WorldCat Identities

Rylands, George 1902-1999

Overview
Works: 404 works in 1,561 publications in 1 language and 9,459 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Musical settings  Audio adaptations  Incidental music  Art music  Monologues (Music)  Radio programs  Radio plays 
Roles: Performer, Director, Author, Editor, Narrator, Actor, Conductor, Compiler, Adapter, Interviewee, Publishing director
Classifications: PR3184, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George Rylands
Words and poetry by George Rylands( Book )

15 editions published between 1928 and 1972 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ages of man : Shakespeare's image of man and nature by William Shakespeare( Book )

28 editions published between 1939 and 1962 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ages of man by William Shakespeare( Recording )

4 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Gielgud reads from Shakespeare's sonnets and plays
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Recording )

37 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When England's aging King Lear renounces his throne and divides his kingdom among his three daughters, treachery, madness and murder follow. After banishing Cordelia, his youngest daughter, Lear is betrayed and cast out by her elder sisters Regan and Goneril. Meanwhile, evil brews at the Gloucester castle as Edgar falls victim to his brother's deception
The Duchess of Malfi : sources, themes, characters by John Webster( Book )

8 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Duchess of Malfi is one of the major tragedies of the early modern period and remains popular in the theatre as well as in the classroom. The story of the Duchess{8217}s secret marriage and the cruel revenge of her brothers has fascinated and appalled audiences for centuries. This new Arden edition offers readers a comprehensive, illustrated introduction to the play{8217}s historical, critical and performance history. The text is modernized and edited to the highest scholarly standards, with textual notes and commentary notes on the same page for ease of reference. Editor Leah Marcus is a Professor at Vanderbilt University. The Duchess of Malfi is one of the major tragedies of the early modern period and remains popular in the theatre as well as in the classroom. The story of the Duchess{8217}s secret marriage and the cruel revenge of her brothers has fascinated and appalled audiences for centuries. This new Arden edition offers readers a comprehensive, illustrated introduction to the play{8217}s historical, critical and performance history. The text is modernized and edited to the highest scholarly standards, with textual notes and commentary notes on the same page for ease of reference. The Duchess of Malfi is one of the major tragedies of the early modern period and remains popular in the theatre as well as in the classroom. The story of the Duchess{8217}s secret marriage and the cruel revenge of her brothers has fascinated and appalled audiences for centuries. This new Arden edition offers readers a comprehensive, illustrated introduction to the play{8217}s historical, critical and performance history. The text is modernized and edited to the highest scholarly standards, with textual notes and commentary notes on the same page for ease of reference."--Publisher's description
William Shakespeare's Love's labor's lost by William Shakespeare( Recording )

19 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young King of Navarre and three of his courtiers have vowed to lock themselves away for three years of study and fasting, and to forswear the company of women for this period. No sooner is their vow made than it is tested, however, as the Princess of France and three of her ladies arrive in Navarre on a diplomatic mission. The young men fall instantly and hopelessly in love, and the tension between their vow and their passion forms the subject of this charming and sparkling early comedy
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Recording )

29 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play is about an idyllic romance, full of happy love and an optimistic philosophy of simple goodness.--
Henry IV, part 2 by William Shakespeare( Recording )

30 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While King Henry's England is threatened by rebellion, the king's scapegrace son Hal haunts the taverns of London, his companions crews of rogues and thieves led by the dissolute knight, Sir John Falstaff. The Earl of Northumberland and his fiery son Hotspur scheme to overthrow the crown. Can Hal be brought to a sense of his duty as Prince of Wales?
Henry IV, part 1 by William Shakespeare( Recording )

27 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the murder of Richard II, Henry assumes the throne, and is immediately confronted with rebellion by Owen Glendower, Douglas of Scotland, Northumberland and his son Hotspur. The play also treats the moral development of the king's son Hal (later Henry V) in the company of the irresponsible Sir John Falstaff
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Recording )

27 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The noble Veronese houses of Montague and Capulet are locked in a bitter feud. When Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, fall in love they are swept up in a series of violent events and cruel twists of fortune
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Recording )

26 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Shakespear's most controversial play, the opposing values of justice and mercy must be resolved. Antonio promises money to help his friend Bassanio woo Portia. He borrows the sum needed from the cruel Shylock, but there will be a dreadful penalty if the loan is not repaid."--Container
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Recording )

28 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Recording )

24 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Prince Hal' has ascended to the throne of England. After a land dispute, Henry decides to invade France, leading inevitably to the bloody Battle of Agincourt--and providing a stage for Shakespeare to comment on the human condition"--Web page image
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Recording )

23 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded by the Marlowe Dramatic Society & professional players. Directed by George Rylands under the auspices of The British Council
A midsummer night's dream : op. 21/op. 61 = Ein Sommernachtstraum = Songe d'une nuit d'été by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

29 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy creatures meddle with varying results in the lives of humans wandering in the woods
Richard II by William Shakespeare( Recording )

22 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's drama based on the life of the English king, in which Richard banishes Bolingbroke and Mowbray, but Bolingbroke eventually returns to kill him and become crowned Henry IV
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare( Recording )

24 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lovely Viola disguises herself as a young man and quickly falls in love with the Duke she serves. The Duke in turn sends the disguised Viola to woo his lady - the fiesty and impetuous Olivia. Olivia becomes smitten with the young man Viola impersonates, and all careens to a happy resolution by the play's end
William Shakespeare's Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Recording )

32 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded by the Marlowe Society and professional players... under the auspices of The British Council
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Recording )

23 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited for the syndics of the Cambridge University Press by John Dover Wilson. Recorded by The Marlowe Society & professional players. Under the auspices of The British Council
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Book )

19 editions published between 1947 and 1993 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A midsummer night's dream : op. 21/op. 61 = Ein Sommernachtstraum = Songe d'une nuit d'été
Alternative Names
Dadie Rylands British theatre director

Rylands, George H. W.

Rylands, George H. W. 1902-

Rylands, George H. W. 1902-1999

Rylands, George H. W. (George Humphrey Wolfestan), 1902-

Rylands, George H. W. (George Humphrey Wolfestan), 1902-1999

Rylands, George Humphrey Wolfestan.

Rylands, George Humphrey Wolfestan 1902-

Rylands, George Humphrey Wolfestan 1902-1999

Languages
English (435)

Covers
Romeo and JulietA midsummer night's dream : op. 21/op. 61 = Ein Sommernachtstraum = Songe d'une nuit d'étéWilliam Shakespeare's MacbethTimon of Athens