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Bloom, Claire 1931-

Works: 632 works in 2,037 publications in 6 languages and 53,687 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Television plays  Television adaptations  Television programs  Christian fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Claire Bloom
Richard III by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,799 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
The king's speech by Tom Hooper ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 2,665 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 divorceĢe 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
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,830 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
The spy who came in from the cold by Martin Ritt ( Visual )
55 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A burnt-out British spy defects to East Germany as a ruse to feed false information to the government
A doll's house by MGM/UA Home Video (Firm) ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 1,534 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. After she marries, Nora becomes frustrated, realizes that under the dominance of her husband she will never have an identity of her own, and leaves to find a new life for herself
Charly by Ralph Nelson ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,534 WorldCat member 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
Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,437 WorldCat member 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
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
46 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatization of Shakespeare's tragedy of two lovers
Clash of the Titans by Desmond Davis ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perseus goes on a quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda
Oedipus the King by Sophocles ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,250 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
The haunting by Robert Wise ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,245 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
Crimes and misdemeanors by Woody Allen ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,209 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 life & death of King John by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 1,068 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 )
29 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King Cymbeline's evil second queen tries to force Princess Imogen to marry her own son
Limelight by Charlie Chaplin ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 983 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
Alexander the Great by Robert Rossen ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epic story of the Greek hero and world-conquerer
What the deaf man heard ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and French and held by 756 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
The famous history of the life of King Henry the Eight by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of William Shakespeare's historical play, which tells of the intrigues during the first part of Henry's reign, his divorce from Katharine of Aragon, and marriage to Anne Bullen, who gives birth to a baby girl, Elizabeth
Martha Graham dance on film ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Night journey: Martha Graham's interpretation of the Oedipus legend, depicting the moment of Jocasta's death
Shadowlands by William Nicholson ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How real life really began for C.S. Lewis in a brief and painful chapter near the end of his life
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Alternative Names
Bloom, Clair
Bloom, Clair, 1931-
Bloom, Patricia Claire
Bloom, Patricia Claire, 1931-
Blume, Patricia Claire, 1931-
Blume, Patricia Claire 1931- Wirklicher Name