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Shakespeare, William 1564-1616

Works: 821 works in 1,956 publications in 18 languages and 66,277 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Pastoral drama  Comedy plays  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Fiction  Historical drama  Tragicomedies 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree, Originator, Lyricist, Creator
Classifications: PR2803.A2, 822.33
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As you like it by William Shakespeare( )

111 editions published between 1856 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play has two principal settings: the court that Frederick has usurped from his brother, the rightful Duke, and the Forest of Arden, where the Duke and his followers (including the disgruntled Lord Jaques and the jester Touchstone) are living
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( )

67 editions published between 1894 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Shakespeare's "dark comedies," Measure for Measure is as noteworthy for its fascinating political and social implications as for its compelling characters: a duke masquerading as a monk, a would-be nun ordered to sacrifice her chastity to save her brother's life, and a self-righteous courtier, professing his incorruptibility while concealing a depraved private life. In this engrossing drama set in 16th-century Vienna, Duke Vincentio attempts to enforce the city's long-ignored morality laws, which results in a death sentence for Claudio, a young man accused of seducing and impregnating his fiancée. Isabella, his sister, attempts to gain a pardon for him, but refuses when she is asked to exchange her virtue for her brother's life. Claudio eventually is freed and utter tragedy is averted, as Shakespeare explores with force and sensitivity the basis of good government, public and private morality, and the balancing of justice and mercy, among other themes
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

195 editions published between 1763 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 466 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
Oxford Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide, Inc. presents the full text of the play "The Taming of the Shrew," as part of the full text of the 1914 Oxford edition of the "Complete Works of William Shakespeare." "The Taming of the Shrew" was written in 1593-1594 by English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

142 editions published between 1684 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of fear that Caesar might overthrow the Roman Senate and rule by tyranny, Brutus, convinced by Cassius, kills Caesar in the Senate. Acting for the republic, the conspirators do not flee, but defend their actions and Rome remains on their side⁰́₄until Mark Antony speaks and rouses the crowd against the conspirators. A revered favourite of scholars and dramatists alike, Julius Caesar remains one of Shakespeare's most popular plays.Known as "The Bard of Avon," William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest English-language writer known. Enormously popular during his life, Shakespeare's works continue to resonate more than three centuries after his death, as has his influence on theatre and literature. Shakespeare's innovative use of character, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a foundation for later playwrights and dramatists, and some of his most famous lines of dialogue have become part of everyday speech.HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library
Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare( )

38 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cressida, a Trojan woman, pledges her love to Troilus, one of King Priam's sons. However, when her father demands her presence in the Greek camp, she quickly switches her affections to Diomedes, the Greek soldier who is sent to escort her
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

75 editions published between 1857 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A wide-ranging selection from the most recent criticism of Antony and Cleopatra, beginning with seminal work from the 1950s onwards and culminating in a series of radical reappraisals of the play's content, form and appeal to modern readers. The essays, together with a substantial Introduction, offer a controversial, lively re-reading of one of Shakespeare's major tragedies."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare( Book )

48 editions published between 1868 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferdinand, the king of Navarre, and three of his noblemen, are all dedicated to the study and the renunciation of women. These four meet the princess of France and her three attendants, and, inevitably, the men abandon their absurd principles
The second part of King Henry IV by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and held by 89 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
King Henry V by William Shakespeare( Book )

27 editions published between 1909 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition features a section on recent stage, film & critical interpretations of the play. Andrew Gurr highlights the debate over how the play should be read, placing the apparent contradictions in the context of Elizabethan thought
Une Tempête d'après "La Tempête" de Shakespeare : adaptation pour un théâtre nègre by Aimé Césaire( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

19 editions published between 1921 and 2000 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mark Antony, one of the three rulers of the Roman World, has become the thrall of the fascinating Cleopatra. Affairs of state call him to Rome, but the attractions of the Queen of Egypt prove impossible to resist."
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalinde, fille du duc régnant évincé par son frère cadet, le cruel Frédéric, s'éprend d'Orlando, un jeune gentilhomme qui tombe vite en disgrâce. Chassée de la Cour par l'usurpateur, elle s'enfuit dans la forêt d'Arden avec sa cousine et confidente, Célia, fille du tyran. Rosalinde, travestie en beau "Ganymède", et Célia, sous le nom d'"Aliéna", rejoignent Orlando et le duc en exil. Dans ce cadre idyllique, ils trouvent une vie simple mais des quiproquos amoureux viennent trouver le tableau
Henry VI, parts one, two, and three by William Shakespeare( Book )

12 editions published between 1786 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 20 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."--BOOK JACKET
The tempest : a case study in critical controversy by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This critical edition reprints the Bevington text of The Tempest along with essays representing major critical and cultural controversies surrounding the work. The second edition includes four new selections, revised headnotes, visual representations of Caliban, and an appendix on writing about critical controversies
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 1954 and 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospero, exiled on an enchanted island with his daughter Miranda, raises a magical tempest to wash ashore a ship carrying the enemies who usurped his dukedom years ago -- his brother Antonio and Alonso, the king of Naples. Alonso's son Ferdinand is feared dead but has washed to another part of the island, where he meets and falls in love with Miranda. Prospero punishes the usurpers and regains his dukedom, as Miranda gains a royal husband
The singularity of Shakespeare, and other essays by Kenneth Muir( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tartalomjegyzék: Shakespeare and the tragic pattern.--The uncomic pun.--Edward III.--Timon of Athens and the cash-nexus.--The conclusion of The winter’s tale.--This side idolatry.--Some Freudian interpretations of Shakespeare.--The singularity of Shakespeare.--Robert Greene as dramatist.--The comedies of Calderón.--Congreve on the modern stage.--The plays of H. R. Lenormand.--The pursuit of relevance.--Poetry as a criticism of life
The tempest : an authoritative text, sources and contexts, criticism, rewritings and appropriations by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An dong ni yu ke li ao pei te la by Sha shi bi ya( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measure for measure : texts and contexts by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition of Shakespeare s Measure for Measure reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by four sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations designed to facilitate many different approaches to Shakespeare s play and the early modern culture out of which the play emerges. The texts include royal proclamations, speeches, court records, sermons, biographical writings, prayers, ballads, poetry, excerpts from plays and the Bible, and drawings, woodcuts, and engravings. These documents contextualize the role of rulers and government in Jacobean society, crime and punishment in London s underworld, the religious and secular laws that regulated marriage and sexuality, Catholic and Puritan morality, and the religious and cultural significance of chastity and virginity in Shakespeare s time. Editorial features designed to help students read the play in light of the historical documents include an intelligent and engaging general introduction, introductions to each thematic group of documents, thorough headnotes and glosses for the primary documents (presented in modern spelling), and an extensive bibliography."--Publisher's description
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A midsummer night's dream
Measure for measureA midsummer night's dreamJulius CaesarTroilus and CressidaAntony and CleopatraLove's labour's lostThe second part of King Henry IVKing Henry V
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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Characters