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Stratford Festival Collection

Overview
Works: 509 works in 934 publications in 1 language and 936 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Tragedies (Drama)  Outlines and syllabi  Pastoral drama  Study guides  Fiction 
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
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."
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, with discussion questions, role-playing scenarios, and other study activities
As you like it by William Shakespeare( )

15 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in English and held by 15 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
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( )

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

An annotated edition of Shakespeare's tragicomedy in which an unjust Viennese deputy offers to lift a death sentence from a young woman's brother in return for sexual favors from her; also includes essays on Shakespeare's theatrical world and his texts, and a scholarly introduction
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
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, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
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

Love's Labour's Lost, now recognized as one of the most delightful and stageworthy of Shakespeare's comedies, came into its own both on the stage and in critical esteem only during the 1930s and 1940s--after nearly three hundred years of neglect by the theater and misuse by critics
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
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
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 life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs and forever change the face of Europe. Follows King Henry V as he unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and ensures peace by marrying a French princess
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
The importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde( )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and held by 8 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 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
Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism by Sophocles( )

8 editions published between 1954 and 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text is accompanied by a wealth of carefully chosen background materials and essays. Among the background materials are selections from Homer's Odyssey, Thucydides' account of the plague, and Euripides' Phoenissae. The best of ancient and modern criticism is represented, permitting discussion from many points of view: psychological, religious, anthropological, dramatic, and literary
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
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

The King of France gives Helena the hand of any man she wants in marriage, but the one she chooses, Bertram, flees to Tuscany, and she must use her wits to get him back. Includes an introduction, notes, and discussion of the theatrical world of Shakespeare
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
Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare( )

6 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Troilus and Cressida, long considered one of Shakespeare's most problematic plays, is both difficult and fascinating. Largely neglected during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it has recently proved popular and rewarding on the stage as well as in the study. This edition questions certain received ideas about the play's text, especially the relationship between Quarto and Folio, and offers several new readings of old problems. Dawson's textual choices are often surprising but at the same time carefully grounded. He views the play from a performance perspective - frequently in the Commentary as well as in the detailed section on stage history in the Introduction. The Introduction also covers the cultural context in which the play was written, probes the controversy about its early performance, and provides extensive analysis of character, language, genre, and contemporary significance."--Jacket
 
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