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Warwick Castle (Warwick, England) Shakespeare Library

Overview
Works: 195 works in 240 publications in 2 languages and 905 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Outlines and syllabi  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Study guides  Comic books, strips, etc 
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Warwick Castle (Warwick, England)
The life and death of King John by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1734 and 1784 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid a backdrop of war, conspiracy, and murder, this historical play depicts the troubled reign of King John, who ruled England from 1199 to 1216. Shakespeare's most enigmatic king struggles with the shifting loyalties of his nobles as well as threats from his covetous heirs and the burdens of his own conscience. The play, which abounds in battles and betrayals, explores issues of politics, inheritance, and legitimacy. John's problems are threefold: he has usurped the throne from the rightful heir, his nephew Arthur; his relationship with the Vatican is troubled; and he is highly unpopular with his own subjects. Shakespeare's portrayal of the despised monarch finds a more heroic figure in Sir Richard Plantagenet, an illegitimate son of Richard I. The Bastard, as John's loyal nephew is known, forms the moral center of the play as well as a source of irreverent humor and honesty. A cynical play about power struggles, King John offers a remarkably contemporary mix of history and ironic commentary, balanced in equal measures by elements of tragedy and satire
The life of Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 1734 and 1771 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play about a noble Athenian who finds himself in financial difficulties and discovers that the friends who used to fawn on him now refuse to help him. Cursing mankind, Timon leaves Athens and settles in a cave where he finds buried treasure. He meets Alcibiades, a banished general, and finances an expedition against Athens. Alcibiades negotiates peace, but Timon dies alone in his cave
The life and death of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1734 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1734 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1808 and 1819 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unique features include an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of Signet Classic Shakespeare series, plus a special introduction to the play by the editor Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University. This book contains information on the source from which Shakespeare derived "Othello"--Selections from Giraldi Cinthio's "Hecatommithi."
Julius Caesar : a tragedy : as it is acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane by His Majesty's servants by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1734 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 1734 and 1806 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play examines the nature of mercy and justice, proposing that a good government is one that is flexible and based on common sense
Poems by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1804 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Shakspeare : with the life of the author : embellished with superb engravings by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1797 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A midsummer night's dream by Frederick Reynolds( Book )

1 edition published in 1816 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern characters from Shakespear : alphabetically arranged by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1778 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth : a tragedy by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1799 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Othello, the Moor of Venice : a tragedy by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1720 and 1768 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1735 and 1854 in English and held by 10 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
A midsommer nights dreame by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1862 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from the First Folio, the volume of thirty-six William Shakespeare plays published in 1623, and includes notes comparing it to modern texts of the play
The history of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 1723 and 1833 in German and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare's bitter tragedy about a foolish king who divides his realm between two ungrateful daughters, presented here in both quarto and folio versions
The history of Timon of Athens, the man-hater, 1678 by Thomas Shadwell( Book )

1 edition published in 1736 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Shakespeare Library (Warwick Castle)

Shakespearian Collection (Warwick Castle)

Warwick Castle (Warwick, England). Library. Shakespearian Collection

Languages
English (29)

German (1)