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Howarth, W. D. (William Driver)

Overview
Works: 106 works in 349 publications in 3 languages and 6,903 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Festschriften  Biography  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Translator
Classifications: PQ1860, 842.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by W. D Howarth
Comic drama : the European heritage( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molière, a playwright and his audience by W. D Howarth( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beaumarchais and the theatre by W. D Howarth( )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William D Howarth sets Le Mariage de Figaro and Beaumarchais's other dramatic works in the broad historical context of pre-revolutionary France, providing a unique and authoritative study of the dramatist and his plays. He presents detailed analyses of the plays themselves, discussing their critical receptions, their influence on drama of the period and their legacy. Included is a discussion of the operatic adaptations: Mozart's Mariage de Figaro and Rossini's Le Barbier de Seville. The author also provides analyses of sketches and fragments only recently re-discovered. Beaumarchais and the Theatre is a comprehensive and much needed study of one of the most significant playwrights of the turbulent eighteenth century. It is invaluable reading for students of theatre history
Molière: stage and study; essays in honour of W.G. Moore by W. D Howarth( Book )

12 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explications: the technique of French literary appreciation by W. D Howarth( Book )

15 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French theatre in the neo-classical era, 1550-1789 by W. D Howarth( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth and its making in the French theatre : studies presented to W.D. Howarth( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and French and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and letters in France( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sublime and grotesque : a study of French Romantic drama by W. D Howarth( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Form and meaning, aesthetic coherence in seventeenth-century French drama : studies presented to Harry Barnwell( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French literature from 1600 to the present by W. D Howarth( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and letters in France( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anouilh : Antigone by W. D Howarth( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in 3 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Cid : Corneille by W. D Howarth( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four plays by Victor Hugo( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victor Hugo (1807-85) was a formidable playwright as well as a leading French poet and celebrated novelist. His plays dispensed with the stultifying neoclassical rules and transformed French theatre history, introducing melodrama into the serious theatre. The first two plays in this volume, Marion de Lorme and Hernani, provoked storms of protest and controversy at the time: the former was banned by the censor in 1829, while productions of Hernani took place amidst pitched battles in the theatre where it premiered. It nevertheless revolutionised French drama by marking the advent of Romanticism. Two other plays, Lucretia Borgia, a tragedy in prose, and Ruy Blas, which is generally acknowledged as being his finest, complete this first volume of Hugo's plays in the English language."--BOOK JACKET
L'École des femmes La critique de l'École des femmes by Molière( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1994 in French and English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dom Juan ou le festin de pierre by Molière( Book )

11 editions published between 1958 and 1985 in French and English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Juan is essentially a casanova. He exasperates his servant Sganarelle and must constantly be extricated from sticky situations by his disapproving father. He excels at trapping countless women because he engages in secret, mock marriages that appease the girls but leave him with no strings attached when he gets tired of them. He has most recently lured the beautiful Elvire from a convent to "marry" him in this manner
Mélanide, comedie en cinq actes en vers by Nivelle de La Chaussée( Book )

12 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and letters in France; the Seventeenth Century by W. D Howarth( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventeenth century by W. D Howarth( Book )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Molière, a playwright and his audience
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Beaumarchais and the theatreFrench theatre in the neo-classical era, 1550-1789Myth and its making in the French theatre : studies presented to W.D. HowarthFour playsL'École des femmes La critique de l'École des femmes
Alternative Names
Howarth, W.D.

Howarth, W. D. 1922-

Howarth, William D.

Howarth, William Driver

Howarth, William Driver 1922-

Languages
English (170)

French (30)

Italian (3)