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Shakespeare, William Dramatiker, Dichter 1564-1616

Overview
Works: 240 works in 468 publications in 6 languages and 464 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Comedy plays  Romance films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Juvenile works  Gangster films  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR2837.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by William Shakespeare
Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare( Book )

12 editions published between 1886 and 2010 in English and German and held by 24 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
Twelfth night; or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Book )

16 editions published between 1885 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to survive after a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a young soldier, complicating numerous relationships
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

14 editions published between 1711 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 1876 and 2009 in English and German and held by 13 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
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published between 1902 and 2011 in English and German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farce about two pairs of twins involved in an elaborate series of mistaken identities
King Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the play and discusses its poetry, structure, political details, history, and the Shakespearean staging
Cesare deve morire by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La pellicola, girata in uno stile docu-film, narra la messa in scena del Giulio Cesare di William Shakespeare da parte dei detenuti di Rebibbia diretti dal regista teatrale Fabio Cavalli
The second part of King Henry the Sixth by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1901 and 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the second of Shakespeare's three-part drama about England's civil wars in the fifteenth century, and includes an introduction to the play, a note on the text used, and an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare
Romeo und Julia : die berühmte Liebesgeschichte von William Shakespeare nacherzählt von Marianne Höhle by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In de 16e eeuw in Italië wordt Romeo verliefd op Julia. Hun families hebben al jaren ruzie, dus hun liefde mag niet bestaan. Verhaal in gemakkelijke woorden en korte zinnen
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 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 taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published between 1672 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's play The taming of the shrew. With captions
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the Franco Zefferelli production of Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their families, and take their lives
Ein Sommernachtstraum = A midsummer night's dream : op. 61 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

7 editions published between 1844 and 1875 in German and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

II. Vokalwerke. 1. Für Chor und Orchester
Pericles, prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published between 1902 and 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pericles, Prince of Tyre, undergoes a tyrant's fury, storm and shipwreck. He wins love and suffers loss, but what is lost may also be found."
Henry IV, part one by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 7 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
King Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"King Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular and frequently-performed plays. Janis Lull's introduction to this new edition, which is based on the First Folio, emphasizes the play's tragic themes - individual identity, determinism and choice - and stresses the importance of women's roles. A thorough performance history of stage and film versions shows how the text has been cut, rewritten and reshaped by directors and actors to enhance the role of Richard at the expense of other parts, especially those of the women."--Jacket
The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 1904 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 7 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
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1902 and 1988 in English and German and held by 6 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
Richard III : Romeo et Juliette : Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1947 and 1964 in German and French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee tragedies van de Engelse toneelschrijver (1564-1616) met toelichtingen
The third part of King Henry the Sixth by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 1901 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In their edition of this sometimes neglected early play, Cox and Rasmussen make a strong claim for it as a remarkable work, revealing a confidence and sureness that very few earlier plays can rival. They show how the young Shakespeare, working closely from his chronicle sources, nevertheless freely shaped his complex material to make it both theatrically effective and poetically innovative. The resulting work creates, in Queen Margaret, one of Shakespeare s strongest female roles and is the source of the popular view of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick as 'kingmaker'. Focusing on the history of the play both in terms of both performance and criticism, the editors open it to a wide and challenging variety of interpretative and editorial paradigms."--Jacket
 
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Twelfth night; or, What you willJulius CaesarAs you like itThe comedy of errorsKing Richard IIThe second part of King Henry the SixthHamletThe taming of the shrew