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Stokes, John 1943-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 202 publications in 2 languages and 5,596 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Biographies  Poetry  War films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Animal films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works by John Stokes
Oscar Wilde : myths, miracles, and imitations by John Stokes( Book )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde was a major influence on the culture of his time, and remains relevant today, as a model of wit and style, a sexual icon, and a moral example. In a sequence of detailed and imaginative chapters on Wilde and his times, John Stokes shows how in the 1880s and 1890s Wilde played a vital part in the development of modern culture, inspiring others to carry his ideas on into the twentieth century. Stokes offers studies of Wilde's place in the Romantic tradition, and of his relationships with such legendary figures of the fin de siecle as Aubrey Beardsley, Alfred Jarry, and Arthur Symons. And always, as part of the process of historical inquiry, Stokes considers those who came after: humanitarian disciples who kept Wilde's memory sacred, performers in his plays, actors who impersonated the man himself. Oscar Wilde: Myths, Miracles and Imitations explains why Wilde, a 'material ghost', haunts us still
Bernhardt, Terry, Duse : the actress in her time by John Stokes( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resistible theatres: enterprise and experiment in the late nineteenth century by John Stokes( Book )

17 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of the history and theatre movements in Great Britain
The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of Poems and Poems in Prose inaugurates the Oxford English Texts Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. It provides texts of Wilde's one-hundred and nineteen poems and poems in prose, including twenty-one never published in his lifetime, together with the publishing history of each poem, and a detailed commentary on allusions and echoes, imagery, and points of biographical interest."--Publisher's description
The Cambridge companion to the actress by Maggie B Gale( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a collection of original essays on the cultural role of performing women on stage and on screen, throughout history and across continents. Topics covered include cross dressing, solo performance, racial constraints, recent Shakespeare, and the actress in early photography and on film
In the nineties by John Stokes( Book )

15 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Stokes's lively study is an exercise in interdisciplinary criticism inspired by the decade it observes, the decade of Wilde, Shaw, Beardsley, and Sickert. No longer dismissed as merely transitional between the Victorian and the Modern, the 1890s have now come to be recognized as unique--a period of dramatic engagement between high culture and popular forms, one medium and another, art and life. Spurning fixed boundaries, Stokes relates the controversial topics of the day--the status of the "New Journalism," the "degenerative" influence of Impressionist painting, the dubious morality of the music hall, the urgent need for prison reform, and the prevalence of suicide--to primary literary texts, such as The Ballad of Reading Gaol, The Importance of Being Earnest, Jude the Obscure, and Portrait of a Lady. And in the process, he explores crucial areas of sociological and psychological interest: criminality, sexuality, madness, and "morbidity." Each of the book's six chapters opens with a look at the correspondence columns of daily newspapers and goes on, with a keen eye for the hidden link, to pursue a particular theme. Locations shift from Leicester Square and the Thames embankment to the Normandy coast and the Paris morgue and feature, along with famous names, a lesser known company of acrobats, convicts, aesthetes, "philistines," and mysterious suicides. Nearly a century later, John Stokes's unrivalled knowledge of how the arts actually functioned in the nineties makes this book a major contribution to modern cultural studies
Three tragic actresses : Siddons, Rachel, Ristori by Michael R Booth( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This innovative book examines the careers of three performers whose professional lives spanned the period from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth centuries, from the heyday of neo-classicism to the coming of realism. While the individual essays concentrate on the specific work of Siddons, Rachel, and Ristori, a wide-ranging introduction relates their collective achievement to social and cultural change. All three rejuvenated a national repertoire and experimented with new forms of dramatic literature, achieving fame far beyond the boundaries of their own country. As they redefined the nature of tragic experience so, as strong and independent women, they contributed greatly to changing concepts of gender and sexuality. Vivid reconstructions of their interpretations and unique accounts of theatrical conditions place the art of three very different but pivotal figures in context
Fin de siècle/fin du globe : fears and fantasies of the late nineteenth century by John Stokes( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When centuries end, terminal myths begin to accrue, creating an ominous mood of fin de siecle/fin du globe. A superstitious belief that history is measured by the calendar comes into play."--BOOK JACKET. "The twelve internationally distinguished scholars who have contributed to this timely book were asked to take part in a collaborative act of demystification: a reconsideration of the eschatological ideas of the last fin de siecle, the notorious 1890s, in the light of the critical thought of the 1990s."--BOOK JACKET. "Their essays draw upon a range of contemporary approaches, Marxist, feminist, psychoanalytic and deconstructionist, and are broadly interdisciplinary. Major writers are set in context, among them Conrad, Morris, Wells, and Wilde. The ideas of Freud and Nietzsche are held up to scrutiny. Developments in music, mathematics and the fine arts are re-examined."--BOOK JACKET. "All the essays are characterized by a high degree of intellectual commitment, and by an emerging realization that, with a century's hindsight, the late 1800s should be seen not so much as a period of decadent decline as of discovery, growth, and healthy disturbance in unexpected places."--Jacket
The French actress and her English audience by John Stokes( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries English and French theatrical traditions have had an uneasy relationship with one another: mutual admiration, mutual envy, mutual distrust. Just as the fascination of difference lies in the potential for sameness, so these opposed traditions have observed each other at close quarters and invited each other back home. In an unusually detailed and carefully illustrated book, John Stokes explores the reception of the French actress by the English audiences, from the early nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth - a period when the relationship between England and France was transformed and redefined. Mlle Mars, Sarah Bernhardt and Edwige Feuillere are among the many actresses invoked; prominent English spectators include William Hazlitt, Charles Dickens, and Oscar Wilde. The result is a vivid coming together of theatre history and cultural studies, and will appeal to scholars of English and French literature as well as students of acting
Eleanor Marx (1855-1898) : life, work, contacts by John Stokes( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Marx's youngest daughter Eleanor (1855-98) is one of the most significant figures in the cultural politics of the late nineteenth century. As a feminist and radical socialist she never flinched from confrontation; as an aspiring actress, working journalist and literary translator she advanced contemporary understanding of Flaubert, Ibsen and Shakespeare. This collection of newly commissioned essays helps to establish the full extent of her outstanding achievements
Acts of war : the representation of military conflict on the British stage and television since 1945( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hildegarde : the ducktectives are on the case by Di Drew( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When three children discover their beloved pet duck, Hildegarde, will soon become a mother, they are overjoyed - until she disappears, leaving a nest full of eggs. They must follow a trail of clues and rescue their duck-napped pet!
The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays & poems : in memory of Ian Fletcher, 1920-1988( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tre attrici e il loro tempo : Sarah Bernhardt, Ellen Terry, Eleonora duse by John Stokes( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of Poems and Poems in Prose inaugurates the Oxford English Texts "Complete Works of Oscar Wilde", which will for the first time provide students of Wilde with scholarly and textually accurate texts of his complete oeuvre. In it, Bobby Fong and Karl Beckson provide reliable texts of Wilde's 119 poems and poems in prose
The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalism by Oscar Wilde( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bernhardt, Terry, Duse : the actress in her time
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Bernhardt, Terry, Duse : the actress in her timeThe complete works of Oscar WildeThe Cambridge companion to the actressIn the ninetiesThree tragic actresses : Siddons, Rachel, RistoriFin de siècle/fin du globe : fears and fantasies of the late nineteenth centuryThe French actress and her English audienceEleanor Marx (1855-1898) : life, work, contacts
Alternative Names
John Stokes artist

Languages
English (181)

Italian (3)