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Holland, Peter 1951-

Works: 181 works in 848 publications in 1 language and 19,765 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Comedy plays  Tragicomedies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Outlines and syllabi  Fiction  Historical drama 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator, Other, Publishing director, edc, Compiler, Redactor, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PR2833.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Peter Holland
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

39 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,207 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
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 749 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. The royal party and the other mariners, with the exception of the unflappable Boatswain, begin to fear for their lives. Lightning cracks, and the mariners cry that the ship has been hit. Everyone prepares to sink
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 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on Peter Holland's wide experience as a reviewer of stage productions, English Shakespeares explores the full extent of Shakespeare performances in England over the last decade."
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romeo and Juliet are young lovers separated by the ancient and enduring hatred between their families. This text includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare, an introduction to the play, and a note on the text used
Reading plays : interpretation and reception( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English comedy( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 560 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
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 541 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
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 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 513 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
The tragedy of Richard the Third by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 498 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
From script to stage in early Modern England by Peter Holland( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 480 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 plays of William Wycherley by William Wycherley( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 436 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
From performance to print in Shakespeare's England by Peter Holland( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 431 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, €now available in paperback for the first€time, €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
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 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Cymbeline by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 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( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 325 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 )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 294 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 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
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
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English (259)

The tempestEnglish Shakespeares : Shakespeare on the English stage in the 1990sThe tragedy of Romeo and JulietEnglish comedyThe ornament of action : text and performance in Restoration comedyMuch ado about nothingA concordance to the complete poems and plays of T.S. EliotLove's labour's lost