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Shrapnel, John

Works: 354 works in 873 publications in 4 languages and 19,462 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Action and adventure films  Epic films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Televised performances  Nonfiction television programs  Peplum films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Other, Author, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Shrapnel
Gladiator by Ridley Scott( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

52 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intending to divide his realm among his three daughters, the dictatorial Lear commands each give a testimony of her love. But after the gushing of malevolent Goneril and Regan, loyal Cordelia states: "I love your majesty according to my bond; nor more nor less." She is banished, and Lear's descent into madness begins
The duchess by Saul Dibb( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story it is, in its way, a horror story, this portrait of a dazzling young woman at the mercy of the misfortunes of love and the inequalities of the age in which she lived. Married off as an innocent 17-year-old to a much older man, his only interest in the match is her ability to produce a male heir. Installed within the gilded cage of marriage, she discovers he expresses more affection for his dogs than for her. When the first child is female, he takes a mistress and ignores her, until she finds true love--insisting on his lordly right to thwart her. Although she fights hard for her own piece of happiness, eventually, she has to make a choice many, many women will recognize
K-19 : the widowmaker by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Vostrikov, a Russian naval officer has being given command of the Soviet Union's first nuclear submarine, K-19, at the height of the Cold War in 1961. The vessel's executive officer Captain Polenin asserts that the flagship is not yet ready for deployment. But, political pressure forces Vostrikov to sail his crew into the North Atlantic anyway, for a missile fire test that serves as a warning to the U.S. The test is a success, but a leak in the K-19's cooling system soon threatens the nuclear payload
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Visual )

65 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents William Shakespeare's play which details transformation of a noble Athenian from a reckless spendthrift to a mad misanthrope
Antigone by Sophocles( Visual )

39 editions published between 1984 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique adaptation of the play by Sophocles
Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's play about two lovers who mock love
Mirrors by Alexandre Aja( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempting to pick up the shattered pieces of his life, a disgraced former cop takes a routine job guarding the charred ruins of a once-famous department store. But the terrifying images he sees in the store's ornate mirrors will send him on a pulse-pounding mission to unravel the secrets of the building's past ... before they destroy his entire life
Elizabeth R( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I may not be a lion, but I am a lion's cub, and I have a lion's heart!" said Elizabeth I. Elizabeth I, known as the Virgin Queen, was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and reigned as Queen of England from 1558-1603. This mini-series dramatizes her life from her ascension to the throne at age 25 to her death forty-four years later. Elizabeth refused to ever marry, exploiting her status as a tool in foreign policy, and using courtship as diplomacy, a theme explored at some length in this depiction. The drama brings to life her brilliant advisors, including William Cecil and Francis Walsingham, and great sailors Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh. Delves into the life of the monarch who made England into a world power, and whose time on the throne is now remembered as the "Elizabethan Age."
Johann Sebastian Bach by Jeremy Siepmann( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although now beloved and revered by millions as the greatest composer who ever lived, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was best known in his lifetime as an organist, and was eclipsed in fame as a composer by two of his twenty children. For the last twenty-seven years of his life he was a schoolteacher and choir director whose duties extended to meal supervision and dormitory inspection. Yet throughout his career he composed a vast body of music which is amongst the most joyful, dancing and enrapturing ever written. This portrait-in-sound includes many examples of the music that made him immortal. With compelling narration by Jeremy Siepmann, character portrayals by acclaimed actors, and the interpolation of over twenty-five substantial musical extracts reflecting the development of one of music's most enduringly awe-inspiring composers, we are transported back three centuries straight into the life of Johann Sebastian Bach. This innovative sense of immediacy is at the heart of this comprehensive audio-biography, depicting the life of a composer whose music is universally admired
Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. The killings at Badger's Drift: The death of an elderly woman and the persistence of her lifelong friend draw Barnaby into a case that reveals the sordid side of this quaint village. Written in blood: Investigating the brutal murder of a Midsomer Worthy writer, Barnaby discovers that the victim had been living a fictitious life. Death of a hollow man: In Causton, Barnaby and his family take part in an amateur theatrical production of Amadeus that provides an abundance of real-life drama. Faithful unto death: When the wife of a wealthy local businessman disappears, Barnaby finds that Fawcett Green harbors a complex web of financial and romantic entanglements. Death in disguise: Barnaby needs all his wits about him as he investigates a string of deaths at a local New Age commune
King Arthur and medieval Britain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, the adventures of King Arthur and his fabled court of heroes, the Knights of the Round Table, have dominated the imagination of the western world. This special collection presents five original specials that will help separate fact from fiction
The secrets of the Dead Sea scrolls by Randall Price( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the Dead Sea scrolls, a combination of the oldest written version of the Bible and the rules of the Essene community. Talks about the discovery of the scrolls and about their restoration, and examines evidence that Qumran was the site of the Essene community
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles often won the leading prize at the Dionysia, the principal dramatic festival of Athens; but Oedipus the King was a runner-up, winner of the second prize. Posterity, however, considers the play second to none. 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. With Michael Pennington, John Gielgud, and Claire Bloom
Krakatoa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using dramatic re-enactment and voicover narration, this program recounts the 1883 volcanic eruption on the Indonesian Island of Krakatoa, which killed 36,000 people
Troy by Wolfgang Petersen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1193 B.C., Prince Paris, the son of the King of Troy falls in love with Helen, the wife of the king of Sparta, and convinces her to follow him away from her husband, Menelaus, the result is an epic war. The Greeks sail to Troy and lay siege. Achilles, the greatest warrior in all the world, is called in to fight against Troy and give Greece the upper hand. Hector, the eldest son of Priam, King of Troy, and the greatest Trojan warrior embodies the hopes of the people of his city
The body by Jonas McCord( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An archaeologist uncovers a crucified body in Jerusalem which dates back to the 1st century A.D.A priest arrives to try and help determine if the body is the remains of Christ, making a tenuous alliance with the archaeologist as they investigate the find that threatens the foundations of Western religion
C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joining the British Royal Navy at the outset of the Napoleonic Wars, the enterprising Horatio Hornblower rises quickly from raw recruit to seasoned sailor, charting a course from the West Indies to the coast of Africa in the name of the Crown. Along the way he encounters roiling sea battles, mutiny, plague, and love, but always proves himself equal to the task
Zimbabwe - Hounded Out( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iain Kay, Kerry and their three children once lived a happy life on their 2000 hectare farm in Zimbabwe. However, Mugabe's land reform policies have shattered their world. In March 2002 they were eventually forced to flee as the militia men ambushed them and settlers encroached on their land. However, now camped at a friend's house 80km away, they are fighting to hold on to their farm. Constantly at the ready, they have filmed events as a record of what is happening to them and to collect evidence for future court action. Correspondent has won exclusive access to this revealing footage
Everyman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July 1847 the first wave of Mormon pioneers crossed the Rockies and entered the Valley of the Great Salt. Over the next 22 years as many as 80,000 had travelled across 1,300 miles of wilderness to Salt Lake City, leaving another 6000 in shallow graves along the way. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of 'pioneering, mission and religious freedom', the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints is planning to re-enact the Wagon Train. Everyman observes the preparations and films the final trip
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Shrapnel, John Morley 1942-2020

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