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Packard, William

Overview
Works: 95 works in 202 publications in 2 languages and 7,311 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Dictionaries  Terminology  Terms and phrases  History  Interviews  Tragedies (Drama)  Bio-bibliography  Poetry  Erotic poetry 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other
Classifications: PQ1898, 842.4
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The poet's dictionary : a handbook of prosody and poetic devices by William Packard( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines poetic terms and explains how formal structure and rhythm combine to form compelling poetry
The art of the playwright : creating the magic of theatre by William Packard( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing for the stage and screen presents artistic challenges to aspiring dramatics everywhere. Through practical, proven methods, playwright and poet William Packard leads readers past personal and professional obstacles to discover dramatic success
The Facts on File dictionary of the theatre( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The craft of poetry; interviews from the New York quarterly by William Packard( Book )

12 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red pear garden : three great dramas of revolutionary China by John D Mitchell( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of screenwriting : story, script, markets by William Packard( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evangelism in America : from tents to TV by William Packard( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Poet's craft : interviews from the New York quarterly( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staging Japanese theatre: Noh & Kabuki : Ikkaku sennin (The holy hermit unicorn) and Narukami (The thunder god) by John D Mitchell( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of poetry writing by William Packard( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet, novelist, scholar, translator, playwright, and teacher, William Packard has known every side of a writer's life. As founder and editor of The New York Quarterly, a national magazine devoted to the craft of poetry, he reads some 50,000 poems each year--most of them sadly deficient in sound, metrics, form, voice, and quality. This book is written to help poets address the central concerns of their craft and art. Lively, inspiring, opinionated, and sometimes curmudgeonly, The Art of Poetry Writing covers a broad range of topics, both technical and personal, that all poets need to consider: poetic devices and diction, verse forms and free verse, rhyme and metrics, creative vision and revision, the benefits and problems of workshops and writing classes, 30 writing challenges to develop form and style and technique, when to seek publication--and when not to, what to read while writing, the life of the poet, including keeping a journal, giving readings, applying for grants, and more. Remarks by and excerpts from the work of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Keats, Dickinson, Yeats, Auden, Stevens, Moore, Thomas, Ginsberg, Sexton, Plath, Dickey, Bukowski, Ashbery, and dozens of other poets make this an essential companion for students, teachers, and anyone who writes or reads poetry
Saturday night at San Marcos : a novel by William Packard( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Femmes ; Hombres = Women ; Men by Paul Verlaine( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat naast elkaar de Engelse vert. en de Franse tekst van de bundels Femmes en Hombres
Phèdre by Jean Racine( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phèdre falls in love with her husband Thésée's son Hippolyte - and through her passion she dooms the young man, the woman (Princess Aricie), her husband, her nurse confidante Œnone (who drives the plot with her unwise advice to Phèdre), and ultimately herself (she takes poison after confessing her crime to Thésée). Agony-themed stage plays reached their zenith with the masterful pen of French playwright, Jean Racine. Passion, wickedness, deceit, and conspiracy flowed like honey into the tragedy."--Publisher's website (viewed 2018 March 27)
Do not go gentle : poems on death by William Packard( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in Undetermined and English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desire, erotic poetry through the ages( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phedre by Jean Racine( Visual )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in French and English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motion picture based on Racine's classic French drama, which was based on the Greek legend of Theseus, who returned from war with the Minoans to become king of Athens, and took Phèdre, daughter of the vanquished King Minos, to be his wife. Phèdre falls in love with Theseus' son Hippolyte, who does not return her love. In anger she prays to Neptune to destroy him, but when Hippolyte is in fact killed after fighting a sea monster, Phèdre kills herself in remorse
To peel an apple by William Packard( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Racine's Phèdre on stage by Jean Racine( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Racine's masterpiece Phedre, the characters are wracked by massive emotion from first to last. Love and hate, loyalty and guilt, co-exist on the same pendulum. Every speech, every exit and entrance, is propelled by a helpless momentum. Each scene and each act become part of one large and fast whirlpool. The heroic power of Racine is vividly present, as are the formal elegance, the sonorous musicality, the controlled rhetoric
Voices/I hear/voices by William Packard( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four plays by William Packard( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Evangelism in America : from tents to TV
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The art of the playwright : creating the magic of theatreThe art of screenwriting : story, script, marketsEvangelism in America : from tents to TVThe Poet's craft : interviews from the New York quarterlyStaging Japanese theatre: Noh & Kabuki : Ikkaku sennin (The holy hermit unicorn) and Narukami (The thunder god)The art of poetry writing
Alternative Names
William M. Packard American writer

Languages
English (109)

French (7)