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Taylor, Don 1936-2003

Works: 88 works in 330 publications in 3 languages and 8,894 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television plays  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Director, Translator, Designer, Librettist, Actor, Lyricist, Performer, Scenarist, Film editor
Classifications: PA4414.A7, 882.01
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Most widely held works about Don Taylor
Most widely held works by Don Taylor
The two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( Visual )

55 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close friends Valentine and Proteus become rivals for the hand of Silvia, daughter of the Duke of Milan, who has promised her to the foolish coward Thurio. Proteus has Valentine banished, but Silvia escapes to the forest to join him. Proteus follows, with Julia who dotes on him. After a confrontation, the Duke eventually allows Valentine and Silvia to wed, and Proteus marries Julia
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play tells the beginning of the Oedipus saga, setting the stage and creating the characters who will continue the story to its conclusion in Antigone. Oedipus the King recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs
Antigone by Jean Anouilh( Visual )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique adaptation of the play by Sophocles. Antigone defies King Creon's decree to bury her slain brother according to religious rituals and faces death for her actions
Tom Sawyer by Richard M Sherman( Visual )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical adaptation of Mark Twain's tale of the youthful adventure of Tom Sawyer and his friend Huck Finn along the Mississippi River
The Final countdown( Visual )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and German and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an electrical storm transports the nuclear-powered U.S.S. Nimitz back in time, hours before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the crew must decide between allowing the attack to take place and preventing it, which would forever change history
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Visual )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the blind, exiled Oedipus' final days. The primary action involves a fight over where Oedipus is to die (as that place is to become hallowed ground). Familial interactions also play a key role in the drama
Hope springs by Colin Firth( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After he is dumped by his fiancee, Vera, British artist, Colin, flees to the village of Hope in New England to bury himself in his art. Colin ends up sulking about in a small Vermont hotel run by Joanie. When Joanie becomes aware of Colin's broken heart, she decides to match him up with a local woman named Mandy. But just as romance begins to ensue between Colin and Mandy, Vera suddenly shows back up with the intentions of rekindling her relationship with Colin
Directing plays by Don Taylor( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brassed off! by Mark Herman( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired miner leads the Grimley Colliery Band, the brass band that the town's miners play in after hours. His hope is to lead them to victory in a national brass band competition, even though they are worried by rumors the mine may close. They acquire a new musician when the granddaughter of a former bandsman comes back to town-- assigned to help determine whether to make the mine closing definite. A story about two old friends and ex-lovers whose surprise reunion turns their lives and the lives of everyone else in town hilariously upside down
Escape from the planet of the apes by Don Taylor( Visual )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this third Planet of the apes film, two intelligent simians from the future, Cornelius and Zira travel to present-day Earth. They become instant sensations, wined and dined and treated like celebrities -- until a high-level plot forces them to run for their lives
Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prince of Tyre is pursued by the vengeance of King Antiochus because he discovered the monarch's incestuous relationship with his daughter. Fleeing from place to place, Pericles is shipwrecked, courts, and marries Thaisa. Their child, Marina, raised by friends when Thaisa is believed to have died, is kidnapped by pirates and sold into a brothel before Thaisa is discovered alive and the family is joyfully reunited
Close your eyes( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hypnotherapist Dr. Michael Strother has a dangerous gift ... he gets visions from the inside of his patient's minds. While trying to help a detective stop smoking, he sees in her subconscious an eerie image of a young girl floating below the surface of a stream. Soon he is caught up in the detective's pursuit of a ritualistic killer who had kidnapped a young girl, Heather. Although Heather escaped, she hasn't spoken a word since. Now, only Michael can get at the terrible images locked in her mind
The war plays : Iphigenia at Aulis, The women of Troy, Helen by Euripides( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigone by Sophocles( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the third of the three Theban plays by Sophocles in a contemporary translation that remains true to the text, setting the plays in the past yet not the distant past and dispensing with the masks. This final segment of the trilogy centers around the conflict between moral and political law, as the tale of Oedipus and his family comes to a tragic end
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since it was first performed in Athens in the 420s BC, Oedipus the King has been widely regarded as Sophocles' greatest tragedy and one of the foundation stones of Western drama. Don Taylor's translation, accurate yet poetic, was made for a BBC TV production of the Theban plays in 1986, which he also directed
The roses of Eyam : a play by Don Taylor( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of Troy by Euripides( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays in the "Drama Classics" series conform as set texts for the AQA and AS level courses up to 2004. Each of the world class pieces is introduced by an expert and the books are very compact and portable
Dirty laundry by Don Taylor( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portrait of a working-class young man in today's Britain, chronicling his aimless life. He is Errol Oldfield who works at a boring job, amuses himself by stealing, chasing girls and indulging in violent fantasies. A first novel
Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Echoing through western culture for more than two millennia, Sophocles' play has been a touchstone of thinking about human conflict and human tragedy, the role of the divine in human life, and the degree to which men and women are the creators of their own destiny. This exciting new translation of the Antigone is both extremely faithful to the Greek and poetically striking and convincing
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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.11 for Tom Sawyer ... to 0.85 for Days of vi ...)

Alternative Names
Taylor, Donald 1936-2003

Taylor Donald Victor 1936-2003

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German (1)

French (1)

Oedipus the KingTom SawyerOedipus at ColonusDirecting playsOedipus the KingThe roses of Eyam : a playIphigenia at AulisWomen of Troy