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Wilson, John Dover 1881-1969

Overview
Works: 951 works in 4,649 publications in 5 languages and 46,216 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Fiction  Study guides  Juvenile works  Outlines and syllabi  Historical drama 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, ed, Publishing director, Contributor, Actor, Creator, Honoree, wpr, Adapter, Translator, Director, Composer
Classifications: PR2829.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by John Dover Wilson
What happens in Hamlet by John Dover Wilson( Book )

187 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,780 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 )

154 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,087 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 )

124 editions published between 1932 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth century interpretations of Hamlet : a collection of critical essays by David Bevington( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays and commentary on Shakespeare's Hamlet
The fortunes of Falstaff by John Dover Wilson( Book )

83 editions published between 1943 and 1979 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,203 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

68 editions published between 1928 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,053 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 sonnets by William Shakespeare( Book )

44 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,023 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 )

38 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 882 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 Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

66 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Shakespeare" provides a text (a play to a volume) of all Shakespeare's plays and poems which takes full account of the scholarship -- bibliographical, historical, and linguistic -- of the twentieth century, together with all the material necessary to bring the student or the general reader to the fullest understanding and enjoyment of what Shakespeare wrote. Each volume contains the text of the play, free from annotation and clearly printed, full notes, both textual and explanatory, an introduction by the editors, a stage-history, and a valuable glossary of difficult words and phrases. -- From publisher's description
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Book )

77 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 868 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
The tragedy of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Book )

38 editions published between 1909 and 2009 in English and held by 853 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
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

33 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 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
The tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

56 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 780 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."
King John by William Shakespeare( Book )

41 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatises the reign of John, King of England (ruled 1199-1216), son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of Henry III of England
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )

49 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 757 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
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

51 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and Undetermined 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
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Book )

25 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in English and held by 735 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
Two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( Book )

21 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and held by 688 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
 
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Life in Shakespeare's England : a book of Elizabethan proseThe essential Shakespeare, a biographical adventureThe fortunes of FalstaffKing LearThe sonnetsThe manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet and the problems of its transmission; an essay in critical bibliographyThe tragedy of Othello, the Moor of VeniceMacbeth
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Dover Wilson, John 1881-1969

J. Dover Wilson britischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Shakespearegelehrter

J. Dover Wilson Brits literatuurhistoricus (1881-1969)

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