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Kean, Charles John 1811?-1868

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Works: 780 works in 1,222 publications in 1 language and 5,072 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Dictionaries  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Parodies, imitations, etc  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Performer, Actor, Compiler, Signer, Creator, Honoree, Correspondent, Adapter
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Charles John Kean
Shakespere's historical play of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare ( Book )
22 editions published between 1855 and 1970 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Book )
16 editions published between 1853 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play of The winter's tale by William Shakespeare ( Book )
16 editions published between 1856 and 2010 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play of The tempest by William Shakespeare ( Book )
18 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kean relating to their American tours by Charles John Kean ( Book )
4 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare ( Book )
6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes index and notes. Introduction and notes by Henry Norman Hudson, LL D
King Richard II by William Shakespeare ( Book )
17 editions published between 1811 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Richard II marks, as this new and invigorating edition by Charles Forker demonstrates, an exciting advance in the development of Shakespeare's artistry. The play's unusual formality of structure and tone and the impressive eloquence of its style seem to express the mystique of kingship more emphatically than any of the earlier histories, while its subtle handling of the major action - the dethronement of an unsuitable anointed monarch by an illegitimate but more able one - requires the audience to engage not just with the fall of a particular king but with the viability of hereditary monarchy as such." "Forker takes a fresh look at the first part of Shakespeare's second tetralogy of history plays, relating it to the earlier histories, placing it tellingly in its contemporary context, and discussing its relation to competing theories of monarchy and to the major political concerns of the 1590s. He demonstrates how in Richard II Shakespeare's exploration of the tragic personality achieved a higher degree of psychological complexity than in any earlier work, grounding the contest for power not just in factionalism of kinship or party but also in contrasts of sensibility and temperament. The complex style, imagery and rhetoric of the play, its verbal opulence, is fully discussed both in the introduction and in the full and authoritative commentary." "The edition also analyses and reconsiders Shakespeare's use of sources, asking why he chose to emphasize one approach over another, and outlines the play's rich afterlife, focusing on its changing reputation and particularly the varied history of twentieth-century staging. As usual with an Arden edition, there is a full exposition of textual complexity and the implications of presenting a modernized text. Richard II is a play that speaks directly to today's sense of political uncertainty and assertive individuality; it is given full value in this ample and authoritative edition."--BOOK JACKET
Shakespeare's play of King John by William Shakespeare ( Book )
11 editions published in 1858 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare ( Book )
8 editions published between 1803 and 1970 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This romance revolves around a theme that occupied Shakespeare later in life: reconciliation. Wrongs committed by one generation, here a wife unjustly accused of adultery, are made right by the next generation
Shakespeare's play of King Richard II by William Shakespeare ( Book )
20 editions published between 1857 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A midsummer night's dream, 1856 by William Shakespeare ( Book )
9 editions published between 1816 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King John a tragedy in five acts by William Shakespeare ( Book )
12 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare ( Book )
9 editions published between 1807 and 1971 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio's business falters, repayment becomes impossible -- and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio's flesh
Shakespeare's play of A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare ( Book )
18 editions published between 1856 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play of King Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare ( Book )
14 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play of Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare ( Book )
18 editions published between 1858 and 1859 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King Lear, 1858 by William Shakespeare ( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Costumes in Shakespeare's play of The winter's tale, 1856 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tragedy of Hamlet, 1676 by William Shakespeare ( Book )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stratford Festival, Canada, William Shakespeare's "Hamlet," directed by John Hirsch, designed by Sam Kirkpatrick, music by Louis Applebaum
Shakespeare's tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Book )
9 editions published between 1858 and 1859 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lear, the aging King of Britain, has chosen to lay aside the care of kingship and divide his kingdom between his three daughters. Their share is to be determined by their love for him. Two daughters speak with grandiose expressions of love while the third daughter finds nothing to say. The courts disinherit the third daughter, Cordelia. Much treachery, murder, and deceit ensued and Lear and Cordelia are captured and sentenced to death
 
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Alternative Names
Kean, Charles
Kean Charles John 1811-1868
Languages
English (300)
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