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Burton, Richard 1925-1984

Works: 944 works in 3,255 publications in 11 languages and 59,275 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Biography  Biographical films  War films  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Director, Author, Producer, Narrator, Speaker, Other, Translator, Singer, Contributor, Composer, Creator, Host, Recipient, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Richard Burton
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Most widely held works by Richard Burton
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee( Visual )

105 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple is invited to the home of a professor and his sharp-tongued wife, and are treated to verbal battles by their hosts
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

75 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton star as Katharina and Petruchio in William Shakespeare's comic look at male chauvinism and women's lib. When Petruchio, a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona, seeks a rich wife in Padua, he winds up with Katharina, a self-willed shrew. Their honeymoon is a major war of wit and invective. But when the newlyweds return to Padua, Petruchio wagers that his Kate is now the most obedient of wives. Kate helps Petruchio win his bet, but she shows she has found a better way to dominate her mate
Cleopatra by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

100 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the life of Cleopatra, queen of ancient Egypt from her Ascension to the throne through her struggle for power and her loves and entanglements with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony
The longest day by Ken Annakin( Visual )

79 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-enacts the military operation of D-Day from four points of view--the workings of the high commands of the American, English, French, and German forces in their battle scheme for Normandy. Largely filmed on actual invasion sites in France
Becket by Peter Glenville( Visual )

59 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction
Camelot : original Broadway cast by Frederick Loewe( Recording )

55 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The musical tale of King Arthur, Merlyn, Guenevere, Lancelot and the nobel ideals of Camelot
The robe by Henry Koster( Visual )

51 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the inspiring story of the robe of Jesus wore on the cross and the Roman centurion, Marcellus Gallio, who wins the robe in a gambling match at the foot of the cross
The spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carré( Visual )

46 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burnt-out British spy defects to East Germany as a ruse to feed false information to the government
Nineteen eighty-four by Michael Radford( Visual )

104 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winston Smith (Hurt) endures a squalid existence in totalitarian Oceania under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. But his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the chillingly labeled 'Ministry of Love, ' he is placed at the mercy of O'Brien (Burton), a coolly treacherous leader determined to control his thoughts ... and crush his soul"--Container
The night of the iguana by John Huston( Visual )

39 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A defrocked, alcoholic, and emotionally-troubled minister struggles with his desire for earthly pleasures as a tour guide in Mexico. Shepherding a busload of school teachers and one libidinous 18-year old girl, he becomes entangled with the teen, suffers a nervous breakdown when discovered, and strands the group at the remote and rundown seaside hotel of his old friend Maxine. As his emotional state continues to unravel, and the group's problems increase, the hotel is joined by a travelling artist and her aged poet father, with their own secret troubles
Where eagles dare by Brian G Hutton( Visual )

52 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of special agents attempt to rescue an Allied general from an impregnable castle is jeopardized by a ruthless German double agent
John Gielgud directs Richard Burton in Hamlet; a journal of rehearsals by Richard L Sterne( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe( Visual )

29 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A tragic legend written down in the sixteenth century wherein a learned scientist honoured with the laurels of his university, sold his soul to the devil for still greater knowledge and power in the unknown."--Title screen. Deeply unsatisfied with God's decree that the reward of sin is death, Dr. John Faustus, a scholar at Wittenberg, opts to cut a deal with Lucifer. The contract--signed in Faustus's blood--stipulates that the doctor receive the services of Lucifer's lackey, Mephistophilis, for a period of 24 years, during which he has access to all knowledge, beauty, power as well as returned youth. In exchange, Lucifer receives Faustus's renunciation of Christ and, at the end of the 24 years, the doctor's soul, which he may torment in the pit of Hell for all eternity
Alexander the Great by Robert Rossen( Visual )

24 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Alexander the Great, Greek hero and world-conqueror
Zulu by Cy Endfield( Visual )

50 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handful of British engineers entrench themselves in an isolated outpost called Rorke's Drift and prepare to face a series of vicious assaults by more than 4,000 Zulu warriors
Equus by Richard Rodney Bennett( Visual )

56 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged psychiatrist tries to find out why a young man has blinded six horses entrusted to his care
Anne of the thousand days by Charles Jarrott( Visual )

32 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the pageantry and political intrigue of 16th century England, traces the ill-fated marriage between Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII from its spirited beginning to its tragic finale
Look back in anger by Tony Richardson( Visual )

47 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Porter is a university graduate who rejects middle class dreams and operates a candy stall in a local flea market. His wife, Allison, endures his anger and frustration because of his intense love. But when an actress friend of Allison's temporarily moves in with them, Jimmy becomes a twisted figure of bitterness and pain as disillusionment and anger overtake him
Anne of the thousand days ; Mary, Queen of Scots( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Queen of Scots: The battle between Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth, Queen of England comes alive in this epic film
Wagner by Tony Palmer( Visual )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner was loved yet hated, admired yet despised, a villain yet a hero, a man whose fame and exploits were the gossip of Europe. Above all, he was an incurable romantic who had a scandalous love affair with Liszt's illegitimate daughter. A dangerous political revolutionary, Wagner's influence penetrated German society. He was a scoundrel, joker, philosopher, con-man, poet, refugee, virulent political orator, and one of the greatest composers who has ever lived
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Alternative Names
Jenkins, R.

Jenkins, Richard 1925-1984

Jenkins, Richard W. 1925-1984

Jenkins, Richard Walter 1925-1984

Jenkins, Richard Walter Jr. 1925-1984

Jenkins, Richard Walter jun. 1925-1984

Ričard Barton

Ričards Bērtons

Ricardus Burton

Richard Burton acteur

Richard Burton acteur britannique

Richard Burton actor galés

Richard Burton aktor walijski

Richard Burton attore britannico

Richard Burton britischer Schauspieler

Richard Burton Gales nga aktor

Richard Burton walesi színész, rendező, producer

Richard Burton Welsh actor

Ρίτσαρντ Μπάρτον Ουαλός ηθοποιός

Ричард Бартон

Ричард Бартон велшки глумец

Ричард Бёртон

Ричард Бъртън

Річард Бартон

Ռիչարդ Բերթոն

ריצ'רד ברטון

ريتشارد برتون

ریچارد برتون بازیگر بریتانیایی

রিচার্ড বার্টন এয়েলস্‌-এর অভিনেতা

ರಿಚರ್ಡ್ ಬರ್ಟನ್

რიჩარდ ბარტონი

리처드 버턴

버튼, 리처드 1925-1984




理查德·伯顿 Welsh actor

CleopatraThe robeThe night of the iguanaWhere eagles dareDoctor FaustusAlexander the GreatZuluEquusLook back in anger