WorldCat Identities

Lever, J. W. (Julius Walter)

Overview
Works: 34 works in 374 publications in 3 languages and 6,891 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Pastoral drama  Comedies of humours  History  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Textbooks  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR2803.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. W Lever
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Book )

154 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the text of the play, an introduction, textual criticism, and notes
The Elizabethan love sonnet by J. W Lever( Book )

47 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of state by J. W Lever( Book )

41 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The domination of the state over the lives of individuals is a problem of the present-day world. In Jacobean tragedy J.W. Lever finds essentially the same problem in the shape it assumed during the rise of the first European nation states. The English dramatists of the early seventeenth century are seen as giving expression to the ferment of ideas which, only a generation later, precipitated the revolutionary struggles of the 1640s. Some of the major Jacobean tragedies are seen in this book as having a close bearing upon the vital issues of our own age; not only the evils of tyranny but the ambivalent ethics of revolt are explored. When it was first published in 1971, 'The Tragedy of State' presented a challenge to the dominant view of Jacobean tragedy: often interpreted in terms of the Elizabethan World Picture, the drama was held by many in a conservative light. Now increasingly recognized as a forerunner to modern work on the Renaissance, this classic volume has been unavailable in paperback for many years. It is reissued with a new introduction in which Jonathan Dollimore sketches briefly some of the larger critical, intellectual, aesthetic and political issues that concerned Lever and which remain current within contemporary cultural criticism and literary theory. The accompanying references provide students with a guide to recent work which is transforming the study of Renaissance drama
Every man in his humour : a parallel-text edition of the 1601 quarto and the 1616 folio by Ben Jonson( Book )

22 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonnets of the English Renaissance by J. W Lever( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wasp : or, Subject's precedent by J. W Lever( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Heinrich Christoph Albrecht (1783) Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Friedrich Bodenstedt
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 1600 First Quarto edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream is the only text of the play to have been printed in Shakespeare's lifetime and has served as the source for virtually all subsequent editions. It has many features suggesting that it was printed from Shakespeare's 'foul papers' - his manuscript draft - and that this draft had undergone revision before reaching the publishing house." "The First Quarto text is a full and coherent version of the play, close to that with which modern readers and theatre-goers are familiar. Its differences from other early texts, particularly that on the 1623 First Folio, are relatively slight, but they raise important questions about the stability of dramatic texts as they are transmitted through time, and about the authority of their authors - even an author as 'iconic' as William Shakespeare."--Jacket
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1991 in English and Dutch and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Rosalind is banished by her uncle, who has usurped her father's throne, she flees to the forest of Arden where her exiled father holds court. There, dressed as a boy to avoid discovery, she encounters the man she loves now a fellow exile and resolves to remain in disguise to test his feelings for her. A gloriously sunny comedy, As You Like It is an exuberant combination of concealed identities and verbal jousting, reconciliations and multiple weddings
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 1961 and 1967 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The knight of the burning pestle by Francis Beaumont( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farce set in 17th century England. Spectators at a play insist that their companion have a role in an Elizabethan production
Every man in his humour by Ben Jonson( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the 1601 quarto version of Ben Jonson's play, set in Florence. The text is edited and modernised, and instead of endorsing the folio version as the superior play, the introduction seeks to understand this version on its own terms
The Elizabethan love sonnet. (Second edition.) by J. W Lever( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Swan Shakespeare. General editor, Bernard Lott by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measure for measure by J. W Lever( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Swan Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wasp of subject's precedent( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A midsommer nights dreame ... by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As you like it. Edited by J.W. Lever by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His only play to be set in Vienna, 'Measure for Measure' has, along with 'Troilus and Cressida' and' All's Well That Ends Well', been labelled a 'problem play', although in its first appearance in print in the 1623 First Folio, it is listed under the 'Comedies'. Using conventional literary and dramatic devices such as the bed trick and the disguised ruler (whose humanist piety some critics have seen as a direct nod to the newly crowned James I), the play's main source lies in the Italian writer Cinthio's prose 'Hecatommithi' (1565) (whence Shakespeare had also drawn the inspiration for Othello)
 
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Alternative Names
Lever, J. W.

Lever, Julius Walter.

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Languages
English (348)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (1)

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