WorldCat Identities

Gill, Roma

Overview
Works: 132 works in 700 publications in 2 languages and 19,725 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Juvenile works  Outlines and syllabi  Pastoral drama  Historical drama  Study guides 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roma Gill
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

38 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic tragedy about the doomed young lovers is accompanied by historical and critical notes
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring the images of some of the world's most famous stage and film actors, these additions to the all-new Oxford School Shakespeare introduce--and enthrall--young people to one of the greatest writers of all time. This season brings revised editions of five of the Bard's most famous plays--As You Like It, Othello, Hamlet, Love's Labour Lost and The Taming of the Shrew. Designed specifically for students unfamiliar with Shakespeare's rich literary legacy, these new editions present Shakespeare's sometimes-intimidating Middle English in a way that is easy-to-read and engaging for ages twelve and up. The notes and introductions have been completely revised, allowing unprecedented clarity and accessibility. Featuring new covers and new illustrations--including photos from recent productions of Shakespeare's plays from around the world--Oxford School Shakespeare brings all the pleasure of these literary treasures to life
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- About the play -- Leading characters in the play -- Synopsis -- A Midsummer Night's Dream: commentary -- 'of imagination all compact' -- Shakespeare's verse -- Source, date, and text -- People in the play -- A midsummer night's dream -- Classwork and examinations: Discussion of themes and topics -- Character study -- Activities -- Context questions -- Critical appreciation -- Essays -- Projects -- Background: Government -- religion -- Education -- Language -- Drama -- Theatre -- Selected further reading -- William Shakespeare, 1564-1616 -- List of Shakespeare's plays
Twelfth night; or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelfth Night is a recommended text for A Level OCR English Literature. In this edition of Twelfth Night, illustrations have been extended and updated; the preliminary notes have been expanded; reading lists have been updated, and include websites; and the classroom notes have been brought in line with recent practice
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the text of Shakespeare's tragedy about betrayal in ancient Rome and includes margin notes and tools for teachers
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete text of Shakespeare's comedy involving disguises and mistaken identities plus introductory notes, comprehensive source materials, and activities
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford School Shakespeare has become the preferred introduction to the literary legacy of the greatest playwright in the English language. This exclusive collection of the Bard's best works has been designed specifically for readers new to Shakespeare's rich literary legacy. Each play is presented complete and unabridged. Every book is well illustrated, and starts with a commentary and character summary, Scene synopses and character summaries clarify complex plots, while incisive essays explore the historical context and Shakespeare's sources. Each book ends with a complete list of Shakespeare's plays and a brief chronology of the Bard's life. The detailed explanatory notes are written clearly and positioned right next to the text -- no more squinting at tiny footnotes or flipping pages back and forth in search of endnotes! The new edition of the series features new covers and new illustrations, including both new drawings and photos from recent productions of Shakespeare's plays around the globe. In addition, the notes and the introductory material have been completely revised to reflect new research and enhance clarity and accessibility. Finally, the entire text has been redesigned and reset to improve readability
William Empson; the man and his work by Roma Gill( Book )

14 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry V by William Shakespeare( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring the images of some of the world's most famous stage and film actors, these additions to the all-new Oxford School Shakespeare introduce--and enthrall--young people to one of the greatest writers of all time. This season brings revised editions of five of the Bard's most famous plays--As You Like It, Othello, Hamlet, Love's Labour Lost and The Taming of the Shrew. Designed specifically for students unfamiliar with Shakespeare's rich literary legacy, these new editions present Shakespeare's sometimes-intimidating Middle English in a way that is easy-to-read and engaging for ages twelve and up. The notes and introductions have been completely revised, allowing unprecedented clarity and accessibility. Featuring new covers and new illustrations--including photos from recent productions of Shakespeare's plays from around the world--Oxford School Shakespeare brings all the pleasure of these literary treasures to life
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

49 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Doctor Faustus' is a play about desire: for the best in life, for knowledge, power, material comfort, and influence. Faustus sells his soul to the devil hoping to learn the secrets of the universe, but is fobbed off with explanations which he knows to be inadequate. He is obsessed with fame, but his achievement as a devil-assisted celebrity magician is less substantial than it was previously as a scholar
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly accessible edition of one of the Bard's most popular comedies is designed specifically for readers new to Shakespeare's rich literary legacy. The play is presented unabridged and is copiously annotated and preceded by a commentary and character summary. A brief scene synopsis clarifies the plot. Line drawings
Women beware women by Thomas Middleton( Book )

28 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great Renaissance playwrights, Middleton wrote tragedies essentially different from either Marlowe's or Shakespeare's, being wittier than the former and more grittily ironic than the latter. The genre of 'citizen tragedy' came into its own in the eighteenth century, but Middleton can claim to have created it: Bianca, wife of a middling commercial agent, arouses the lust of the Duke of Florence and becomes his mistress, first secretly, then openly and finally, after her husband has been seduced by the scheming Lady Livia and stabbed by Livia's brother, the Duke's wife. Livia plots he
The tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exclusive collection of the Bard's works has been designed specifically for readers new to Shakespeare's rich literary legacy. Each of the plays is presented unabridged and in large print, copiously annotated and preceded by a character summary and commentary. Brief scene synopses clarify confusing plots, while incisive essays describe the historical context and Shakespeare's sources. The explanatory notes are written clearly and simply, illustrated, and positioned right next to the text -- no more flipping pages back and forth to squint over microscopic footnotes! Topics for further discussion, critical comments, related essays, and a chronology of Shakespeare's life and work are included among the appendices to each volume. The books boast fine black-and-white photographs of stagings of the plays at Shakespeare Festivals around the globe. From the wide margins and big print to the extent of explanatory notes -- the full text of each play is presented in the clearest and most accessible format available
Henry IV, part one by William Shakespeare( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large 7" x 8 1/2" book with slightly larger print contains actual play text with accompanying notes on same page, as well as line illustrations throughout. Suggestions for classwork at the end
A poet and a filthy play-maker : new essays on Christopher Marlowe( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Christopher Marlowe by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus' uses the A text. Fully revised by leading Renaissance scholar, Ros King, this 'New Mermaids' edition contains a new introduction containing the latest criticism and stage history and revised commentary and notes
The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To help students understand and enjoy a Shakespeare play
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large 7" x 8 1/2" book with slightly larger print contains actual play text with accompanying notes on smae page, as well as line illustrations throughout. Suggestions for classwork at the end
Othello by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete and unabridged text including detailed explanations of difficult words and passages, a synopsis of the plot and summary of individual scenes, and notes on the main characters
 
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Languages
English (402)

Italian (1)

Covers
The merchant of VeniceA midsummer night's dreamTwelfth night; or, What you willJulius CaesarAs you like itThe taming of the shrewHenry VDoctor Faustus