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Wilson, John Dover 1881-1969

Overview
Works: 957 works in 4,681 publications in 6 languages and 46,430 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Juvenile works  Comedy plays  Historical drama  Outlines and syllabi  Study guides 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, ed, Publishing director, Actor, Contributor, Creator, Honoree, Translator, Adapter, wpr, 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 )

189 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,788 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 )

153 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,097 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 J. Dover Wilson( Book )

124 editions published between 1932 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

83 editions published between 1943 and 1979 in English and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,206 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 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,034 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 sonnets by William Shakespeare( Book )

44 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,028 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 )

38 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 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 Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

66 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Shakespeare" provides a text (a play to a volume) of all Shakespeare's plays and poems which takes full account of the scholarship -- bibliographical, historical, and linguistic -- of the twentieth century, together with all the material necessary to bring the student or the general reader to the fullest understanding and enjoyment of what Shakespeare wrote. Each volume contains the text of the play, free from annotation and clearly printed, full notes, both textual and explanatory, an introduction by the editors, a stage-history, and a valuable glossary of difficult words and phrases. -- From publisher's description
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Book )

77 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 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 )

38 editions published between 1909 and 2009 in English and held by 856 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
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

64 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Shakespeare's tale of political conflict and intrigue set in ancient Rome, Brutus and others conspire to assassinate Julius Caesar
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

33 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 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 )

57 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 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 )

41 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 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
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )

50 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 760 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
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

51 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 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 )

25 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferdinand, the king of Navarre, and three of his noblemen, are all dedicated to the study and the renunciation of women. These four meet the princess of France and her three attendants, and, inevitably, the men abandon their absurd principles
 
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Life in Shakespeare's England : a book of Elizabethan proseThe essential Shakespeare, a biographical adventureThe fortunes of FalstaffKing LearThe sonnetsThe manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet and the problems of its transmission; an essay in critical bibliographyThe tragedy of Othello, the Moor of VeniceMacbeth
Alternative Names
Dover Wilson, John 1881-1969

J. Dover Wilson britischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Shakespearegelehrter

J. Dover Wilson Brits literatuurhistoricus (1881-1969)

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

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