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Wilson, John Dover 1881-1969

Overview
Works: 908 works in 4,191 publications in 5 languages and 43,172 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Juvenile works  Outlines and syllabi  Fiction  Historical drama  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, ed, Actor, Honoree, Adapter, Translator, wpr, Creator, Director, Composer
Classifications: PR2829.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by John Dover Wilson
What happens in Hamlet by John Dover Wilson( Book )

173 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scholarly examination of the plot and dramatic technique of Shakespeare's most controversial play
Life in Shakespeare's England : a book of Elizabethan prose by John Dover Wilson( Book )

138 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entertaining and informative, this 1956 anthology paints a vivid picture of the world in which Shakespeare lived. Using the playwright's life as the framework - his birth, his education, his move to London, his life in theatre, his death - the book uses selected extracts from key Elizabethan publications to embody the atmosphere of this period. From sport to superstition, from festival to fashion, from the plague to playhouses, the significant features of the age are described through its prose, providing the reader with first-hand accounts of the conditions in which Shakespeare's masterpieces were created. All chapters are prefaced with illustrative Shakespearean quotations; the collection representing a commentary on the work as well as the life of Shakespeare. All texts have been modernised to assist the reader, and a glossary is included which explains names, unfamiliar words and difficult passages
The essential Shakespeare, a biographical adventure by John Dover Wilson( Book )

112 editions published between 1932 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fortunes of Falstaff by John Dover Wilson( Book )

76 editions published between 1943 and 1979 in English and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's happy comedies by John Dover Wilson( Book )

39 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the sonnets of Shakespeare for the use of historians and others by John Dover Wilson( Book )

37 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays explaining that Pembroke is the subject of 126 of Shakespeare's 154 Sonnets. Written for the "New Shakespeare" edition of the Sonnets
The sonnets by William Shakespeare( Book )

41 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 145 sonnets by Shakespeare preceded by a comprehensive introduction and analysis and followed by a comprehensive section of notes
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

56 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Shakespeare's darkest and most savage plays, tells the story of the foolish and Job-like Lear, who divides his kingdom, as he does his affections, according to vanity and whim. Lear's failure as a father engulfs himself and his world in turmoil and tragedy
The manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet and the problems of its transmission; an essay in critical bibliography by John Dover Wilson( Book )

34 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set, which was originally an expansion of Professor Dover Wilson's Sandars lectures of 1934, has been out of print for many years and is now reissued. It was the first of three sets in which the author presented his long and painstaking work on Shakespeare's Hamlet and deals with the textual problems. What Happens in Hamlet deals with the dramatic problems and the text itself, with annotations, is published as one of the volumes of the New Shakespeare
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Book )

72 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth and Banquo encounter three prophesying witches on their journey home from battle. Macbeth's ambitions are kindled by the witches' prediction that he will someday be king. In an effort to hasten the prophecy, he and Lady Macbeth plot the murders of those in the way. Under the strain of the heinous crimes, Lady Macbeth dies and Macbeth edges toward insanity. In the tragic climax, Macbeth is killed in a duel and Malcolm becomes king
The tragedy of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Book )

39 editions published between 1909 and 2009 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dover Wilson's New Shakespeare, published between 1921 and 1966, became the classic Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's plays and poems until the 1980s. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work is available both individually and as a set, and each contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary printed at the back. The edition, which began with The Tempest and ended with The Sonnets, put into practice the techniques and theories that had evolved under the 'New Bibliography'. Remarkably by today's standards, although it took the best part of half a century to produce, the New Shakespeare involved only a small band of editors besides Dover Wilson himself. As the volumes took shape, many of Dover Wilson's textual methods acquired general acceptance and became an established part of later editorial practice, for example in the Arden and New Cambridge Shakespeares. -- Publisher's description
The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

50 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

55 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drama about the conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar is accompanied by information about the play's background, style, and performance
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

31 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play concerns the efforts of Helena, daughter of a renowned physician, to make Bertram, the Count of Rousillon, her husband
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

56 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A wide-ranging selection from the most recent criticism of Antony and Cleopatra, beginning with seminal work from the 1950s onwards and culminating in a series of radical reappraisals of the play's content, form and appeal to modern readers. The essays, together with a substantial Introduction, offer a controversial, lively re-reading of one of Shakespeare's major tragedies."--Jacket
King John by William Shakespeare( Book )

38 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )

45 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic University of America, Speech and Drama Department, Rev. G.V. Hartke, O.P., head, presents its 150th production, William Shakespeare's "Richard III," directed by James D. Waring, performances coached by Josephine McGarry Callan, costumes designed by Joseph Lewis, setting and lighting by James D. Waring, costumes executed by Ann Tacik
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Book )

30 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love's Labour's Lost, now recognized as one of the most delightful and stageworthy of Shakespeare's comedies, came into its own both on the stage and in critical esteem only during the 1930s and 1940s--after nearly three hundred years of neglect by the theater and misuse by critics
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

46 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
Two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( Book )

21 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close friends Valentine and Proteus become rivals for the hand of Silvia, daughter of the Duke of Milan, who has promised her to the foolish coward Thurio. Proteus has Valentine banished, but Silvia escapes to the forest to join him. Proteus follows with Julia, who dotes on him. After a confrontation, the Duke eventually allows Valentine and Silvia to wed, and Proteus marries Julia
 
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What happens in Hamlet
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Life in Shakespeare's England : a book of Elizabethan proseThe essential Shakespeare, a biographical adventureThe fortunes of FalstaffThe sonnetsKing LearThe manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet and the problems of its transmission; an essay in critical bibliographyMacbethThe tragedy of Coriolanus
Alternative Names
Dover Wilson, John 1881-1969

J. Dover Wilson britischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Shakespearegelehrter

J. Dover Wilson Brits literatuurhistoricus (1881-1969)

John Dover Wilson

Wilson, Dover

Wilson, Dover 1881-1969

Wilson, I. D. 1881-1969

Wilson J.D.

Wilson, J. D. 1881-1969

Wilson, J. D. (John Dover), 1881-1969

Wilson J. Dover

Wilson, J. Dover 1881-1969

Wilson, J. Dover (John Dover), 1881-1969

Wilson, John.

Wilson, John D. 1881-1969

Wilson, John Dover

جيه. ويلسون

ウィルスン, J. D.

ウィルスン, ジョン ドウヴァ

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