WorldCat Identities

Howarth, W. D. (William Driver)

Overview
Works: 75 works in 295 publications in 3 languages and 6,744 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Sources  Biography  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Translator
Classifications: PQ2601.N67, 842.4
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Most widely held works about W. D Howarth
 
Most widely held works by W. D Howarth
Comic drama : the European heritage( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and letters in France by W. D Howarth( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molière: stage and study; essays in honour of W.G. Moore by W. D Howarth( Book )

12 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and French and held by 371 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 Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beaumarchais and the theatre by W. D Howarth( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 308 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
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 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anouilh : Antigone by W. D Howarth( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in 3 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four plays by Victor Hugo( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The school for wives : comedy in five acts, 1662 by Molière( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic comedy set in 17th-century France with the aged guardian versus young man as suitor of young woman
Don Juan : comedy in five acts, 1665 by Molière( Book )

11 editions published between 1958 and 1985 in French and English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long ago in Sicily, the legend of Don Juan began. In this, Moliere's version of the tale, richly translated by Richard Wilbur, we meet Don Juan again. He is a man who appreciates beauty wherever and whenever he sees it - and beauty is almost always a pretty woman, and he appreciates her by winning her love. Don Juan is on a constant quest to conquer women and to enjoy the passion they provoke. He is accompanied , somewhat reluctantly, by his manservant sganarelle, who backs him up to the public, but behind his back tries to warn unsuspecting maidens. Sganarelle and Don Juan constantly debate the presence of Heaven, Hell and God - Don Juan believing none of these things exist, Sganarelle knowing otherwise. In the course of his attempted seductions, Don Juan is chased and challenged by those he has wronged in the past - or by their very angry brothers whose job it is to uphold family honor. In the end, Sganarelle wins the debate when Don Juan, heeding no warnings as to his behavior and how it affects his afterlife, is swallowed up by the Earth and sent to Hell. He's got his due, leaving behind a world of broken-hearted women and unpaid wages to Sganarelle"--P. [4] of cover
Mélanide, comedie en cinq actes en vers by Nivelle de La Chaussée( Book )

17 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 96 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 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becket; ou, L'honneur de Dieu by Jean Anouilh( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in French and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical play about Thomas Becket, the 12th century Archbishop of Canterbury, by the French playwright Jean Anouilh
Thieves' carnival, a play in four acts by Jean Anouilh( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in French and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yale University Dramatic Association presents Jean Anouilh's Thieves' carnival, a comedie-ballet, directed by Leland Starnes; settings by John Conklin; lighting by Phillip Laney; costumes by Katherine Prescott Ganzer; music composed and conducted by Arthur Rubinstein; choreography by Geoffrey Waddell
 
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Molière, a playwright and his audience
Alternative Names
Howarth, W.D.

Howarth, W. D. 1922-

Howarth, William D.

Howarth, William Driver

Howarth, William Driver 1922-

Languages
English (155)

French (45)

Italian (6)

Covers
French theatre in the neo-classical era, 1550-1789Myth and its making in the French theatre : studies presented to W.D. HowarthBeaumarchais and the theatreFour playsThe school for wives : comedy in five acts, 1662