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Werstine, Paul

Overview
Works: 95 works in 626 publications in 2 languages and 22,768 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Juvenile works  Pastoral drama  Tragicomedies  Historical drama  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Werstine
The tragedy of Hamlet, prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Book )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition includes freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play, with full explanatory notes, scene-by-scene plot summaries, and a key to famous lines and passages that make the Bard come to life for all readers
The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Shakespeare's finest works is available in a new edition, based on the best early printed version of the play. This new edition of Othello reflects the latest scholarship and includes information on Shakespeare's life, explanatory notes, and a Modern Perspective section. Illustrated
Macbeth : modern English version side-by-side with full original text by William Shakespeare( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's drama about a man who kills the king of Scotland in order to claim the throne for himself, and includes explanatory notes, plot summaries, a key to notable lines and phrases, and other reference information
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides the text of the play, accompanied by notes and an introduction. Also includes a section of study questions and a brief biography of Shakespeare
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the edited text of Shakespeare's play about a man who sets out to subdue a shrewish wife, and includes explanatory notes, accounts of the author's life and theater, illustrations, and a critical evaluation
The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text of the play is presented with discussions of Shakespeare's life and world, dramatic criticism, and textual commentaries
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, uses his skill at controlling natural forces to cause the shipwreck of his old opponents, forcing them to seek refuge on the island where he and his daughter Miranda have been living in exile, and setting the stage for Miranda to fall in love with Ferdinand, the prince of Naples. Includes explanatory notes, plot summaries, critical essay, and illustrations
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the comedy of the couples who are happily united with the help of bumbling Constable Dogberry
Twelfth night; or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Background information about Shakespeare, Elizabethan theater, and the text accompany his play about unrequited love and mistaken identity
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonio, a merchant, borrows money from Shylock, a Jew. When Antonio cannot repay his debt, Shylock demands a pound of his flesh in payment
The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's tragedy in which an English king foolishly splits his kingdom between the two daughters plotting his doom and disinherits his favorite for speaking out against him
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's popular comedy of love and mistaken identity is accompanied by a section on reading Shakespeare's language, information on Shakespeare's life and theater, explanatory notes, annotated reading lists, and an essay
The life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's history play in which young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs; and includes explanatory notes, plot summaries, and a key to famous lines and phrases
The tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )

15 editions published between 1896 and 2018 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the text of the play, information about Shakespeare and his theater, explanatory notes, and assesses the play in light of today's interests
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An edition of Shakespeare's comedy, including discussion of its production, language, plot, and author
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalind, daughter of the deposed Duke Senior, is exiled from the court by her wicked uncle. Disguising herself as a young man and accompanied by her cousin Celia and their loyal fool Touchstone, she takes refuge in the Forest of Arden. In the forest Rosalind meets young Orlando with whom she is in love, but her male disguise complicates matters, especially when Rosalind finds she has unwittingly attracted the shepherdess Phebe
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers explanatory notes on pages facing the text of the play, as well as an introduction to Shakespeare's language, life and theater
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an annotated edition of Shakespeare's comedy about Spanish courtiers who unsuccessfully swear off relationships with women, and includes scene-by-scene plot summaries, full explanatory notes, and a key to Shakespeare's language
Henry IV, part 2 by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powerful rebels are mustering their forces to topple the aging King Henry IV from his throne. Their success seems assured because the dying king cannot depend upon his son and heir Prince Hal. Instead, King Henry relies on the aid of the latest war hero Sir John Falstaff ... and the kingdom is soon in for a big surprise
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This richly illustrated edition of Shakespeare's classic comedy in the New Folger Library features an accurate text in modern spelling and punctuation, scene-by-scene plot summaries and full explanatory notes, in-depth guides with tips on reading Shakespeare's language, and much more
 
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The tragedy of Hamlet, prince of Denmark
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The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of VeniceMacbeth : modern English version side-by-side with full original textThe tragedy of Romeo and JulietThe taming of the shrewThe tragedy of Julius CaesarThe tempestMuch ado about nothingTwelfth night; or, What you will
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