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Wilders, John

Overview
Works: 125 works in 510 publications in 1 language and 10,515 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Pastoral drama  Television plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Consultant, Author, Narrator, Scientific advisor, Actor, Other, Adapter, Compiler, Composer
Classifications: PR2803.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about John Wilders
 
Most widely held works by John Wilders
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

65 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Arden Shakespeare is the established scholarly edition of Shakespeare's plays. Now in its third series, Arden offers the best in contemporary scholarship. Each volume guides you to a deeper understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's work." -- Back cover
Hudibras by Samuel Butler( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burlesk versfortælling i 3 dele om en presbyteriansk ridders bedrifter
The lost garden : a view of Shakespeare's English and Roman history plays by John Wilders( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the many books on Shakespeare's history plays, this is the first conceived in terms of ideas rather than of individual plays, and treating both the English and the Roman plays alike as evidence of the dramatist's point of view. In his wide-ranging and original enquiry into Shakespeare's interpretation of history, Dr. Wilders devotes each chapter to a prominent idea which can be discerned in all the history plays. -- Book cover
Shakespeare: The merchant of Venice: a casebook by John Wilders( Book )

33 editions published between 1298 and 1997 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection of critical essays. University undergraduate level
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed account of the theatre history of Shakespeare's Macbeth from 1607 to the present day
New prefaces to Shakespeare by John Wilders( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III: Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the last two years of the life of King Richard II of England, from 1398-1400. After the king's decisions and actions come under criticism from some of his nobles, he is overthrown by Bolingboke (King Henry IV), imprisoned, and finally murdered. Originally written circa 1595 by William Shakespeare
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play examines the nature of mercy and justice, proposing that a good government is one that is flexible and based on common sense
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play about the tragic consequences of jealousy. Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealosy of Iago, who conspires to undo them both. Iago tells Othello that his wife, the beautiful Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. Othello strangles Desdemona before learning of Iago's evil, and then kills himself in remorse
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member 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
Hudibras, parts I and II and selected other writings by Samuel Butler( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play has two principal settings: the court that Frederick has usurped from his brother, the rightful Duke, and the Forest of Arden, where the Duke and his followers (including the disgruntled Lord Jaques and the jester Touchstone) are living
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full text of play - Accompanying notes on the scene breaks and cuts in the BBC television production - Preface by Cedric Messina - Introduction by John Wilders - Colour and black and white photographs from the BBC production
Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prince of Tyre is pursued by the vengeance of King Antiochus because he discovered the monarch's incestuous relationship with his daughter. Fleeing from place to place, Pericles is shipwrecked, courts, and marries Thaisa. Their child, Marina, raised by friends when Thaisa is believed to have died, is kidnapped by pirates and sold into a brothel before Thaisa is discovered alive and the family is joyfully reunited
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play revolves around an enchanted island, an exiled duke, young lovers and a framework of conspiracy as they affected dramatic and emotional romances
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire directed against intellectual pride and pedantry, the play tells how the King of Navane and his three lords vow to spend three years in study and not to see any women. But, when the Princess of France arrives on a diplomatic mission with her three ladies, the men break their vow and fall in love with them. At the end, news comes of the death of the King of France, and the ladies depart, refusing to marry until their suitors have undergone a year's probation--hence the play's title
The life of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first fully annotated and comprehensive modern-spelling edition of King Henry VIII - known in its early performances as All is True - for over ten years. It makes full use of current scholarship on the dating, authorship, printing, and sources of the play, as well as critical interpretations, and includes an up-to-date survey of the play in performance. It is the first edition to make frequent use of Cavendish's life of Cardinal Wolsey, which seems likely to have influenced certain aspects of the play, as well as the other recognized sources in Holinshed, Hall, and Foxe." "On authorship, the editor concludes that Shakespeare and his younger colleague John Fletcher worked on the script together but that Shakespeare was probably the guiding spirit, as well as the principal author of several major scenes." "A fully detailed commentary and a selective collation of major variant readings appear immediately beneath the text. Special attention has been given to the frequent allusion to scripture and proverb lore. An index to all words glossed and authorities cited appears at the end of the volume."--Jacket
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare's tragedy set in Roman times dealing with the revenge of Titus Andronicus for the atrocities committed against his family by Tamora, the captive queen of the Goths, and her faction
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's dark tragedy tells of ambition and guilt amidst a background of regicide, violence and the supernatural. When a trio of witches tells returning hero warrior Macbeth that he is fated to become King of Scotland, he attempts to forge his own destiny. Aided and encouraged by his wife, he embarks on a guilt-ridden reign of terror
 
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