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Lever, J. W. (Julius Walter)

Overview
Works: 31 works in 368 publications in 3 languages and 6,937 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Comedies of humours  Pastoral drama  History  Juvenile works  Illustrated works  Textbooks  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR2803.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by J. W Lever
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Book )

151 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,054 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 1,603 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 1,042 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 558 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 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretia (The Rape of Lucrece - Die geschändete Lukretia) ist eine epische Versdichtung von William Shakespeare, die im Jahr 1594 erschienen ist. Es erzählt eine sehr alte Geschichte, die tragische Geschichte der Römerin Lucretia, Gattin des Collatinus aus der königlichen Familie der Tarquinier, berühmt für ihre Schönheit und für ihre Tugendhaftigkeit. (aus wikipedia.de) Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke grosser Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 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 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As You Like It, Shakespeare's most lighthearted comedy and one of the best-loved and most performed of all his plays, was probably written in 1599 or 1600, though it was not printed until the First Folio of 1623. As its witty heroine is Shakespeare's longest female role, the play's performance history is marked by notable Rosalinds, from Hannah Pritchard and Margaret Woffington (giving rival performances in 1741), to Helen Faucit, Ada Rehan, Peggy Ashcroft, Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Ronald Pickup (in an all-male production of 1967), Juliet Stevenson, and many others." "In his introduction to this new edition Alan Brissenden suggests reasons for its delayed publication and discusses in detail how productions have changed radically over the years. Shakespeare's use of his sources, his handling of the themes of love, doubleness, and pastoral are also dealt with, as well as the significance of boys playing women's parts on the Elizabethan stage. Detailed annotations explain allusions, puns, and difficult passages, enabling student, reader, actor, and director to savour the humour and the seriousness of the play to the full. There are illustrations, and appendices on 'wit' and the songs, for which the earliest known music is printed."--Jacket
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 27 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 humor 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
New Swan Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

The Wasp of subject's precedent( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in Undetermined and held by 3 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

The Knight of the Burning Pestle ... Edited by J.W. Lever by Francis Beaumont( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 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

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

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

 
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Measure for measure
Alternative Names
Lever, J. W.

Lever, Julius Walter.

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Languages
English (346)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (1)

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