WorldCat Identities

McCowen, Alec

Overview
Works: 190 works in 580 publications in 7 languages and 16,010 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television plays  Personal narratives‡vDutch  Fiction  Radio plays  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television adaptations  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Singer, Costume designer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about  Alec McCowen Publications about Alec McCowen
Publications by  Alec McCowen Publications by Alec McCowen
Most widely held works about Alec McCowen
 
Most widely held works by Alec McCowen
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 1,635 WorldCat member 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
Henry V by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 1,609 WorldCat member 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
Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
74 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,432 WorldCat member 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 age of innocence by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member 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
The life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member 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 Oscar Wilde collection by Oscar Wilde ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ideal husband: "Set during the London season of 1895, An ideal Husband is a dazzling blend of farce and morality that explores human frailty and social hypocrisy. Sir Robert Chilton's secret is discovered and exposed. He is accused of having exploited government secrets for his own gain early in his political career. With this revelation from Mrs. Cheveley comes the threat of blackmail and the ruin of Sir Robert's career. Yet in order to be a successful blackmailer, one's own reputation must be beyond reproach." Lady Windermere's Fan: "Centering around the arrival of a mysterious woman hoping to break into London's society, Lady Windermere's Fan was Wilde's first great stage success. Lady Windermere learns from a friend that Lord Windermere is spending a great deal of time with a Mrs. Erlynne, and fearing that he is being unfaithful to her, she decides that their marriage is at an end. Then, in an act of striking generosity, Mrs. Erlynne protects Lady Windermere's reputation and truths about trust and loyalty are ironically revealed."
A night to remember by Roy Baker ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the sinking of the Titanic
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
27 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A recorded performance of Shakespeare's play
The importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An audio version of the three-act play
Never say never again by Irvin Kershner ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agent Number 2, Maximilian Largo is part of the SPECTRE organization. He has managed to steal two American cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads. Agent Number 1, Blofeld, has threatened to explode them in areas with large populations, if a huge ransom demand from the NATO countries is not met. The British reactivate their '00' section and sends Bond off to the Bahamas to recover them. A millionaire named Max Largo has been noticed by Bond, who also has become suspicious of his Largo's female friend, Fatima Blush. Bond continues to investigate Largo and drags Largo's girlfriend, Domino into the mess
Hanover Street by Peter Hyams ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member 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
As the crow flies by Jeffrey Archer ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member 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
Midsomer murders ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member 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
The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A recorded performance of a comedy by Shakespeare
Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Irish playwright's dramatic presentation of Joan of Arc as peasant, genius, saint and fifteenth century feminist
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet Olga, Masha, and Irina, warm and cultured young sisters who were reared in the exciting hubbub of Moscow, but have been living in the dull, gossipy backwaters of Russia for far too long. With their father's passing, and the ordinary grip of day-to-day life slowly suffocating them, the urge to return to the city with its rich and exciting life rises to a fever pitch
Twelve red herrings by Jeffrey Archer ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member 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
The hiding place by Corrie Ten Boom ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World War II. An old watchmaker in Holland. His two spinster daughters, Corrie and Betsie. Simple, ordinary people. Yet these three unlikely heroes became the center of a major underground operation: To hide Jewish refugees from the occupying Germans. These kindly, law-abiding people broke every rule in the book to save the lives of the men, women and children being hunted by the Nazis. Their home became a hiding place, but the cost of their bravery was betrayal and in the dreaded Ravensbrück concentration camp, they had to create another hiding place for those around them"--Container
The Noël Coward collection ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Noël Coward is the definitive playwright of the early 20th century, contributing a robust repertoire of brilliant material. Playwright, actor, composer, and irrepressible socialite, Coward charmed high society in both London and New York during his heyday, and his work continues to charm audiences today with its urbane wit, sly humor and distinctive style
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.12 for As the cro ... to 1.00 for [Colt Kipl ...)
Alternative Names
Cowen, Alec Mc
Mac Cowen, Alec
Mac Cowen Alec 1925-....
MacCowen Alec 1925-....
Mc Cowen Alec 1925-....
McCowan, Alec 1925-
McCowen, Alec
McCowen, Alec 1925-
McCowen, Alex
McCowen, Alex 1925-
McCowen, Alexander D. 1925-
McOwen, Alec 1925-
Languages
English (259)
German (11)
French (8)
Portuguese (1)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)
Covers