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Shrapnel, John

Works: 235 works in 510 publications in 2 languages and 15,918 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  History  Television plays  Biography  Documentary television programs  Poetry 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Shrapnel
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
The duchess by Saul Dibb( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,676 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
K-19 the widowmaker by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,398 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 )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of the three plays of the Oedipus saga, Antigone is perhaps the most easily accessible of all the great classical tragedies, its theme clear and up-to-date: the conflict between moral and political law. Now the tale of Oedipus and his family comes to its end--he, his wife Jocasta, and his sons all dead; at the last, his daughter--who stood by her father--is also destroyed
Elizabeth R by Glenda Jackson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 607 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."
Mirrors by Alexandre Aja( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 594 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
Krakatoa( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using dramatic re-enactment and voice-over narration, this program recounts the 1883 volcanic eruption on the Indonesian Island of Krakatoa, which killed 36,000 people
Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries
King Arthur and medieval Britain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 308 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 )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 284 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
Johann Sebastian Bach by Jeremy Siepmann( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 268 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.With compelling narration by Jeremy Siepmann, character portrayals by acclaimed actors, and the interpolation of over 25 substantial musical extracts reflecting the development of one of music's most enduringly awe-inspiring composers, we are transported back three centuries straight into the life of Johann Sebastian Bach. This innovative sense of immediacy is at the heart of this comprehensive audio-biography, depicting the life of a composer whose music is universally admired
The body by Jonas McCord( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and German and held by 266 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 227 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
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 226 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
Cuba the forgotten island( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 210 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 )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 203 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 )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 186 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 186 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
Dragons( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enter the kingdom of the dragon. Follow St. George into the dragon's lair. Travel to Egypt and the Far East to discover how dragons mean different things to the world's cultures
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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 britsk herec

John Shrapnel brittisk skdespelare

Джон Шрапнел

جان شاراپنل بازیگر بریتانیایی

English (156)

German (1)

The secrets of the Dead Sea scrollsOedipus the KingThe Divine comedy [the Carlyle-Wicksteed translation]How to get ahead in advertisingDragons