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Dobson, Michael 1960-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 244 publications in 3 languages and 10,656 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Juvenile works  Children's films  Comedy plays  Fiction  Children's television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Publishing director
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 )

70 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 3,529 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( )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2,017 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 psyche of her country."--Jacket
The making of the national poet : Shakespeare, adaptation and authorship, 1660-1769 by Michael Dobson( )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,914 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( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,071 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"--
Rewriting Shakespeare's plays for and by the contemporary stage( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 505 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
Performing Shakespeare's tragedies today : the actor's perspective( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 350 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
Tough truck adventures( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biggest event of the year is finally here: Truckweek! For the next action-packed, piston-pounding week, the world's biggest, toughest, and most powerful truck teams from all around the world will compete for the undisputed World's Toughest Truck Championships! Tonka Joe and his team of tough trucks are ready to defend their title and are revved up to save the day by doing things the right way, the Tonka way. So buckle up and hold on as Tonka Joe and his team of trucks race, save, and rescue their way through this adventure
Renaissance Shakespeare/Shakespeare Renaissances : Proceedings of the Ninth World Shakespeare Congress by Martin Procházka( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 131 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
Garrick, Kemble, Siddons, Kean( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Great Shakespeareans' offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding, and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally. In this volume, leading scholars assess the contribution of David Garrick, John Philip Kemble, Sarah Siddons, and Edmund Kean to the afterlife and reception of Shakespeare and his plays. Each substantial contribution assesses the double impact of Shakespeare on the figure covered and of the figure on the understanding, interpretation, and appreciation of Shakespeare, provide a sketch of their subject's intellectual and professional biography and an account of the wider cultural context, including comparison with other figures or works within the same field
X-men, evolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 119 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
X-men evolution( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 111 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
A fairy tale Christmas( Visual )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viceroy Crofton plots to take over the kingdom and has exiled Angela who is the rightful princess
Shakespeare : a playgoer's and reader's guide by Michael Dobson( )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handy yet authoritative guide to all Shakespeare's extant works (with information about those known to be lost), this volume provides cast lists, scene-by-scene plot synopses, and contextual information for Shakespeare's plays, and thorough entries on his poems. It is a perfect primer for anyone wishing to be better acquainted with Shakespeare
Bionicle 3( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Toa Hordika must fight to resist the effects of the Visorak poison that's slowly destroying and mutating them. But they cannot ignore external enemies, including one of their own number, who seek to destroy them and rule Metru Nui forever
Twelfth night; or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Separated from her twin brother after a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a boy in order to serve the Duke of Illyria. But when she attempts to woo a countess on behalf of her master, Viola is stunned to find herself the object of his beloved's affections
Hamtaro : little hamsters, big adventures( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventurous Ham-Hams get themselves into trouble sniffing out scoops for the "Ham-Ham Times" and visiting a museum
The Oxford companion to Shakespeare. Rev., expanded ed( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 39 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
The Oxford companion to Shakespeare( )

in English and held by 24 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The series features Vert Wheeler and his team as they race to find the Battle Keys. Meet characters like Vert, Stanford, Agura, Sherman, Spinner and Zoom and watch them drive their incredible cars like the Saber, the Buster, and the Tangler
Hot Wheels battle force 5, fused( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The series features Vert Wheeler and his team as they race to find the Battle Keys. Meet characters like Vert, Stanford, Agura, Sherman, Spinner and Zoom and watch them drive their incredible cars like the Saber, the Buster, and the Tangler
 
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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, KeanA fairy tale ChristmasTwelfth night; or, What you will
Alternative Names
Dobson, Michael

Michael Dobson academisch docent

Michael Dobson britischer Anglist und Hochschullehrer

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