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

Overview
Works: 210 works in 1,250 publications in 3 languages and 15,888 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Historical drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pastoral drama  Juvenile works  Outlines and syllabi  Fiction 
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 )

201 editions published between 1954 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the passionate love affair of Mark Antony and Cleopatra of Egypt against a background of political intrigue, and land and sea battles
The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

174 editions published between 1934 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editor aims at elucidating what may be obscure to the modern reader and at illuminating the meaning by parallels from Shakespeare's own work rather than from that off less well-known contemporaries
Keats' craftsmanship; a study in poetic development by M. R Ridley( Book )

80 editions published between 1923 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,526 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 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a section on Shakespeare's theatre, p.21-29.; Shakespeare's verse
Studies in three literatures: English, Latin, Greek; contrasts and comparisons by M. R Ridley( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second thoughts; more studies in literature by M. R Ridley( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare : a commentary by M. R Ridley( Book )

24 editions published between 1936 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 312 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 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1934 and 1949 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 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 255 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
Poetry and the ordinary reader by M. R Ridley( Book )

13 editions published between 1930 and 1939 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The master of Ballantrae ; Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

24 editions published between 1925 and 2016 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De tragische ondergang van een adellijke Schotse familie
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 1935 and 1975 in English and held by 235 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
On reading Shakespeare by M. R Ridley( Book )

22 editions published between 1940 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 1935 and 1951 in English and held by 224 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."
The tragedy of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 1924 and 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 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 )

4 editions published between 1934 and 1973 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated edition of Shakespeare's comedy about Spanish courtiers who unsuccessfully swear off relationships with women; also includes essays on Shakespeare's theatrical world and his texts, and a scholarly introduction
The life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 1935 and 1950 in English and held by 209 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
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1934 and 1957 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's play The taming of the shrew. With captions
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 1934 and 1965 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play has two principal settings: the court that Frederick has usurped from his brother, the rightful Duke, and the Forest of Arden, where the Duke and his followers (including the disgruntled Lord Jaques and the jester Touchstone) are living
 
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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 (618)

Italian (4)

German (1)