Burton, Richard 1925-1984
Most widely held works about Richard Burton
Most widely held works by Richard Burton
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,215 libraries worldwide
A freewheeling, headlong slide into the corrosive hell of a marriage twisted by years of hatred and humiliation.
The longest day ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,446 libraries worldwide
Re-enacts the military operation of D-Day from four points of view--the workings of the high commands of the American, English, French, and German forces in their battle scheme for Normandy. Largely filmed on actual invasion sites in France.
Camelot original Broadway cast by Frederick Loewe ( Recording )
44 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,345 libraries worldwide
The musical tale of King Arthur, Merlyn, Guenevere, Lancelot and the nobel ideals of Camelot.
The taming of the shrew ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,327 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton sparkle and amuse as Katharina and Petruchio in William Shakespeare's comic look at male chauvinism and women's lib in the 16th century.
Becket ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,255 libraries worldwide
Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction.
The taming of the shrew ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,246 libraries worldwide
Petruchio is a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he meets Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. After the honeymoon, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that he has the most obedient wife. In reality, Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate.
Becket ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,155 libraries worldwide
The historical account of King Henry II and Thomas Beckett who had been the monarch's closest friend and advisor. After Beckett's appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury, King Henry II becomes obsessed with the changed Beckett resulting in ultimate tragedy.
John Gielgud directs Richard Burton in Hamlet; a journal of rehearsals by Richard L Sterne ( Book )
5 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 1,154 libraries worldwide
Cleopatra ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,112 libraries worldwide
The epic saga of legendary Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and her attempt to stabilize her power and gain control of the Roman Empire. When Caesar visits Egypt, Cleopatra gains control by ousting her brother with his help. She marries Caesar, and bears him the son fate had previously denied him. Joining him in Rome--to ensure that the boy takes his rightful place after his father--her plans are thwarted when Caesar is assassinated and she must flee. Years later Marc Antony, proconsul of the eastern half of the empire, seeks an alliance with Egypt to impede Octavian's quest to become Emperor. Cleopatra and Antony become lovers and form a military alliance, but are forced to retreat after losing a major naval battle at Actium. Avoiding capture and disgrace, they take their own lives.
The night of the iguana ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,102 libraries worldwide
A defrocked, alcoholic, and emotionally-troubled minister struggles with his desire for earthly pleasures as a tour guide in Mexico. Shepherding a busload of school teachers and one libidinous 18-year old girl, he becomes entangled with the teen, suffers a nervous breakdown when discovered, and strands the group at the remote and rundown seaside hotel of his old friend Maxine. As his emotional state continues to unravel, and the group's problems increase, the hotel is joined by a travelling artist and her aged poet father, with their own secret troubles.
The robe ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 943 libraries worldwide
This is the inspiring story of the robe that Jesus wore on the cross and the Roman centurion, Marcellus Gallio, who wins the robe in a gambling match at the foot of the cross.
Cleopatra ( Visual )
64 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Story of the life of Cleopatra, queen of ancient Egypt from her ascension to the throne through her struggle for power and her loves andentanglements with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony.
The spy who came in from the cold ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 869 libraries worldwide
A burnt-out British spy defects to East Germany as a ruse to feed false information to the government.
Nineteen eighty-four ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 869 libraries worldwide
"Winston Smith (Hurt) endures a squalid existence in totalitarian Oceania under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. But his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the chillingly labeled 'Ministry of Love, ' he is placed at the mercy of O'Brien (Burton), a coolly treacherous leader determined to control his thoughts-- and crush his soul"--Container.
Where eagles dare ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 848 libraries worldwide
A group of special agents attempting to rescue an Allied general from an impregnable castle is jeopardized by a ruthless German double agent.
Zulu ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 libraries worldwide
A stubborn British commander pits his 105 men against an oncoming horde of 4,000 Zulus when he refuses to abandon his outpost.
Equus ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 700 libraries worldwide
A middle-aged psychiatrist tries to find out why a young man has blinded six horses entrusted to his care.
Anne of the thousand days ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and German and held by 689 libraries worldwide
Set against the pageantry and political intrigue of 16th century England, the ill-fated marriage of King Henry VIII of England and Anne Boleyn is traced, from its spirited beginning to its tragic finale.
A Christmas story by Richard Burton ( Book )
10 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
The story of a Christmas experienced by an eight-year-old boy in a Welsh mining town.
Doctor Faustus ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 572 libraries worldwide
An aging scholar makes a bargain with the devil for youth, knowledge, and a beautiful temptress.
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Jenkins, Richard, 1925-1984
Jenkins, Richard W. 1925-1984
Jenkins, Richard Walter, jr., 1925-1984
Jenkins, Richard Walter jun. 1925-1984
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Multiple languages (48)