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Dobson, Michael 1960-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 189 publications in 1 language and 9,052 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  History  Children's films  Children's television programs  Animated television programs  Action and adventure television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR2837.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Dobson
The Oxford companion to Shakespeare by Michael Dobson( Book )

62 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 3,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A truly fun, accessible, and contextually rich companion to the vast world and work of Shakespeare. Spanning the historical and contemporary, and the literary and dramatic, this authoritative and illustrative 3,000-entry compendium is well constructed, solidly cross-referenced, and above all, delightful and interesting reading."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002
England's Elizabeth : an afterlife in fame and fantasy by Michael Dobson( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"England's Elizabeth explores the Elizabeths of Shakespeare and Spenser, of Sophia Lee and Sir Walter Scott, of Bette Davis and Glenda Jackson, of Shakespeare in Love and Blackadder II. It is a spirited investigation of England's perennial fascination with a queen who is still engaged in a posthumous progress through the collective pysche of her country."--Jacket
The making of the national poet : Shakespeare, adaptation and authorship, 1660-1769 by Michael Dobson( )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the 18th century's revisions and revaluations of Shakespeare, considering the period's stage adaptations in the context of the cultural changes in which they participate. In so doing it provides an account of Shakespeare's promotion from archaic playwright to England's timeless Bard
Shakespeare and amateur performance : a cultural history by Michael Dobson( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Hamlet acted on a galleon off Africa to the countless outdoor productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream that now defy each English summer, Shakespeare and Amateur Performance explores the unsung achievements of those outside the theatrical profession who have been determined to do Shakespeare themselves. Based on extensive research in previously unexplored archives, this generously illustrated and lively work of theatre history enriches our understanding of how and why Shakespeare's plays have mattered to generations of rude mechanicals and aristocratic dilettantes alike: from the days of the Theatres Royal to those of the Little Theatre Movement, from the pioneering Winter's Tale performed in eighteenth-century Salisbury to the Merchant of Venice performed by Allied prisoners for their Nazi captors, and from the how-to book which transforms Mercutio into Yankee Doodle to the Napoleonic counterspy who used Richard III as a tool of surveillance"--
Renaissance Shakespeare/Shakespeare Renaissances : Proceedings of the Ninth World Shakespeare Congress by Martin Procházka( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected contributions to the most prestigious international event in Shakespeare studies, the Ninth World Shakespeare Congress (2011), represent major trends in the field in historical and present-day contexts. Special attention is given to the impact of Shakespeare on diverse cultures, from the Native Americans to China and Japan
Performing Shakespeare's tragedies today : the actor's perspective( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to perform Shakespeare's Elizabethan and Jacobean tragedies in the modern theatre? This text brings together the reflections of a number of major classical actors, including Sir Antony Sher, Samuel West and Imogen Stubbs, on how these works can most powerfully be realized for today's audiences
X-men, evolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brutal showdown between Magneto and the X-Men reveals their mutant identities to the world. Xavier's School for Gifted Children is destroyed. Professor X is kidnapped. Once students learn to control the mutant abilities, the X-Men must now truly become heroes to prove themselves to the human population
Garrick, Kemble, Siddons, Kean( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four actors whose careers the essays in this volume explore are not only the greatest English actors of their own times, but also performers whose brilliance is still invoked by all interested in theatre. each took a distinct approach to the Shakespeare roles they played and the texts they used: from David Garrick's ability to move other actors as well as the audience to tears, to the noble classicism of John Philip Kemble, from the grand tragic style of Sarah Siddons to the terrifying energy of Edmund Kean. Each changed forever the concept of what Shakespeare's plays might mean in performance
X-men evolution( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shadowed past": When Rogue's chilling nightmares offer a glimpse into Nightcrawler's mutant past, Nightcrawler risks it all. "Grim reminder": A suppressed memory haunts Wolverine, leading him to the twisted man who transformed him into a mutant. "The cauldron parts 1 & 2": The battle begins when Magneto pits mutants against mutants in a plot to determine the most powerful mutant abilities
The Oxford companion to Shakespeare( )

in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a reference text on Shakespeare's works, times, life and afterlives. It offers stimulating and authoritative coverage of every aspect of Shakespeare and his writings, including their reinterpretation in the theatre, in criticism, and in film
Hot Wheels battle force 5, fused by Kira Tozer( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In season 2, Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Fused, the teen drivers take the fight to the enemy! Armed with their futuristic arsenal on wheels, the Battle Force 5 ride fearlessly into the face of danger protecting Earth from the barbaric predators - the Vandals; the sinister robotic Sark; and the most nefarious threat ever unleashed upon the multiverse, the Red Sentients! Fueled by molten antimatter energy, the new vehicles not only transform into armored battle vehicles, but even cooler ... they can combine into bigger, more incredible fusion vehicles!
Rewriting Shakespeare's plays for and by the contemporary stage( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why have contemporary playwrights been obsessed by Shakespeare's plays to such an extent that most of the canon has been rewritten by one rising dramatist or another over the last half century? Among other key figures, Edward Bond, Heiner Müller, Carmelo Bene, Arnold Wesker, Tom Stoppard, Howard Barker, Botho Strauss, Tim Crouch, Bernard Marie Koltès, and Normand Chaurette have all put their radical originality into the service of adapting four-century-old classics. The resulting works provide food for thought on issues such as Shakespearean role-playing, narrative and structural re-shuffling
The Oxford companion to Shakespeare. Rev., expanded ed( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford companion to Shakespeare' is the most comprehensive reference work available on Shakespeare's life, times, works, and his 400-year global legacy. In addition to the authoritative A-Z entries, it includes nearly 100 illustrations, a chronology, a guide to further reading, a thematic contents list, and special feature entries on each of Shakespeare's works. Tying in with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this much-loved Companion has been revised and updated, reflecting developments and discoveries made in recent years and to cover the performance, interpretation, and the influence of Shakespeare's works up to the present day. First published in 2001, the online edition was revised in 2011, with updates to over 200 entries plus 16 new entries. These online updates appear in print for the first time in this second edition, along with a further 35,000 new and revised words. These include more than 80 new entries, ranging from important performers, directors, and scholars (such as Lucy Bailey, Samuel West, and Alfredo Michel Modenessi), to topics as diverse as Shakespeare in the digital age and the ubiquity of plants in Shakespeare's works, to the interpretation of Shakespeare globally, from Finland to Iraq. To make information on Shakespeare's major works easier to find, the feature entries have been grouped and placed in a centre section (fully cross-referenced from the A-Z). The thematic listing of entries - described in the press as 'an invaluable panorama of the contents' - has been updated to include all of the new entries. This edition contains a preface written by much-lauded Shakespearian actor Simon Russell Beale. Full of both entertaining trivia and scholarly detail, this authoritative Companion will delight the browser and reward students, academics, as well as anyone wanting to know more about Shakespeare
Twelfth night; or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to survive after a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a young soldier, complicating numerous relationships
England's Elizabeth : the Virgin Queen in national memory by Michael Dobson( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No monarch is more glamorous or more controversial than Elizabeth I. The stories by which successive generations have sought to extol, explain, or excoriate Elizabeth supply a rich index to the cultural history of English nationalism - whether they represent her as Anne Boleyn's suffering orphan or as the implacable nemesis of Mary, Queen of Scots, as learned stateswoman or as frustrated lover, persecuted princess or triumphant warrior queen. This book examines the many afterlives the Virgin Queen has lived in drama, poetry, fiction, painting, propaganda, and the cinema over the four centuries
Ninja turtles, the next mutation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the tutelage of Master Splinter, these four teens have spent their formative years fighting their nemesis, Shredder, and his evil army. But the turtles' world we have come to know and love is about to change. If you thought Shredder was bad, wait until you meet the newest TMNT foe, Dragon Lord! It will take all the power of the turtles to combat this new villain; lucky for them, they will have help from a new ninja turtle, a female turtle named Venus De Milo
Great Shakespeareans. set I( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford companion to Shakespeare over 3200 entries( )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a guide to Shakespeare's plays and poems, and their interpretation around the world over the last four centuries. Covers topics from the conjectured identity of the Dark Lady of the Sonnets to the misprints in the First Folio, from Shakespeare's favorite figures of speech to the staging of Othello in South Africa
Authorizing Shakespeare : adaptation and canonization, 1660-1769 by Michael Dobson( )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making of the National Poet, The by Michael Dobson( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The century between the Restoration and David Garrick's Stratford Jubilee saw William Shakespeare's promotion from the status of archaic, rustic playwright to that of England's timeless Bard, and with it the complete transformation of the ways in which his plays were staged, published, andread. But why Shakespeare? and what different interests did this process serve? The Making of the National Poet is the first full-length study since the 1920s of the Restoration's and eighteenth century's revisions and revaluations of Shakespeare, and the first to consider the period's much-reviledstage adaptations in the context of the profound cultural changes in which they participate. Drawing on a wide range of evidence--including engravings, promptbooks, diaries, statuary, and previously unpublished poems, it examines how and why Shakespeare was retrospectively claimed as both arespectable Enlightenment author and a crucial and contested symbol of British national identity. Through engaging and informative analysis, Dobson's book provides the definitive account of the theater's role in establishing Shakespeare as Britain's National Poet
 
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The Oxford companion to Shakespeare
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England's Elizabeth : an afterlife in fame and fantasyThe making of the national poet : Shakespeare, adaptation and authorship, 1660-1769Shakespeare and amateur performance : a cultural historyPerforming Shakespeare's tragedies today : the actor's perspectiveGarrick, Kemble, Siddons, KeanTwelfth night; or, What you willEngland's Elizabeth : the Virgin Queen in national memoryMaking of the National Poet, The
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English (176)