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Shrapnel, John

Overview
Works: 276 works in 560 publications in 4 languages and 18,289 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  History  Made-for-TV movies  Film adaptations  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Epic films  Biographical films  Peplum films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Shrapnel
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play, King Lear, in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his two daughters. King Lear is generally held to be Shakespeare's greatest tragedy and it is certainly his most embittered. Written as Shakespeare himself was approaching the end of his career as a playwright, King Lear is a story of misplaced trust, of filial ingratitude, of envy and lust for power. But, most of all, it is permeated with a sense of the meaninglessness of any human endeavour in the face of divine indifference "As flies to wanton boys are we to gods; They kill us for their sport." Unlike the other tragedies, there is little sense of the ultimate triumph of good over evil at the end of the play
The duchess by Saul Dibb( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story it is, in its way, a horror story, this portrait of a dazzling young woman at the mercy of the misfortunes of love and the inequalities of the age in which she lived. Married off as an innocent 17-year-old to a much older man, his only interest in the match is her ability to produce a male heir. Installed within the gilded cage of marriage, she discovers he expresses more affection for his dogs than for her. When the first child is female, he takes a mistress and ignores her, until she finds true love--insisting on his lordly right to thwart her. Although she fights hard for her own piece of happiness, eventually, she has to make a choice many, many women will recognize
Gladiator by Ridley Scott( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge
K-19 : the widowmaker by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Vostrikov, a Russian naval officer has being given command of the Soviet Union's first nuclear submarine, K-19, at the height of the Cold War in 1961. The vessel's executive officer Captain Polenin asserts that the flagship is not yet ready for deployment. But, political pressure forces Vostrikov to sail his crew into the North Atlantic anyway, for a missile fire test that serves as a warning to the U.S. The test is a success, but a leak in the K-19's cooling system soon threatens the nuclear payload
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Visual )

45 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the transformation of a noble Athenian from a reckless spendthrift to a mad misanthrope
Antigone by Sophocles( Visual )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique adaptation of the play by Sophocles. Antigone defies King Creon's decree to bury her slain brother according to religious rituals and faces death for her actions
Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a truce between the Greeks and the Trojans, Troilus and Cressida vow eternal love, but Cressida's father has gone over to the Greeks and exchanges her for a Trojan prisoner. Diomedes takes Cressida in the Greek camp, and during a friendly feast between the Greeks and Trojans, Troilus discovers that Cressida has been unfaithful
Mirrors by Alexandre Aja( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempting to pick up the shattered pieces of his life, a disgraced former cop takes a routine job guarding the charred ruins of a once-famous department store. But the terrifying images he sees in the store's ornate mirrors will send him on a pulse-pounding mission to unravel the secrets of the building's past ... before they destroy his entire life
Elizabeth R by Glenda Jackson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I may not be a lion, but I am a lion's cub, and I have a lion's heart!" said Elizabeth I. Elizabeth I, known as the Virgin Queen, was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and reigned as Queen of England from 1558-1603. This mini-series dramatizes her life from her ascension to the throne at age 25 to her death forty-four years later. Elizabeth refused to ever marry, exploiting her status as a tool in foreign policy, and using courtship as diplomacy, a theme explored at some length in this depiction. The drama brings to life her brilliant advisors, including William Cecil and Francis Walsingham, and great sailors Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh. Delves into the life of the monarch who made England into a world power, and whose time on the throne is now remembered as the "Elizabethan Age."
Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. The killings at Badger's Drift: The death of an elderly woman and the persistence of her lifelong friend draw Barnaby into a case that reveals the sordid side of this quaint village. Written in blood: Investigating the brutal murder of a Midsomer Worthy writer, Barnaby discovers that the victim had been living a fictitious life. Death of a hollow man: In Causton, Barnaby and his family take part in an amateur theatrical production of Amadeus that provides an abundance of real-life drama. Faithful unto death: When the wife of a wealthy local businessman disappears, Barnaby finds that Fawcett Green harbors a complex web of financial and romantic entanglements. Death in disguise: Barnaby needs all his wits about him as he investigates a string of deaths at a local New Age commune
Johann Sebastian Bach by Jeremy Siepmann( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although now beloved and revered by millions as the greatest composer who ever lived, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was best known in his lifetime as an organist, and was eclipsed in fame as a composer by two of his 20 children. For the last 27 years of his life he was a schoolteacher and choir director whose duties extended to meal supervision and dormitory inspection. Yet throughout his career he composed a vast body of music, which is amongst the most joyful, dancing and enrapturing ever written. This portrait-in-sound includes many examples of the music that made him immortal
Krakatoa( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using dramatic re-enactment and voicover narration, this program recounts the 1883 volcanic eruption on the Indonesian Island of Krakatoa, which killed 36,000 people
King Arthur and medieval Britain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, the adventures of King Arthur and his fabled court of heroes, the Knights of the Round Table, have dominated the imagination of the western world. This special collection presents five original specials that will help separate fact from fiction
The secrets of the Dead Sea scrolls( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the Dead Sea scrolls, a combination of the oldest written version of the Bible and the rules of the Essene community. Talks about the discovery of the scrolls and about their restoration, and examines evidence that Qumran was the site of the Essene community
The body by Jonas McCord( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An archaeologist uncovers a crucified body in Jerusalem which dates back to the 1st century A.D.A priest arrives to try and help determine if the body is the remains of Christ, making a tenuous alliance with the archaeologist as they investigate the find that threatens the foundations of Western religion
C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joining the British Royal Navy at the outset of the Napoleonic Wars, the enterprising Horatio Hornblower rises quickly from raw recruit to seasoned sailor, charting a course from the West Indies to the coast of Africa in the name of the Crown. Along the way he encounters roiling sea battles, mutiny, plague, and love, but always proves himself equal to the task
Cuba : the forgotten island( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government archival footage, interviews, and music from local artists portray the various faces of Cuba: the history of mobsters and revolutionaries, the history of Cuba's rhythm and dance, and the pre-revolutionary days when celebrities partied on the island
The Divine comedy : [the Carlyle-Wicksteed translation] by Dante Alighieri( Recording )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante's vision, The divine comedy, has profoundly affected every generation since it first appeared in the early 14th century. The box set contains the trilogy of The Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise, plus a biography of Dante, A life of Dante, which puts the very personal nature of his poetry into perspective
How to get ahead in advertising by Bruce Robinson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British comedy takes on elements of the fantastic as it satirizes the advertisting industry
Death is now my neighbour( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Murder strikes in an Oxfordshire village at 17 Bloxham Drive. Exactly 24 hours later, while a policeman patrols outside, the resident at Number 15 is shot dead by the same gun. Investigators begin to unearth links between the neighbours of the modern estate. The murders also take Morse and Lewis into the hothouse atmosphere of the election for Master of Lonsdale College, over which the smooth and odious retiring master, Sir Clixby Bream, presides."--Container
 
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Alternative Names
John Shrapnel acteur britannique

John Shrapnel attore inglese

John SHRAPNEL britia aktoro

John Shrapnel britischer Theater- und Filmschauspieler

John Shrapnel britisk skodespelar

John Shrapnel britisk skuespiller

John Shrapnel Brits acteur

John Shrapnel britský herec

John Shrapnel brittisk skådespelare

Τζον Σράπνελ

Джон Шрапнел

Джон Шрэпнел

Ջոն Շրեպնել

ג'ון שרפנל

جان شاراپنل بازیگر بریتانیایی

ジョン・シュラプネル

Languages
English (187)

French (2)

German (1)

Spanish (1)

Covers
AntigoneKrakatoaThe secrets of the Dead Sea scrollsThe Divine comedy : [the Carlyle-Wicksteed translation]How to get ahead in advertising