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Wilson, John Dover 1881-1969

Works: 665 works in 3,476 publications in 6 languages and 41,396 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Juvenile works  Outlines and syllabi  Biography  Bibliography  Comedy plays  Historical drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, ed, Compiler, Other, Adapter, jt., Director, Creator, edi, Composer
Classifications: PR2831.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by John Dover Wilson
What happens in Hamlet by John Dover Wilson( Book )

151 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scholarly examination of the plot and dramatic technique of Shakespeare's most controversial play
Life in Shakespeare's England; a book of Elizabethan prose by John Dover Wilson( Book )

174 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagligliv i England i på Shakespeares tid
The essential Shakespeare, a biographical adventure by John Dover Wilson( Book )

122 editions published between 1932 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 2,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fortunes of Falstaff by John Dover Wilson( Book )

67 editions published between 1943 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's happy comedies by John Dover Wilson( Book )

32 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the sonnets of Shakespeare for the use of historians and others by John Dover Wilson( Book )

34 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays explaining that Pembroke is the subject of 126 of Shakespeare's 154 Sonnets. Written for the "New Shakespeare" edition of the Sonnets
The sonnets by William Shakespeare( Book )

28 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Collection of 145 sonnets by Shakespeare preceded by a comprehensive introduction and analysis and followed by a comprehensive section of notes
The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

49 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Shakespeare's darkest and most savage plays, tells the story of the foolish and Job-like Lear, who divides his kingdom, as he does his affections, according to vanity and whim. Lear's failure as a father engulfs himself and his world in turmoil and tragedy
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

64 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drama about the conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar is accompanied by information about the play's background, style, and performance
The manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet and the problems of its transmission; an essay in critical bibliography by John Dover Wilson( Book )

42 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set, which was originally an expansion of Professor Dover Wilson's Sandars lectures of 1934, has been out of print for many years and is now reissued. It was the first of three sets in which the author presented his long and painstaking work on Shakespeare's Hamlet and deals with the textual problems. What Happens in Hamlet deals with the dramatic problems and the text itself, with annotations, is published as one of the volumes of the New Shakespeare
The tragedy of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Book )

40 editions published between 1909 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A proud Roman general conquers the Volscians, leads them against Rome in revenge for his banishment, and is killed by the Volscian general when Coriolanus is persuaded to spare the city
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

29 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twayne's new critical introductions to Shakespeare." Discusses key themes and concepts, and examines the most recent critical ideas and trends from a number of critical perspectives
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Book )

31 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 754 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
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )

43 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic University of America, Speech and Drama Department, Rev. G.V. Hartke, O.P., head, presents its 150th production, William Shakespeare's "Richard III," directed by James D. Waring, performances coached by Josephine McGarry Callan, costumes designed by Joseph Lewis, setting and lighting by James D. Waring, costumes executed by Ann Tacik
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

46 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

45 editions published between 1929 and 2009 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Antony is supposed to be ruling the eastern Roman Empire. However, he is carrying on a torrid affair in Egypt with Cleopatra. The death of his wife, Fulvia, and the threat of a war brings him back to Rome
King Henry V by William Shakespeare( Book )

42 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Minnesota Theatre Company presents another exciting adventure in classic repertory "Henry V," by William Shakespeare, directed by Tyrone Guthrie, designed by Lewis Brown, music by Herbert Pilhofer. Tyrone Guthrie, artistic director, Oliver Rea, Peter Zeisler, managing directors, Douglas Campbell, associate artistic direction, Tanya Moiseiwitsch, principal designer, Alan Schneider, associate director, Lewis Brown, associate designer, Herbert Pilhofer, musical director
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Book )

53 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical and historical notes accompany Shakespeare's drama of murder, political ambition, and the persistence of guilt
King Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

41 editions published between 1915 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard II marks, as this new and invigorating edition by Charles Forker demonstrates, an exciting advance in the development of Shakespeare's artistry. The play's unusual formality of structure and tone and the impressive eloquence of its style seem to express the mystique of kingship more emphatically than any of the earlier histories, while its subtle handling of the major action - the dethronement of an unsuitable anointed monarch by an illegitimate but more able one - requires the audience to engage not just with the fall of a particular king but with the viability of hereditary monarchy as such." "Forker takes a fresh look at the first part of Shakespeare's second tetralogy of history plays, relating it to the earlier histories, placing it tellingly in its contemporary context, and discussing its relation to competing theories of monarchy and to the major political concerns of the 1590s. He demonstrates how in Richard II Shakespeare's exploration of the tragic personality achieved a higher degree of psychological complexity than in any earlier work, grounding the contest for power not just in factionalism of kinship or party but also in contrasts of sensibility and temperament. The complex style, imagery and rhetoric of the play, its verbal opulence, is fully discussed both in the introduction and in the full and authoritative commentary." "The edition also analyses and reconsiders Shakespeare's use of sources, asking why he chose to emphasize one approach over another, and outlines the play's rich afterlife, focusing on its changing reputation and particularly the varied history of twentieth-century staging. As usual with an Arden edition, there is a full exposition of textual complexity and the implications of presenting a modernized text. Richard II is a play that speaks directly to today's sense of political uncertainty and assertive individuality; it is given full value in this ample and authoritative edition."--Jacket
The third part of King Henry VI by William Shakespeare( Book )

70 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in English and German and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In their edition of this sometimes neglected early play, Cox and Rasmussen make a strong claim for it as a remarkable work, revealing a confidence and sureness that very few earlier plays can rival. They show how the young Shakespeare, working closely from his chronicle sources, nevertheless freely shaped his complex material to make it both theatrically effective and poetically innovative. The resulting work creates, in Queen Margaret, one of Shakespeare s strongest female roles and is the source of the popular view of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick as 'kingmaker'. Focusing on the history of the play both in terms of both performance and criticism, the editors open it to a wide and challenging variety of interpretative and editorial paradigms."--Jacket
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Dover Wilson, John 1881-1969

J. Dover Wilson britischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Shakespearegelehrter

John Dover Wilson

Wilson, J. D.

Wilson, J. D. 1881-1969

Wilson, J. D. (John Dover), 1881-1969

Wilson, J. Dover.

Wilson, J. Dover 1881-1969

Wilson, J. Dover (John Dover), 1881-1969

Wilson, John.

Wilson, John D. 1881-1969

Wilson, John Dover

ウィルスン, J. D

Life in Shakespeare's England; a book of Elizabethan proseThe essential Shakespeare, a biographical adventureThe fortunes of FalstaffThe sonnetsThe tragedy of King LearJulius CaesarThe manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet and the problems of its transmission; an essay in critical bibliographyThe tragedy of Coriolanus