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Wilders, John

Overview
Works: 127 works in 499 publications in 1 language and 10,691 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Made-for-TV movies  Pastoral drama  Television plays  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Consultant, Author, Narrator, Scientific advisor, Other, Actor, Adapter, Composer, Compiler
Classifications: PR2819.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about John Wilders
 
Most widely held works by John Wilders
The tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

63 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 1,140 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 )

27 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 844 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 Undetermined and held by 723 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 )

37 editions published between 1298 and 1997 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 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 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama over de door ijdelheid verblinde Engelse koning
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Venice during 1570, Desdemona, daughter of a powerful nobleman, elopes with Othello, a proud Moor celebrated as the city's most awesome warrior. Iago, who has served alongside Othello for a decade, is angered when the general chooses another lieutenant, Cassio, as his second in command. In retribution, Iago sabotages Cassio's promotion and convinces Othello that the handsome officer is cuckolding him. Othello writhes under the tortures Iago has created, and in a fit of jealousy smothers Desdemona, who caresses her beloved husband as she dies. Unfortunately, as adapted by director Parker, this is Shakespeare Lite, a primer for those who refuse to wrap themselves in his poetry, but do want to know what happened. The result is a movie that will not give viewers much of an idea of Shakespeare's play, and may inadvertently lead to ideas about interracial love that were not much on Shakespeare's mind. The audience must think, "There, but for the grace of God, go we," or the production has not worked
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 285 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
The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 283 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 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III by Laurence Olivier( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard, Duke of Gloucester through a set of murderous machinations, steals the crown from his brother Edward
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 266 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 261 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 )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 254 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 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television adaption of Shakespeare's play revolving around an enchanted island, an exiled Duke, young lovers, and a framework of conspiracy
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 218 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 184 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 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's historical play which recreates Henry's early days as King. Centers on the French wars and the activities of Joan of Arc, while glimpsing the beginning of the civil wars between the Houses of Lancaster and York
 
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The tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra
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