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Holland, Peter 1951-

Works: 170 works in 785 publications in 1 language and 19,225 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Comedy plays  Outlines and syllabi  Study guides  Concordances  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction, edc, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: PR2831.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Peter Holland
Most widely held works by Peter Holland
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 1600 First Quarto edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream is the only text of the play to have been printed in Shakespeare's lifetime and has served as the source for virtually all subsequent editions. It has many features suggesting that it was printed from Shakespeare's 'foul papers' - his manuscript draft - and that this draft had undergone revision before reaching the publishing house." "The First Quarto text is a full and coherent version of the play, close to that with which modern readers and theatre-goers are familiar. Its differences from other early texts, particularly that on the 1623 First Folio, are relatively slight, but they raise important questions about the stability of dramatic texts as they are transmitted through time, and about the authority of their authors - even an author as 'iconic' as William Shakespeare."--Jacket
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonato, a kindly, respectable nobleman, lives in the idyllic Italian town of Messina. Leonato shares his house with his lovely young daughter, Hero, his playful, clever niece, Beatrice, and his elderly brother, Antonio. -- from Sparknotes
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design in time for the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare's time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A.R. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. With stunning new covers, definitive texts, and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come. This edition of Romeo and Juliet is edited with an introduction by Peter Holland. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition
English Shakespeares : Shakespeare on the English stage in the 1990s by Peter Holland( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a regular reviewer for Shakespeare Survey and the BBC, Holland has examined the variety, the strengths and the problems of English productions. His introductory chapter points to themes which are taken up in the detailed accounts that follow: the size and scale of different theatres, the difficulties of over-familiarity, the power of director's theatre, the possibilities of design, the excitement of new actors, the discoveries of regionalism and the variety of playing spaces in which Shakespeare is performed. The main part of the book is a chronological account of productions which charts the work of several English companies, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre, Cheek by Jowl, Northern Broadsides and the English Shakespeare Company
Reading plays : interpretation and reception( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English comedy( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ornament of action : text and performance in Restoration comedy by Peter Holland( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, Peter Holland brings together the disciplines of theatre history and literary criticism in a close study of the manner and significance of the staging of plays in the Restoration
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A storm strikes a ship carrying Alonso, Ferdinand, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Stephano, and Trinculo, who are on their way to Italy after coming from the wedding of Alonso's daughter, Claribel, to the prince of Tunis in Africa. -- from Sparknotes
A concordance to the complete poems and plays of T.S. Eliot by J. L Dawson( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated edition of Shakespeare's comedy about Spanish courtiers who unsuccessfully swear off relationships with women; also includes essays on Shakespeare's theatrical world and his texts, and a scholarly introduction
From script to stage in early Modern England by Peter Holland( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection brings together a group of distinguished and original theatre historians engaged in rethinking the nature of early modern theater history as a discipline. Whether focusing on the relation between scripts and performance practice, the structure of theatrical companies, the social dimensions of drama, or the archaeology of the stage, all are concerned with basic questions of evidence and interpretation, and offer significant, and often startling, revisions of our view of the early modern theater
The tragedy of Richard the Third : with the landing of Earl Richmond and the battle at Bosworth Field by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With new editors who have incorporated the most up-to-date scholarship, this revised Pelican Shakespeare series will be the premiere choice for students, professors, and general readers well into the twenty-first century
The plays of William Wycherley by William Wycherley( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Mr Wycherley is universally allowed the first place among the English comic poets who have writ since Ben Jonson. His Plain-Dealer is the best comedy that ever was composed in any language.' Yet in spite of the extreme praise many of his contemporaries accorded to his work, William Wycherley (1641-1715) is now only remembered for one play, The Country Wife. Even though The Country Wife is frequently performed by both amateur and professional companies (including a production at the National Theatre in 1977), Wycherley's three other plays, Love in a Wood, The Gentleman Dancing-Master and The Plain-Dealer, are rarely read and even more rarely performed. But Wycherley's satire is as sharp now as ever and his revelation of the follies and crimes of his society is still both wickedly funny and savagely perceptive
The Play out of context : transferring plays from culture to culture by Play out of context( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From performance to print in Shakespeare's England( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in association with the Huntington Library, Redefining British Theatre History is a five-volume series under the general editorship of Peter Holland. The series brings together major practitioners in theatre history in order to establish ways in which previous assumptions need fundamental questioning and to initiate new directions for the field. The series aims to establish a new future for theatre history, not least by making theatre historians aware of their own history, current practice and future. What can the printed texts of plays from Shakespeare's time tell us about performance? How were plays marketed? How have printed plays been read and interpreted for performance? The essays in this collection freshly consider the evidence of early modern printed plays and their histories of production and reception. Bringing together a group of major scholars in the field who are concerned to rethink the nature of the evidence and the modes of interpretation for print materials in relation to theatre history, the essays examine a wide variety of cases, from the texts of Romeo and Juliet to the masque in Timon of Athens, from the ways title pages refer to early modern performance to the psychology of Hamlet, from grammar-school beatings to the London bookshops of the Renaissance
Cymbeline by William Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posthumus has secretly married his childhood friend Imogen, daughter of King Cymbeline. Cymbeline, upon finding out, banishes Posthumus from the kingdom. Iachimo, a soldier in the Roman army, makes a bet with Posthumus that he can tempt Imogen to be unfaithful. He sneaks into her bedchamber and steels her bracelet. Then he tells Posthumus he has won the bet, offering the bracelet as proof. Posthumus orders his faithful servant Pisanio to murder Imogen. Pisanio warns her instead, then helps her fake her death, and to disguise herself as a boy
Players, playwrights, playhouses : investigating performance, 1660-1800 by Michael Cordner( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This innovative collection brings together a group of leading theatre historians to identify and exemplify a variety of productive new approaches to the investigation of plays, players, playwrights, playhouses and other aspects of theatre in the long eighteenth century. Their inquiries are multi-faceted, ranging from stage censorship and anti-theatricalism to the investigation of playhouse finances, from the performance representation of Othello and Oroonoko to the political resonances of adultery comedy, and from Garrick's vocal art to the interpretation of contemporary paintings of actors and actresses
The performing century : nineteenth-century theatre's history by Tracy C Davis( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Performing Century' looks at modes of performance and forms of theatre in 19th century Britain and Ireland. The authors bring new perspectives on familiar material and radically redefine what theatre and performance in the 19th century might be
Great Shakespeareans( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Shakespeareans presents a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally. This major project offers an unprecedented scholarly analysis of the contribution made by the most important Shakespearean critics, editors, actors and directors as well as novelists, poets, composers, and thinkers from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. An essential resource for students and scholars in Shakespeare studies
Great Shakespeareans( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second set of volumes in the eighteen-volume series "Great Shakespeareans", covering the work of nineteen key figures who influenced the global understanding of Shakespeare
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Much ado about nothingThe tragedy of Romeo and JulietEnglish Shakespeares : Shakespeare on the English stage in the 1990sEnglish comedyThe ornament of action : text and performance in Restoration comedyThe tempestA concordance to the complete poems and plays of T.S. EliotLove's labour's lost