WorldCat Identities

Rylands, George 1902-1999

Overview
Works: 449 works in 1,642 publications in 1 language and 9,517 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Musical settings  Monologues (Music)  Art music  Incidental music  Audio adaptations  Radio plays  Radio programs 
Roles: Performer, Director, Author, Editor, Narrator, Actor, rdd, 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 )

16 editions published between 1928 and 1972 in English and held by 416 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 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ages of man by William Shakespeare( Recording )

4 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Gielgud reads from Shakespeare's sonnets and plays
The Duchess of Malfi : sources, themes, characters by John Webster( Book )

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

More widely studied and more frequently performed than ever before, John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi is here presented in an accessible and thoroughly up-to-date edition. Based on the Revels Plays text, the notes have been augmented to cast further light both on Webster's amazing dialogue and on the stage action. An entirely new introduction sets the tragedy in the context of pre-Civil War England and gives a revealing view of its imagery and dramatic action. From its well-documented early performances to the two productions seen in the West End of London in the 1995-96 season, a stage history gives an account of the play in performance. Students, actors, directors and theatre-goers will all find here a reappraisal of Webster's artistry in the greatest age of English theatre, which highlights why it has lived on stage with renewed force in the last decades of the twentieth century
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Recording )

37 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 195 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
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 176 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 )

31 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 175 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 )

29 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 172 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 one by William Shakespeare( Recording )

27 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 169 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
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
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Recording )

29 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Recording )

24 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded by the Marlowe Dramatic Society & professional players. Directed by George Rylands under the auspices of The British Council
Richard II by William Shakespeare( Recording )

25 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 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 153 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
A midsummer night's dream : op. 21/op. 61 = Ein Sommernachtstraum = Songe d'une nuit d'été by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

30 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
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Recording )

24 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 152 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
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Recording )

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

Complete and uncut in the text of "The new Shakespeare"
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Book )

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

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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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 (443)

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