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Shakespeare, William 1564-1616

Works: 4,728 works in 17,812 publications in 40 languages and 347,761 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pastoral drama  Fiction  Tragicomedies  Juvenile works  Historical drama 
Subject Headings: Dramatists, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Illustrator, Honoree, Creator, Librettist, Dubious author, Originator, Dedicatee
Classifications: PR2829.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by William Shakespeare
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

938 editions published between 1594 and 2018 in 21 languages and held by 2,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden editions guide you to a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays. This edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream provides a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text and a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play. The editor brings fresh perspectives on global productions and adaptations of this most loved of Shakespeare's comedies as well as new insights into this most-loved of Shakespeare's comedies"-- Provided by publisher
The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )

784 editions published between 1785 and 2018 in 29 languages and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dramatization of William Shakespeare's tragedy a great man's vanity is manipulated by a jealous aide to bring about his downfall. Betrayal, deception and murder end the friendship between Othello and Iago and culminate in the tragic death of Desdemona
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

658 editions published between 1736 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tempest is one of Shakespeare's greatest romances - a magical tale of enchantment, sorcery and young love set on a mystical island ruled by the all-powerful magician Prospero, the exiled, rightful Duke of Milan. As the play begins, Prospero has summoned all his power to cause a violent storm at sea, forcing a group of passengers to abandon ship and come ashore. Prospero has his reasons, of course. One of the passengers is his brother, Antonio, who usurped his throne and forced him into exile. By bringing Antonio to the island, Prospero can, if he chooses, exact revenge on his treacherous sibling
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

749 editions published between 1785 and 2017 in 27 languages and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in late April 1565 and baptised there on 26th April. He was one of eight children. Little is known about his life but what is evident is the enormous contribution he has made to world literature. His writing was progressive, magnificent in scope and breathtaking in execution. His plays and sonnets helped enable the English language to speak with a voice unmatched by any other. William Shakespeare died on April 23rd 1616, survived by his wife and two daughters. He was buried two days after his death in the chancel of the Holy Trinity Church. The epitaph on the slab which covers his grave includes the following passage, Good friend, for Jesus's sake forbear, To dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed me the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones. Here we publish his tragedy from 1599 'Julius Caesar'
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

538 editions published between 1734 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Personnages: 12 hommes, 3 femmes
Twelfth night; or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Book )

496 editions published between 1652 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dette stykket er det mest populære av Shakespeares romantiske komedier. I landet Illyria er hertug Orsino håpløst forelsket i grevinne Olivia. Sammtidig blir han selv beundret av unge Viola, som skjuler seg i mannsforkledning. Forvirringen er fullkommen da grevinnen omsider forelsker seg i "gutten" Viola. Omtalen er utarbeidet av BS
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )

351 editions published between 1600 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 856 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
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Book )

296 editions published between 1770 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 797 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
The complete works by William Shakespeare( Book )

195 editions published between 1836 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made available in a single volume, the acclaimed Oxford Shakespeare Complete Works presents a modernized and entirely re-edited text of all the plays and poems. All original documents have been re-examined to produce this work
The tragedy of Richard the Third by William Shakespeare( Book )

125 editions published between 1794 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With new editors who have incorporated the most up-to-date scholarship, this revised Pelican Shakespeare series will be the premiere choice for students, professors, and general readers well into the twenty-first century
The second part of King Henry IV by William Shakespeare( Book )

37 editions published between 1868 and 2012 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melchiori sees 'The Second Part of King Henry IV' as an unplanned sequel to the First Part, deliberately exploiting the popular success of Sir John Falstaff, introduced in Part One. The resulting rich humour gives a comic dimension to the play whi
Henry VI, parts one, two, and three by William Shakespeare( Book )

83 editions published between 1786 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1 Henry VI was the Rose Theatre's great draw in the spring of 1592, a dramatic tale of the lives of soldiers, diplomats, kings, and insurrectionists. It centres on the fractious instability of the court and nobility of fifteenth-century England, and their squabbles with their French counterparts." "Despite its debut performance in 1592, however, 1 Henry VI does not take a printed form until its appearance some thirty years later in the 1623 Folio. There are many questions, therefore, surrounding exactly how many people wrote the play, when they did so, how it was performed, who played what part, and the nature of the manuscript behind the first performance. In his wide-ranging introduction, Michael Taylor offers answers to these questions, and discusses other key issues such as language, structure, performance history, and the role of women in the play."--Jacket
The comedies by William Shakespeare( Book )

57 editions published between 1830 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En huit volumes, une édition bilingue de l'intégralité de l'oeuvre. Au premier tome, dossier et dictionnaire (p. 5-354). Chaque pièce est présentée par son traducteur et de nombreuses notes accompagnent tant l'original que la traduction. Une initiative longtemps souhaitée qui acclimatera le lecteur français. [SDM]
Histoires by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in French and English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une nouvelle traduction établie selon les noms et les exigences de la philologie shakespearienne d'aujourd'hui; aussi est-ce l'édition d'Oxford revue et amendée sur quelques points qui est ainsi offerte au lecteur français
The second part of King Henry VI by William Shakespeare( Book )

43 editions published between 1868 and 2012 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues Shakespeare's story of Henry VI in which Henry marries Lady Margaret of Anjou, but she despises his meekness and takes Suffolk as a lover. The new queen also hates the Yorks and becomes the inspiration of the Lancastrians
Histoires by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in French and English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragédies by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of VeniceThe tempestJulius CaesarAs you like itTwelfth night; or, What you willMuch ado about nothingMeasure for measureThe complete works