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Wilson, John Dover 1881-1969

Overview
Works: 732 works in 3,932 publications in 5 languages and 42,281 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical drama  Juvenile works  Outlines and syllabi  Comedy plays  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, ed, Actor, Adapter, Translator, Director, wpr, Creator, Composer
Classifications: PR2819.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by John Dover Wilson
What happens in Hamlet by John Dover Wilson( Book )

169 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,736 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 )

183 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entertaining and informative, this 1956 anthology paints a vivid picture of the world in which Shakespeare lived. Using the playwright's life as the framework - his birth, his education, his move to London, his life in theatre, his death - the book uses selected extracts from key Elizabethan publications to embody the atmosphere of this period. From sport to superstition, from festival to fashion, from the plague to playhouses, the significant features of the age are described through its prose, providing the reader with first-hand accounts of the conditions in which Shakespeare's masterpieces were created. All chapters are prefaced with illustrative Shakespearean quotations; the collection representing a commentary on the work as well as the life of Shakespeare. All texts have been modernised to assist the reader, and a glossary is included which explains names, unfamiliar words and difficult passages
The essential Shakespeare, a biographical adventure by John Dover Wilson( Book )

117 editions published between 1932 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fortunes of Falstaff by John Dover Wilson( Book )

77 editions published between 1943 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,222 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
Shakespeare's happy comedies by John Dover Wilson( Book )

37 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Book )

55 editions published between 1909 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dover Wilson's New Shakespeare, published between 1921 and 1966, became the classic Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's plays and poems until the 1980s. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work is available both individually and as a set, and each contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary printed at the back. The edition, which began with The Tempest and ended with The Sonnets, put into practice the techniques and theories that had evolved under the 'New Bibliography'. Remarkably by today's standards, although it took the best part of half a century to produce, the New Shakespeare involved only a small band of editors besides Dover Wilson himself. As the volumes took shape, many of Dover Wilson's textual methods acquired general acceptance and became an established part of later editorial practice, for example in the Arden and New Cambridge Shakespeares. -- Publisher's description
The sonnets by William Shakespeare( Book )

34 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 1,004 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 manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet and the problems of its transmission; an essay in critical bibliography by John Dover Wilson( Book )

96 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 986 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 Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

68 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 898 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 tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

46 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and held by 846 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
The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

55 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Othello, a Moorish general in the service of Venice, has married Desdemona, beautiful daughter of a Venetian Senator. But Iago, Othello's malignant ensign, is determined to destroy their happiness
The life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Book )

67 editions published between 1920 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 824 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
The tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

65 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mark Antony, one of the three rulers of the Roman World, has become the thrall of the fascinating Cleopatra. Affairs of state call him to Rome, but the attractions of the Queen of Egypt prove impossible to resist."
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

31 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play concerns the efforts of Helena, daughter of a renowned physician, to make Bertram, the Count of Rousillon, her husband
King Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )

49 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dover Wilson's New Shakespeare, published between 1921 and 1966, became the classic Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's plays and poems until the 1980s. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work is available both individually and as a set, and each contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary printed at the back. The edition, which began with The Tempest and ended with The Sonnets, put into practice the techniques and theories that had evolved under the 'New Bibliography'. Remarkably by today's standards, although it took the best part of half a century to produce, the New Shakespeare involved only a small band of editors besides Dover Wilson himself. As the volumes took shape, many of Dover Wilson's textual methods acquired general acceptance and became an established part of later editorial practice, for example in the Arden and New Cambridge Shakespeares
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

53 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Book )

31 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 732 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
Macbeth : modern English version side-by-side with full original text by William Shakespeare( Book )

62 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beguiled by the prophesies of the "weird sisters," and urged on by his wife, Macbeth acts on his intense political ambition, with tragic consequences
King Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

46 editions published between 1915 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the play and discusses its poetry, structure, political details, history, and the Shakespearean staging
 
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What happens in Hamlet
Alternative Names
Dover Wilson, John 1881-1969

J. Dover Wilson britischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Shakespearegelehrter

J. Dover Wilson Brits literatuurhistoricus (1881-1969)

John Dover Wilson

Wilson, Dover

Wilson, Dover 1881-1969

Wilson, I. D. 1881-1969

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

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ウィルスン, J. D.

ウィルスン, ジョン ドウヴァ

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Life in Shakespeare's England : a book of Elizabethan proseThe essential Shakespeare, a biographical adventureThe fortunes of FalstaffThe tragedy of CoriolanusThe sonnetsThe manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet and the problems of its transmission; an essay in critical bibliographyThe tragedy of Julius Caesar... The tragedy of King Lear