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Hordern, Michael 1911-1995

Works: 500 works in 1,123 publications in 3 languages and 28,454 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Television plays  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Television programs  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Singer, Costume designer, Creator, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Michael Hordern
King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
54 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 1,812 WorldCat member 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
The tempest by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
65 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Television adaption of Shakespeare's play revolving around an enchanted island, an exiled Duke, young lovers, and a framework of conspiracy
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beginning with Gandhi's tragic assassination at the hands of a Hindu radical and spiraling back to his life as a young attorney, the film leads us through the critical moments that eventually fashioned young Gandhi into the non-violent pillar of strength he later becomes -- with an indomitable resolve which led to India's independence from Great Britain
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member 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
The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member 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
A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum by Stephen Sondheim ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A conniving slave attempts to help his master's son win the love of the girl-next-door
Middlemarch by George Eliot ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member 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 by Joseph L Mankiewicz ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member 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
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classic Dickens story about a bitter old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who's given a chance for redemption when three ghosts come to visit him on Christmas Eve
Alexander the Great by Robert Rossen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member 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
Lady Jane by Trevor Nunn ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 511 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 secret garden by Agnieszka Holland ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member 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
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Cockney flower girl is transformed into a charming woman of the world by a professor of phonetics
Barry Lyndon by Stanley Kubrick ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and French and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gentlemanly rogue travels the battlefields and parlors of 18th century Europe determined to make for himself the life of a nobleman through seduction, gambling and dueling in this methodical film showing the rhythm and life of the period
Sink the Bismarck! by Lewis Gilbert ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bismarck was the fabled German battleship of World War II. This film 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 a British intelligence captain, who has lost his family in the London blitz and thus has a personal reason for seeing the Bismarck destroyed. The captain's tireless efforts are abetted by the love and support of a female naval officer. The climactic sinking is deftly assembled from stock footage and newly shot scenes of expertly delineated scale models
Fall of eagles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member 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
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
23 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's first surviving tragedy, and the most popular in his day
The wind in the willows ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member 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
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.00 for Peter Finc ... to 0.33 for All's well ...)
Alternative Names
Horden, Michael 1911-1995
Hordern, Michael Murray