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Wells, Stanley 1930-

Works: 454 works in 2,157 publications in 4 languages and 53,307 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Dictionaries  Study guides  Reviews  Film adaptations  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Other, Dancer, Contributor, ed, Collector, pre, Compiler, edc
Classifications: PR2892, 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
The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Studies by De Grazia( Book )
96 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,655 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
The Oxford companion to Shakespeare by Michael Dobson( Book )
51 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 2,709 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
Shakespeare, an illustrated dictionary by Stanley Wells( Book )
51 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,465 libraries worldwide
A reference book providing a fascinating collection of information for anyone interested in the Bard, his plays, and the actors
Shakespeare and co. : Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, John Fletcher, and the other players in his story by Stanley Wells( Book )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,194 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 and the moving image : the plays on film and television ( Book )
33 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
Essays on the best known film, television and video versions of Shakespeare's plays
Shakespeare in the theatre : an anthology of criticism by Stanley Wells( Book )
25 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 946 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, sex, & love by Stanley Wells( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 866 libraries worldwide
How does Shakespeare's treatment of human sexuality relate to the sexual conventions and language of his times? Wells draws on historical and anecdotal sources to present an account of sexual behavior in Shakespeare's time, particularly in Stratford-upon-Avon and London. He explores sexuality in the poetry of the period and the ways in which Shakespeare treats sexuality in his plays and relates sexuality to love
Shakespeare: select bibliographical guides by Stanley Wells( Book )
20 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 808 libraries worldwide
The Cambridge companion to Shakespeare on stage by Stanley Wells( Book )
27 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 717 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 theater 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 theater, 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
Dictionary of Shakespeare by Louise McConnell( Book )
41 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 697 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
Selected writings by Thomas Nash( Book )
33 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 libraries worldwide
This book, first published in 1964, is devoted to Thomas Nashe. Shakespeare's plays have many apparent echoes of his matter and style; he was one of the most adventurous and successful of those who tried to explore the possibilities of the language and to embellish it was an eloquence both learned and popular. Moreover, he is a conscientious and delighted portrayer of the London of his time; he combines the interests of a Mayhew with the exuberance of a Dylan Thomas. This book will be of interest to students of literature
Shakespeare and comedy by Kenneth Muir( Book )
107 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
The theme of this year's annual survey is Shakespeare and cultural exchange
Aspects of King Lear : articles reprinted from Shakespeare survey ( Book )
10 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Stanley Wells britischer Shakespearewissenschaftler, Autor und Hochschullehrer
Stanley Wells Brits literatuurhistoricus
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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웰스, 스탠리
웰스, 스텐리
ウェルズ, スタンリー
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