Bloom, Claire 1931-
Most widely held works about Claire Bloom
Most widely held works by Claire Bloom
The king's speech ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,100 libraries worldwide
"The King's Speech" presents a sideways glance at a crucial period in 20th-century history--as the monumentally awkward Prince Albert, or Bertie, becomes King George VI unexpectedly in 1936 when his older brother Edward VIII abdicates to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. In imperial Britain between the wars, that was problem enough, but Bertie suffered from a chronic stammer that made his public appearances painful for everyone. In an age of radio, the monarch has become a symbol, which means that the King speaks to his people--regularly. Bertie and his wife, the high-spirited Princess Elizabeth find their way to an Australian-born speech therapist and amateur actor named Lionel Logue. Logue isn't a doctor, has no academic credentials, and is viewed by proper authorities as a charlatan. Oddly enough, each of these men is a desperate misfit badly in need of a new friend and a bit more self-esteem. A real friend, it seems, was exactly the medicine the future king required.
Richard III ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,494 libraries worldwide
The story of Richard of Gloucester, a man twisted both in mind and body, as he schemes for the throne of England.
Charly ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,275 libraries worldwide
A mentally retarded man becomes a genius after experimental brain surgery, developing a romance with his former special-education teacher before lapsing back into retardation.
Leaving a doll's house : a memoir by Claire Bloom ( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,250 libraries worldwide
Claire Bloom is one of the most beautiful, gifted, and accomplished actresses of her generation, famous for her roles on stage (A Doll's House, A Streetcar Named Desire, Long Day's Journey into Night), in films (Limelight, Richard III, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold), and on television (Brideshead Revisited, Shadowlands). Now in this startlingly honest yet good-humored memoir, she reveals a private life much at odds with her public success - a life of instability,
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
50 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,232 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of Shakespeare's tragedy of two lovers.
A doll's house ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 1,196 libraries worldwide
Nora is sheltered first by her father and then by her husband. All her life, she has been protected like a fragile possession ... like a doll in a doll's house. Years ago, Nora Helmer committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring. But when the truth comes out, Torvald reveals himself for what he really is, and then desperately tries to patch things up and resume his role. But everything has changed. Shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem, Nora can pretend no longer, and leaves to be free. Torvald is left wondering how he had ever been such a fool to think she would be with him forever.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,144 libraries worldwide
A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death.
Brideshead revisited ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 1,050 libraries worldwide
Tells 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.
Crimes and misdemeanors ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and German and held by 976 libraries worldwide
Weaving together several different stories about people's lives, loves, perceptions, and ideals, this examines some of the toughest questions surrounding human nature.
Oedipus the King ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 876 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.
The spy who came in from the cold ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 869 libraries worldwide
A burnt-out British spy defects to East Germany as a ruse to feed false information to the government.
Limelight and after : the education of an actress by Claire Bloom ( Book )
28 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
Hamlet ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 846 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
Richard III ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 812 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.
Limelight ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 799 libraries worldwide
Set in 1914 London, the film stars Chaplin as an aging music hall comic who's convinced he can no longer move people to laughter. But he gets a final opportunity to shine when he saves a young, equally desperate ballet dancer from suicide, then guides her to triumph on the stage.
Cymbeline ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 791 libraries worldwide
King Cymbeline's evil second queen forces the king to banish his daughter Imogen's husband, Posthumus. While the queen tries to force Imogen to marry her own son, Posthumus flees to Rome. There he is tricked into believing Imogen has been unfaithful. Imogen disguises herself as a boy and flees the court.
Shadowlands ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of C.S. Lewis, this film is about the agonizing spiritual crisis of C.S. Lewis when his wife died from cancer. The love, grief, pain, and sorrow were so shattering to Lewis that his basic Christian beliefs, magnificently communicated in his many books, were now called into serious doubt. But he picked up the pieces and moved out of the depressing "shadowlands," realizing that "real life has not even begun yet."
The life & death of King John ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about the weak and despicable King John, who tries to fend off the royal claims of Arthur, Duke of Brittany, who is supported by the King of France. In spite of the support of Faulconbridge, John alienates the English nobility and runs afoul of the Pope. In the end he is poisoned and his son Henry III becomes King.
The haunting ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 752 libraries worldwide
Adapted from Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, this psychological thriller tells the story of four people who come to the house to study its supernatural phenomena.
What the deaf man heard ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Polish and held by 659 libraries worldwide
When a supposed deaf-mute overhears a scheme that could hurt the people he loves, he enlists the help of an unlikely ally -- the local trash hauler.
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