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Rolfe, W. J. (William James) 1827-1910

Overview
Works: 451 works in 2,530 publications in 3 languages and 29,093 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  History  Pastoral drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Tragicomedies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Outlines and syllabi  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
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The poetic and dramatic works of Alfred, lord Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson( Book )

18 editions published between 1898 and 1899 in English and Spanish and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1899 volume offers an illustrated edition of Tennyson's complete works
Shakespeare the boy; with sketches of the home and school life, the games and sports, the manners, customs and folk-lore of the time by W. J Rolfe( Book )

40 editions published between 1896 and 2015 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

56 editions published between 1871 and 2009 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio's business falters, repayment becomes impossible -- and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio's flesh
Shakespeare's history of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare( Book )

43 editions published between 1871 and 2000 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's history of King Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Book )

35 editions published between 1877 and 2012 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's comedy of twelfth night; or, what you will by William Shakespeare( Book )

42 editions published between 1879 and 2015 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition is limited to three hundred and fifty copies"--Prelim
Shakespeare's comedy of The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Book )

36 editions published between 1876 and 1933 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lady of the lake by Walter Scott( Book )

26 editions published between 1882 and 2014 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The narrative of the poem concerns the struggle between King James V and the powerful clan Douglas."--Amazon.com
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

40 editions published between 1877 and 1931 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play has two principal settings: the court that Frederick has usurped from his brother, the rightful Duke, and the Forest of Arden, where the Duke and his followers (including the disgruntled Lord Jaques and the jester Touchstone) are living
King John by William Shakespeare( Book )

28 editions published between 1880 and 1921 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play about the weak and despicable King John, who tries to fend off the royal claims of Arthur, Duke of Brittany, who is supported by the King of France. In spite of the support of Faulconbridge, John alienates the English nobility and runs afoul of the Pope. In the end he is poisoned and his son Henry III becomes King
Shakespeare's tragedy of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Book )

36 editions published between 1881 and 1933 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théâtre avec vingt-et-un personnages: trois femmes, dix-huit hommes
The English of Shakespeare; illustrated in a philological commentary on his Julius Cæsar by George L Craik( Book )

47 editions published between 1857 and 2011 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

38 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of King Richard the Third by William Shakespeare( Book )

35 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )

38 editions published between 1878 and 1978 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young Claudio has fallen for the lovely heiress Hero. The path to the alter seems smooth until the evil Don John decides to intervene."
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

32 editions published between 1881 and 1933 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play concerns the efforts of Helena, daughter of a renowned physician, to make Bertram, the Count of Rousillon, her husband
Shakespeare's tragedy of King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Book )

31 editions published between 1876 and 1933 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare( Book )

33 editions published between 1882 and 2010 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Falstaff meets Mistresses Page and Ford, two married women said to control their own financial affairs, he writes identical love letters to each of them, never imagining that they will compare notes. When they do, they vow to trick Falstaff
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

30 editions published between 1872 and 1913 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 475 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
Shakespeare's tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Book )

45 editions published between 1878 and 2017 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clark Library copy used as a promptbook by actor Frederick B. Warde. Several preliminary pages from original published form have been removed here, and the entire play is interleaved with manuscript notes in pencil and ink regarding stage directions, alterations, and other information
 
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Shakespeare's tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
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Alternative Names
Rolfe, W. J.

Rolfe, W. J 1827-1910

Rolfe, William J.

Rolfe, William J. 1827-1910

Rolfe, William J. (William James), 1827-1910

Rolfe, William James

Rolfe, William James 1827-1910

William James Rolfe American educator and Shakespearean scholar

William James Rolfe US-amerikanischer Lehrer und Shakespeare-Forscher

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