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Wilders, John

Works: 126 works in 475 publications in 1 language and 10,665 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Made-for-TV movies  Juvenile works  Historical films  Television plays 
Roles: Editor, Consultant, Author, Scientific advisor, Other, Actor, Narrator, Adapter, Composer, Compiler
Classifications: PR2808.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 )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 1,048 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 )

25 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 851 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 )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1982 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 )

38 editions published between 1298 and 1997 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection of critical essays. University undergraduate level
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1930's Britain, in the wake of a bloody civil war, the younger brother of the new King sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the throne for himself. Updated version of Shakespeare's tale
New prefaces to Shakespeare by John Wilders( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 317 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
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 289 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
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Book )

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

Cruel Angelo is left in charge of Vienna when the Duke pretends to leave town. He revives an old law against fornication and sentences Claudio to death for seducing Juliet, Claudio's betrothed. Claudio's sister, Isabella, pleads for his life and Angelo offers to spare him in exchange for her virginity. His corruption and severity are punished when the Duke reveals that he has witnessed it all. --From publisher's description
The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with discussion questions, role-playing scenarios, and other study activities. Marc Antony comes "to bury Caesar, not to praise him," and his funeral oration unleashes a power struggle among the Roman Empire's mightiest generals and statesmen. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard's original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern "translation" on the facing page. Starting in the late 1580s and for several decades that followed, Shakespeare's plays were popular entertainment for London's theatergoers. His Globe Theatre was the equivalent of a Broadway theater in today's New York. The plays have endured, but over the course of 400+ years, the English language has changed in many ways-which is why today's students often find Shakespeare's idiom difficult to comprehend. Simply Shakespeare offers an excellent solution to their problem. Introducing each play is a general essay covering Shakespeare's life and times. At the beginning of each of the five acts in every play, a two-page spread describes what is about to take place. The story's background is explained, followed by brief descriptions of key people who will appear in the act, details students should watch for as the story unfolds, discussion of the play's historical context, how the play was staged in Shakespeare's day, and explanation of puns and plays on words that occur in characters' dialogues. Identifying icons preceding each of these study points are printed in a second color, then are located again as cross-references in the play's original text. For instance, where words spoken by a person in the play offer insights into his or another character's personality, the "Characters" icon will appear as a cross-reference in both the introductory spread and the play proper. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers' aids. Guided by the inspiring format of this fine new series, both teachers and students will come to understand and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare as never before. Text of Act I and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act II -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act II and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act III -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act III and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act IV -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act IV and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act V -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act V and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities --Additional Resources
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 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 271 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
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Rosalind is banished by her uncle, who has usurped her father's throne, she flees to the forest of Arden where her exiled father holds court. There, dressed as a boy to avoid discovery, she encounters the man she loves now a fellow exile and resolves to remain in disguise to test his feelings for her. A gloriously sunny comedy, As You Like It is an exuberant combination of concealed identities and verbal jousting, reconciliations and multiple weddings
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 263 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
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 242 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 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire directed against intellectual pride and pedantry. 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 )

7 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 169 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
The first part of Henry the Sixt by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 139 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a copy of the script of the play, as well as provisional cast and property scripting list, among others
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Antony and Cleopatra
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Shakespeare: The merchant of Venice: a casebook