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Williams, Simon 1943-

Works: 11 works in 88 publications in 1 language and 3,102 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography  Internet videos  Directories  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Other
Classifications: ML410.W13, 782.1092
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Most widely held works by Simon Williams
Wagner and the Romantic hero by Simon Williams( )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few major artists have aroused the ire and adulation of successive generations as persistently as Richard Wagner. The centre of controversy during his lifetime, when he died he was the most idolized man in Germany. Little has changed since then. In this book based on lectures delivered at the Bayreuth Festival, Simon Williams explores the reason for this adulation and antipathy by examining one of the most contested aspects of Wagner's work, his treatment of the hero. He begins by defining heroism as it was understood in Wagner's time and then explores the phenomenon of heroism and the hero in all thirteen of the stage works. He concludes with a survey of how the Wagnerian hero and the idea of heroism has been interpreted on the modern stage. Williams offers a theatrical and cultural reevaluation of one of the most enduring and controversial figures in the history of the arts."--Jacket
Shakespeare on the German stage by Simon Williams( Book )

23 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge encyclopedia of stage actors and acting by Simon Williams( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Acting is widely acknowledged to be the central art of the theatre and has a long and vibrant history. With over 1,000 entries, this is the first encyclopedia of stage actors and acting around the world. More than 100 renowned international contributors provide biographical, historical and technical information about actors both familiar and obscure whose work has been crucial in the development of acting methods and traditions from classical theatre to the present day. Entries on key directors, theorists and teachers and on the elements and genres of acting provide insights into the history of acting as an art and its current practice. Including a chronological list of actors that spans the past 2,000 years and many diverse countries and cultures, this Encyclopedia offers a fascinating and unique overview of acting onstage that will be of interest to anyone who attends or practises theatre"--
A history of German theatre( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covering German-language theatre from the Middle Ages to the present day, this study demonstrates how and why theatre became so important in German-speaking countries. Written by leading international scholars of German theatre, chapters cover all aspects of theatrical performance, including acting, directing, play-writing, scenic design and theatre architecture. The book argues that theatre is more central to the artistic life of German-speaking countries than almost anywhere else in the world. Relating German-language theatre to its social and intellectual context, the History demonstrates how theatre has often been used as a political tool. It challenges the idea that German-speaking countries were a theatrical wasteland in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, provides a thematic survey of the crucial period of growth in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and discusses modern and contemporary German theatre by focusing in turn on the directors, playwrights, designers and theatre architecture."--BOOK JACKET
Richard Wagner and festival theatre by Simon Williams( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German actors of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries : idealism, romanticism, and realism by Simon Williams( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The waltz King : a story of the waltz and the Strauss family( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of the 19th century, Europe was set alight by a shocking new dance craze. It was accompanied by popular music that was played, whistled and hummed all around the globe. It was called the waltz and its story is inseparable from the story of one family. A family named Strauss. This docu-drama, entertainingly presented by Lesley Garrett, tells the story of the Waltz and the Strauss family. The Strauss family kept Vienna and much of the rest of the world dancing for over a hundred years. However the father and son composers, who both held the public title of "The Waltz King," were uneasy rivals in their private life. Johann Strauss Senior, born in 1804, was a hugely popular composer, at home and abroad, who transformed the waltz from a simple dance into a Viennese cultural phenomenon. But despite the great acclaim he enjoyed in his lifetime, his reputation has been entirely eclipsed by his eldest son Johann Strauss Junior took the waltz to a whole new musical level. He wrote some of the most popular tunes ever, including The Blue Danube, and ended up a household name around the globe. However although Strauss Junior travelled further, composed greater music and was altogether privately and publicly more successful, in his own mind, he never quite escaped the shadow of his father. Lesley Garrett explores the origins of the waltz -- the music, the dance steps, the ballrooms, the costumes and at the same time narrates the drama of the two great Waltz composers, a bitter conflict between a father and a son. This rich and compelling story is lavishly illustrated with the music and dancing of the time, recreated in Vienna's sumptuous Hofburg Palace
Directory of doctoral programs in theatre studies in the U.S.A. and Canada, 1992( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of the impacts of Tallowa Dam on the macroinvertebrate communities of the Shoalhaven River by Ivor Growns( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The purpose of this report was to assess the current status of the aquatic macroinvertebrate communities in the Shoalhaven River from Tallowa to Burrier and to review data collected by earlier studies to inform the development of a new environmental flow regime."--Summary
Shakespeare in Germany by Simon Williams( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Earthlink: Australia's directory of ecofriendly products and services (formerly Green Pages) by Simon Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wagner and the Romantic hero
Shakespeare on the German stageA history of German theatreRichard Wagner and festival theatreGerman actors of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries : idealism, romanticism, and realism
Alternative Names
Williams, Simon J. C.

Williams, Simon J. C. 1943-

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