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Folger Shakespeare Library

Overview
Works: 264 works in 352 publications in 1 language and 8,523 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragicomedies  Juvenile works  Historical drama  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Former owner, Editor, Other, Publisher
Classifications: PR2829.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Folger Shakespeare Library
 
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Most widely held works by Folger Shakespeare Library
The case of the Commonwealth of England, stated by Marchamont Nedham( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dutch influences on English culture, 1558-1625 by David W Davies( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manifold greatness : the making of the King James Bible( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This books tells the fascinating story of the creation and immediate afterlife of the first and most popular Bible in English. With over 60 illustrations of manuscripts, artifacts, and archival material, this beautiful book presents essays by leading scholars, including Diarmaid MacCulloch
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's popular comedy of love and mistaken identity is accompanied by a section on reading Shakespeare's language, information on Shakespeare's life and theater, explanatory notes, annotated reading lists, and an essay
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the dramatic text of William Shakespeare's tragic play about the forbidden love between two young people from feuding Veronese houses, and includes commentary, notes, and details about the life of the author
The ghost of Lucrece by Thomas Middleton( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Cymbeline by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of Belarius and the kidnapped princes
New world of wonders : European images of the Americas, 1492-1700 by Rachel Doggett( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 288 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."
A catalogue of paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library : "as imagination bodies forth" by William L Pressly( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Hamlet, prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical information and critical essays accompany Shakespeare's play about a prince's wavering determination to avenge his father's murder
San Carlo Borromeo : Catholic reform and ecclesiastical politics in the second half of the sixteenth century( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Folger books." Papers originally sponsored by and held at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., in Nov. 1984, to celebrate the fourth centennial of San Carlo Borromeo's death. Includes bibliographies and index
The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Falstaff, knowing that Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page control the money in their respective households, decides to seduce them, but they learn of his scheme and resolve to make a fool of him. A comic series of disguises and misadventures follows
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the text of Shakespeare's comedy about identical twin brothers, both named Antipholus, who set off a wave of confusion when they arrive in the same town after a lifetime apart, bringing with them identical twin servants, both named Dromios; and includes scene-by-scene action summaries, full explanatory notes, and a critical essay
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's dark comedy about young lovers and a Jewish money lender who demands a pound of flesh in payment for a debt. Includes explanatory notes on facing pages, scene-by-scene plot summaries, a key to famous lines and phrases, a modern perspective essay, and an introduction to the play and the language of Shakespeare
The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lear, the King of Britain, has three daughters. Wishing to ease himself of the burden of rule, he determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best
The tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the complete text of Shakespeare's classic play about Macbeth, a man who kills the king in an attempt to seize the crown of Scotland for himself; and includes an introduction, explanatory notes, a modern perspective essay, an annotated further reading list, and a key to famous lines
The widening circle : the story of the Folger Shakespeare Library and its collections by Betty Ann Kane( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortune : "all is but fortune" by Leslie Thomson( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each edition includes: Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play - Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play - Scene-by-scene plot summaries - A key to famous lines and phrases - An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language - An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play - Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
 
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Manifold greatness : the making of the King James Bible
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A midsummer night's dreamThe tragedy of Romeo and JulietThe tragedy of CymbelineMuch ado about nothingA catalogue of paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library : "as imagination bodies forth"The tragedy of Hamlet, prince of DenmarkSan Carlo Borromeo : Catholic reform and ecclesiastical politics in the second half of the sixteenth centuryThe merry wives of Windsor
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English (75)