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Nunn, Trevor

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Most widely held works by Trevor Nunn
Twelfth night, or, What you will( Visual )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,440 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 )

36 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gershwins' musical masterpiece Porgy and Bess is one of America's greatest works. This production was adapted for the screen by Trevor Nunn and Yves Baigneres. It was directed by Trevor Nunn and is based on his highly successful staging of the original Glyndebourne Festival Opera production in 1986/87, which was remounted at Covent Garden in the autumn of 1992 with most of the original cast. Immediately after that performance the production was moved to the giant stage at Shepperton Studios, with much expanded sets and lighting. It was then recorded using EMI's original award-winning soundtrack. First performed in 1935, and based on the play "Porgy" by DuBose and Dorothy K. Heyward, Porgy and Bess has achieved worldwide renown through such memorable songs as "Summertime", "It ain't necessarily so", "I got plenty o' nuttin", "O Lawd, I'm on my way" and many more, set to Gershwin's moving symphonic score. - Container
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 1,369 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,153 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. As the scheme unfolds, Goneril and Regan's true colours emerge, uncovering a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty. Beginning to doubt the very benevolence he wished to judge, Lear finds only betrayal awaiting his estimation. When he is tricked into making a devastating error, events spiral into madness and misdeeds that bring the realm to its knees"--Container
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 1,128 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
Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 980 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 969 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
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

57 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth designed especially for television
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 627 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
Lady Jane( Visual )

42 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 581 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, stole 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
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 549 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 )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of the play by William Shakespeare
Speaking Shakespearean verse by Trevor Nunn( Visual )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 433 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
Preparing to perform Shakespeare( Visual )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 382 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
Twelfth night by Trevor Nunn( Visual )

68 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of troublesome twins who win the heart of an entire kingdom
Tempest with Trevor Nunn : Shakespeare Uncovered( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 254 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
Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Visual )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and German and held by 252 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
Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Recording )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The longest-running musical in the history of West End and Broadway Theatre now on video
Les misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg( Recording )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical set in the period of the French Revolution of 1832
Ralph Koltai : designer for the stage by Ralph Koltai( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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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