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Fri Mar 21 17:03:50 2014 UTClccn-n800499190.10Chariots of fire0.260.63John Gielgud's Hamlet; a record of performance12491400John_Gielgudn 80049919431799Gielgud, ..., 1904-2000Gielgud, ArthurGielgud, Arthur John.Gielgud, Arthur John, 1904-2000Gielgud, Arthur John, Sir, 1904-2000Gielgud, John, Sir, 1904-Gielgud, John, Sir, 1904-2000lccn-n78095332Shakespeare, William1564-1616antlccn-n81089465Richardson, RalphSir1902-1983nrtprfperactlccn-no95005960Warner Home Video (Firm)pbllccn-n80009712Olivier, Laurence1907-1989iveprfprodrtactdirlccn-n81046997Bloom, Claire1931-prfactlccn-n80050316Films for the Humanities (Firm)lccn-n79055404Paramount Pictures Corporationlccn-n91003094Hordern, Michael1911-1995prfactlccn-nr96021942Acorn Media (Firm)lccn-n83198146O'Toole, Peter1932-2013prfactGielgud, John1904-2000DramaHistoryFilm adaptationsBiographyTelevision programsRecords and correspondenceTelevision playsTelevision adaptationsFilm and video adaptationsCriticism, interpretation, etcGreat BritainGielgud, John,ActorsEnglandShakespeare, William,Gandhi,--Mahatma,IndiaManners and customsKings and rulersLiddell, Eric,Abrahams, Harold Maurice,Caesar, JuliusElizabeth--I,--Queen of England,Olympic GamesRichard--III,--King of England,Political scienceActingThomas,--à Becket, Saint,Henry--II,--King of England,Jewish athletesChristian lifeMan-woman relationshipsMurderQueensOlympic athletesTrack and field athletesTheaterHelfgott, DavidPianistsAustraliaRome (Empire)StatesmenCross-country runningHamlet (Shakespeare, William)Greek drama (Tragedy)AssassinationMentally illNationalistsCatholicsEdward--IV,--King of England,Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character)Christian saintsLoyaltyJuliet (Fictitious character)Romeo (Fictitious character)Antigone (Greek mythology)Upper class familiesMale friendshipVoyages around the worldAdventure and adventurers19042000191519201930193319351936193719381939194019411942194419451946194719481949195019511952195319541955195619571958195919601961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320149480616254189791.4372PN1997ocn077523787ocn079834416ocn040625635ocn076065655ocn052421738ocn041423585ocn038441398ocn029322888ocn056043206ocn244248424ocn041570814ocn601978886ocn035906882ocn002698727ocn002774321ocn002802697ocn036217753ocn003638032ocn003279863ocn003306737ocn002996457ocn036818910ocn026113786ocn029911777ocn023674964ocn023994054ocn021479984ocn552202507ocn811240388ocn815243505ocn601978886ocn001380663ocn007800104ocn610374267ocn785964091ocn469289503ocn743254867ocn762614771ocn016912175ocn245241745ocn156917185ocn222542685ocn220813394ocn220150980ocn225662291ocn225741707ocn221425216ocn468019713ocn469569057ocn439001339ocn859420459ocn449878287ocn470571708ocn814171168ocn469378224ocn450930326ocn859420511ocn079111057ocn082008004ocn643561482ocn269373533ocn269385718ocn631359315ocn796881443ocn658515184ocn658617538ocn761861012ocn658617581ocn225728780ocn225728781ocn225728786ocn076835698ocn767197770ocn694088053ocn079133514ocn694032460ocn075485300ocn742947751ocn780875610ocn798773051ocn698384169ocn850020328ocn740275805393251ocn077523787visu19820.16Attenborough, RichardGandhiHistoryBiographyDramaBiographical filmsEpic filmsHistorical filmsChronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British+-+0945939796293578ocn054806624visu19520.25Shakespeare, WilliamRichard IIIHistoryFictionDramaFilm and video adaptationsFilm adaptationsBegins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power+-+9908655325324275033ocn154725577visu19980.21Kapur, ShekharElizabethHistoryChurch historyFictionDramaQueen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown--and her head. A thriller of intrigue in the court of one of history's greatest monarchs256043ocn079834416visu19630.23Glenville, PeterBecketHistoryFictionDramaFilm adaptationsDespite 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 destruction251176ocn045687116visu19540.28Shakespeare, WilliamRomeo & JulietHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcSoftwareInteractive multimediaDramaStudy guidesFilm and video adaptationsTelevision adaptationsFilm adaptationsTelevision programsTelevision playsShakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives+-+3302937425324197459ocn074336888visu19350.22Shakespeare, WilliamWilliam Shakespeare's Julius CaesarHistoryDramaFilm and video adaptationsHistorical filmsFilm adaptationsAn adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar+-+6183834696324194526ocn057450313visu19820.10Hudson, HughChariots of fireHistoryFictionDramaFilm adaptationsThe story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively175622ocn038054194visu19870.21Hicks, ScottShineFictionDramaThe story of Australian pianist David Helfgott. He experiences a nervous breakdown and is hospitalized, but later returns to the concert hall+-+4826802925324151516ocn055704170visu19740.18Lumet, SidneyMurder on the Orient ExpressFictionDramaDetective and mystery filmsFilm adaptationsHercule Poirot is a dapper detective for whom murder-solving is a precise, intellectual exercise. When a murder occurs aboard the Orient Express, Poirot agrees to interview all aboard the famous train's Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionaire before the local police arrive129422ocn040625635visu19810.16ArthurDramaArthur Bach is very, very rich, and he's next in line for three-quarters of a billion dollars. He stands to lose his inheritance--and a life in the lush style to which he is accustomed--if he doesn't marry the most boring blonde on Long Island within thirty days. Unfortunately, Arthur has just discovered the girl of his dreams124826ocn025481421visu19860.39SophoclesOedipus the KingCriticism, interpretation, etcDramaFilm adaptationsThis play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs+-+3625101825122533ocn039717520visu19980.17Barron, SteveMerlinHistoryFictionDramaTelevision playsThe legend of King Arthur, this time, from the perspective of the King's Wizard, Merlin. Merlin is a creature born of pagan magic, living in a world converting to Christianity. Merlin is beside Arthur as he gains Excalibur, builds Camelot and is betrayed by his wife, Guinevere. Merlin and Arthur are both menaced by the plots of Morgan Le Fey, her son by Arthur, Mordred, and their cohorts. Through it all, Merlin tries to keep Arthur from the destructive path set by fate+-+871074920632411839ocn002648535book19670.35Sterne, Richard LJohn Gielgud directs Richard Burton in Hamlet; a journal of rehearsals114940ocn046484324visu19780.31Shakespeare, WilliamKing Richard the SecondHistoryDramaTelevision adaptationsFilm adaptationsTelevision playsShakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV)107721ocn076065655visu19810.20Waugh, EvelynBrideshead revisitedFictionDramaTelevision adaptationsFilm adaptationsTelevision programsTelevision playsTells the story of the difficult loves of insular Englishman Charles Ryder and his peculiarly intense relationship with the wealthy but dysfunctional family that inhabited Brideshead. While at Oxford, Charles Ryder meets boyish, flamboyant Sebastian Flyte, who introduces Charles to a charmed and glamorous way of life that continues until Sebastian's health deteriorates+-+9633384106104927ocn019822149visu19530.19Shakespeare, WilliamWilliam Shakespeare's Julius CaesarHistoryDramaFilm adaptationsFilm adaptation of Shakespeare's play depicting the successful conspiracy to assassinate the Roman emperor, Julius Caesar10392ocn055128938visu19900.19Verne, JulesAround the world in 80 daysDramaFilm and video adaptationsFilm adaptationsPhlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber+-+K779325425101928ocn017739950visu19840.37SophoclesAntigoneArtDramaFilm adaptationsPresents the third of the three Theban plays by Sophocles in a new translation by Don Taylor that remains true to the text, setting the plays in the past yet not the distant past and dispensing with the masks. This final segment of the trilogy centers around the conflict between moral and political law, as the tale of Oedipus and his family comes to a tragic end901113ocn043108446visu19360.24Hitchcock, AlfredSecret agentFictionDramaSpy filmsFilm adaptationsAn espionage thriller set in Geneva, seasoned with romance. Two British Intelligence Service agents pose as husband & wife in an attempt to eliminate an agent for the Central Powers+-+830165532532483812ocn043657844visu19920.18Courtenay, BryceThe Power of oneFictionDramaFilm adaptationsThe story focuses on a young English boy named PK. Orphaned in a foreign land and terrorized for his political beliefs by his schoolmates, the pint-sized youngster turns to the only friend who can help him: a kindly yet world-wise prison inmate who teaches him how to box. As he grows to manhood, PK takes on the system and the social injustices he sees around him -and finds that one person can really make a difference176815ocn006278278book19750.28Gielgud, JohnGielgud, an actor and his timeBiography"John Gielgud tells the story of his life in the theatre, from the time of the great actor/managers like Tree and du Maurier and star actresses like Sarah Bernhardt and his own great aunt Ellen Terry, to his famous partnerships with Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson." "With his own unique warmth and humour, he describes the plays he has starred in and directed, the films he has appeared in, and the actors he has known, from James Mason, Marlon Brando and Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor, Mrs. Patrick Campbell and Liza Minnelli."--BOOK JACKET+-+9447832006140315ocn000193195book19630.35Gielgud, JohnStage directionsHistoryBiographyRecords and correspondence+-+495700598532411839ocn045890506book20000.27Croall, JonathanGielgud : a theatrical lifeBiography"On his death John Gielgud was widely acclaimed as the greatest classical actor of the twentieth century, and the finest modern interpreter of Shakespeare. This biography is the first to cover in full an astonishing career, spanning nearly eighty years in films, radio, television and the theatre." "For his entertaining, critical and widely researched book Jonathan Croall has talked in detail to more than a hundred friends and colleagues who worked with Gielgud. They include actors such as Alec Guinness, John Mills, Dorothy Tutin, Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Peter Ustinov, Virginia McKenna, Richard Briers, Anna Carteret and Michael Pennington; the playwrights Edward Albee, Christopher Fry, David Storey and Charles Wood; directors such as Peter Brook, William Gaskill and John Schlesinger; and the designers Tanya Moiseiwitsch, Jocelyn Herbert, and Margaret Harris of Motley."--BOOK JACKET+-+6888691735111816ocn001876419book19390.53Gielgud, JohnEarly stagesBiographyRecords and correspondence+-+020060164510577ocn025507843book19910.29Gielgud, JohnActing ShakespeareIn his two seasons at London's Old Vic Theatre from 1929 to 1931 John Gielgud established himself in the forefront of Shakespearean actors, and in the six decades since then he has scaled the heights of most of the great parts, from Romeo, Richard II and Hamlet, to Macbeth, Lear and Prospero. American theatregoers acclaimed his 1936 Hamlet, which broke all previous records for the run of the play on Broadway, ironically exceeded only by his own production with Richard Burton in the title-role in 1964. In the Fifties and Sixties he toured his solo Shakespeare recital Ages of Man in more than sixty cities in Canada and the United States and recorded it for television; in 1959 he brought his original Stratford-on-Avon production of Much Ado About Nothing to Boston and New York, where he bade farewell to his brilliant Benedick. His Shakespearean films have been some of the most successful, notably his Cassius in Julius Caesar with Marlon Brando and James Mason, King Henry IV in Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight and his most recent - Prospero's Books, directed by Peter Greenaway, in which he at last achieved his long-held ambition to bring The Tempest to the screen. In this book Sir John brings together a lifetime's experience of Shakespeare, as both actor and director, and illuminates the work and the man with his characteristic humor and intuitive perception of the challenges and rewards offered by these great verse-dramas. He draws vivid pictures of many fellow-actors and directors, and with the help of evocative and lavish illustrations weaves a brilliant theatrical tapestry of the twentieth century+-+09288320068454ocn000199311book19710.37Hayman, RonaldJohn Gielgud8083ocn048383509book20020.24Morley, SheridanJohn Gielgud : the authorized biographyBiographyAs dramatic and captivating as one of Sir John's many performances, this authorized biography is an intimate and fully rounded portrait of an unforgettable actor and a remarkable man+-+87977789257907ocn010666169book19840.31Brandreth, Gyles DaubeneyJohn Gielgud : a celebrationBiography5313ocn010696844book19840.32The Ages of Gielgud : an actor at eightyBiography5173ocn053138712book20040.27Gielgud, JohnSir John Gielgud : a life in lettersRecords and correspondence"Sir John Gielgud, best known to American audiences for his beloved, Academy Award-winning turn in 1982's smash comedy Arthur, was one of the foremost talents of twentieth-century theatre and cinema. A peerless actor, he was also one of the most celebrated stage directors of the twentieth century, and one of the preeminent Shakespearean interpreters of his time, second perhaps only to his good friend Sir Laurence Olivier."+-+64725240065138ocn000239179book19370.63Gilder, RosamondJohn Gielgud's Hamlet; a record of performance3857ocn045351022book20000.28Brandreth, Gyles DaubeneyJohn Gielgud : an actor's lifeBiography"John Gielgud: An Actor's Life is as much the story of twentieth-century theatre as of one man. Drawn from conversations Brandreth had with Gielgud over thirty years, and written with Sir John's blessing ('Gyles - you are quoting a few of the only fairly intelligent things I have ever said about the theatre - thank you!'), John Gielgud: An Actor's Life provides a revealing, and at times touching, portrait of a fascinating personality, and an authoritative and compelling account of a remarkable career."--BOOK JACKET+-+75417450253104ocn045900248book20010.28Morley, SheridanJohn G : the authorised biography of John GielgudBiography"John Gielgud has no place in the history of twentieth-century British theatre for the simple reason that he was that history. In a career spanning almost eighty years on stage and screen, radio and television, he effectively reinvented Shakespeare for the modern stage; he was the first great Hamlet of our time; with his brother Val he virtually created the BBC radio drama; decades before the founding of the National Theatre or the RSC, he pioneered the idea of a resident classical company in the West End. He made stars of Alec Guinness and Paul Scofield as well as hundreds of other actors, directors and designers; from Peter Brook to Peter Greenaway, he worked with all the revolutionary artists of his time." "The great-nephew of Ellen Terry, John was the bridge from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, and he was the founder and last survivor of a group of classical actors (Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Michael Redgrave, Peggy Ashcroft, Sybil Thorndike and Edith Evans) such as the world had never seen and will never see again." "Twelve years before his death, John Gielgud invited Sheridan Morley to become his only authorised biographer, handing over to him letters and diaries and personal files. In addition to this huge archive, Morley has interviewed more than two hundred of John's colleagues, friends, rivals and critics to form a fully rounded and detailed portrait of the great man. Alongside hitherto unpublished views from contemporaries such as Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson, Morley fully researches the events surrounding John's 1953 arrest for homosexual soliciting - an incident that helped eventually change the law in Britain."--BOOK JACKET+-+48531859853242923ocn000589398book19720.33Gielgud, JohnDistinguished companyBiographyIn this book, one of the greatest actors ot today recalls with affection the renowned figures in the theatre during the early decades of the century, many of whom he knew and acted with in later years2922ocn010305474book19830.53Findlater, RichardThese our actors : a celebration of the theatre acting of Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Ralph RichardsonHistoryBiographyThis book describes the qualities of Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Sir John Gielgud, Lord Laurence Olivier, and Sir Ralph Richardson, four of the foremost names in British acting. Their combined theatrical careers cover over sixty years and many of the most significant events in British theatre. This book provides an insight into the professional lives and performances of four of Britain's finest actors, as seen by eye-witnesses and summarized by a stage historian2894ocn666235139book20110.33Croall, JonathanJohn Gielgud : matinee idol to movie starBiographyJohn Gielgud's career of signature acting roles forever changed our interpretation of the classical repertoire and cemented his role as one of the finest and most influential actors of all time+-+91568635962526ocn053870804book20040.24Gielgud, JohnGielgud's lettersRecords and correspondence+-+34347324753242332ocn027815478book19910.47Gielgud, JohnShakespeare : hit or miss?HistoryFilm adaptations1154ocn021522883book19890.29Gielgud, JohnBackward glances : part one, time for reflection : part two, distinguished companyHistoryBiography1112ocn017984146book19880.47Tanitch, RobertGielgudPictorial works+-+0945939796+-+0945939796Fri Mar 21 15:54:06 EDT 2014batch92564