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Durband, Alan

Overview
Works: 110 works in 380 publications in 2 languages and 10,195 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Outlines and syllabi  Comedy plays  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical drama  Study guides  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 605
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Durband
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with full original text
The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in English and Swedish and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with discussion questions, role-playing scenarios, and other study activities. Marc Antony comes "to bury Caesar, not to praise him," and his funeral oration unleashes a power struggle among the Roman Empire's mightiest generals and statesmen. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard's original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern "translation" on the facing page. Starting in the late 1580s and for several decades that followed, Shakespeare's plays were popular entertainment for London's theatergoers. His Globe Theatre was the equivalent of a Broadway theater in today's New York. The plays have endured, but over the course of 400+ years, the English language has changed in many ways-which is why today's students often find Shakespeare's idiom difficult to comprehend. Simply Shakespeare offers an excellent solution to their problem. Introducing each play is a general essay covering Shakespeare's life and times. At the beginning of each of the five acts in every play, a two-page spread describes what is about to take place. The story's background is explained, followed by brief descriptions of key people who will appear in the act, details students should watch for as the story unfolds, discussion of the play's historical context, how the play was staged in Shakespeare's day, and explanation of puns and plays on words that occur in characters' dialogues. Identifying icons preceding each of these study points are printed in a second color, then are located again as cross-references in the play's original text. For instance, where words spoken by a person in the play offer insights into his or another character's personality, the "Characters" icon will appear as a cross-reference in both the introductory spread and the play proper. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers' aids. Guided by the inspiring format of this fine new series, both teachers and students will come to understand and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare as never before. Text of Act I and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act II -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act II and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act III -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act III and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act IV -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act IV and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act V -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act V and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities --Additional Resources
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interactive e-book edition of Shakespeare Made Easy: The Merchant of Venice allows you to move easily back and forth between the original text and the modern text of the play. By clicking on a character's name in the original text, you are taken to the same place in the modern text, and vice versa. The back-of-book exercises also contain links that take you directly to the lines in the play referenced in specific practice questions
The tempest : modern English version side-by-side with full original text by William Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
Twelfth Night, or, What you will : modern English version side-by-side with full original text by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
Henry IV, part one by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
New directions : five one-act plays in the modern idiom by Alan Durband( Book )

12 editions published between 1961 and 1984 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelfth night; or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
Playbill two by Alan Durband( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playbill one by Alan Durband( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second playbill by Alan Durband( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prompt one : five short modern plays by Alan Durband( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A day in the mind of Tich Oldfield (Alan England) - Apples (C.P. Taylor) - Voyage of a lifetime (Trevor Harvey) - Island (Michael Barwis) - George (C.G. Bond)
Wordplays : six short modern plays. 2( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playbill three by Alan Durband( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
Alternative Names
Alan Durband British theatre director

Languages
English (186)

Swedish (1)

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HamletThe tragedy of Julius CaesarA midsummer night's dreamThe merchant of VeniceThe tempest : modern English version side-by-side with full original textTwelfth Night, or, What you will : modern English version side-by-side with full original textKing LearHenry IV, part one