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Gielgud, John 1904-2000

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Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

77 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,067 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
Becket by Peter Glenville( Visual )

59 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,460 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
Antigone by Sophocles( Visual )

51 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,093 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
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

70 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,067 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
Chariots of Fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,026 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
Shine by Scott Hicks( Visual )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the true story of Australian pianist David Helfgott. He experiences a nervous breakdown and is hospitalized, but later returns to the concert hall
The elephant man by David Lynch( Visual )

75 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, the "Elephant Man" when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon. Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity
Elizabeth The Golden Age by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England, 1554. Henry VIII is dead. The country is divided, Catholic against Protestant. Henry's eldest daughter Mary, a fervent Catholic, is Queen. She is childless. The Catholics' greatest fear is the succession of Mary's Protestant half-sister, Elizabeth. After Mary's death, Elizabeth ascends to the throne, thrust into an edgy world of political and religious flux she struggles to protect her power, life, and independence as the court boils with intrigue and conspiracy. Elizabeth begins her reign in a land divided by bloody turmoil, and becomes a cunning strategist, weighing the counsel of her mysterious advisors, thwarting her devious rivals, and denying her own desires for the good of her country
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express by Fiona Beddall( Visual )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercule 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 millionarie before the local police arrive
Arthur by Deng Gao( Visual )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur 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 dreams
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen 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 monarchs
John Gielgud directs Richard Burton in Hamlet; a journal of rehearsals by Richard L STERNE( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the world in 80 days by Buzz Kulik( Visual )

4 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,141 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
Herman Wouk's War and remembrance by Jonathan Couch( Visual )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis is stricken with a high fever. The assassination plot against Hitler fails. As the Allies advance on the western and eastern fronts, the Germans begin to pull out of a crumbling Theresienstadt. Natalie and Aaron begin a horrifying train journey to the death camp of Auschwitz
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Recording )

56 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Shakespeare's tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Saboteur by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

159 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An espionage thriller set in Geneva, seasoned with romance. Two British Intelligence Service agents pose as husband and wife in an attempt to eliminate an agent for the Central Powers
Distinguished company by John Gielgud( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 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 years
Early stages by John Gielgud( Book )

28 editions published between 1939 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Lear by Laurence Olivier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Stage directions by John Gielgud( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1992 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.15 for Elizabeth ... to 0.86 for Merlin II ...)

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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, Sir, 1904-

Gielgud, John, Sir, 1904-2000

Gilguds, Džons, 1904-2000

Ioannes Gielgud

John Gielgud acteur britannique

John Gielgud aktor brytyjski

John Gielgud attore britannico

John Gielgud britischer Schauspieler

John Gielgud britisk skodespelar

John Gielgud britisk skuespiller

John Gielgud Brits acteur

Τζον Γκίλγκουντ

Гилгуд, Джон, 1904-2000

Джон Гилгуд

Джон Гілгуд

Џон Гилгуд

Џон Гилгуд англиски глумец и драмски режисер

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ג'ון גילגוד

جان گیلگد بازیگر بریتانیایی

جون غيلغد

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AntigoneShineAround the world in 80 daysHerman Wouk's War and remembranceHamletSaboteurStage directions