespeare's England : a book of Elizabethan proseThe essential Shakespeare, a biographical adventureThe fortunes of FalstaffThe tragedy of CoriolanusThe sonnetsThe manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet and the problems of its transmission; an essay in critical bibliographyThe tragedy of Julius CaesarAll's well that ends well