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Wilson, John Dover 1881-1969

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Works: 646 works in 3,007 publications in 3 languages and 40,349 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Outlines, syllabi, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Dictionaries  Study guides  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Adapter, Other, Director, Creator, Composer
Classifications: PR2808.A2, 822.33
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What happens in Hamlet by John Dover Wilson( Book )
126 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,639 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 )
159 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,239 libraries worldwide
Dagligliv i England i på Shakespeares tid
The essential Shakespeare, a biographical adventure by John Dover Wilson( Book )
99 editions published between 1932 and 1980 in English and Japanese and held by 1,998 libraries worldwide
The fortunes of Falstaff by John Dover Wilson( Book )
47 editions published between 1943 and 1979 in English and held by 1,661 libraries worldwide
An introduction to the sonnets of Shakespeare for the use of historians and others by John Dover Wilson( Book )
26 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 1,253 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 )
28 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,244 libraries worldwide
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )
44 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,017 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
The Sonnets by William Shakespeare( Book )
25 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 1,011 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 )
31 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 872 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 Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Book )
30 editions published between 1909 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 851 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
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )
25 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and held by 792 libraries worldwide
The King of France gives Helena the hand of any man she wants in marriage, but the one she chooses, Bertram, flees to Tuscany, and she must use her wits to get him back. Includes an introduction, notes, and discussion of the theatrical world of Shakespeare
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Book )
24 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 766 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 Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )
43 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and held by 753 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
Othello by William Shakespeare( Book )
26 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and held by 748 libraries worldwide
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )
40 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 739 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
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )
41 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and held by 736 libraries worldwide
Mark Antony is supposed to be ruling the eastern Roman Empire. However, he is carrying on a torrid affair in Egypt with Cleopatra. The death of his wife, Fulvia, and the threat of a war brings him back to Rome
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )
34 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 733 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
The first part of King Henry VI by William Shakespeare( Book )
50 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and held by 666 libraries worldwide
Two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( Book )
17 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and held by 661 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
King Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )
33 editions published between 1915 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 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
 
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Alternative Names
Dover Wilson, John 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
ウィルスン, J. D
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English (940)
French (4)
Japanese (1)
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