Most widely held works about Alec McCowen
Most widely held works by Alec McCowen
Henry V ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,352 libraries worldwide
"Prince Hal" has ascended to the throne of England. He proceeds to assert his hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathers an army and embarks on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs--the bloody Battle of Agincourt--and forever change the face of Europe. King Henry V unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and in the end ensures the peace by marrying the French princess Katherine.
Twelfth night ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 1,313 libraries worldwide
Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated after a shipwreck and believe each other dead. Viola disguises herself as a page boy, Cesario, to work for Duke Orsino and falls in love with him, but he loves Olivia, who falls in love with Cesario. Seeing Sebastian one day, she mistakes him for Cesario and marries him. The confusion is cleared up when Viola and Sebastian meet again, and the Duke marries Viola. The subplot concerns the efforts of Sir Toby and Andrew to humble the presumptuous Malvolio.
The age of innocence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1,160 libraries worldwide
In New York City in the 1870s, a rigid social code governs how people talk, walk, meet, part, dine, earn their livings, fall in love, and marry. Not a word of the code is written down anywhere, but these people have been studying it since they were born. In this elegant milieu, marriages, like treaties between nations, exist to provide for the orderly transmission of wealth; scions of old and rich families understand that their personal desires have no place in the design. One such is Newland Archer, engaged to marry pretty young May Welland. When he becomes entranced with May's cousin Ellen, the notorious Countess Olenska, every member of that class mobilizes to prevent Archer from doing anything that threatens their needs.
Frenzy ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 963 libraries worldwide
In modern-day London, a sex criminal known as the Necktie Murderer has the police on alert; and in typical Hitchcock fashion, their trail is leading to an innocent man who must now elude the law and prove his innocence by finding the real murderer.
The life of Henry the Fifth ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
Young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs and forever change the face of Europe. Follows King Henry V as he unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and ensures peace by marrying a French princess.
The Oscar Wilde collection ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
A collection of four of Oscar Wilde's masterpieces, and a 1995 documentary about his life, his relationship with Alfred Douglas and the trials that destroyed his career. Includes reflections by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, and Douglas' grandniece Alice Douglas. The Importance of Being Earnest: "Filled with wit and wisdom, The Importance of being Earnest tells the tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Jack has invented an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull home in the country and frolic in town. Algernon uses a similar technique, only in reverse: his imaginary friend, Bunbury, provides a convenient and frequent method of taking adventures in the country. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits; Jack of his love Gwendolyn Fairfax, and Algernon of his belle Cecily Cardew." The picture of Dorian Gray: "Oscar Wilde's only novel, The picture of Dorian Gray, is a chilling melodrama, which scandalized polite society when first published in 1890. Dorian Gray is a wealthy English gentleman who gradually sinks into a life of dissipation and crime. Enthralled with his own physical beauty, Dorian purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul. While Dorian remains young and unchanged by his hedonistic lifestyle, his portrait hides the terrible truth."
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 484 libraries worldwide
A recorded performance of Shakespeare's play.
King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
Presents Shakespeare's tragedy of a foolish and self-indulgent king who learns, late in life and after terrible suffering, the value of self-knowledge.
The importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 428 libraries worldwide
An audio version of the three-act play.
As the crow flies by Jeffrey Archer ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
A poor but ambitious man marries a woman and adopts her illegitimate son, unaware that the boy belongs to a World War I rival with revenge on his mind.
Henry V ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
Young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs and forever change the face of Europe.
Double bill by Alec McCowen ( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Never say never again ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
From the luxury yacht the length of a football field, Largo oversees a master plan of mayhem involving stolen cruise missiles, nuclear extortion, deadly video games and all the other evils in SPECTRE'S arsenal. James Bond, Agent 007, goes into battle with a fabulous flying motorcycle and other ghastly gadgets, including a fountain pen that can write you off with a bang.
Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
Young Gemini by Alec McCowen ( Book )
8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 334 libraries worldwide
A recorded performance of a comedy by Shakespeare.
Hanover Street ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
An American bomber pilot falls in love with a British nurse, and then must escort her husband on a mission behind enemy lines.
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Twelve red herrings by Jeffrey Archer ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
One dozen short works follow the experiences of a man who is imprisoned for the murder of a victim who is still alive, and a restless beauty who plans the perfect birthday celebration. Includes a bonus interview with the author.
Midsomer murders. Set three ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Garden of death: One of the most beautiful spots in Midsomer Deverell becomes a source of contention and then something far worse. Destroying angel: When the owner of the Easterly Grange Hotel dies, the hotel's manager fails to show up at the funeral or at the reading of the will that names him part-owner. The electric vendetta: A mutilated body found in the middle of a crop circle leads some to suspect that aliens have invaded Midsomer Parva. Who killed Cock Robin?: In Newton Magna, a murder mars plans for the upcoming wedding of the village squire's daughter. Dark autumn: In Goodman's Land, the postman is brutally murdered. Turns out he was delivering more than mail to the village women.
Actors Agincourt, Battle of (France : 1415) Biography Brothers and sisters Comedy films Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery films Drama England England--London English drama (Comedy) Europe--Illyria Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film and video adaptations France--Agincourt Great Britain Henry--V,--King of England,--1387-1422 Historical drama, English Historical films History Horror films Identity (Psychology) Judicial error Kings and rulers Love Manners and customs Man-woman relationships McCowen, Alec Mistaken identity New York (State)--New York Serial murders Sex offenders Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Shipwreck survival Single women Social classes Social history Talking books Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Twins United States Upper class Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wharton, Edith,--1862-1937 Women--Conduct of life Women--Social conditions Young men
Mac Cowen, Alec 1925-....
MacCowen, Alec 1925-....
Mc Cowen, Alec
Mc Cowen, Alec 1925-....
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