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Wilson, John Dover 1881-1969

Overview
Works: 837 works in 4,173 publications in 5 languages and 45,013 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical drama  Fiction  Juvenile works  Outlines and syllabi  Study guides  Comedy plays 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, ed, Actor, Creator, Honoree, Translator, wpr, Adapter, 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 )

181 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,705 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 )

145 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,046 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 )

119 editions published between 1932 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth century interpretations of Hamlet : a collection of critical essays by David M Bevington( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays and commentary on Shakespeare's Hamlet
The fortunes of Falstaff by John Dover Wilson( Book )

78 editions published between 1943 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,689 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 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,202 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

57 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aging King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, allotting each a portion in proportion to the eloquence of her declaration of love
The sonnets by William Shakespeare( Book )

40 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 1,013 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
The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

62 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Othello, a Moorish general in the service of Venice, has married Desdemona, beautiful daughter of a Venetian Senator. But Iago, Othello's malignant ensign, is determined to destroy their happiness
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Book )

74 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beguiled by the prophesies of the "weird sisters," and urged on by his wife, Macbeth acts on his intense political ambition, with tragic consequences
The life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Book )

66 editions published between 1920 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Minnesota Theatre Company presents another exciting adventure in classic repertory "Henry V," by William Shakespeare, directed by Tyrone Guthrie, designed by Lewis Brown, music by Herbert Pilhofer. Tyrone Guthrie, artistic director, Oliver Rea, Peter Zeisler, managing directors, Douglas Campbell, associate artistic direction, Tanya Moiseiwitsch, principal designer, Alan Schneider, associate director, Lewis Brown, associate designer, Herbert Pilhofer, musical director
The manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet and the problems of its transmission; an essay in critical bibliography by John Dover Wilson( Book )

32 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 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
The tragedy of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Book )

42 editions published between 1909 and 2009 in English and held by 852 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
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

57 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and held by 817 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 )

30 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
The tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

55 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mark Antony, one of the three rulers of the Roman World, has become the thrall of the fascinating Cleopatra. Affairs of state call him to Rome, but the attractions of the Queen of Egypt prove impossible to resist."
King John by William Shakespeare( Book )

38 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 761 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."--Jacket
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

52 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 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
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Book )

32 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 750 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
 
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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 FalstaffKing LearThe sonnetsThe tragedy of Othello, the Moor of VeniceMacbethThe life of Henry the Fifth
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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