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Bates, Alan 1934-2003

Overview
Works: 274 works in 1,112 publications in 9 languages and 28,113 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Television programs  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Folklore  Historical drama 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Other, Costume designer, Interviewee, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Alan Bates, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Alan Bates
Hamlet by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mel Gibson's richest and most regal screen role to date has been the title role in this dynamic version of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Franco Zeffirelli ..."--Container
Gosford Park by Robert Altman ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered
The sum of all fears by Tom Clancy ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CIA agent Jack Ryan finds himself in a race against time to stop terrorists who plan to ignite a war between the U.S. and Russia by detonating a nuclear bomb at the Super Bowl game
Zorba the Greek by Michael Cacoyannis ( Visual )
66 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young British writer moves to Crete to find himself by working in his father's mine, and hires the playful Zorba. He falls in love with a lovely young widow. When she responds to him the townsmen attack her
Far from the madding crowd by John Schlesinger ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bathsheba Everdene is a willful, passionate girl who is never satisfied with anything less than a man's complete and helpless adoration. She captures the lives and loves of three very different men. Gabriel Oak is a sheep farmer who is captivated by her beauty and proposes marriage. William Boldwood is an older, prosperous man who had been a confirmed bachelor. Sergeant Frank Troy is a handsome, but reckless swordsman who's given to sudden fits of violence
The mothman prophecies by Mark Pellington ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This story is based on events which occurred in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Distraught by the sudden, tragic death of his wife, a journalist finds himself mysteriously drawn to a small West Virginia town when his car inexplicably strands him. He soon learns that many of the town's residents have been beset by bizarre events, including sightings of an eerie "moth-like" entity, an entity similiar to the one seen by his late wife
Women in love by Ken Russell ( Visual )
54 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two sisters are wooed and won by two men. One settles down to a marriage on happy but uneasy terms; the other has an equally uneasy romance which ends in tragedy
Evelyn by Paul Pender ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that his is an untenable situation. The Catholic Church and the Irish courts decide to put the Doyle children into Church-run orphanages. Although a sympathetic judge assures Desmond that when his financial situation reverses, he will be able to get his children back; money is hard to come by. During that time, Evelyn and her brothers suffer the abuses of living in orphanages while Desmond struggles to secure finances. Now he must battle the courts to get his children back
Hard times by Charles Dickens ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Local MP and schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Louisa and Tom, in the utilitarian fashion, stressing reason and fact and dismissing imagination and emotion. Under his influence, Louisa grows cold while Tom turns to a secret life of drinking and gambling. To be nearer her brother, Louisa accepts an offer of marriage from his boss, the self-mad, self-important banker Josiah Bounderby, though she does not love him. But soon finds herself succumbing to the attentions of the lothario James Harthouse. All the while, Mrs. Sparsit, a former aristocrat who now works for Bounderby, obsessively watches as the drama unfolds, longing for Louisa's downfall
The rose by Mark Rydell ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bette Midler portrays a Janis Joplin-like rock star whose success is laced with so much booze, drugs and hard living [that] it eventually causes her downfall"--Container
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attempts to support her family and home that is the sole legacy from their late father. Masha finds relief from an empty marriage by being involved with a passionate young colonel. Irina wills herself to return the affections of an ardent suitor in the hope that he will whisk her off to the city. Sift through the debris of their shattered dreams on the eve of the social and political upheaval that will transform Russia forever
Georgy girl ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate
Arabian nights ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and German and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A legendary heroine, Scheherazade, saves her kingdom and her own life by seducing her husband with the fantastical tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba, and other larger-than-life heroes, warriors and djinns
The cherry orchard by Michael Cacoyannis ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and French and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madame Ranevskaya returns to her decaying estate in pre-Revolutionary Russia after an exile in Paris. The estate and its beloved cherry orchard are threatened by Ranevskaya's financial problems, and no one seems able to do anything about it
Simon Gray's Butley ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Butley, a professor at a London University, finds out that his wife wants a divorce, his boyfriend is leaving him and his untalented colleague is getting a book published all in one day
Le roi de coeur King of hearts by Philippe de Broca ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in French and English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Scottish soldier is assigned the task of disarming a bomb in a small French town at the close of World War I. The townspeople have deserted the town leaving behind the inmates of the local insane asylum who embrace the soldier as their king
In celebration by David Storey ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a tender and moving study of a family at breaking point, a story of love, repressed emotions and of ultimate redemption
Bertie & Elizabeth the story of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Wilby and Juliet Aubrey portray the reluctant royals who became king and queen of England when Edward VIII gave up the throne for the woman he loved
Nancy Mitford's Love in a cold climate ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on Nancy Mitford's beloved novel Love in a cold climate - partly thinly veiled memoir, part biting satire, and part fascinating window on a vanished way of life - this witty drama from the BBC follows the romantic adventures of three young women from aristocratic families
King of hearts Le roi de coeur ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in French and English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Scottish soldier is assigned the task of disarming a bomb in a small French town at the close of World War I. The townspeople have deserted the town leaving behind the inmates of the local insane asylum who embrace the soldier as their king
 
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Alternative Names
Bates, Alan
Bates, Alan Arthur.
Bates, Alan Arthur 1934-2003
Bates, Arthur, 1934-2003
Languages
English (310)
French (43)
German (34)
Spanish (17)
Japanese (3)
Multiple languages (3)
Danish (1)
Polish (1)
Hebrew (1)
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