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Ridley, M. R. (Maurice Roy) 1890-

Overview
Works: 239 works in 1,062 publications in 3 languages and 14,549 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Satire  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Juvenile works  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about M. R Ridley
 
Most widely held works by M. R Ridley
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

111 editions published between 1954 and 1993 in English and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olney Theatre under the direction of Players Incorporated presents Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra," acting edition by Joseph Papp, New York Shakespeare Festival, music composed by David Amram, directed by Brennan Moore, with Philip Bosco, Liza Chapman and Laurence Hugo
Keats' craftsmanship; a study in poetic development by M. R Ridley( Book )

76 editions published between 1923 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in three literatures: English, Latin, Greek; contrasts and comparisons by M. R Ridley( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's plays; a commentary by M. R Ridley( Book )

27 editions published between 1937 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a section on Shakespeare's theatre, p.21-29.; Shakespeare's verse
Second thoughts; more studies in literature by M. R Ridley( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 1934 and 1949 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Titus Andronicus is still regarded by many as a bad play of dubious authorship. Its adversaries have abhorred the violence of the action and the apparent lapses in the quality of the verse. Since 1945, however, the play has been taken increasingly seriously in both the theatre and the study: the violence and cruelty it depicts were disconcertingly matched by the events of two World Wars. Alan Hughes joins those critics who take the play seriously, arguing for its unity of theme and its grim humour, and demonstrates that it is the work of a brilliant stage craftsman, confident in his mastery of space, movement and verse." "The text is based on the first quarto, supplemented by crucial additions and stage directions from the Folio. The critical account of the play's fortunes is integrated within a description of major modern productions, including those directed by Peter Brook, Brian Bedford and Deborah Warner. In addition there is a complete stage history which includes the eighteenth-century adaptation by Edward Ravenscroft and a reconstruction of the version performed by the nineteenth-century black American actor Ira Aldridge. For this updated edition, a new section is included on recent stage, film and critical interpretations by Sue Hall-Smith. There are also sections on text, authorship and the relevance of the famous Longleat drawing of the play. Appendices explore how the play might have been performed at the Rose playhouse in London, and how it could be adapted for a touring company of fourteen men and boys. An updated reading list completes the edition."--Jacket
The life and death of King John by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 1935 and 1973 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid a backdrop of war, conspiracy, and murder, this historical play depicts the troubled reign of King John, who ruled England from 1199 to 1216. Shakespeare's most enigmatic king struggles with the shifting loyalties of his nobles as well as threats from his covetous heirs and the burdens of his own conscience. The play, which abounds in battles and betrayals, explores issues of politics, inheritance, and legitimacy. John's problems are threefold: he has usurped the throne from the rightful heir, his nephew Arthur; his relationship with the Vatican is troubled; and he is highly unpopular with his own subjects. Shakespeare's portrayal of the despised monarch finds a more heroic figure in Sir Richard Plantagenet, an illegitimate son of Richard I. The Bastard, as John's loyal nephew is known, forms the moral center of the play as well as a source of irreverent humor and honesty. A cynical play about power struggles, King John offers a remarkably contemporary mix of history and ironic commentary, balanced in equal measures by elements of tragedy and satire
The life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 1935 and 1976 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs and forever change the face of Europe. Follows King Henry V as he unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and ensures peace by marrying a French princess
The master of Ballantrae ; and, Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

22 editions published between 1925 and 1989 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De tragische ondergang van een adellijke Schotse familie
Poetry and the ordinary reader by M. R Ridley( Book )

12 editions published between 1930 and 1939 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published between 1935 and 1975 in English and held by 244 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
The first quarto of Othello by William Shakespeare( Book )

76 editions published between 1958 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most staged of all Shakespeare's plays, Othello is a tale of love and betrayal, secrets, passions, and intrigue. Psychology and wit pit strength and virtue against jealousy and evil agendas. The results leave no winners, only tragedy in the lives of the jealous Moor, Othello, and his wife, Desdemona
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young Claudio has fallen for the lovely heiress Hero. The path to the alter seems smooth until the evil Don John decides to intervene."
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1934 and 1956 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic University of America Speech and Drama Department presents "Coriolanus," by William Shakespeare, directed by James D. Waring, performances coached by Josephine McGarry Callan, setting and lighting by James D. Waring, costumes by Joseph Lewis
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1934 and 1948 in English and held by 217 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 taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1934 and 1957 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's play The taming of the shrew. With captions
On reading Shakespeare by M. R Ridley( Book )

21 editions published between 1940 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanity fair by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

24 editions published between 1908 and 1976 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the exploits of Becky Sharp, an unscrupulous young woman who is determined to achieve wealth and social success
 
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Alternative Names
Ridley, M. R.

Ridley, M. R. 1890-

Ridley, M. R. (Maurice Roy), 1890-

Ridley, Maurice R.

Ridley, Maurice Roy 1890-

Ridley, Maurice Roy b. 1890

Ridley, Morris

Languages
English (424)

German (1)

Italian (1)