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Burton, Richard 1925-1984

Works: 1,128 works in 4,269 publications in 12 languages and 59,932 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Biography  War films  Biographical films  Biographies  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Director, Narrator, Producer, Other, Speaker, Singer, Contributor, Interviewee, Composer, Host, v-r, Recipient, Creator
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 Mike Nichols( Visual )

132 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,189 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
Cleopatra by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

173 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,685 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 taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

89 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petruchio is a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he meets Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. After the honeymoon, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that he has the most obedient wife. In reality, Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate
Becket by Peter Glenville( Visual )

77 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,336 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
The robe by Henry Koster( Visual )

63 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the inspiring story of the robe that 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 longest day( Visual )

31 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete story of the D-Day landings at Normandy through the eyes of all its participants
Where eagles dare by Brian G Hutton( Visual )

62 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,308 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
The night of the iguana by John Huston( Visual )

41 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,287 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
Nineteen eighty-four by Michael Radford( Visual )

64 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,215 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
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 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carré( Visual )

54 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burnt-out British spy defects to East Germany as a ruse to feed false information to the government
Camelot : original Broadway cast recording by Frederick Loewe( Recording )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soundtrack from the musical Camelot based on the King Arthur legend. Digitally re-mastered original Broadway cast recording
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe( Visual )

44 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 822 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
The longest day by Ken Annakin( Visual )

75 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 782 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
Equus by Peter Shaffer( Visual )

64 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged psychiatrist tries to find out why a young man has blinded six horses entrusted to his care
Alexander the Great by Robert Rossen( Visual )

17 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in English and German and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Alexander the Great, Greek hero and world-conqueror.#x1E;8
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

20 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staged in rehearsal room and modern dress conditions, this is Richard Burton's performance as Hamlet. This play opened on Broadway April 9, 1964. This recording is not derived from a film, but from an attempt to simply record the stage show for one cinematic showing by placing cameras in the stalls during an actual performance
Anne of the thousand days ; Mary, Queen of Scots( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 644 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
Camelot : original Broadway cast by Frederick Loewe( Recording )

15 editions published between 1960 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spy who came in from the cold( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a fellow spy is murdered, an agent is assigned to pretend he is defecting, but soon suspects that the layers of betrayal go far beyond what was originally expected
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?
CleopatraThe robeWhere eagles dareThe night of the iguanaNineteen eighty-fourDoctor FaustusEquusAlexander the Great
Alternative Names
Burton, Richard, 1925-

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

Ričard Barton

Ričards Bērtons

Ricardus Burton

Richard Burton

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Richard Burton Kamri jacha marka yäpari

Richard Burton Kamri mama llaqtayuq aranway pukllaq

Richard Burton pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

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 Бертон британський актор театру і кіно

Ռիչարդ Բերթոն

ריצ'רד ברטון

ريتشارد برتون

ریچارد برتون بازیگر بریتانیایی

রিচার্ড বার্টন এয়েলস্‌-এর অভিনেতা

ਰਿਚਰਡ ਬਰਟਨ

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ริชาร์ด เบอร์ตัน

რიჩარდ ბარტონი

리처드 버턴

버튼, 리처드 1925-1984





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