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Shrapnel, John

Overview
Works: 218 works in 542 publications in 4 languages and 17,599 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Action and adventure television programs  Television series  Made-for-TV movies  History  Television programs  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Shrapnel
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

40 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lear is an aging King who wants to retire by abdicating to his three daughters. However, in an act of petty ego stroking, he asks them who among them loves him most. While two daughters eagerly toady to him, his one loving daughter, Cordelia, refuses play along with this foolish charade. In a rage, Lear exiles her along with his one loyal aide who dares to stick up for her. This foolish move works to Lear's sorrow as his two remaining daughters cruelly and gradually strip him of his status and possessions until he is rendered an insane hermit attended only by his fool. All the while, the illegitimate son of another lord is plotting his own ambitions while contributing to this tragic tale of ego and familial cruelty
The duchess by Saul Dibb( Visual )

4 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 )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximus jest rzymskim generałem w czasach Marka Aureliusza (ok. roku 180) i dowodzi wyprawą przeciw Germanom. Wyprawa kończy się sukcesem. Cezar chce przekazać imperium Maximusowi po swojej śmierci, ale zazdrosny syn Marka Aureliusza, Kommodus, zabija ojca (co jest niezgodne z prawdą historyczną), zanim ktokolwiek mógłby się dowiedzieć o testamencie cezara. Kommodus ogłasza się nowym władcą i rozkazuje pretorianom zabić generała i jego rodzinę
K-19 the widowmaker by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widescreen. 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 )

41 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,155 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 )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 603 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 587 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
Midsomer murders by Caroline Graham( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. In this episode, as Midsomer Barton celebrates Oak Apple Week, the mother of a former festival queen drowns herself. But is it really suicide?
Krakatoa( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 386 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 307 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
Johann Sebastian Bach by Jeremy Siepmann( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 291 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 twenty children. For the last twenty-seven 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 twenty-five 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 secrets of the Dead Sea scrolls( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 286 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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 268 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
Cuba the forgotten island( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 259 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
C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 225 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
The Divine comedy [the Carlyle-Wicksteed translation] by Dante Alighieri( Recording )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 199 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 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burned-out young advertising executive experiences crisis when a mysterious giant pimple on his neck starts making career decisions for him
Inspector Morse by Colin Dexter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 180 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 170 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 britský herec

John Shrapnel brittisk skådespelare

Джон Шрапнел

Джон Шрэпнел

Ջոն Շրեպնել

جان شاراپنل بازیگر بریتانیایی

Languages
English (189)

French (4)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

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Oedipus the KingKrakatoaThe secrets of the Dead Sea scrollsThe Divine comedy [the Carlyle-Wicksteed translation]How to get ahead in advertisingDragons