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King John


Englisch-deutsche Studienausgabe

King John / König Johann

Herausgegeben, übersetzt und kommentiert von Marie-Theres Harst
Stauffenburg Verlag (2002)



on-line editions / translations / sources / historical context / performances, productions / film versions / adaptations in literature / adaptations in music / paintings / criticism / in the classroom / deutsche Webseiten / just for fun


on-line editions

Folio (1623) [http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/Annex/DraftTxt/index.html#toc3] (09/05/00)

Folio (1623), University of Virginia [http://etext.virginia.edu/shakespeare/folio/]


König Johann, Deutsche Übersetzung, Christoph Martin Wieland. [http://projekt.gutenberg.de/shakespr/johann/johann.htm]

Koning Jan
Dutch translation. by Jan Jonk. [http://www.janjonk.nl/] (March 2002)

Re Giovanni Italian translation by Goffredo Raponi. [http://www.liberliber.it/biblioteca/s/shakespeare/index.htm]

Re Giovanni / King John Italian version (PDF) [http://infoservice.dnsq.org/sh-drammi.html]



A Mirovr for Magistrates (1610) [http://dewey.lib.upenn.edu/sceti/furness/] (last visit: Oct. 2001)

The troublesome Reign of John, King of England (1591); permission needed: [http://www.uncletaz.com/kingjohn.html] (last visit declined: 05/05/00)

not available:
The English Chronicle of Radulph of Coggeshall
John Bale, King Johan

historical context

King John:
Concession of England to the Pope [http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/john1a.html]

Magna Carta (in Latin) [http://www.gmu.edu/departments/fld/CLASSICS/magnacarta.html]

The Magna Charta (Engl. translations) [http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/mcarta.html] / [http://www.cs.indiana.edu/statecraft/magna-carta.html] / [ttp://booklook.com/speeches/magna.HTM]

Shakespeare and history [http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/Library/SLT/history/historysubj.html] (24/04/01)
The histories: historical background
[http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/Library/SLT/history/thehistoriessubj.html] (24/04/01)
Order of Kings and Plays [http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/Library/SLT/history/chronologies.html] (24/04/01)


productions, performances

a) stage history

Current and forthcoming Shakespeare productions in the UK [http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/performance/shakespeare%20productions.html] (April 2002)

The Traffic on Stage (Shakespeare Productions 1999 - 2002 in the UK) [http://www.is.bham.ac.uk/testjon3/] (April 2002)

Shakespeare at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre (1906-1960) [http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/exhibition/Birmingham/home.html] (April 2002)

b) actors, pictures of performances

The Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs by Lesley Ellen Jorbin. Free searchable database for pictures of performances: photographs from the plays of Shakespeare on stage, screen, TV, opera and ballet. [http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/shakespeare/]

c) reviews of productions

Lanoye, Tom; Luk Perceval: TEN OORLOG (SCHLACHTEN!) , see also: ShinE events (July 2000)

film versions

Internet Movie Database [http://www.imdb.com/Name?Shakespeare,+William]
Shakespeare on Television: a bibliography of criticism [http://www.shu.ac.uk/emls/06-1/diazbibl.htm]

The Life and Death of King John (UK, 1984) BBC, TV) dir. David Giles [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0087559]
King John, (UK, 1951) (TV) dir. Stephen Harrison [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0043710]
King John, silent m. (UK, 1899) dir. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0000247]


adaptations in literature

Lanoye, Tom; Luk Perceval: TEN OORLOG (
SCHLACHTEN!) , see also: ShinE events (July 2000)

Dürrenmatt, Friedrich. König Johann.

adaptations in music

Henry Purcell:
The History of King Richard II [http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/hmv4247.htm]

paintings, illustrations

Shakespeare illustrated [http://www.emory.edu/ENGLISH/classes/Shakespeare_Illustrated/KingJohnPaintings.html]
Boydell, London 1803 copperplates.
King John: Room in the Castle [http://www.graphic-photo.de/0101.html]

"Prince Arthur and Hubert", Pott, LJ (picture from Knight's Imperial Edition) at: [http://home.wanadoo.nl/m.vanherpt/index.html] (Febr. 2002)



Griffin, Benjamin.
The Birth of the History Play: Saint, Sacrifice, and Reformation [http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/studies_in_english_literature/v039/39.2griffin.html]

Moulton: From The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors, ed. Charles Wells Moulton, 8 vols. (London: Moulton Publishing, 1901), 1: 483-84 [http://geocities.com/litpageplus/shakmoul-kingjohn.html

Touchstone: UK Shakespeare Collections [http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/] (April 2002)

Touchstone Database access to descriptions of UK Shakespeare collections and online catalogues: The Shakespeare Institute Library / The Shakespeare Centre Library/ Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office / Birmingham Central Library [http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/database.html] (April 2002) ]

in the classroom

see also on this site: Education - Shakespeare in the classroom

a) lesson plans for the lazy teacher

Cummings, Michael. The Complete Shakespeare - Study Guide to Shakespeare. [http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xShakeSph.html#top] (Jan. 2002) King John [http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xShakeSph.html#topkingjohn.html#King John]

Marx, Steven.
Triangulating Shakespeare: teaching and lecture notes, course outlines, articles, links, suggestions, film reviews [http://cla.calpoly.edu/~smarx/Shakespeare/triang/Histories/histories.html]

b) sites for the eager student

Cummings, Michael.
The Complete Shakespeare - Study Guide to Shakespeare. [http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xShakeSph.html#top] (Jan. 2002) King John [http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xShakeSph.html#topkingjohn.html#King John]

Shakespeare- For Teachers and Students: Internet School Library Media Centre [http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/shakes.htm] (Jan . 2002)

deutsche Webseiten

André Groechel,
König Johann - Inhaltsangabe, Quellen, Motive, Links: Informationen zu Quellen, Einführung ins Stück, Hintergründe, Links zu deutschen und englischen elektronischen Texten usw. [http://www.deslit.de/shakespeare/johann.htm] Falls der Link nicht klappt:



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