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Gielgud, John 1904-2000

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Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

125 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles 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
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

70 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the intrigues and intricacies of court life during the tumultuous early years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

122 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III: Begins 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
Becket by Peter Glenville( Visual )

69 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,279 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 elephant man by David Lynch( Visual )

99 editions published between 1980 and 2021 in 7 languages and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the London surgeon Frederick Treves meets the freak-show performer John Merrick, who has severe skeletal and soft tissue deformities, he assumes that he must be intellectually disabled as well. As the two men spend more time together, though, Merrick reveals the intelligence, gentle nature, and profound sense of dignity that lie beneath his shocking appearance, and he and Treves develop a friendship
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

93 editions published between 1978 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
Shine by Scott Hicks( Visual )

52 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Australian pianist David Helfgott. He experiences a nervous breakdown and is hospitalized, but later returns to the concert hall
Chariots of fire( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 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, respectively
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs
Arthur by Steve Gordon( Visual )

40 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Bach is very, very rich, and he's next in line for a 750 million dollar inheritance. 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 dreams
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercule Poirot is a dapper detective, aboard the Orient Express, for whom murder-solving is a precise, intellectual exercise. When murder occurs, Poirot agrees to interview all aboard the famous trains Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionarie before the local police arrive
John Gielgud directs Richard Burton in Hamlet : a journal of rehearsals by Richard L Sterne( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this fascinating journal of rehearsals, [the author] provides theatre lovers, Shakespearean savants, serious students of drama, and the casual reader with a permanent record of Shakespearean interpretation by two of the most famous actors of our time -- John Gielgud and Richard Burton. As well as the journal of rehearsals, this volume includes the prompt-script of Shakespeare's Hamlet, with the stage directions, cuts, and emphases Gielgud advised the cast to place on their speeches. Mr. Sterne also interviewed both Richard Burton and Sir John Gielgud about the play and recorded their own personal and professional interpretations of Hamlet's character and Shakespeare's intention."
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

21 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar
Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phlegmatic, 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. Shot in 70mm, using the Todd-AO process (an extremely high definition widescreen film format), the film is notable for its picturesque, exotic scenery, international cast, and the plethora of stars in cameo appearances, all highly innovative at the time
Merlin by Steve Barron( Visual )

59 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 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
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

43 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingboke (later Henry IV), which spans only the last two years of Richard's life from 1398 to 1400 as the incompetent monarch, defying tradition and laws of succession, disinherits Henry Bolingbroke and uses that money to finance a military adventure in Ireland until he is deposed by Bolingbroke and undergoes a crisis of identity once he is no longer king
Peter and the wolf by Sergey Prokofiev( )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the orchestral fairy tale of the boy, who, ignoring his grandfather's warnings, proceeds to capture a wolf
Secret agent by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

136 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An espionage thriller set in Geneva, seasoned with romance. Two British Intelligence agents pose as husband and wife in an attempt to eliminate an agent for the Central Powers
Chariots of fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2021 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 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, respectively
Antigone by Sophocles( Visual )

40 editions published between 1984 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique adaptation of the play by Sophocles
 
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Oedipus the King
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Alternative Names
Džon Gilgud

Džons Gilguds

Gielgud, .. 1904-2000

Gielgud Arthur

Gielgud Arthur John

Gielgud, Arthur John 1904-2000

Gielgud, Arthur John 1904-2000 Sir

Gielgud, Arthur John, Sir, 1904-2000

Gielgud, John 1904-2000 Sir

Gielgud, John 1904- Sir

Gielgud John Arthur Sir

Gielgud, John, Sir, 1904-

Gielgud, John Sir 1904-2000

Gielgudas Jonas

Gilgud, Džon 1904-2000

Gilguds, Džons 1904-2000

Ioannes Gielgud

John Gielgud acteur britannique

John Gielgud actor y director de teatro británico

John Gielgud aktor brytyjski

John Gielgud attore britannico

John Gielgud attore e regista teatrale britannico

John Gielgud britischer Schauspieler

John Gielgud britisk skodespelar

John Gielgud britisk skuespiller

John Gielgud britisk skuespiller (1904-2000)

John Gielgud Brits acteur

John Gielgud britský herec

John Gielgud brittisk skådespelare och teaterdirektör

John Gielgud englesche Schauspiller

Sir John Gielgud

Τζον Γκίλγκουντ

Гилгуд Джон

Гилгуд, Джон 1904-2000

Гилгуд, Џон 1904-2000

Джон Гилгуд

Джон Гілгуд

Джон Гілгуд брытанскі актор

Джон Ґілґуд

Џон Гилгуд

Џон Гилгуд англиски глумец и драмски режисер

Ջոն Գիլգուդ

ג'ון גילגוד

ג'ון גילגוד שחקן ובמאי בריטי

جان گیلگد بازیگر بریتانیایی

جون جيلجد

جون غيلغد

जाँँन गिलगुड अंग्रेज अभिनेता एवं नाटक निर्देशक

জন গিলগুড ‌ইংরেজ অভিনেতা এবং পরিচালক

ჯონ გილგუდი

존 길구드

ジョン・ギールグッド

約翰·吉爾古德

约翰·吉尔古德 英国演员、导演和制片人

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