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Wilders, John

Overview
Works: 124 works in 503 publications in 1 language and 10,515 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pastoral drama  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Consultant, Author, Narrator, Scientific advisor, Actor, Other, Adapter, Composer, Compiler
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 )

63 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 1,163 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 852 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 )

36 editions published between 1298 and 1997 in English and held by 551 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 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 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Written in 1595, "Richard II" occupies a significant place in the Shakespeare canon. It marks the transition from the earlier history plays dominated by civil war and stark power to a more nuanced representation of the political conflicts of England's past where character and politics are inextricably intertwined. Deftly combining history with tragedy, its tale of bad government and usurpation had great political immediacy for its first audiences in late Elizabethan England and continues to resonate today. This scholarly but student-friendly edition features a freshly edited version of the text based on the early quartos and first Folio of 1623. The thorough set of textual notes and full commentary are designed to aid the modern reader to better understand and appreciate the language, the characters, and the dramatic action
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 289 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 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealousy of Iago, who conspires to undo them both. Iago tells Othello that his wife, the beautiful Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 281 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 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 273 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 256 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 )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 247 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 240 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 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The King of Navarre and three of his lords vow to spend three years in study and not to see any women. But when the Princess of France arrives with her three ladies, the men break their vow and fall in love with them
The life of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 181 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 167 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 136 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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Antony and Cleopatra
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