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Helpmann, Robert Sir 1909-1986

Overview
Works: 326 works in 570 publications in 4 languages and 8,016 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works  Biography  Television adaptations  Television programs  Audio adaptations  Fiction  High interest-low vocabulary books 
Subject Headings: Choreographers  Actors 
Roles: Choreographer, Performer, Dancer, Director, Actor, Scenarist, Narrator, Costume designer, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Helpmann
The red shoes by Michael Powell ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young student becomes a great ballet star but commits suicide when torn between love and her career
Chitty chitty bang bang by Ken Hughes ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crackpot inventor Caractacus Potts lives in the English countryside with his two children and their dotty grandfather. Potts's various inventions, including Toot Sweets, a candy/whistle, backfires. But then Potts restores a junked race car, affectionately named "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". Chitty flies, floats, and generally thwarts efforts by Baron Bomburst to capture her
The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lavish screen adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's phantasmal opera. Included are performances by actors, ballet dancers and operatic performers.The opera dramatizes the three great romances in the life of the poet-hero presented in a series of flashbacks
Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Richard M Sherman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crackpot inventor Caractacus Potts lives in the English countryside with his two children and their dotty grandfather. Potts's various inventions, including Toot Sweets, a candy/whistle, backfires. But then Potts restores a junked race car, affectionately named "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". Chitty flies, floats, and generally thwarts efforts by Baron Bomburst to capture her
Don Quixote by L Minkus ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rudolf Nureyev and Lucette Aldous are young lovers whose romance flourishes with the assistance of Helpmann, who plays the title role
The tales of Hoffmann a fantastic opera by Michael Powell ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Powell and Pressburger merge film with opera and dance to tell the tale of a poet who dreams of three women who all break his heart. He tells "the three tales of my folly of love"--In Paris, when he fancied himself in love with Olympia, who turned out to be a life-sized doll; in Venice, when bewitched by a beautiful courtesan; and on a Grecian isle, in love with daughter of a singer and conductor
Murder in the cathedral by T. S Eliot ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170, a drama about the assasination of St. Thomas à Beckett, who opposed Henry II's attempt to limit the clergy's privileges
Alice's adventures in wonderland by William Sterling ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A live action musical rendition of Lewis Carroll's beloved story of Alice who follows the frantic White Rabbit down a rabbit hole and through the magical, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland
Cinderella by Sergey Prokofiev ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The acclaimed historic performance of Cinderella from 1969 featuring the memorable cast of Anthony Dowell, Antoinette Sibley, Frederick Ashton and Robert Helpmann"--Container box
The Quiller memorandum by Michael Anderson ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With little else to help him beyond sharp wits, a strong will and a very dedicated schoolteacher, American spy Quiller combs West Berlin for the headquarters of a shadowy neo-Nazi movement
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
7 editions published in 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fairy creatures meddle with varying results in the lives of humans wandering in the woods
Cinderella by Sergey Prokofiev ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The acclaimed historic performance of Cinderella from 1969 featuring the memorable cast of Anthony Dowell, Antoinette Sibley, Frederick Ashton and Robert Helpmann"--Container box
Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cervantes' masterpiece tells of a Spanish nobleman's adventures as a hapless knight touring medieval Spain. Followed by his squire, Sancho Panza, this utterly mad old gentleman of La Mancha ventures forth in ancient armor to "defend the right" as he sees it
The merry widow by Franz Lehár ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ballet of the wealthy and beautiful widow Hanna Glawari. She moves from the tiny European country, Marshovia to Paris and is courted by the suave count Danilo who needs her money to save his country from financial ruin
Patrick ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A suspense thriller centered around Patrick who, although a coma patient, has great influence on the lives of those around him
The mango tree ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in a small sugar cane town in Queensland, at the end of World War I, the film shows the experiences of a young boy recoming a man
The soldier's tale L'histoire du soldat by Igor Stravinsky ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A soldier, on leave from the army, trades his old violin for a magic book that can tell the future and make him rich. He soon discovers, however, that he has made a deal with the devil and that money does not bring happiness
Don Quixote ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures of an idealistic country gentleman and his squire who set out, like knights of old, to search for adventure and to right wrongs
Margot Fonteyn by Patricia Foy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ballerina Margot Fonteyn attained perfection in one of the arts' most demanding disciplines. She had the title of Prima Ballerina Assoluta bestowed upon her and was a Dame of the British Empire. In a documentary portrait, made two years before her death, she remembers her life from her first dancing lesson when she was four years old, alongside recollections from figures such as Ninette de Valois, Frederick Ashton, Robert Helpmann, and Rudolf Nureyev
Les sylphides ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"These two exceptional studio performances represent some of the earliest filmed dance material from the BBC archives. Les Sylphides, introduced by Tamara Karsavina, one of the founders of modern British ballet, and the 1958 performance of Giselle both feature stellar international casts embodying a bygone era."--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Helpman, Robert 1909-1986
Helpman, Robert 1909-1986 Sir
Helpman, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986
Helpmann, Robert Murray 1909-1986
Languages
English (203)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
Chinese (1)
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