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Alexander, Peter 1893-1969

Overview
Works: 103 works in 513 publications in 2 languages and 11,090 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Juvenile works  Comedy plays  Outlines and syllabi  Pastoral drama  Poetry  Historical drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, în
Classifications: PR2808.A2, 822.33
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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 )

45 editions published between 1938 and 1980 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet; father and son by Peter Alexander( Book )

31 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 )

108 editions published between 1951 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the works of William Shakespeare, along with an analysis of the nature and authority of the early documents, a list of the canon and chronological order of composition, an essay on Shakespeare's language, and a bibliography
Shakespeare's Henry VI and Richard III by Peter Alexander( Book )

32 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare by Peter Alexander( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 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 417 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 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 315 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
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 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 283 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 )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 281 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
Alexander's Introductions to Shakespeare by Peter Alexander( Book )

11 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 268 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 life of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 264 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
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 261 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 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's punctuation by Peter Alexander( Book )

15 editions published between 1945 and 1970 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Heritage Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

in English and held by 226 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 (351)

Italian (1)

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The complete works of William Shakespeare : the Cambridge edition text