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Bloom, Claire 1931-

Works: 885 works in 3,011 publications in 11 languages and 54,517 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television plays  Biography  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Author, Director, Other, nar, Contributor, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Claire Bloom
The King's Speech by Tom Hooper( Visual )

35 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 3,216 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 )

81 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,667 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
Clash of the Titans by Desmond Davis( Visual )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perseus goes on a quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Visual )

55 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to Denmark, Prince Hamlet finds his father killed and the throne usurped by his Uncle. Inspired by his father's ghost to seek vengeance, he is forced to consider the nature of murder and violence, revenge and intrigue, sex and desire, paranoia and madness and the very essence of humanity itself
A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Torvald and Nora Helmer have been married for eight years and, on the surface at least, their marriage seems exceptionally happy; they have three children, a comfortable home and a healthy income. But when Kristine Linde, an old school friend of Nora's, a widow, penniless but independent-minded, arrives in town and calls on Nora, she gradually discovers that all is not as tranquil and well-ordered as it seems. From the pen of brilliant late 19th Century playwright, Henrik Ibsen, comes this timeless drama about the battle of the sexes. It is widely considered to be one of the first truly feminist works and is still performed and taught everywhere in the world"
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in English and held by 1,357 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 1,341 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 )

40 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 )

40 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 thiller 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 1,166 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 )

52 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member 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
Cymbeline by William Shakespeare( Visual )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 994 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 907 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 )

60 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 879 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 685 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 )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Polish and held by 681 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
Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh( Visual )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 669 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 669 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

37 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet
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 646 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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