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Bloom, Claire 1931-

Works: 681 works in 2,200 publications in 8 languages and 53,935 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Television plays  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Spy films  Biographical films  Christian fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Interviewee, Director, rea, Other, per, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Claire Bloom
The king's speech by Tom Hooper( Visual )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,894 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 )

50 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,717 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
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Visual )

52 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,785 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 4 languages and held by 1,588 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 )

29 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora, the "model wife," commits forgery and risks destruction in order to save her husband. But after he rejects her, she leaves her husband and children to begin a new life
Charly by Ralph Nelson( Visual )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,478 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 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,459 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
Clash of the titans by Desmond Davis( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perseus goes on a quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Recording )

57 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Shakespeare's tragedy of two lovers
The haunting by Robert Wise( Visual )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,281 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 )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,228 WorldCat member 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 by Sophocles( Visual )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,215 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. It is the first in the trilogy of tragedies know as the Theban plays
Limelight by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

45 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,095 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
The life & death of King John by William Shakespeare( Visual )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 1,046 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 )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,002 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
Alexander the Great by Robert Rossen( Visual )

21 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in English and held by 854 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 )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 734 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 2012 in English and held by 722 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 700 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
Shadowlands( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 625 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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Brideshead revisited
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Brideshead revisitedClash of the titansRomeo and JulietThe hauntingOedipus the KingLimelightAlexander the GreatWhat the deaf man heardShadowlands