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Alexander, Peter 1893-1969

Overview
Works: 96 works in 501 publications in 2 languages and 11,394 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Juvenile works  Poetry  Pastoral drama  Outlines and syllabi  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, în
Classifications: PR2803.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Peter Alexander
 
Most widely held works by Peter Alexander
Shakespeare's life and art by Peter Alexander( Book )

42 editions published between 1938 and 1980 in English and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical study of the plays
Studies in Shakespeare by Peter Alexander( Book )

29 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet; father and son by Peter Alexander( Book )

29 editions published between 1955 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare, the complete works by William Shakespeare( Book )

104 editions published between 1951 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of Shakespeare's works, presented in a newly considered chronological order, with original titles restored, and the canon reconsidered
Shakespeare's Henry VI and Richard III by Peter Alexander( Book )

31 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare by Peter Alexander( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of William Shakespeare : the Cambridge edition text by William Shakespeare( Book )

20 editions published between 1952 and 2006 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alexander Text of the complete works, edited by the late Professor Peter Alexander, has been established as one of the great editions and is ideal for anyone wishing to read Shakespeare
The comedies by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 319 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
The tragedies by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the texts of thirteen tragedies by sixteenth-century playwright William Shakespeare, including "Romeo and Juliet," "Macbeth," "Hamlet," and "Othello."
Fifteen poets : Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Dryden, Pope, Cowper, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley, Byron, Keats, Browning, Tennyson, Arnold( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Selections ... preceded by short essays of appreciation by various hands and by summaries of the poets' lives."--Preface
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated edition of Shakespeare's tragicomedy in which an unjust Viennese deputy offers to lift a death sentence from a young woman's brother in return for sexual favors from her; also includes essays on Shakespeare's theatrical world and his texts, and a scholarly introduction
Poems by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 1958 and 1967 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs, poems from the plays, and sonnets
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version
Alexander's Introductions to Shakespeare by Peter Alexander( Book )

11 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 271 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
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As You Like It, Shakespeare's most lighthearted comedy and one of the best-loved and most performed of all his plays, was probably written in 1599 or 1600, though it was not printed until the First Folio of 1623. As its witty heroine is Shakespeare's longest female role, the play's performance history is marked by notable Rosalinds, from Hannah Pritchard and Margaret Woffington (giving rival performances in 1741), to Helen Faucit, Ada Rehan, Peggy Ashcroft, Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Ronald Pickup (in an all-male production of 1967), Juliet Stevenson, and many others." "In his introduction to this new edition Alan Brissenden suggests reasons for its delayed publication and discusses in detail how productions have changed radically over the years. Shakespeare's use of his sources, his handling of the themes of love, doubleness, and pastoral are also dealt with, as well as the significance of boys playing women's parts on the Elizabethan stage. Detailed annotations explain allusions, puns, and difficult passages, enabling student, reader, actor, and director to savour the humour and the seriousness of the play to the full. There are illustrations, and appendices on 'wit' and the songs, for which the earliest known music is printed."--Jacket
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 264 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
A Shakespeare primer by Peter Alexander( Book )

16 editions published between 1951 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's punctuation by Peter Alexander( Book )

19 editions published between 1945 and 1970 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The complete works of William Shakespeare : the Cambridge edition text
Alternative Names
Alexander, P.

Alexander, Peter

Питер Александр

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English (358)

Italian (1)

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The complete works of William Shakespeare : the Cambridge edition text