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Wells, Stanley 1930-

Works: 437 works in 1,979 publications in 6 languages and 49,699 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Encyclopedias  Biography  Study guides  Bibliography of bibliographies  Film adaptations  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Dancer, Contributor, Compiler
Classifications: PR2837.A2, 822.33
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Publications about Stanley Wells
Publications by Stanley Wells
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Most widely held works by Stanley Wells
Shakespeare, an illustrated dictionary by Stanley Wells( Book )
151 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 4,254 libraries worldwide
A reference book providing a fascinating collection of information for anyone interested in the Bard, his plays, and the actors
William Shakespeare, the complete works by William Shakespeare( Book )
116 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,999 libraries worldwide
A new edition of Shakespeare's works, presented in a newly considered chronological order, with original titles restored, and the canon reconsidered
The Oxford companion to Shakespeare by Michael Dobson( Book )
41 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 2,551 libraries worldwide
"A truly fun, accessible, and contextually rich companion to the vast world and work of Shakespeare. Spanning the historical and contemporary, and the literary and dramatic, this authoritative and illustrative 3,000-entry compendium is well constructed, solidly cross-referenced, and above all, delightful and interesting reading."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002
The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Studies ( Book )
49 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and German and held by 1,877 libraries worldwide
The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Studies offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of Shakespeare in a series of essays specially written by an international team of eminent scholars. Studies of Shakespeare's life, and of his relationship to the thought of his time, are followed by essays connecting his writings to the literary, dramatic, and theatrical conventions of his age. There are accounts of the transmission of his text, and of the theatrical and critical fortunes of his plays from his own time to ours. Particular attention is given to the twentieth century in studies of criticism, theatre history, the plays on film and television, new critical approaches, and reference books. Each essay is followed by a reading list. A successor to Cambridge's original Companion to Shakespeare Studies (1934) and the New Companion to Shakespeare Studies (1971) this attractively written and helpfully organized volume will be an indispensable companion to anyone with a serious interest in Shakespeare
Shakespeare : for all time by Stanley Wells( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,473 libraries worldwide
Looks at the life, career, works, and influence of William Shakespeare
The Cambridge companion to Shakespeare ( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,220 libraries worldwide
An international team of prominent scholars provide a broadly cultural approach to the chief literary, performative and historical aspects of Shakespeare's work. They bring the latest scholarship to bear on traditional subjects of Shakespeare study, such as biography, the transmission of the texts, the main dramatic and poetic genres, the stage in Shakespeare's time and the history of criticism and performance. In addition, authors engage with more recently defined topics: gender and sexuality, Shakespeare on film, the presence of foreigners in Shakespeare's England and his impact on other cultures. Helpful reference features include chronologies of the life and works, illustrations, detailed reading lists and a bibliographical essay. -- PUBLISHER'S DESCRIPTION
Shakespeare and co. : Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, John Fletcher, and the other players in his story by Stanley Wells( Book )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,192 libraries worldwide
"Here is an anecdotal work of forensic biography that firmly places Shakespeare within the hectic, exhilarating world in which he lived and wrote." "Stanley Wells explores Elizabethan and Jacobean theater, both behind the scenes and in front of the curtain. He examines how the great actors of the time influenced Shakespeare's work. He writes about the lives and works of the other major writers of Shakespeare's day and discusses Shakespeare's relationships - sometimes collaborative - with each of them. And throughout, Wells shares his knowledge of the period, re-creating and celebrating the richness and variety of Shakespeare's social and cultural milieus."--Jacket
Shakespeare in the theatre : an anthology of criticism by Stanley Wells( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
A rich, varied, and evocative collection of eyewitness accounts of Shakespearian performances over the centuries. Theatre generates an excitement that stimulates fine prose: here are Hazlitt's famous accounts of Edmund Kean as Richard III and Hamlet, Bernard Shaw on Forbes-Robertson's Hamlet and his hilarious descriptions of Augustin Daly's productions, Max Beerbohm on Gordon Craig, and Kenneth Tynan on Olivier and Wolfit. Here too are lesser-known pieces by great writers: the German novelist Theodor Fontane on Charles Kean, Evelyn Waugh on Olivier, Virginia Woolf on Twelfth Night at the Old Vic. Taken together these pieces represent an appreciation of the work of the finest Shakespearian interpreters, and a survey of changing styles of Shakespearian production--ranging right across the canon--from the seventeenth century to the present, in England, America, and further afield. The collection also provides extensive coverage of the postwar period right up to the present day.--From publisher description
Shakespeare and the moving image : the plays on film and television ( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and German and held by 906 libraries worldwide
Essays on the best known film, television and video versions of Shakespeare's plays
Shakespeare, sex, & love by Stanley Wells( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 853 libraries worldwide
How does Shakespeare's treatment of human sexuality relate to the sexual conventions and language of his times? Pre-eminent Shakespearean critic Stanley Wells draws on historical and anecdotal sources to present an illuminating account of sexual behaviour in Shakespeare's time, particularly in Stratford-upon-Avon and London. He demonstrates what we know or can deduce of the sex lives of Shakespeare and members of his family. He also provides a fascinating account of depictions ofsexuality in the poetry of the period and suggests that at the time Shakespeare was writing most of his non-dramatic
William Shakespeare, a textual companion by Stanley Wells( Book )
20 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 libraries worldwide
A companion to The Oxford Shakespeare; and a comprehensive reference work on Shakespearean textual problems
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare( Book )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 libraries worldwide
This is the full text of 'Twelfth Night, or, What You Will', a tale of shipwrecked twins, love, and mistaken identity
An Oxford anthology of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 768 libraries worldwide
A collection of two hundred examples of passages from Shakespeare's plays and poems
Shakespeare and race ( Book )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 761 libraries worldwide
"This volume draws together thirteen important essays on the concept of race in Shakespeare's drama. The authors, who themselves reflect racial and geographical diversity, explore issues of ethnography, politics, religion, identity, nationalism and the distribution of power in Shakespeare's plays."--Jacket
Shakespeare's sonnets ; and, A lover's complaint by William Shakespeare( Book )
27 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 759 libraries worldwide
Shakepeare's sonnets - A lovers's complaint
English drama, excluding Shakespeare : select bibliographical guides by Stanley Wells( Book )
17 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 758 libraries worldwide
The Cambridge companion to Shakespeare on stage by Stanley Wells( Book )
26 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 696 libraries worldwide
This Companion is designed for readers interested in past and present productions of Shakespeare's plays, both in and beyond Britain. The first six chapters describe aspects of the British performing tradition in chronological sequence, from the early staging of Shakespeare's own time, through to the present day. Each relates Shakespearean developments to broader cultural concerns and adopts an individual approach and focus, on textual adaptation, acting, stages, scenery or theatre management. These are followed by three explorations of acting: tragic and comic actors and women performers of Shakespeare roles. A section on international performance includes chapters on interculturalism, on touring companies and on political theatre, with separate accounts of the performing traditions of North America, Asia and Africa. Over forty pictures illustrate performers and productions of Shakespeare from around the world. An amalgamated list of items for further reading completes the book
A dictionary of Shakespeare by Stanley Wells( Book )
41 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 692 libraries worldwide
This concise, illustrated dictionary of Shakepeariana, compiled by one of the best-known authorities on his works, guides the reader to a wealth of information on all aspects of Shakespeare in his own time and on his impact and influence in later ages. 20 illustrations. Stanley Wells provides clear entries on: Shakespeare's life and times, the sources and early publication of his works, their performance history on stage and screen, actors such as Edmund Kean and Kenneth Branagh, and writers especially associated with them, operas and other musical works deriving from them, theaters, editions, international Shakespeare organizations-in short, on all aspects of Shakespearean interest. The volume is complemented by a series of striking pronouncements about Shakespeare over the ages from Jane Austen to Bernard Levin, tables providing interesting facts about the plays, famous documents bearing Shakespeare's signature, and a useful guide to further reading
The history of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )
30 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 649 libraries worldwide
"King Lear, widely considered Shakespeare's most deeply moving, passionately expressed, and intellectually ambitious play, has almost always been edited from the revised version printed in the First Folio of 1623, with additions from the quarto of 1608. Acting on recent discoveries, this volume presents the first full, scholarly edition to be based firmly on the quarto, now recognized as the base text from which all others derive. A thorough, attractively written introduction suggests how the work grew slowly in Shakespeare's imagination, fed by years of reading, thinking, and experience as a practical dramatist. Analysis of the great range of literary and other sources from which he shaped the tragedy, and of its critical and theatrical history, indicates that the play felt as shocking and original to early audiences as it does now. Its challenges have often been evaded, notably in Nahum Tate's notorious adaptation. During the twentieth century, however, deeper understanding of the conventions of Shakespeare's theatre restored confidence in the theatrical viability of his original text, while the play has also generated a remarkable range of off-shoots in film, television, the visual arts, music, and literature." "The commentary to this edition offers detailed help in understanding the language and dramaturgy in relation to the theatres in which King Lear was first performed. Additional sections reprint the early ballad, ignored by all modern editors, which was among its earliest derivatives, and provide additional guides to understanding and appreciating one of the greatest masterworks of Western civilization."--Jacket
Shakespeare's sonnets by Paul Edmondson( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 613 libraries worldwide
"Shakespeare's Sonnets are among the most fascinating poems in the English language. They are central to an understanding of his life and work as both poet and poetic dramatist. Yet many myths and superstitions have arisen around them. This book challenges assumptions and encourages fresh readings of these poems. Edmondson and Wells consider the Sonnets both as individual works and in relation to each other. A feature of the book is its survey of the Sonnets' reputation, their appropriation by other creative writers, and their status and potential as texts to be performed."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Stanley Wells britischer Shakespearewissenschaftler, Autor und Hochschullehrer
Stanley Wells Shakespearean scholar
Weels, Stanley
Wells, Stanley.
Wells, Stanley 1930-
Wells, Stanley W.
Wells, Stanley W., 1930-
Wells, Stanley William
Wells, Stanley William 1930-
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