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Holden, Anthony 1947-

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Works: 76 works in 342 publications in 7 languages and 14,781 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Film adaptations  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Narrator, Interviewee
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William Shakespeare : the man behind the genius : a biography by Anthony Holden( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-creates the colorful and dramatic life of William Shakespeare, detailing the youth, marriage, and theatrical career of the legendary bard
Laurence Olivier by Anthony Holden( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the 20th century English actor describing his life and achievements. iSBN 0-689-11536-9
Tchaikovsky : a biography by Anthony Holden( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new biography of the world's most popular composer contains previously unrevealed material gathered from Russian files about his probable suicide at the age of 53 after being threatened with the exposure of his homosexuality
Prince Charles by Anthony Holden( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the current Prince of Wales, the heir to the British throne
Behind the Oscar : the secret history of the Academy Awards by Anthony Holden( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple hype? Is that really all there is behind the Oscar? Just a lot of propaganda, a frenzied ritual of self-promotion, a debasement of character and culture - and for what? A shiny statuette of a naked and featureless little man? Well, yes, maybe "hype" is a major part of the whole affair, but "simple" ...? Not by a long shot. Every year, on the last Monday in March, the reigning royalty of the movie business dress up in their finest feathers - sometimes literally - to attend the ceremony sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. At that ceremony, years of struggle and study and sacrifice and hard work - capped by weeks of intense campaigning, awesome in-fighting, blatant self-aggrandizement, and shameless displays of naked desire - are rewarded. The Academy Awards! As Anthony Holden explains at the start of Behind the Oscar, his fascinating and devilish look at this perennial affair, "However rich and famous movie stars may become, however admired and envied by audiences and colleagues alike, their cup will not actually run over until their name emerges from one of [the] envelopes, and they can sob their way through an Oscar acceptance speech. [The] winners will bask in the glow of apparent immortality - the highest honor even Hollywood can confer - as well a boosting their fantastical fees. For those already in possession of most that this world can offer, it is a consummation devoutly to be wished - and a wish they will go to any lengths to consummate." Historically, the Academy Awards, first presented in 1927, were an offshoot of an effort by the then-powerful Hollywood studios to defeat the unions that threatened to cut into their considerable profits. At first the Awards were self-congratulatory, back-slapping affairs, dinner parties at which actors and actresses who had kept their noses clean and whose movies had made money were rewarded for their work. Quickly, however, these annual rites assumed a life of their own, growing over the years to the self-congratulatory, back-slapping colossus that today fascinates millions and millions of people the world over. Behind the Oscar is the story of these awards and how they grew, and, in a way, it's the story of Hollywood itself. Spanning the entire history of the Awards (including the 1991 Academy Awards) and reviewing the famous winners and losers (e.g., Katharine Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin), and the not-so-famous people (Luise Rainer, winner of back-to-back Oscars for Best Actress) whose lives have been touched by Oscar magic, Anthony Holden cleverly guides the reader through the ins and outs, the complex, confounding machinations that make up Oscar's history. Complete with a multitude of award lists, dozens of photos, and enough behind-the-scenes gossip to satisfy even the most jaded, Behind the Oscar is the best written, most enlightening, and easily the most entertaining look ever at Hollywood at its best and worst. To paraphrase Sally Field upon winning her second Oscar: "You'll like it, you'll really like it!"
The tarnished crown : Princess Diana and the House of Windsor by Anthony Holden( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holden traces the collapse of the "family" monarchy; the true extent of the Queen's wealth; the changing associations between Crown, Church, and Parliament; and the failure of four royal marriages
Charles at fifty by Anthony Holden( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Prince Charles on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday, examining his childhood, marriage to Diana, being a father, and his love for Camilla, and discussing how Diana's death changed his public and private life
King Charles III : a biography by Anthony Holden( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost a decade ago, when Anthony Holden wrote Charles, Prince of Wales, it was immediately haeled ad the definitive work on its subject. Now, as the Prince turns forty, Holden has has produced a completely new work, as intimate and incisive as the first, but updated to reflect the man that Charles has become
William Shakespeare : his life and work by Anthony Holden( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of the most celebrated writer in history tracks Shakespeare's life from his youth in the Warwickshire countryside (before his seven-year "disappearance") to his life in London as an apprentice actor, his return to Stratford as a prosperous "gentleman" and his death at age 52
William Shakespeare : an illustrated biography by Anthony Holden( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creates a vivid portrait of Shakespeare. Recounts how the teenage Shakespeare was sent to a Catholic household in Lancashire; his shotgun wedding to Anne Hathaway; his time moonlighting as a horse-minder and prompter before acting and co-writing plays. When the plague closed the theatres, he wrote poems -- which he though would prove to be his real claim to immortality. Describes how Shakespeare fell in love, how he endured the pangs of sexual jealousy, and how by the time of his retirement, he had become a wealthy landowner fretting about his daughters' future and haunted by the death of his son
Charles : a biography by Anthony Holden( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the author's third book on Charles. Here he presents a divorced prince, now a widower, facing a stark choice between his children, the love of his life and the throne. It also offers an insight into his perspective on Diana's death
Olivier by Anthony Holden( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Engelse acteur Laurence Olivier (geb. 1907)
Diana : her life & her legacy by Anthony Holden( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, discussing her childhood, her courtship and royal marriage, her charity work, and her qualities as a mother; and including over 150 photographs from every stage of her life
Greek pastoral poetry : Theocritus, Bion, Moschus, the pattern poems by Anthony Holden( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of presidents, prime ministers, and princes : a decade in Fleet Street by Anthony Holden( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abridged holiday presentation for families of opera's most popular comedy, sung in English, features a cast of youthful Met stars: Isabel Leonard is the feisty Rosina, Alek Shrader is her suitor, Count Almaviva, and Rodion Pogossov is Figaro, the resourceful barber of the title. John Del Carlo sings as Rosina's foolish guardian, Dr. Bartolo, and Yves Abel conducts
The man who wrote Mozart : the extraordinary life of Lorenzo Da Ponte by Anthony Holden( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June 1805, a 56-year-old Italian immigrant disembarked in Philadelphia carrying only a violin. Before dying in New York, in his ninetieth year, he would find New World respectability as a bookseller, then as the first Professor of Italian at Columbia University. For now, he set up shop as a grocer. There was always an air of mystery about the Abbe Lorenzo Da Ponte. A scholarly poet, teacher and priest, with a devoted wife, he also had a reputation as a womaniser. Da Ponte charmed all he met, pioneering the place of Italian music in American life. But his self-assurance also excited mistrust. When the first Italian opera was performed in New York in 1825, he had the nerve to claim he had written it. He had, so he said, known Mozart. Not to mention Casanova. Like the memoirs he had recently written, to pay off more debts, the old man was so full of tall stories.... The many lives of Lorenzo da Ponte - librettist of Mozart's three great operas, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte - begin in Venice, linger in Vienna and London and wind up in New York, where today he lies buried in an unmarked grave in the world's largest cemetery. Anthony Holden's biography does justice at last to a great collaborator - the man who wrote Mozart
The drama of love, life & death in Shakespeare by Anthony Holden( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big deal by Anthony Holden( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the story of a year spent by biographer Anthony Holden in the tough world of the professional poker player. He spent days and nights in the poker paradise of Las Vegas, in Malta and Morocco, even on board a ship, mingling with the legendary greats, sharpening his game, perfecting his repartee and learning a great deal about himself in the process. Poker, Holden insists, is not gambling. Like chess, it is a paradigm of life at its most intense; a gladiatorial contest that brings out the best as well as the worst in people
Bigger deal : a year inside the poker boom by Anthony Holden( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years since Anthony Holden wrote his classic memoir Big Deal, the poker world has changed beyond recognition. When Holden played in the 1988 World Series of Poker there were 167 starters competing for a prize of $270,000. Since then, poker has become the world's largest single-competitor sport -- at the 2006 World Series there were almost 9,000 players and a first prize of $12 million, the richest in any sport. What happened in the years between Big Deal and Bigger Deal could never have been predicted: the Internet and television sparked a worldwide explosion in the popularity of poker, one that shows no sign of abating. Poker even has a respectable image these days, much to the disgust of die-hard players. Gone are the seedy rooms of the Horseshoe -- you can't even smoke at the table! -- and you're more likely to find yourself head to head with a film star than an ex-con in Las Vegas. With the future of online poker now legally endangered in the United States, Holden's vision of the poker boom comes at a critical moment in the game's history. In Bigger Deal, Holden is your guide to the world of the "new" poker -- to the players who dominate the modern game and the personalities behind the multibillion-dollar business it has become -- as he tries once again to win the world title. After all, as Telly Savalas once reminded Holden, a million dollars is never irrelevant. Not to mention twelve
 
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William Shakespeare : the man behind the genius : a biography
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Anthony Holden écrivain britannique

Anthony Holden escritor británico

Holden, A. J.

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Holden, Anthony Ivan, 1947-

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Tchaikovsky : a biographyBehind the Oscar : the secret history of the Academy AwardsCharles at fiftyWilliam Shakespeare : an illustrated biographyCharles : a biographyOlivierDiana : her life & her legacyThe man who wrote Mozart : the extraordinary life of Lorenzo Da Ponte