Hordern, Michael 1911-1995
Most widely held works about Michael Hordern
Most widely held works by Michael Hordern
King Lear by Jonathan Miller ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,504 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters.
Romeo & Juliet ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,409 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives.
The tempest ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,374 libraries worldwide
Television adaption of Shakespeare's play revolving around an enchanted island, an exiled Duke, young lovers, and a framework of conspiracy.
Gandhi ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,281 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British.
The taming of the shrew ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,245 libraries worldwide
Petruchio is a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he meets Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. After the honeymoon, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that he has the most obedient wife. In reality, Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate.
All's well that ends well ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 976 libraries worldwide
William Shakespeare's comedy about Helena, the new wife of Count Bertram, who resorts to chicanery to win the respect and affection of her husband.
A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 862 libraries worldwide
A conniving slave attempts to help his master's son win the love of the girl-next-door.
Middlemarch ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
Based on George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch is set in early nineteenth century England and charts the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the town as it divides its population into two opposing factions: the conservatives and the liberals.
Cleopatra ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
The epic saga of legendary Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and her attempt to stabilize her power and gain control of the Roman Empire. When Caesar visits Egypt, Cleopatra gains control by ousting her brother with his help. She marries Caesar, and bears him the son fate had previously denied him. Joining him in Rome--to ensure that the boy takes his rightful place after his father--her plans are thwarted when Caesar is assassinated and she must flee. Years later Marc Antony, proconsul of the eastern half of the empire, seeks an alliance with Egypt to impede Octavian's quest to become Emperor. Cleopatra and Antony become lovers and form a military alliance, but are forced to retreat after losing a major naval battle at Actium. Avoiding capture and disgrace, they take their own lives.
The wind in the willows ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
One spring, Mole decides to begin a series of adventures with his new friend, Rat. They go for a picnic on the riverbank and on an expedition with Toad. Toad decides his new car is more fun and his reckless driving makes Mole and Rat search out Badger for help. Toad gets away from them and gets a 20-year sentence for theft, reckless driving, and gross impertinence. Toad works his wiles on the jailer's daughter and manages to escape. Badger tries to guard Toad Hall from the Weasel and is badly beaten. This finally brings all four friends back together, as it requires a plan of attack to regain Toad Hall.
The Secret garden ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 658 libraries worldwide
After the sudden death of her parents, Mary Lennox is sent from their home in India to the English estate of a distant family friend. Sad and lonely, her only interest lies in a secret garden, abandoned after a tragic accident occurred there. With the help of Dickon, an engaging local boy, and Colin, her guardian's invalid son, Mary's spirit is gradually reawakened as they bring the garden back to life. Together, they transform the barren earth into a world of splendor, discovering its magic, unlocking its mysteries ... and revealing the secret of happiness to them all.
Alexander the Great ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
The story of Alexander the Great, Greek hero and world-conqueror. Alexander is a man torn by conflict between his teacher, Aristotle, his warrior father and his own ambition.
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
A Cockney flower girl is transformed into a charming woman of the world by a professor of phonetics.
Lady Jane ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 463 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, stold 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.
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 397 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's first surviving tragedy, and the most popular in his day.
Sink the Bismarck ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
The Bismarck was the fabled German battleship of World War II. Traces the "life" of the Bismarck from its launching (courtesy of newsreel footage) through its many battles and narrow escapes, concluding with its far-from-inevitable sinking in the Spring of 1941. The story concentrates on the human element, specifically a British intelligence captain, who has lost his family in the London blitz and thus has a personal reason for seeing the Bismarck blasted from the sea. The captain's tireless efforts are abetted by the love and support of a female naval officer.
Fall of eagles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
In the 19th century, the major European powers had gone to great lengths to maintain a balance of power throughout Europe, resulting by 1900 in a complex network of political and military alliances throughout the continent. Beginning in 1815, the Holy Alliance between Prussia, Russia, and Austria formalized what had been a strictly familial support network. The House of Habsburg, the House of Hohenzollern, and the House of Romanov had long intermarried, resulting in an incredibly tangled web of relationships, a number of which led back to Queen Victoria of England. These three families influenced the political landscape of Europe, and their personal struggles, tragedies and decisions within these relationships affected Europe to a greater degree than they ever imagined. This miniseries focuses on the leading personalities of these three privileged families, and how they influenced the events that led to WWI.
The wind in the willows. The complete first series ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
All 13 episodes of the further adventures of Toad and company deliver timeless pleasures with the magic and splendor of Kenneth Grahame's classic book.
The Lord of the rings. Part 2, Two towers by J. R. R Tolkien ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the second book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly-recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm (who plays Frodo in this and Bilbo in the feature films).
The Mackintosh man ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Joseph Rearden is British Intelligence's man on the inside. It's his job to become what he isn't-- even a thief and convict-- to convince the group he infiltrates that he's one of them. And it's his job to get through it all alive.
Audiobooks Badgers Biographical films Comedy films Comedy films Drama England English drama (Comedy) Epic films Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Gandhi,--Mahatma,--1869-1948 Great Britain Historical films History India Italy--Padua Juliet (Fictitious character) Juvenile works Kings and rulers Lear, King (Legendary character) Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Moles (Animals) Musical films Nationalists Political science Queens Rats Rome Romeo (Fictitious character) Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Slaves Statesmen Television adaptations Television adaptations Television mini-series Television plays Television programs Toad of Toad Hall (Fictitious character) Toads Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wagers
Horden, Michael, 1911-1995
Hordern, Michael Murray, 1911-1995
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