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Eyre, Richard 1943-

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Most widely held works by Richard Eyre
Atonement by Joe Wright( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. He hopes that Cecilia has comparable feelings. All it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony - who has a crush on Robbie - is compelled to interfere. She goes so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but, ultimately, he is arrested. Briony bears false witness and the course of three lives is changed forever. As Briony grow older, she continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love
Notes on a Scandal by Richard Eyre( Visual )

45 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara is a cynical schoolteacher who is close to retirement. Her only means of taking the edge off her desperate loneliness is writing in her journal. Sheba is a younger, attractive woman, who joins the faculty as an art teacher. Barbara watches her from afar and has nothing but caustic things to say in her diary. Barbara finds herself reaching out to Sheba. Sheba responds by inviting her to dinner at her house to meet Sheba's lecturer husband and their two children. Later, when Barbara discovers that Sheba is having a sexual relationship with a 15-year old student, Barbara realizes that knowledge of this secret gives her power over Sheba which she can use for her own purposes. Sheba becomes uneasy with Barbara's friendship. The tenuous relationship between the two women reaches a crisis point when Barbara's cat is dying and she asks Sheba to go with her to the vet. Sheba chooses to go with her family to see their son in a play instead. In revenge, Barbara sets in motion the scandal that will rock both their lives in ways they never imagined
Iris by Richard Eyre( Visual )

88 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from the memoirs of literary critic John Bayley, the film recounts his courtship of and long marriage to British novelist Iris Murdoch. The scenario tacks back and forth from the young Iris--ready to seduce one and all with her coy command of words and sex appeal--to the elder Iris--slowly giving way to the cruel erasure of Alzheimer's
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

42 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1930's Britain, in the wake of a bloody civil war, the younger brother of the new King sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the throne for himself. Updated version of Shakespeare's tale
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lear, King of Britain, has three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Intending to divide his kingdom among his daughters according to their affection for him, he asks them to say which loves him most. Goneril and Regan profess their extreme affection, and each receives one-third of the kingdom. Cordelia, disgusted with their hollow flattery, says she loves him according to her duty, no more or less. Infuriated with this reply, Lear divides her portion between Goneril and Regan. Eventually, the two daughters reveal their true heartlessness and a tragic chain of events are set into motion"--Container
Beckett on film by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

19 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The comprehensive cinematic interpretation of Beckett's plays."--Emboîtage
Changing stages : a view of British and American theatre in the twentieth century by Richard Eyre( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour of the British and American stage covers the gamut, from "Pygmalion" to "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and "Copenhagen," in an illustrated volume that cronicles the history of the twentieth-century theater on both sides of the Atlantic
The hollow crown by Simon Russell Beale( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry IV, Pt 2. Northumberland (Alun Armstrong) is told of the death of his son Hotspur in service of the King (Jeremy Irons). The Lord Chief Justice (Geoffrey Palmer) attempts to separate Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) from the Prince Hal (Tom Hoddleston). The rebels continue to plot against the crown but their forces are outwitted. This brings comfort to the dying King, who is finally reconciled with his son. Falstaff rushes to Hal's coronation with the expectation of high office
Stage beauty by Richard Eyre( Visual )

50 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to the 17th century stage, where Ned Kynaston's performance of Desdemona in Shakespeare's 'Othello' brings the house down nightly. Ned is the "most beautiful woman on the London stage". That is, until the King renounces the royal edict that only men can play women on stage. Enter Maria, Ned's seemingly loyal dresser, who becomes an instant star, leaving Ned to suppress his ardent feminine traits and make a man of himself
The other man by Richard Eyre( Visual )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspecting Lisa, his wife, of adultery, Peter tries to figure out why his wife had disappeared. When Lisa found out that she has cancer, she decides to leave him clues so that he could discover the affair and the secret life she had been leading and that he never knew existed. Peter sets out to track down the other man in her life
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

49 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's best-loved work is performed by a star cast in a revival of Richard Eyre's highly acclaimed 1994 production. Alfredo and the courtesan Violetta fall passionately in love. But Violetta is seriously ill and Alfredo's father disapproves of their relationship -- can their love overcome such obstacles? Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Ronald Harwood's The dresser( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One fateful night in a small English regional theatre during World War II, a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeare's "King Lear." Bombs are falling, sirens are wailing, the curtain is up in an hour but the actor/manager Sir (Anthony Hopkins) who is playing Lear is nowhere to be seen. His dresser Norman (Ian McKellen) must scramble to keep the production alive but will Sir turn up in time? And if he does, will he be able to perform that night?
The Anton Chekhov collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays by Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

11 editions published in 2010 in 4 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Eyre's stunning new production of Bizet's opera was the talk of the town when it was unveiled on New Year's Eve 2009. Elīna Garanča leads the cast as the iconic gypsy of the title--a woman desired by every man but determined to remain true to herself. Roberto Alagna is Don José, the soldier who falls under her spell and sacrifices everything for her love, only to be cast aside when the toreador Escamillo (Teddy Tahu Rhodes) piques Carmen's interest. With dances created by star choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and conducted by rising maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, this Carmen brings every aspect of Bizet's tale to thrilling life, from its lighthearted beginning to its inevitably tragic climax
Henry IV( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 2: The increasingly frail King Henry staves off insurrection following the battle of Shrewsbury and the rise of his son, Prince Hal, who will ascend to the throne as Henry V
The Judi Dench collection( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking to a stranger: A grown-up brother and sister go home to visit their elderly parents, but a series of emotional developments lead to shocking resolutions. Consists of four episodes, telling the same events from each major character's point of view
Talking theatre : interviews with theatre people by Richard Eyre( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after he left the directorship of the National Theatre, Richard Eyre embarked on a series of interviews with people who had played a significant part in making and influencing the theatre of the second half of the twentieth century. Forty of these interviews-threaded through with Eyre's own commentary-are published in this new paperback edition. Containing a fascinating collection of interviews with some of the finest and most prolific theatre practitioners of the last epoch. With unrivalled access, Eyre has allowed us to eavesdrop on the stories behind many of the most important productions and performances in the theatre of recent times
Harold Pinter : a celebration( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of pieces specially written by friends and professional colleagues to celebrate the 70th birthday of Harold Pinter on 10 October 2000. Contributors include Douglas Hodge, Penelope Wilton, Janet Whitaker and Henry Woolf
Maggie Smith at the BBC( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merchant of Venice: Shakespeare's comedy in which a young merchant attempts to extricate himself from an onerous contract with a vicious shylock
Utopia and other places by Richard Eyre( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Eyre, Richard Charles Hastings.

Eyre, Richard Charles Hastings 1943-

Richard Eyre britischer Theater- und Filmregisseur, Schriftsteller

Richard Eyre Brits toneelregisseur

Richard Eyre director cinematográfico británico

Richard Eyre réalisateur britannique

Richard Eyre regista britannico

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King LearChanging stages : a view of British and American theatre in the twentieth centuryThe Judi Dench collectionTalking theatre : interviews with theatre peopleHarold Pinter : a celebrationUtopia and other placesUtopia and other places