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Macready, William Charles 1793-1873

Overview
Works: 911 works in 1,306 publications in 3 languages and 10,650 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pastoral drama  Records and correspondence  Outlines and syllabi  Biography  Juvenile works  Diaries 
Roles: Author, pmn, Performer, Actor, Adapter, Editor, Recipient, Honoree, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Creator, Printer, Illustrator, Singer
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about William Charles Macready
 
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Bulwer and Macready; a chronicle of the early Victorian theatre by Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton( Book )

11 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Charles Macready's King John; a facsimile prompt-book by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macready's reminiscences and selections from his diaries and letters by William Charles Macready( Book )

26 editions published between 1875 and 2012 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Macready produces As you like it : a prompt-book study by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diaries of William Charles Macready, 1833-1851 by William Charles Macready( Book )

14 editions published between 1912 and 1969 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1875, two years after Macready's death, his Reminiscences and selections from his diaries and letters, edited by the late Sir W.F. Pollock, bart., were published by Messrs. Macmillan. At that time it was thought desirable to withhold a considerable portion of the diaries, but after the lapse of nearly forty years the reasons for this suppression no longer hold good, and the most important of the omitted passages are accordingly given, for the first time, in the present work."--V.1, pref
The journal of William Charles Macready, 1832-1851 by William Charles Macready( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Besides being a great actor and the friend and associate of Dickens, Bulwer Lytton, Browning, and most of the principal figures in the drama and literature of his time, William Charles Macready (1793-1873) was a compulsive diarist. His journal of twenty-one years, during most of which he was at the head of the English stage, is a candid and absorbing self-revelation
Werner : a tragedy by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

9 editions published between 1823 and 1970 in English and German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bridal : a tragedy in five acts by James Sheridan Knowles( Book )

10 editions published between 1837 and 1852 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Richard III, 1821 by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King John : a tragedy in five acts by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As you like it : a comedy in five acts by William Charles Macready( Book )

in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published between 1842 and 1848 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As You Like It, Shakespeare's most lighthearted comedy and one of the best-loved and most performed of all his plays, was probably written in 1599 or 1600, though it was not printed until the First Folio of 1623. As its witty heroine is Shakespeare's longest female role, the play's performance history is marked by notable Rosalinds, from Hannah Pritchard and Margaret Woffington (giving rival performances in 1741), to Helen Faucit, Ada Rehan, Peggy Ashcroft, Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Ronald Pickup (in an all-male production of 1967), Juliet Stevenson, and many others." "In his introduction to this new edition Alan Brissenden suggests reasons for its delayed publication and discusses in detail how productions have changed radically over the years. Shakespeare's use of his sources, his handling of the themes of love, doubleness, and pastoral are also dealt with, as well as the significance of boys playing women's parts on the Elizabethan stage. Detailed annotations explain allusions, puns, and difficult passages, enabling student, reader, actor, and director to savour the humour and the seriousness of the play to the full. There are illustrations, and appendices on 'wit' and the songs, for which the earliest known music is printed."--Jacket
L'Entente cordiale au théatre; Macready et Hamlet à Paris en 1844. Le journal de Macready. Macready et George Sand by Brian Juden( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published between 1765 and 1841 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close friends Valentine and Proteus become rivals for the hand of Silvia, daughter of the Duke of Milan, who has promised her to the foolish coward Thurio. Proteus has Valentine banished, but Silvia escapes to the forest to join him. Proteus follows with Julia, who dotes on him. After a confrontation, the Duke eventually allows Valentine and Silvia to wed, and Proteus marries Julia
The tragedy of Cymbeline by William Shakespeare( Book )

in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of Shakespeare's late romantic tragicomedy, Cymbeline
The tragedy of Richard the Third by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare's Richard III presents difficult textual problems. There are some 2,000 verbal differences between the text of the first quarto (1597) and the version in the First Folio (1623). Although the narrative of the two plays is virtually identical, each has lines which are not found in the other, parts of the play are arranged differently and the quarto deploys fewer characters." "In the past editors have based an analysis of the quarto text on its conjectural relationship with the Folio. In this edition Peter Davison examines every quarto reading to establish a presumption of originality. He proposes that Shakespeare's company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, used a memorially reconstructed text of Richard III during a touring performance of the play, and that text provided the manuscript for the 1597 quarto. A lengthy introduction sets out the problem and the proposed solution. The text of the quarto is accompanied by a collation of variant readings and substantial textual notes." "An important element of this edition is the history of what happened to the text on tour. Using examples of touring practice of the past 400 years, the introduction shows how the actors' involvement helped to produce the text we have."--Jacket
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 1803 and 1846 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character
Shakspeare's Othello, the Moor of Venice : a tragedy by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diaries : 1833 - 1851 by William Charles Macready( Book )

5 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eminent tragedian William Charles Macready by Alan Seymour Downer( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The diaries of William Charles Macready, 1833-1851
Alternative Names
Gulielmus Macready

Macready 1793-1873 Mr

Macready, Mr. (William Charles), 1793-1873

Macready, W.C. 1793-1873

Macready, W.C. (William Charles), 1793-1873

Macready, William C. 1793-1873

Macready (William Charles), Mr, 1793-1873

William Charles Macready

William Charles Macready acteur à Covent Garden et Drury Lane de 1816 à 1851

William Charles Macready attore teatrale inglese

William Charles Macready Brits acteur (1793-1873)

William Charles Macready englischer Schauspieler

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English (243)

French (7)

German (2)

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