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Hackett, Michael 1950-

Works: 20 works in 103 publications in 3 languages and 1,519 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Radio plays  Radio adaptations  Fiction  Audio adaptations  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Director, Editor, Adapter, Producer
Classifications: PR5818, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Hackett
An ideal husband : a comedy by Oscar Wilde( Recording )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde explores the plight of a promising young politician's desperate attempt to hide a secret
The importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 19th century England, two roguish bachelors unwittingly use the same pseudonym for their romantic activities
Blithe spirit by Noel Coward( Recording )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic comedy is set in the charming country home of Charles Condomine, a remarried widower. A witty and convivial evening party is transformed when a seance conjures the ghost of Elvira, Charles' first wife and she delights in wreaking havoc among the living."--Container
The Adjustment Bureau by Philip K Dick( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future fate has planned for him and realises he wants something else. On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate politician David Norris meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realises he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart."--Back cover
Lady Windermere's fan by Oscar Wilde( Recording )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A lord, his wife, her admirer and an infamous blackmailer converge in the irreverent satire that launched Wilde's succession of classic social comedies. This delicious comic feast serves up a scandal about good girls, bad husbands and hilarious hypocrisy-- utterly contemporary and divinely funny"--Container
The man who had all the luck by Arthur Miller( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Beeves, a Midwesterner whose good fortune in love and business contracts his smalltown's struggle for the American Dream. When will his luck run out and at what price?
Design for living by Noel Coward( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a drama about a trio of neurotic, but intensely artistic characters, Gilda, Otto and Leo
Five comedies by Carlo Goldoni( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first and most important Italian playwrights to move away from the commedia dell’arte tradition of improvisation, Carlo Goldoni (1707–1793) wrote more naturalistic “comedies of character” that featured the dialect and situations of everyday life in Venice.Five Comedies collects a selection of Goldoni’s finest plays, annotated and translated into English: The New House, The Coffee House, and “The Holiday Trilogy” (Off to the Country, Adventures in the Country, and Back from the Country). Editor Michael Hackett provides an introduction to Goldoni and his performance tradition for directors, actors, and designers, revealing the masterful construction of Goldoni’s plays, while an afterword by Cesare de Michelis carefully reconstructs the playwright’s life and times
Salomé by Oscar Wilde( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dark tale of hubris, lust, and self-destruction ... as told by a man who famously fell prey to those same impulses in his own life. Oscar Wilde wrote his original interpretation of the Biblical story of Salom¿̐ư in French, and the play was so controversial that no theatre in England would produce it for nearly four decades. Includes a conversation with director Michael Hackett and Wilde scholar David Rodes
Lucy by Damien Atkins( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy, a thirteen-year-old autistic girl, has never really known her mother. However, when Lucy's father plans to remarry and jumpstart his life and her mother shows up out-of-the-blue, Lucy's life is adversely affected
Testing applications on the Web : test planning for Internet-based systems by Hung Quoc Nguyen( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

* Includes updates to material on testing Web applications. * Contains new coverage of testing for wireless applications. * From the coauthor of the bestselling testing book of all time. * Each test type is backed up with a testing example and error examples
A woman of no importance by Oscar Wilde( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the?best? houses while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating comedy, Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society's narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rosalind Ayres, Jane Carr, Peter Dennis, Judy Geeson, Paul Gutrecht, Martin Jarvis, Cherie Lunghi, Robert Machray, Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis and Jim Norton
The Oscar Wilde collection by Oscar Wilde( Recording )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four classic comedies from one of the greatest playwrights in Western literature: The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan, An Ideal Husband, and A Woman of No Importance. Plus a masterful dramatization of Wilde's chilling novel, The Picture of Dorian Grey. Starring James Marsters, Jacqueline Bisset, Alfred Molina, Eric Stoltz, Roger Rees, and many more
The Voysey inheritance : a drama by Harley Granville-Barker( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prosperous Edwardian family is torn apart when young Edward Voysey discovers that his family's wealth was obtained through three generations of deceit and theft. A captivating study of turn-of-the-century morals
The school for scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Recording )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beware the gossips! Lady Sneerwell and her hireling Snake are certainly up to no good in this timeless send-up of hypocritical manners. Thanks to their scandal-mongering, the comely Lady Teazle must fend off the slanderous barbs that have caught the ear of her elderly husband-as well as every other gossip in London! What follows is a torrent of mistaken identities and sex-crazed scheming in which the upper classes have never looked so low class
The importance of being earnest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape his dull country routine, Jack Worthing creates a fictitious brother named Ernest who lives in London, but Jack finds the lie backfiring when he falls in love
Robert Wilson's King Lear : a work in progress [evening performance]( Visual )

5 editions published in 1985 in Multiple languages and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Footage from the workshop King Lear: a work in progress, with Robert Wilson, UCLA Extension's Distinguished Artist in Residence. The two week workshop led up to the performance of the work from May-19, 1985. Footage includes audition process, interviews, and backstage footage. Recording concludes with introduction to performance. Includes timecode
Paycheck by John Woo( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennings is the best reverse-engineer in the business. He is hired by his friend Rethrick to do a special job, with the promise of a multi-million dollar paycheck when successfully completed. When he is finished, all memory of what he had been working on is ereased from his mind. That's when his problem really start to begin. He is hunted by the FBI for something he has no recollection of doing and has little time to work it out. Before his memory wipe, he sent himself 19 seemingly unconnected objects, to allow him to put the puzzle together and discover just what has gone on and what he has done
Blithe spirit by Noel Coward( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chaos abounds when a seance summons up the ghost of remarried widower Charles Condomine's first wife
A Woman of no importance by Oscar Wilde( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play opens with a party on a terrace in Lady Hunstanton's estate. The upper class guests exchange social gossip and small talk. Lady Caroline Pontrefact patronizes an American visitor, Hester Worsley, and proceeds to give her own opinion on everyone in the room and her surrounding life. Lady Caroline also denounces Hester's enthusiasm for Gerald Arbuthnot until Gerald himself enters to proclaim that Lord Illingworth, a powerful, flirtatious male political figure intends to take him under his wing as secretary
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