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Rakoff, Alvin

Overview
Works: 113 works in 321 publications in 6 languages and 4,081 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Television plays  Television mini-series  Made-for-TV movies  Film adaptations  Historical television programs  Television series  Televised plays  Tragedies (Drama) 
Roles: Director, Author, Restager , Producer, Performer, Film editor, Other, fmd, Editor
Classifications: PR2831, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alvin Rakoff
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

111 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,977 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
A dance to the music of time by Channel Four (Great Britain)( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles a half century of British upper-class life through the eyes of Nicholas Jenkins, from the 1920s to the 1960s. See how friendship, adultery, ambition, and failure play out in London's social, political, and artistic scenes
The first Olympics : Athens 1896( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the creation of the American team for the Olympics in 1896, and their journey to get to Athens, where the games were being held
A voyage round my father by John Mortimer( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous and heartwarming portrait of beloved novelist John Mortimer's early years. After his highly eccentric lawyer father Clifford Mortimer is struck with blindness, John must deal with his father's decreasing ability to take care of himself
Paradise postponed : --and its sequel Titmuss regained( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leslie Titmuss has never quite fit in among the denizens of Rapstone Village. Socially awkward and hailing from a humble background, he nonetheless aspires to the highest levels of society. He is ready to do whatever it takes to get there. For much of his life, Titmuss was taken under the wing of the kindly Reverend Simcox. This caused little concern for the clergyman's sons - that is, until their father dies and Titmuss inherits the family fortune. Follows the families' history from WWII to the height of the Thatcher era
Hoffman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged businessman blackmails a beautiful young secretary into spending a week with him. What begins as a seemingly sinister ordeal develops into a bond between the two
Baldwin Street : a novel by Alvin Rakoff( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in German and English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This powerful novel presents a vivid mosaic of characters, the rich fabric ofa community, and a boy's coming-of-age on the dusty, rough-and-tumble streetsof Toronto
Number 10 by Mark Rothko( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Open Britain's most famous door for a glimpse at the personal affairs that have unfolded over the centuries inside Number 10 Downing Street. Spanning the Napoleonic era to the 1920s, each episode tells the story of a great public statesman, and of the private individual whose passions, hopes, and fears played out within the narrow confines of Number 10"--Container
The best of friends( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best of Friends: In 1924, George Bernard Shaw was introduced to Dame Laurentia McLachlan, a Benedictine nun at the Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire, England. Along with their mutual friend, Sydney Cockerell, director of Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, the trio enjoyed twenty-five years of letters, literary debate and laughter. (82 min.) Eagle in a cage: A school-teacher-turned-governor of a small island finds greatness thrust upon him when that island, St. Helena, becomes a place of exile for Napoleon. (88 min.)
& Gillian by Alvin Rakoff( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Gillian meets Robin, it is not a match to please the gods, but they both learn to love. On their return to England she appears to be happy playing the role of wife. But then illness comes to enshroud Gillian's days, and on a trip to Paris, Robin meets a young woman, Clara
The best of friends ; Eagle in a cage( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1924, George Bernard Shaw was introduced to Dame Laurentia McLachlan, a Benedictine nun at the Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire, England. Along with their mutual friend, Sydney Cockerell, director of Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, the trio enjoyed twenty-five years of letters, literary debate and laughter. Relive their vigorous discussions on everything from the existence of God, to the finer points of tango dancing. Eagle in a cage: A school-teacher-turned-governor of a small island finds greatness thrust upon him when that island, St. Helena, becomes a place of exile for Napoleon
The Shakespeare collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julius Caesar : In ancient Rome, leading citizens, Cassius and Marcus Brutus, are alarmed at the power and authority Caesar is assuming. Shakespeare's greatest Roman tragedy breaks all conventional rules of drama, creating neither a clear-cut hero nor a villain
A dance to the music of time( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles a half century of British upper-class life through the eyes of Nicholas Jenkins, from the 1920s to the 1960s. See how friendship, adultery, ambition, and failure play out in London's social, political, and artistic scenes
A dance to the music of time( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles a half century of British upper-class life through the eyes of Nicholas Jenkins, from the 1920s to the 1960s. See how friendship, adultery, ambition, and failure play out in London's social, political, and artistic scenes
A dance to the music of time( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles a half century of British upper-class life through the eyes of Nicholas Jenkins, from the 1920s to the 1960s. See how friendship, adultery, ambition, and failure play out in London's social, political, and artistic scenes
A dance to the music of time( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles a half century of British upper-class life through the eyes of Nicholas Jenkins, from the 1920s to the 1960s. See how friendship, adultery, ambition, and failure play out in London's social, political, and artistic scenes
Crossplot( Visual )

2 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An advertising executive is framed for the attmepted murder of a model, who turns out to be involved in political intrigue
Paradise postponed by John Mortimer( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the complete episodes from the popular television drama set in the decades following the Second World War. The tale of the Simcox and Titmuss families, their quirks, quarrels, and quests. Centring around the Will of Simeon Simcox, Rector of Rapstone Fanner who mysteriously leaves his estate to Leslie Titmuss, the newly elected local MP. Henry Simcox, one of the Simcox sons, makes it his business to find out why his father would do such a thing
Roméo et Juliette by Alvin Rakoff( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Preljocaj sets the central conflict which destroys the lovers (between a dominant authority and an underclass) in an imaginary city. Liaisons between the controlling class, to which Juliet belongs, and the dispossessed, exploited underclass, of which Romeo is a member, are outlawed on pain of death. Preljocaj sees love -- uncontrollable, destabilizing, foolish --as the power which can overthrow the oppression of the established order"--Container
Paradise postponed( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leslie Titmuss has never quite fit in among the denizens of Rapstone Village. Socially awkward and hailing from a humble background, he nonetheless aspires to the highest levels of society. He is ready to do whatever it takes to get there. For much of his life, Titmuss was taken under the wing of the kindly Reverend Simcox. This caused little concern for the clergyman's sons - that is, until their father dies and Titmuss inherits the family fortune. Follows the families' history from WWII to the height of the Thatcher era
 
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The first Olympics : Athens 1896
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Alternative Names
Alvin Rakoff Canadees filmregisseur

Alvin Rakoff director de cine canadiense

Alvin Rakoff réalisateur canadien

Alvin Rakoff regista canadese

Элвин Ракофф

アルヴィン・ラコフ

レイコフ, アルヴィン

Languages
English (175)

German (6)

Danish (2)

Japanese (2)

Italian (2)

Dutch (1)