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Dobie, Alan

Overview
Works: 40 works in 84 publications in 1 language and 2,546 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  History  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Romance films  War films  Biography  Made-for-TV movies  Historical television programs 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Dobie
War & peace( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's timeless masterpiece of love and loss, focusing on the consequences faced by three Russian families during the Napoleonic Wars
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hedda Gabler feels trapped by her stifling marriage. Consumed by her passions and threatened by those around her, she yearns to have power over someone else's destiny. When an ex-lover returns, Hedda uses her charms to manipulate and destroy him, leading to a tragic fate for herself and everyone she loves."--The container
Charles Dickens' Hard times( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local MP and schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Louisa and Tom, in the utilitarian fashion, stressing reason and fact and dismissing imagination and emotion. Under his influence, Louisa grows cold while Tom turns to a secret life of drinking and gambling. To be nearer her brother, Louisa accepts an offer of marriage from his boss, the self-made, self-important banker Josiah Bounderby, though she does not love him. But she soon finds herself succumbing to the attentions of the lothario James Harthouse. All the while, Mrs. Sparsit, a former aristocrat who now works for Bounderby, obsessively watches as the drama unfolds, longing for Louisa's downfall
Fyodor Dostoevsky( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the life of Fyodor Dostoevsky filmed where the author lived and worked
The Disputation : a theological debate between Christians and Jews( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates a public theological debate between Christians and Jews, which were common during the Middle Ages. This one, held in Barcelona in 1263, was unique, being a genuine debate between Christianity and Judaism which brought to light the basic differences between the two religions
Leo Tolstoy( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of Leo Tolstoy (1928-1910), author of "War and peace", illustrated by old photographs and modern views of contemporary scenery and supported by commentary based in part on his diary
Sergeant Cribb( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sergeant Cribb solves mysterious crimes against the backdrop of Victorian England
The chairman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Nobel-winning scientist receives a strange letter, he is sent to China as a spy to decode a formula that could save millions of people
Anton Chekhov( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illuminating biography filmed where the author lived and worked."--Container
Sergeant Cribb( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the vulgar brothels of London's fog-filled streets to Windsor Castle, Sergeant Cribb maintains a level head and a wry sense of humor as he unravels crimes in Queen Victoria's England and exposes the vile deeds of Victorian criminals
Anton Chekhov( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Russian short-story writer, playwright and physician, is considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in world literature. His career as a dramatist produced four classics (which are in almost continuous production) and his best short stories are held in high esteem by both writers and critics. Chekhov practiced as a doctor throughout most of his literary career. "Medicine is my lawful wife," he once said, "and literature is my mistress."
Alexander Pushkin( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, from his birth on 6th June 1799 to his death resulting from a duel on 29th January 1837, illustrated by contemporary prints and scenes from some of the events and places which inspired his poetry
War & peace( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's timeless masterpiece of love and loss, focusing on the consequences faced by three Russian families during the Napoleonic Wars
The disputation : a theological debate between Christians and Jews by Films for the Humanities( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of a public theological debate between Christians and the Jews during the 13th century, where Moses ben Nachman defended his Jewish faith against Pablo Christiani, leader of the Christian side
Maxim Gorky( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extensive use of archival film shows the life and times of Russian writer Maxim Gorky, from his early experiences in his birthplace, Nizhniy Novogorod, his Italian sojourn on the Isle of Capri, and his return to live in Moscow, until his death aged 68 in 1936. Literary and political giants who came into his life include Chaliapin, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Lenin, and Stalin
Alexander Pushkin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, Russian author of the Romantic era, considered the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. He used vernacular speech in his poems and plays, and created a style associated with Russian literature ever since. Translated into all the major languages, his works are regarded both as expressing most completely Russian national consciousness and as transcending national barriers. Pushkin's intelligence, sharpness of opinion, devotion to poetry, realistic thinking, and incredible historical and political intuition make him one of the greatest Russian national geniuses
Tantalus : behind the mask( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the scenes footage and interviews about the making of the epic Tantalus with the adaptation for stage by Sir Peter Hall from John Barton's text. The three directors and international cast and production crew faced massive challenges in putting together the combination of ten segmented plays molded into one, which was eventually shown as two-day cycles and marathon 10 hour performances. Stories covered the events leading to the Trojan War, The War, and Homecomings, and are a mix of diverse political, tragic, comic, and bewildered messages linking ancient stories to modern life. Rehearsals and actual performance footage are interspersed, and interviews detail the influence of actors, use of masks to create archetypal characters and creative energy generated by the interaction of all involved. World premiere was Oct. 21, 2001, at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Boris Pasternak( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak was a poet and writer. In the West he is best known for his epic novel Doctor Zhivago, a tragedy whose events span the last period of Tsarist Russia and the early days of the Soviet Union. It was first translated and published in Italy in 1957, and won him the Nobel Prize for literature in 1958, which declined under intense pressure from Soviet authorities. In Russia, however, Pasternak is most celebrated as a poet. My Sister Life, written in 1917, is arguably one of the most influential collections of poetry published in the Russian language in the 20th century
Boris Pasternak by Michel Andrieu( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of the Russian writer Boris Pasternak, from his birth in 1890 to his death in 1960. Shows the influence on his life of his mother, Rainer Maria Rilke, Tolstoy, and especially of the political regime of his time, which led to the writing of his major novel, Dr. Zhivago. Author reads some of his own poetry
Vladimir Mayakovski( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the prolific Russian artist and poet Vladimir Mayakovski from his birth in 1894 to his suicide in 1930. Makes extensive use of archival film to show the social influences which made him an enthusiastic Bolshevik and "Futurist" poet
 
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Fyodor DostoevskyLeo TolstoyAlexander PushkinMaxim GorkyTantalus : behind the maskBoris PasternakVladimir Mayakovski