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Nunn, Trevor

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Most widely held works by Trevor Nunn
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

64 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1979 videotaped version of Trevor Nunn's Royal Shakespeare Company of Macbeth in which Lady Macbeth, after a trio of witches prophesy Macbeth's ascension to the throne, pushes her husband into a murderous spree. But once crowned king of Scotland, Macbeth sees ghastly visions, fueled by guilt and a new prophecy, that ensure his ultimate downfall
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

79 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shipwrecked on an unfriendly Illyrian shore, Viola, believing her twin brother is dead, disguises herself in male attire and joins the retinue of the lovesick Duke Orsino
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Visual )

61 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production of the Gershwins' classic musical drama Porgy and Bess, which portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. The television production was shot using the recording made of the 1989 production for its soundtrack
On directing Shakespeare : interviews with contemporary directors by Ralph Berry( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and German and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For producers and directors planning a production, several questions inevitably arise: Which play is appropriate for the contemporary audience? Should the text and setting be altered? Twelve leading contemporary directors answer these questions in interviews in this book and shed light on what Shakespeare means to them and to their audiences. Originally published in 1977
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cornelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. Goneril and Regan's true colors emerge as they unleash a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty
Oklahoma! by Hugh Jackman( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurie, an Oklahoma farm gal is courted by boisterous cowboy Curley and by menacing, obsessive farm hand Jud Frye. Fearing that Jud will do something terrible to Curley, Laurie accepts Jud's invitation to the box social. But Curley rescues Laurie from Jud's unwanted advances, and wins her hand. On the eve of their wedding, Laurie and Curley are menaced by Jud. During a fight with Curley, Jud falls on his own knife and is killed. The local deputy insists that Curley be arrested, but he is outvoted by Curley's friends, and the newlyweds are permitted to ride off on their honeymoon
Shakespeare uncovered : the stories behind the Bard's greatest plays( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passion of their celebrated hosts (Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson, and David Tennant) to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays
Lady Jane( Visual )

47 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1553, England's idle rich were anything but idle. With the blessing of the royal family, they plundered the riches of the church, stold the finest farmlands, and generally took all the best things the country had to offer. A cousin to the infamous Henry VIII, Lady Jane Grey disapproved of the way her fellow nobles behaved, and disagreed with their religious beliefs. But as a sheltered 16-year-old, there wasn't much she could do about it. Then, through a strange turn of events, Lady Jane Grey was crowned Queen Jane, ruler of all England. Based on the true story of the girl who found herself Queen of England for nine days at age 16"--Container
Cats : complete original Broadway cast recording : based on Old Possum's book of practical cats by T.S. Eliot by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Recording )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the show that launched the blockbuster musical movement and played 18 years on Broadway. The unsurpassed original Broadway cast recording features the sensational Betty Buckley and her unforgettable rendition of the hit Memory
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towering screen and stage legend Ian McKellan (The Lord of the Rings, X-Men) stars in this ferocious, deeply human and timeless production of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy from legendary director Trevor Nunn (Les Miserables) and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Noble Moroccan Othello finds his life with beautiful, fiercely loyal Desdemona thrown tragically out of balance when secretly jealous, scheming confidante Iago begins an insidious campaign of lies and treachery. Featuring a gracious and dignified performance from celebrated operatic bass Willard White and a superb Imogen Stubbs as the tragic couple, this award-winning presentation is one of the controversial tale's most acclaimed and powerful interpretations to date. - Container
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by Michael Radford( Visual )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shylock loans money to a man he despises, the merchant Antonio, only if a pound of Antonio's flesh will be due, in a court of law, upon default. Antonio borrows the money so that his friend Bessanio can travel to woo the woman he loves, Portia, whose freedom to marry is bound up in a fairy-tale decree of her father's
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of the play by William Shakespeare
Tempest with Trevor Nunn : Shakespeare Uncovered( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hell is empty and all the devils are here. Trevor Nunn, acclaimed director of 30 of Shakespeare's 37 plays, takes you through the otherworldly and supernatural in The Tempest. Shakespeare's last play, The Tempest, is considered his farewell: to stage and, maybe, to life. Nunn explores the biographical nature of the text, which is at times comic and other times tragic, and its connection to the playwright's own troubled history. He also explores the stagecraft: the fact that The Tempest is a play of special effects, apparitions and magic. Interviews include: Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams, Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren and acclaimed film and theater director Julie Taymor, who recently directed a film adaptation that features Mirren in which the lead role was recast as a female named Prospera
Speaking Shakespearean verse by John Barton( Visual )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company discuss approaches to the problem of speaking verse in drama and demonstrate how the RSC works on a text in rehearsal. Taking part are actors Ian McKellen, Alan Howard, Jane Lapotaire, Michael Pennington, David Suchet, and Patrick Stewart, working with artistic directors Trevor Nunn, John Barton, and Terry Hands"--Website
Les misérables by Victor Hugo( Recording )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical set in the period of the French Revolution of 1832
Preparing to perform Shakespeare( Visual )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company present a workshop before a television studio audience to demonstrate how they rehearse and learn to perform Shakespeare's plays. In this masterclass on Shakespeare, director John Barton works on a scene from Troilus and Cressida ; Ian McKellen describes the thoughts and ideas that run through an actor's mind as he prepares fro a major soliloquy ; Patrick Stewart contrasts two different performances of Enobarbus' speech from Anthony and Cleopatra
Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Visual )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and German and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jellicle Cats gather in their junkyard, preparing for the Jellicle Ball, for this is the night when patriarch Old Deuteronomy will choose a cat to be reborn into a new life on the Heavyside Layer. There are stories, songs, and dances from Victoria the White Cat, Munkustrap, Rum Tum Tugger, Grizabella, Jemima, Gus the Theatre Cat, Jellylorum, Skimbleshanks, Macavity, Demeter and Bombalurina, Demeter, Alonzo, Mr. Mistoffelees, and others. The songs explain how Cats are named, whom they fight, how they work and play, entertain, and how they love and why
Ralph Koltai : designer for the stage by Ralph Koltai( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cats : selections from the original Broadway cast recording by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Recording )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hedda by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frustrated by the pointlessness of her middle class, married life, the strong-willed Hedda realizes her only satisfaction comes from manipulating others. Casting an insidious net of influence over both her passive husband and a volatile former lover, Hedda is soon overwhelmed by her own cynical schemes as they spiral out of control--with tragic results
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
King Lear
Ralph Koltai : designer for the stage
Alternative Names
Nunn, Trevor Robert

Nunn, Trevor Robert 1940-

Trevor Nunn

Trevor Nunn britischer Theater- und Filmregisseur

Trevor Nunn British theatre, film and television director

Trevor Nunn Brits theaterregisseur

Trevor Nunn regista inglese

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