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Stratford Festival Collection

Overview
Works: 494 works in 935 publications in 1 language and 937 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Juvenile works  Outlines and syllabi  Pastoral drama  Study guides  Historical drama 
Classifications: PR2825.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Stratford Festival Collection
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( )

17 editions published between 1954 and 2003 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's play The taming of the shrew. With captions
Twelfth night; or, What you will by William Shakespeare( )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to survive after a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a young soldier, complicating numerous relationships
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( )

15 editions published between 1958 and 1998 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young Claudio has fallen for the lovely heiress Hero. The path to the alter seems smooth until the evil Don John decides to intervene."
As you like it by William Shakespeare( )

15 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Rosalind is banished by her uncle, who has usurped her father's throne, she flees to the forest of Arden where her exiled father holds court. There, dressed as a boy to avoid discovery, she encounters the man she loves now a fellow exile and resolves to remain in disguise to test his feelings for her. A gloriously sunny comedy, As You Like It is an exuberant combination of concealed identities and verbal jousting, reconciliations and multiple weddings
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( )

15 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cruel Angelo is left in charge of Vienna when the Duke pretends to leave town. He revives an old law against fornication and sentences Claudio to death for seducing Juliet, Claudio's betrothed. Claudio's sister, Isabella, pleads for his life and Angelo offers to spare him in exchange for her virginity. His corruption and severity are punished when the Duke reveals that he has witnessed it all. --From publisher's description
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( )

15 editions published between 1960 and 1997 in English and held by 15 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
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2001 in English and held by 14 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
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated edition of Shakespeare's comedy about Spanish courtiers who unsuccessfully swear off relationships with women; also includes essays on Shakespeare's theatrical world and his texts, and a scholarly introduction
The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare( )

12 editions published between 1956 and 1990 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Falstaff, knowing that Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page control the money in their respective households, decides to seduce them, but they learn of his scheme and resolve to make a fool of him. A comic series of disguises and misadventures follows
The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( )

11 editions published between 1955 and 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with discussion questions, role-playing scenarios, and other study activities. Marc Antony comes "to bury Caesar, not to praise him," and his funeral oration unleashes a power struggle among the Roman Empire's mightiest generals and statesmen. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard's original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern "translation" on the facing page. Starting in the late 1580s and for several decades that followed, Shakespeare's plays were popular entertainment for London's theatergoers. His Globe Theatre was the equivalent of a Broadway theater in today's New York. The plays have endured, but over the course of 400+ years, the English language has changed in many ways-which is why today's students often find Shakespeare's idiom difficult to comprehend. Simply Shakespeare offers an excellent solution to their problem. Introducing each play is a general essay covering Shakespeare's life and times. At the beginning of each of the five acts in every play, a two-page spread describes what is about to take place. The story's background is explained, followed by brief descriptions of key people who will appear in the act, details students should watch for as the story unfolds, discussion of the play's historical context, how the play was staged in Shakespeare's day, and explanation of puns and plays on words that occur in characters' dialogues. Identifying icons preceding each of these study points are printed in a second color, then are located again as cross-references in the play's original text. For instance, where words spoken by a person in the play offer insights into his or another character's personality, the "Characters" icon will appear as a cross-reference in both the introductory spread and the play proper. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers' aids. Guided by the inspiring format of this fine new series, both teachers and students will come to understand and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare as never before. Text of Act I and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act II -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act II and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act III -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act III and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act IV -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act IV and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act V -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act V and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities --Additional Resources
The importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde( )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published 1899 in the United Kingdom. Drawing room comedy exposing quirks and foibles of Victorian society with plot revolving around amorous pursuits of two men who face social obstacles when they woo young ladies of quality. This play 'is noted for its witty lines, its clever situations, and its satire on the British nobility and clergy.'" Reader's Ency 4th ed
The Mikado : libretto of the Japanese comic opera in two acts by W. S Gilbert( )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharps and Flats, "The Mikado," benefit of Co-Operative Charities Association
Richard III by William Shakespeare( )

9 editions published between 1953 and 1997 in English and held by 9 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
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( )

8 editions published between 1958 and 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This romance revolves around a theme that occupied Shakespeare later in life: reconciliation. Wrongs committed by one generation, here a wife unjustly accused of adultery, are made right by the next generation
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( )

7 editions published between 1953 and 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twayne's new critical introductions to Shakespeare." Discusses key themes and concepts, and examines the most recent critical ideas and trends from a number of critical perspectives
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farce about two pairs of twins involved in an elaborate series of mistaken identities
Two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 7 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
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles( )

6 editions published between 1954 and 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contains the unabridged text of the classic Greek tragedy about Oedipus, a king who inadvertantly kills his father and marries his mother."
 
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