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Bloom, Claire 1931-

Works: 877 works in 2,990 publications in 12 languages and 54,522 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Television adaptations  Television plays  Made-for-TV movies  Biography  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Author, Director, Other, nar, Contributor, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Claire Bloom
The King's Speech by Tom Hooper( Visual )

34 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 3,214 WorldCat member 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 by William Shakespeare( Visual )

78 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,657 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
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Visual )

62 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,514 WorldCat member 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
Clash of the Titans by Desmond Davis( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perseus goes on a quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda
A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member 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 and 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 who 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
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 1,363 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
Charly by Ralph Nelson( Visual )

39 editions published between 1967 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mentally disabled man becomes a genius after experimental brain surgery, developing a romance with his former special-education teacher before lapsing back
Crimes and misdemeanors by Woody Allen( Visual )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idelistic filmmaker is offered the chance to make a fluff film about an egotistical TV producer. The TV producer's ex-mistress is about to reveal his past misdeeds
The haunting by Robert Wise( Visual )

39 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,325 WorldCat member 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
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Recording )

69 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young lovers are destroyed by the bitter feud between their powerful families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Set in Verona during the Renaissance
The life & death of King John by William Shakespeare( Visual )

50 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only one of Shakespeare's histories for which he used a dramatic source without working directly from the chronicles themselves. Concerns the rivalry between the wicked King and Faulconbridge, who would become champion of England
Cymbeline by William Shakespeare( Visual )

43 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,027 WorldCat member 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
The spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carré( Visual )

53 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burnt-out British spy defects to East Germany as a ruse to feed false information to the government
Limelight by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

59 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 878 WorldCat member 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
Martha Graham : dance on film by Aaron Copland( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the great artistic forces of the twentieth century, performer, choreographer, and teacher Martha Graham influenced dance worldwide. Criterion presents a sampling of her stunning craft, all collaborations with television arts-programming pioneer Nathan Kroll. A Dancer's World (1957), narrated by Graham herself, is a glimpse into her class work and methodology. Appalachian Spring (1958) and Night Journey (1961) are two complete Graham ballets, the first a celebration of the American pioneer spirit, scored by Aaron Copland, the second a powerfully physical rendering of the Oedipus myth. These are signature Graham works and tributes to the art of the human body."--Container
What the deaf man heard by Hallmark Hall of Fame( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Polish and held by 680 WorldCat member 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

44 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play
Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh( Visual )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spans three decades from the early twenties to World War II in Charles Ryder's relationship with the wild and eccentric Sebastian Flyte and the aristocratic Marchmain family
Alexander the Great by Robert Rossen( Visual )

16 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in English and German and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Alexander the Great, Greek hero and world-conqueror. Alexander is a man torn by conflict between his teacher, Aristotle, his warrior father and his own ambition
The famous history of the life of King Henry the Eight by William Shakespeare( Visual )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's historical play, which tells of the intrigues during the first part of Henry VIII's reign, his scandalous divorce from Katharine of Aragon, and marriage to Anne Boleyn, who gives birth to a baby girl, Elizabeth
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