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Poel, William 1852-1934

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Works: 235 works in 474 publications in 2 languages and 3,718 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Outlines and syllabi  Chronologies  Sources  Spurious and doubtful works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter
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Shakespeare in the theatre by William Poel( Book )

45 editions published between 1913 and 2013 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Poel (1852-1934), actor, director and author, began his acting career in 1876, deliberately choosing provincial touring in order to learn his craft. After a period as manager of the Royal Victoria Hall and Coffee Tavern (later the Old Vic), he worked as stage manager for the actor-manager Frank Benson. In the 1890s he founded the Elizabethan Stage Society in order to demonstrate his fervent belief that only a return to Elizabethan performance methods would enable a true understanding of Shakespeare's plays. This was to have a profound influence on modern productions, with directors such as Tyrone Guthrie and John Gielgud adopting his ideals rather than his often idiosyncratic practices. Moreover, his long-held wish for a replica of the Globe Theatre has since become a reality. Poel was also a prolific author and this work, first published in 1913, explores his philosophy by bringing together four articles on the staging of Shakespeare
Prominent points in the life and writings of Shakespeare. Arranged in four tables by William Poel( Book )

13 editions published between 1919 and 1977 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Poel's prompt-book of Fratricide punished by William Poel( Book )

10 editions published between 1953 and 1956 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is wrong with the stage : some notes on the English theatre from the earliest times to the present day by William Poel( Book )

8 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some notes on Shakespeare's stage and plays by William Poel( Book )

6 editions published in 1916 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monthly letters by William Poel( Book )

6 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lilies that fester, and Love's constancy by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wayside cottage : a comedietta in one act by William Poel( Book )

in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absence of mind, or, Wanted £5 : a comic drama in one act by William Poel( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man of forty : a comedietta in one act by William Poel( Book )

3 editions published between 1880 and 1884 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dying tongue of great Elizabeth by Bernard Shaw( Book )

3 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prompt books and actor's copies : Theatre Museum, V & A, London by Theatre Museum (Victoria and Albert Museum)( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stage-version of Romeo and Juliet by William Poel( )

5 editions published between 1915 and 1990 in English and German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's profession : a paper read before the Royal Society of Arts by William Poel( )

6 editions published in 1915 in English and German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A foregone conclusion by William Dean Howells( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known, describing the rise and fall of an American entrepreneur in the paint business. His social views were also strongly reflected in the novels Annie Kilburn (1888) and A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890). While known primarily as a novelist, his short
The temptation of Agnes : a tragedy in three acts ; a story of the Middle Ages retold for the present age by William Poel( )

3 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lilies that fester, and Love's constancy by William Poel( Book )

8 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The playhouse of the sixteenth century by Elizabethan Stage Society( Book )

3 editions published between 1904 and 1905 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Poel and the Elizabethan revival by Robert Speaight( Book )

3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prompt-book of Fratricide punished by William Poel( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Shakespeare in the theatre
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Alternative Names
Pole William 1852-1934

William Poel acteur britannique

William Poel acteur uit Verenigd Koninkrijk (1852-1934)

William Poel actor británico

William Poel British actor

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English (200)

German (2)