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Wilson, John Dover 1881-1969

Overview
Works: 779 works in 3,610 publications in 4 languages and 41,818 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Historical drama  Juvenile works  Biography  Bibliography  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, ed, Actor, Adapter, Composer, Director, Creator
Classifications: PR2831.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by John Dover Wilson
What happens in Hamlet by John Dover Wilson( Book )

162 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,757 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 )

167 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,107 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 )

104 editions published between 1932 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fortunes of Falstaff by John Dover Wilson( Book )

73 editions published between 1943 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 1,233 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
Shakespeare's happy comedies by John Dover Wilson( Book )

33 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The riddle of Shakespeare's sonnets; the text of the sonnets by William Shakespeare( Book )

31 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 1,017 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 manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet and the problems of its transmission; an essay in critical bibliography by John Dover Wilson( Book )

44 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 875 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 )

40 editions published between 1909 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A proud Roman general conquers the Volscians, leads them against Rome in revenge for his banishment, and is killed by the Volscian general when Coriolanus is persuaded to spare the city
The tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

58 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 793 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."
The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

36 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 790 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
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

30 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twayne's new critical introductions to Shakespeare." Discusses key themes and concepts, and examines the most recent critical ideas and trends from a number of critical perspectives
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

52 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 739 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
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Book )

28 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 738 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
The life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Book )

52 editions published between 1920 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 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
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )

35 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 668 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
King Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

44 editions published between 1915 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the play and discusses its poetry, structure, political details, history, and the Shakespearean staging
Two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( Book )

18 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and held by 645 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
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

29 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and held by 625 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
The second part of King Henry VI by William Shakespeare( Book )

50 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the second of Shakespeare's three-part drama about England's civil wars in the fifteenth century, and includes an introduction to the play, a note on the text used, and an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare
 
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What happens in Hamlet
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

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ウィルスン, J. D.

ウィルスン, ジョン ドウヴァ

Languages
English (1,114)

French (5)

Hungarian (2)

Japanese (1)

Covers
Life in Shakespeare's England : a book of Elizabethan proseThe essential Shakespeare, a biographical adventureThe fortunes of FalstaffThe riddle of Shakespeare's sonnets; the text of the sonnetsThe manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet and the problems of its transmission; an essay in critical bibliographyThe tragedy of CoriolanusThe tragedy of Antony and CleopatraThe tragedy of King Lear