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Wilson, John Dover 1881-1969

Works: 596 works in 2,698 publications in 3 languages and 39,795 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography  Bibliography  Outlines, syllabi, etc  Film adaptations  Sources  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Adapter, Creator, Composer, Director, Other
Classifications: PR2808.A2, 822.33
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Publications by John Dover Wilson
Publications by John Dover Wilson, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by John Dover Wilson
What happens in Hamlet by John Dover Wilson( Book )
120 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,633 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 )
144 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,224 libraries worldwide
Dagligliv i England i på Shakespeares tid
The essential Shakespeare, a biographical adventure by John Dover Wilson( Book )
86 editions published between 1932 and 1980 in English and held by 1,945 libraries worldwide
The fortunes of Falstaff by John Dover Wilson( Book )
52 editions published between 1943 and 1979 in English and held by 1,677 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's happy comedies by John Dover Wilson( Book )
28 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,249 libraries worldwide
An introduction to the sonnets of Shakespeare for the use of historians and others by John Dover Wilson( Book )
14 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 1,235 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
The sonnets by William Shakespeare( Book )
23 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 1,003 libraries worldwide
A Collection of 145 sonnets by Shakespeare preceded by a comprehensive introduction and analysis and followed by a comprehensive section of notes
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )
43 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 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 manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet and the problems of its transmission; an essay in critical bibliography by John Dover Wilson( Book )
34 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 882 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 )
29 editions published between 1909 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 libraries worldwide
Othello by William Shakespeare( Book )
40 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and Catalan and held by 836 libraries worldwide
An international team of scholars offers: - modernised, easily accessible texts - ample but unobtrusive academic guidance - attention to the theatrical qualities of each play and its stage history - informative illustations, including reconstructions of early performances
The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )
42 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
The drama about the conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar is accompanied by information about the play's background, style, and performance
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )
38 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and held by 814 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
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Book )
21 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 761 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
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )
42 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 730 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
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )
28 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 706 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
Two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( Book )
16 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and held by 658 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 the Second by William Shakespeare( Book )
28 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 648 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
King Henry V by William Shakespeare( Book )
29 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 libraries worldwide
This new edition features a section on recent stage, film & critical interpretations of the play. Andrew Gurr highlights the debate over how the play should be read, placing the apparent contradictions in the context of Elizabethan thought
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Book )
19 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
Macbeth and Banquo encounter three prophesying witches on their journey home from battle. Macbeth's ambitions are kindled by the witches' prediction that he will someday be king. In an effort to hasten the prophecy, he and Lady Macbeth plot the murders of those in the way. Under the strain of the heinous crimes, Lady Macbeth dies and Macbeth edges toward insanity. In the tragic climax, Macbeth is killed in a duel and Malcolm becomes king
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Dover Wilson, John, 1881-1969
Wilson, J. D.
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