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

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Works: 441 works in 2,299 publications in 3 languages and 28,569 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  History  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  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 1,059 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 )
37 editions published between 1896 and 2010 in English and held by 961 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 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 560 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's comedy of The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Book )
36 editions published between 1876 and 2010 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )
52 editions published between 1871 and 2009 in English and held by 487 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
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )
38 editions published between 1877 and 1931 in English and held by 485 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."
Shakespeare's tragedy of King Richard the Third by William Shakespeare( Book )
32 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
The Lady of the lake by Walter Scott( Book )
24 editions published between 1882 and 2014 in English and held by 466 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 libraries worldwide
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Book )
32 editions published between 1881 and 1933 in English and held by 461 libraries worldwide
Tragedy of an honorable but haughty Roman patrician in the days of the early Republic
Shakespeare's tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Book )
43 editions published between 1878 and 1981 in English and held by 421 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 merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare( Book )
30 editions published between 1882 and 2010 in English and held by 418 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
The two noble kinsmen by John Fletcher( Book )
17 editions published between 1883 and 1911 in English and held by 417 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 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 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Book )
25 editions published between 1881 and 2009 in English and held by 401 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 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's comedy of Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )
32 editions published between 1878 and 1978 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )
28 editions published between 1872 and 1913 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 326 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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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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