WorldCat Identities

Wilson, John Dover 1881-1969

Overview
Works: 675 works in 3,604 publications in 4 languages and 41,613 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Juvenile works  Sonnets  Biography  Bibliography  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, ed, Other, Adapter, Director, Creator, Actor, 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 )

158 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,759 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 )

167 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

110 editions published between 1932 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fortunes of Falstaff by John Dover Wilson( Book )

72 editions published between 1943 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 1,236 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 )

34 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare( Book )

31 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 1,017 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 )

70 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 937 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
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

62 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and held by 907 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 life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Book )

62 editions published between 1920 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 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 Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Book )

31 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 838 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
The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

36 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 788 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
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

21 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The King of France gives Helena the hand of any man she wants in marriage, but the one she chooses, Bertram, flees to Tuscany, and she must use her wits to get him back. Includes an introduction, notes, and discussion of the theatrical world of Shakespeare
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Book )

32 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 748 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
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

51 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theatre of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )

44 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 734 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
King Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

42 editions published between 1915 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the play and discusses its poetry, structure, political details, history, and the Shakespearean staging
Two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( Book )

19 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close friends Valentine and Proteus become rivals for the hand of Silvia, daughter of the Duke of Milan, who has promised her to the foolish coward Thurio. Proteus has Valentine banished, but Silvia escapes to the forest to join him. Proteus follows with Julia, who dotes on him. After a confrontation, the Duke eventually allows Valentine and Silvia to wed, and Proteus marries Julia
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

34 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antony and Cleopatra has the strangest stage history of any of Shakespeare's major tragedies. The author explains how the play's challenging complexity has at different times inhibited or promoted its success on the stage, and accounts for the remarkable resurgence of performances in the last twenty years. He provides the only detailed, extensive and up-to-date history of the play on stage and screen, in and beyond Britain. His introduction and commentary examine the ways in which cultural factors have shaped the performance of the play, and how actors have tackled the main parts, in particular the exotic eroticism of Cleopatra. In the process he reveals not only the rich plurality of possible readings of the play, but also changing attitudes to Shakespeare
The third part of King Henry the Sixth by William Shakespeare( Book )

50 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and held by 577 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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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

ウィルスン, J. D.

ウィルスン, ジョン ドウヴァ

Languages
English (1,148)

French (8)

Hungarian (2)

Japanese (1)

Covers
Life in Shakespeare's England : a book of Elizabethan proseThe essential Shakespeare, a biographical adventureThe fortunes of FalstaffShakespeare's SonnetsThe manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet and the problems of its transmission; an essay in critical bibliographyJulius CaesarThe life of Henry the FifthThe tragedy of Coriolanus