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Burton, Richard 1925-1984

Works: 859 works in 3,767 publications in 12 languages and 59,832 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  War films  Biography  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Television adaptations  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Director, Producer, Narrator, Speaker, Other, Contributor, Singer, Recipient, Composer, Interviewee, Creator, Host
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Mike Nichols( Visual )

137 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A freewheeling, headlong slide into the corrosive hell of a marriage twisted by years of hatred and humiliation
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

91 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton sparkle and amuse as Katharina and Petruchio in William Shakespear's comic look at male chauvinism and women's lib in the 16th century. Petruchio, a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona, journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he encounters the fiery Katharina, a self-willed shrew whoe leads Petruchio on a merry chase befor he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. Their honeymoon becomes a humourous battle of wit and insult, with Kate as determined to maintain her independence as Petruchio is to "tame" her. When the embattled couple returns to Padua, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that his is the most obedient of wives. Bun in reality, the shrewish Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate. (Quelle: Umschlag)
Cleopatra by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

172 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic saga of legendary Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and her attempt to stabilize her power and gain control of the Roman Empire. When Caesar visits Egypt, Cleopatra gains control by ousting her brother with his help. She marries Caesar, and bears him the son fate had previously denied him. Joining him in Rome--to ensure that the boy takes his rightful place after his father--her plans are thwarted when Caesar is assassinated and she must flee. Years later Marc Antony, proconsul of the eastern half of the empire, seeks an alliance with Egypt to impede Octavian's quest to become Emperor. Cleopatra and Antony become lovers and form a military alliance, but are forced to retreat after losing a major naval battle at Actium. Avoiding capture and disgrace, they take their own lives
The longest day by Ken Annakin( Visual )

87 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,509 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 )

81 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,453 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 )

58 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,899 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 )

72 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,889 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 )

59 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 6 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 )

136 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,601 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 )

44 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,313 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 )

57 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,270 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
Anne of the thousand days ; Mary, Queen of Scots by Charles Jarrott( Visual )

46 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,264 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
John Gielgud directs Richard Burton in Hamlet : a journal of rehearsals by Richard L Sterne( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander the Great by Robert Rossen( Visual )

31 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Alexander the Great, Greek hero and world-conqueror. Alexander is a man torn by conflict between his teacher, Aristotle, his warrior father and his own ambition
Zulu by Cy Endfield( Visual )

55 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 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
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe( Visual )

40 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 860 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
Equus by Peter Shaffer( Visual )

60 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychiatrist Martin Dysart is handed the most shocking case of his career when Alan Strang, who has blinded six horses with a metal spike, is entrusted to his care. The case leads doctor and patient to a climactic session in which the truth will be found, but at a price which neither dares contemplate
Look back in anger by Tony Richardson( Visual )

62 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 622 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
Wagner by Tony Palmer( Visual )

37 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 561 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. He was also one of the greatest composers who has ever lived
The desert rats by Jonathan Martin( Visual )

26 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A courageous band of Australian soldiers stops Rommel's march to the Suez Canal in this stirring blend of action and history
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Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Alternative Names
Jenkins, R.

Jenkins, Richard 1925-1984

Jenkins, Richard W. 1925-1984

Jenkins, Richard Walter

Jenkins, Richard Walter 1925-1984

Jenkins, Richard Walter Jr. 1925-1984

Jenkins, Richard Walter jun. 1925-1984

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리처드 버턴

버튼, 리처드 1925-1984




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CleopatraThe robeThe night of the iguanaWhere eagles dareAlexander the GreatZuluDoctor FaustusEquus