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Rolfe, W. J. (William James) 1827-1910

Overview
Works: 443 works in 2,301 publications in 3 languages and 28,312 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Juvenile works  Pastoral drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Outlines and syllabi  Spurious and doubtful works 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
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The poetic and dramatic works of Alfred, lord Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson( Book )

16 editions published between 1898 and 1899 in English and Spanish and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1899 volume offers an illustrated edition of Tennyson's complete works
Shakespeare the boy; with sketches of the home and school life, the games and sports, the manners, customs and folk-lore of the time by W. J Rolfe( Book )

35 editions published between 1896 and 2010 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

62 editions published between 1876 and 2011 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's history of King Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Book )

32 editions published between 1877 and 2012 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's history of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare( Book )

41 editions published between 1871 and 2000 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

52 editions published between 1871 and 2009 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

38 editions published between 1877 and 1931 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As You Like It, Shakespeare's most lighthearted comedy and one of the best-loved and most performed of all his plays, was probably written in 1599 or 1600, though it was not printed until the First Folio of 1623. As its witty heroine is Shakespeare's longest female role, the play's performance history is marked by notable Rosalinds, from Hannah Pritchard and Margaret Woffington (giving rival performances in 1741), to Helen Faucit, Ada Rehan, Peggy Ashcroft, Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Ronald Pickup (in an all-male production of 1967), Juliet Stevenson, and many others." "In his introduction to this new edition Alan Brissenden suggests reasons for its delayed publication and discusses in detail how productions have changed radically over the years. Shakespeare's use of his sources, his handling of the themes of love, doubleness, and pastoral are also dealt with, as well as the significance of boys playing women's parts on the Elizabethan stage. Detailed annotations explain allusions, puns, and difficult passages, enabling student, reader, actor, and director to savour the humour and the seriousness of the play to the full. There are illustrations, and appendices on 'wit' and the songs, for which the earliest known music is printed."--Jacket
Shakespeare's tragedy of King Richard the Third by William Shakespeare( Book )

32 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lady of the lake by Walter Scott( Book )

24 editions published between 1882 and 2014 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The narrative of the poem concerns the struggle between King James V and the powerful clan Douglas."--Amazon.com
The English of Shakespeare; illustrated in a philological commentary on his Julius Cæsar by George L Craik( Book )

38 editions published between 1857 and 2011 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Book )

32 editions published between 1881 and 1933 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy of an honorable but haughty Roman patrician in the days of the early Republic
The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare( Book )

30 editions published between 1882 and 2010 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Falstaff, knowing that Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page control the money in their respective households, decides to seduce them, but they learn of his scheme and resolve to make a fool of him. A comic series of disguises and misadventures follows
Shakespeare's tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Book )

43 editions published between 1878 and 1981 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clark Library copy used as a promptbook by actor Frederick B. Warde. Several preliminary pages from original published form have been removed here, and the entire play is interleaved with manuscript notes in pencil and ink regarding stage directions, alterations, and other information
The two noble kinsmen by John Fletcher( Book )

17 editions published between 1883 and 1911 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered a Jacobean tragicomedy, The Two Noble Kinsmen was first published in 1634 and is commonly attributed to William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, a contemporary playwright. Inspired by Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale" from his The Canterbury Tales, the play's first scenes of Acts I, III and V are certain to have been written by Shakespeare. Interestingly, The Two Noble Kinsmen is the only one of Shakespeare's plays that has never been adapted for film or television
Two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( Book )

35 editions published between 1822 and 2010 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bosom buddies Valentine and Proteus bid a tearful farewell on a street in Verona. Valentine is off to improve himself, venturing out to see the world, while Proteus stays home in Verona, tied by his love for Julia. After Valentine departs, his servant, Speed, enters. Proteus inquires whether or not Speed delivered a letter to Julia, to which Speed replies affirmatively. Julia, meanwhile, asks her maid, Lucetta, with which man she should fall in love, and Lucetta recommends Proteus. Lucetta admits that she has a letter for Julia from Proteus. After much bickering, Julia tears up the letter, only to regret this act an instant later. -- from SparkNotes
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

31 editions published between 1881 and 1933 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )

37 editions published between 1878 and 1978 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young Claudio has fallen for the lovely heiress Hero. The path to the alter seems smooth until the evil Don John decides to intervene."
Shakespeare's The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Book )

25 editions published between 1881 and 2009 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Book )

28 editions published between 1876 and 1933 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

28 editions published between 1872 and 1913 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character
 
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Alternative Names
Rolfe, W. J.

Rolfe, W. J. 1827-1910

Rolfe, William J.

Rolfe, William J. 1827-1910

Rolfe, William J. (William James), 1827-1910

Rolfe, William James

Rolfe, William James 1827-1910

William James Rolfe American educator and Shakespearean scholar

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Shakespeare's tragedy of Othello, the Moor of VeniceShakespeare's history of King Henry the FifthShakespeare's tragedy of King Richard the ThirdShakespeare's The comedy of errors