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Shakespeare, William Dramatiker, Dichter 1564-1616

Overview
Works: 235 works in 457 publications in 4 languages and 484 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy plays  History  Filmed plays  Tragedies (Drama)  Outlines and syllabi  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television adaptations  Historical drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR2837.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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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
Two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor Schlueter approaches this early comedy as a parody of two types of Renaissance educational fiction: the love-quest story and the test-of-friendship story, which by their combination show high-flown human ideals as incompatible with each other and with human nature. A thoroughly researched, illustrated stage history reveals changing conceptions of the play, which nevertheless often fail to come to terms with its subversive impetus. Since the first known production at David Garrick's Drury Lane Theatre, it has tempted major directors and actors, including John Philip Kemble, William Charles Macready and Charles Kean, who established a tradition of understanding which cast its shadow even on such modern productions as Denis Carey's famous staging for the Bristol Old Vic and Robin Phillips's for the Royal Shakespeare Company. This updated edition includes a new introductory section by Lucy Munro on recent stage and critical interpretations, bringing the performance history completely up to date."
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
The Tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of The Tempest provides a clear and authoritative text, edited to the highest standards of scholarship, and includes an in-depth survey of critical approaches to the play
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death. His mother is all too dangerously entangled in that treachery. This film portrays Shakespeare's immortal tale of high adventure and evil deeds
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published between 1899 and 2009 in English and German and held by 11 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
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
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Book )

13 editions published between 1897 and 2009 in English and German and held by 11 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
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published between 1901 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 10 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
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
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 full original text
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
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
The life of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare( Book )

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

"This is the first fully annotated and comprehensive modern-spelling edition of King Henry VIII - known in its early performances as All is True - for over ten years. It makes full use of current scholarship on the dating, authorship, printing, and sources of the play, as well as critical interpretations, and includes an up-to-date survey of the play in performance. It is the first edition to make frequent use of Cavendish's life of Cardinal Wolsey, which seems likely to have influenced certain aspects of the play, as well as the other recognized sources in Holinshed, Hall, and Foxe." "On authorship, the editor concludes that Shakespeare and his younger colleague John Fletcher worked on the script together but that Shakespeare was probably the guiding spirit, as well as the principal author of several major scenes." "A fully detailed commentary and a selective collation of major variant readings appear immediately beneath the text. Special attention has been given to the frequent allusion to scripture and proverb lore. An index to all words glossed and authorities cited appears at the end of the volume."--Jacket
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
Shakespeare's werke. Neue Prachtausgabe in zwei Bänden by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1864 and 1969 in German and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatische Werke by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1842 and 1984 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published between 1899 and 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic University of America Speech and Drama Department, Rev. G.V. Hartke, O.P., Director presents "The Tempest," by William Shakespeare. Directed by Leo Brady, Settings and lighting by James D. Waring, Costumes designed by Joseph Lewis, Music by John Franceschina, Sound by Emerson Meyers
The Tempest: a concordance to the text of the first folio by Alice Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
 
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Troilus and Cressida
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English (93)

German (20)

Italian (6)

French (1)

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Two gentlemen of VeronaTwelfth night; or, What you willThe TempestThe winter's taleThe comedy of errorsLove's labour's lostMeasure for measureHamlet