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Taylor, Don 1936-2003

Overview
Works: 66 works in 264 publications in 1 language and 6,825 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television plays  Televised plays  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Educational films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Director, Designer, Librettist, Performer, Scenarist, Lyricist, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: PA4414.O7, 882.01
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Most widely held works about Don Taylor
 
Most widely held works by Don Taylor
Oedipus the king by Sophocles( Visual )

73 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs
The two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( Visual )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,131 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 at Colonus by Sophocles( Visual )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 469 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
Directing plays by Don Taylor( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism by Sophocles( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 324 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
Escape from the planet of the apes by Don Taylor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 235 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 190 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
The critic by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheridan's clever farce on the pretensions of the theatrical world, includes the splendid Mr Puff. Hywel Bennett, Alan Badel, Nigel Hawthorne and John Gielgud star
The war plays : Iphigenia at Aulis, the women of Troy, Helen by Euripides( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theban plays( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bearer of an almost unspeakable, immutable fate, Oedipus yet feels himself a man chosen--that is, favored--by the gods. Now an old man, blind and outcast, Oedipus wanders through Greece guided by his daughter Antigone until he comes to Colonus, where he knows he will die. This second play of the Oedipus saga finds Oedipus railing against the indignities of old age, possibly reflecting the authors own sentiments, as Sophocles was nearly 90 at the time of its composition
The roses of Eyam : a play by Don Taylor( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigeneia at Aulis by Euripides( Book )

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

In this new translation of Euripides' celebrated Greek tragedy, W.S. Merwin and George E. Dimock, Jr. offer a compelling look at the devastating consequence of 'man's inhumanity to man.' A stern critique of Greek culture, Iphigeneia at Aulis condemns the Trojan War by depicting the power of political ambition and the ensuing repercussions of thoughtlessly falling to the will of constituency. The translation impressively re-creates the broad array of moral and emotional tones conveyed by Euripides, with a comprehensive introduction, notes on the text, and a glossary of mythica
Women of Troy by Euripides( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 77 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
Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of one sister's loyalty to both her brothers, regardless of their acts or opposing political beliefs, 'Antigone' is one of the most consistently popular plays in the history of drama. This translation, by Don Taylor, was commissioned by the BBC, and was first broadcast in autumn, 1986
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated after a shipwreck and believe each other dead. Viola disguises herself as a page boy, Cesario, to work for Duke Orsino and falls in love with him, but he loves Olivia, who falls in love with Cesario. Seeing Sebastian one day, she mistakes him for Cesario and marries him. The confusion is cleared up when Viola and Sebastian meet again, and the Duke marries Viola. The subplot concerns the efforts of Sir Toby and Andrew to humble the presumptuous Malvolio
The exorcism : a play by Don Taylor( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous history of the life of King Henry the Eight by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's historical play, which tells of the intrigues during the first part of Henry's reign, his divorce from Katharine of Aragon, and marriage to Anne Bullen, who is delivered of a baby girl, Elizabeth
A long march to Jerusalem : a play by Don Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalind is the daughter of banished Duke Senior and is being raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia goes with Rosalind. Disguised as the boy Ganymede, Rosalind enters the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede
When the barbarians came by Don Taylor( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Don Taylor British director and playwright

Don Taylor Brits schrijver (1936-2003)

Don Taylor englischer Theaterregisseur, Dramaturg, Schriftsteller.& Produzent

Taylor, Donald 1936-2003

Taylor Donald Victor 1936-2003

Дон Тейлор

Languages
English (191)

Covers
The two gentlemen of VeronaOedipus at ColonusDirecting playsOedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. CriticismThe Theban playsThe roses of Eyam : a playIphigeneia at AulisWomen of TroyAntigone