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Bloom, Claire 1931-

Works: 653 works in 2,093 publications in 6 languages and 53,694 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Television plays  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television programs  History  Christian fiction  Radio programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Claire Bloom
Richard III by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,741 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 ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,709 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 )
49 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,825 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 John Le Carré ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,579 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 Henrik Ibsen ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 1,528 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 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
Charly by Ralph Nelson ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,513 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 1,428 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 and Juliet by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
52 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatization of Shakespeare's tragedy of two lovers
Clash of the titans by Desmond Davis ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perseus goes on a quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda
The haunting by Robert Wise ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,257 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
Oedipus the King by Sophocles ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,239 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
Crimes and misdemeanors by Woody Allen ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Weaving together several different stories, Woody Allen's film is about people's lives, loves, perceptions and ideals. It takes a bold look at some of the toughest questions surrounding human nature, and does it with a warm and generous perspective
The life & death of King John by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Shakespeare's play King John
Cymbeline by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,008 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
Limelight by Charlie Chaplin ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 976 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 849 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
What the deaf man heard ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 738 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 730 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 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Night journey: Martha Graham's interpretation of the Oedipus legend, depicting the moment of Jocasta's death
Shadowlands ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member 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."
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Alternative Names
Bloom, Clair
Bloom, Clair 1931-...
Bloom, Patricia Claire
Bloom, Patricia Claire, 1931-
Blume, Patricia Claire 1931-