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Gincano, John

Overview
Works: 12 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 334 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pastoral drama  Juvenile works  Fiction  Concordances  Tragedies (Drama)  Historical drama 
Roles: Illustrator, Author
Classifications: PR2803.A2, 822.33
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Publications about John Gincano
Publications by John Gincano
Most widely held works by John Gincano
Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso( Book )
3 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
The first published work of John Gincano, a virtually unknown master of foreboding expressionistic woodcuts. Executed at the advent of the Great Depression (the zenith of the Expressionist era), these grim woodcuts compare with the best work of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Vasily Kandinsky, and Emile Nolde. As Willy Pogany states in his preface, "Gincano's delightful woodcuts not only illustrate Schlemihl's peregrinations, but describe a life partly his own. They illuminate this charming satirical romance and are fully imbued with the whimsical spirit of the book, rendered as they are with masterful simplicity and telling originality. The idea of illustrating 'Peter Schlemihl' with woodcuts is a very fortunate one, as it not only suggests the period when Chamisso wrote this immortal fantasy, but somehow by its very nature of strong contrasts in Black and White constantly brings to mind the lost 'shadow'" (p. 4). -- vendor description
Hell's outpost; the true story of Devil's island by a man who exiled himself there by William Edwin Allison-Booth( Book )
2 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Worth remembering by Rhys James( Book )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
The will to win and other stories by Stephen W Meader( Book )
5 editions published between 1936 and 1965 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Prairie anchorage by Marjorie Medary( Book )
3 editions published between 1933 and 1939 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Preacher's kid by Ladd Haystead( Book )
2 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )
1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version
The whitewashed elephant by John Gincano( Book )
4 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
A greedy old merchant tricks a Rajah into thinking he is buying a rare white elephant
Riders of the Royal road : a tale of the Camino real by Hildegarde Hawthorne( Book )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Bimbo and his jacket by Kay Hunter( Book )
2 editions published between 1930 and 1935 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Blockade runner; a tale of adventure aboard the Robert E. Lee by H. J Heagney( Book )
1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 library 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." "In his introduction to this new edition Alan Brissenden suggests reasons for its delayed publication and discusses in detail how productions have changed radically over the years. Shakespeare's use of his sources, his handling of the themes of love, doubleness, and pastoral are also dealt with, as well as the significance of boys playing women's parts on the Elizabethan stage. Detailed annotations explain allusions, puns, and difficult passages, enabling student, reader, actor, and director to savour the humour and the seriousness of the play to the full. There are illustrations, and appendices on 'wit' and the songs, for which the earliest known music is printed."--Jacket
 
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