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Hawthorne, Denys

Works: 38 works in 83 publications in 1 language and 1,414 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Internet videos  Educational films  Biography  History  Biographical films  Fiction  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor, Commentator
Classifications: PR2823, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Denys Hawthorne
Kandinsky : a film by André S Labarthe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paintings at a major retrospective at the Paris Centre Pompidou highlight the work of Kandinsky, who painted the first totally abstract painting
William Shakespeare's Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Recording )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth's ambition unleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth kills King Duncan and assumes his throne. Macbeth plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the crown on his head. While his wife crumbles away in guilt and madness, Macbeth fights to prevent the rest of the prophecy from coming true
Oscar Wilde : Spendthrift of Genius by Richard Ellmann( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary explores the life and works of Oscar Wilde. Includes early photos and an archival recording of Wilde reading his poetry
The life and works of W.B. Yeats by W. B Yeats( Recording )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Butler Yeats remains one of the most popular poets of the 20th century. The Lake Isle of Inisfree, He wishes for the cloths of heaven, Down by the Salley Gardens, The secret rose - these are just a few of the poems that made William Butler Yeats an international figure. Born in Dublin in 1865, Yeats drew strength from the Irish tradition, as can be seen in this special audiobook, which presents the most important poems in the context of his life and ambitions. His poetic urgency was fueled by an active and varied life, as he gained his inspiration from the men and women he knew, classical sources and contemporary politics
Music in time( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to music in the Western World. Covers music from Gregorian chant to the present
The Revolutionary( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Beethoven and his music. "Movements or extracts from the Third, Sixth, and Ninth Symphonies, Quartets Opus 18 and 135, Fidelio, the Appassionata are performed by the Los Angeles, Berlin, and Vienna Philharmonics under Giulini, von Karajan, and Böhm. Contents include excerpts from: Quartet Opus 18 No 1, Symphony No. 3, Fidelio, Symphony No 6, Quartet Opus 135, Symphony No 9"--Container
The life and work of Marcel Proust by Neville Jason( Recording )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in 1871, Marcel Proust was intent on becoming a writer from an early age. For much of his youth, Proust led the life of a man-about-town, frequenting fashionable Paris drawing rooms and literary salons, which would form the background of a number of his early stories and sketches. Remembrance of Things Past, the major French literary statement of the twentieth century, looks back at the old social order while noting the rise of a different way of life. It is extraordinary not only for its length, but for the remarkable observations of the aspirations, the foibles and the emotions of life. This new biography is written and read by Neville Jason who, through his recordings for Naxos AudioBooks, has become the voice of Proust for a generation
The Advent of Fashion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Music written for public performance in concert halls and theaters required composers to keep abreast of popular styles. Music of Handel, Couperin, Scarlatti, and Rameau ... Contents include excerpts from: Handel's Zadok the Priest, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Concerto for Organ in D Minor, Orlando, Messiah; Rameau's Nais; Couperin's Deuxième Ordre; Telemann's Sonata in E Minor; Scarlatti's Sonata in B-Flat Major; John Gay's The Beggar's Opera."--Container
The Seasons and the Symphony( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program covers Vivaldi's musical celebration of the seasons and the Italian countryside; Gluck's transformation of opera into a dramatic as well as a musical experience; new ideas for symphonic composition at Mannheim; and Haydn, father of the symphony. Performers include the Bach Orchestra and Choir of St. Paul's, Academy of Ancient Music, Takacs Quartet, Mannheim Orchestra. Contents include excerpts from: Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico, The Four Seasons; Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice; J.C. Bach's Overture No. 2; Stamitz's Symphony in D Major; Haydn's String Quartet Op. 77, Piano Trio, Symphony No. 100 ('The Military'), Lord Nelson Mass, "Emperor" Quartet, "Farewell" Symphony
Nationalism and revolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Performances include Berlioz' Requiem, conducted by Leonard Bernstein; Wagner's Meistersinger with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Verdi's Requiem with the La Scala Opera Company. Contents include excerpts from: Berlioz' Requiem; Liszt's Légend, Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Themes; Verdi's "Va pensiero" from Nabucco, "Celeste Aida" and other Aida excerpts, Requiem; Wagner's Tannhäuser, Siegfried Idyll, Prelude to Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger."--Container
War and peace( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Galway discusses the music of the time period between the two World Wars, including the influence of technology, mass media, experimentation with musical form, and war and the fear of war
The romantics by William Walsh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the Romantic movement in music. "Chopin's A-Flat Polonaise is performed in Chopin's house outside Warsaw, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Brahms' Requiem in the halls where they had their premiere performances. Contents include excerpts from: Chopin's Polonaise in A-Flat, Prelude; Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony (Finale), Octet, "He watching over Israel" from Elijah; Schumann's "In the heavenly month of May," Symphony No 3 ('Rhenish'); Brahms' Lullaby, Symphony No 2, Ein Deutsches Requiem, Clarinet Quintet; Bruckner's Symphony No 7"--Container
Turn of the century( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composers of the early 20th century
Today and Tomorrow by Alejandro Chomski( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music of our time is harder to assess; we should remember that today's war-horses were in their own time shockingly modern, and that contemporary audiences often spurned those whom we most venerate today. This program presents a broad cross-section of modern music and musical trends, leaving to listeners the guess as to which will be tomorrow's classics. Contents include excerpts from: Lennon and McCartney's When I'm 64; Varese's Ionization; Stravinsky's The Firebird, Rite of Spring, Symphony in C; Copland's El Salon Mexico; Tippett's Double String Concerto; Messiaen's Pentecostal Mass; Stockhausen's Kontakte; Boulez' Le Marteau sans maitre; Berio's A-Ronne; Ligeti's Melodien; Nono's La Fabbrica Illuminata; Henze's El Cimarron; Cage's Improvisations from "Songbooks
The golden age( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flutist James Galway discusses the renaissance of music in Elizabethan England and the madrigals popular at the time, also noting the birth of opera in Italy and early ballet in France. Several individual performers and musical groups present examples
The great Profundo and other stories by Bernard MacLaverty( Recording )

2 editions published between 1900 and 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within these walls( Visual )

3 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within These Walls offered an authentic portrayal of day-to-day prison life, as well as the progress of the penal system, reflecting the shift from a Victorian ethos of punishment to an emphasis upon rehabilitation. Focussing on the trials of a newly appointed governor and her attempts to liberalise the regime of Stone Park, H.M. Prison for women
Works for radio by Samuel Beckett( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tefuga by Peter Dickinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betty Jackland, a young white woman arrives in Colonial Nigeria - ignorant and innocent - but ready to endure heat, disease and danger for her husband's sake. Sixty years later, her son Ted arrives to make a documentary film based on her diary. Its pages recreate that time in detail - the life of an isolated woman in the overwhelmingly man's world of the British Empire; the ways of the resident Kitawa and Hausa people; Betty's identification with native servants (including a houseboy who later rises to the rank of spiritual leader) and the ambiguities of "indirect rule". Hovering over the shadowy events of the past and over a present steeped in corruption and violence is a mysterious shaping event toward which the action moves - the 1921 murder by Kitawa women of the new Emir, selected by the British, who meets his fate in the sadow of Tefuga Hill
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William Shakespeare's Macbeth
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The life and works of W.B. YeatsThe life and work of Marcel Proust