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Harwood, Ronald 1934-

Works: 322 works in 1,077 publications in 13 languages and 26,546 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Western films  War films  Action and adventure films  Personal narratives  Biographical films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewer, Interviewee, Other, Editor, Director, Creator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ronald Harwood
The pianist by Roman Polanski( Visual )

71 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II
Australia by Baz Luhrmann( Visual )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia, 1940s. An English aristocrat travels to Australia where she meets a rough-hewn cattle driver and an Aboriginal child. This unlikely trio join forces and embark on a transforming journey, driving a herd of cattle across hundreds of miles of beautiful, yet unforgiving, terrain. Their world is torn apart by powerful enemies and they must try to find each other admidst the bombing of the city of Darwin by Japanese forces
Le scaphandre et le papillon Diving bell and the butterfly by Julian Schnabel( Visual )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in French and English and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1995 at the age of 43, Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby suffered a stroke that paralysed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands that he had only visited in his mind
The dresser by Ronald Harwood( Book )

58 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provincial theater in wartime England is the setting for this drama exploring an aging Shakespearean actor's relationship with his devoted dresser. 2 acts, 8 men, 3 women, 1 setting
Quartet by James Ivory( Visual )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dustin Hoffman directs this comedy drama adapted by writer Ronald Harwood from his own stage play of the same name. Beecham House is a retirement home with a difference: it specifically caters for former artistes including one-time opera singers Cissy (Pauline Collins), Reginald (Tom Courtenay) and Wilf (Billy Connolly). Once part of a quartet, the three still take part in an annual concert to celebrate the birthday of composer Giuseppe Verdi. But this year things are complicated by the arrival of the fourth member of their quartet, Jean (Maggie Smith), a die-hard diva who also happens to be Reginald's ex-wife. Theatrical temperaments and old hostilities flare as the dramatic foursome fuss, flirt and flounce their way through rehearsals, adhering emphatically to that old showbiz adage, 'the show must go on'
Love in the time of cholera by Mike Newell( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on the Caribbean coast of South America, this love story brings together Fermina Daza, her distinguished husband, and a man who has secretly loved her for more than fifty years
Being Julia by W. Somerset Maugham( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 1938. Julia is a true West End diva: beautiful, talented, wealthy, and famous. She has a devoted husband who has masterminded her brilliant career - but after years of the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs for something new and exciting to put the twinkle back in her eye. She finds what she is looking for in a handsome young American fan, who adds a few more sparks than Julia was hoping for
Cry, the beloved country by Darrell Roodt( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black minister and white land owner are united by a tragedy, with the potential for further hatred or healing
Oliver Twist by Roman Polanski( Visual )

53 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slightly darker version of the classic Charles Dickens tale. After living in poor conditions, Oliver runs away to the streets of London. There he meets a gang of pickpockets and soon Oliver's life is changed forever
All the world's a stage by Ronald Harwood( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Serbian and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ages of Gielgud : an actor at eighty( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays over de Engelse auteur (geb.1904) en regisseur, uitg. bij zijn 80e verjaardag
Taking sides by Ronald Harwood( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prized by Hitler as the cultural jewel in the crown of the Third Reich, conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler became the perfect post-war target for interrogation as a Nazi sympathiser. Major Steve Arnold, who has witnessed the horrors of Belsen, is about to cross-examine him. 'Taking Sides', a companion piece to 'Collaboration', was first performed at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, in 1995
Mandela by Ronald Harwood( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, dated 5/29/86
The statement by Brian Moore( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Geschichte eines ehemaligen Nazi-Scharfrichters, der das Ziel von Killern und Polizeiermittlern wird
Taking sides der Fall Furtwängler by Istvn Szab( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Hitler took over power in 1933, many Jewish artists were forced to leave Germany. Wilhelm Furtwängler chose to stay. Though never a member of the party, he was a recipient of honors associated with party membership. However, the conductor often used his position and contacts to save hundreds of Jewish musicians from concentration camps. When U.S. Major Steve Arnold is tasked with the pre-trial investigations, his aim is to prove that the conductor's genius contributed to the Nazi propaganda, while Furtwängler insisted he stayed to bring comfort to the German people with his music
The dresser by Peter Yates( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film adaptation of Harwood's play about an aging English actor/manager, his dresser, and their theatre company touring England during WWII. Both the leader of the company and his dresser are essential to each other. However, the devoted dresser struggles to support the unreasonable demands of the tyrannical head of the company, during the London blitz
Sir Donald Wolfit, C.B.E. : his life and work in the unfashionable theatre by Ronald Harwood( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1983 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

César and Augusta by Ronald Harwood( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the lives of César Franck and Augusta Holmès
The Browning version by Mike Figgis( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and German and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a student who inspires his brilliant yet beleaguered and unappreciated teacher. The brilliant but stern classics instructor at a posh prep school is forced out of his job and into the realization that he is despised in the classroom and at home. One student's act of kindness gives the proud academic the inspiration and courage to build his new life
Articles of faith by Ronald Harwood( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Le scaphandre et le papillon Diving bell and the butterfly
Alternative Names
Harwood, Ronald

Horowitz, Ronald 1934-

Horwitz, Ronald.

Ronald Harwood britischer Drehbuchautor, Filmproduzent und Theaterschauspieler

Ronald Harwood brytyjski dramatopisarz i scenarzysta filmowy pochodzenia południowoafrykańskiego

Ronald Harwood sceneggiatore, scrittore e commediografo sudafricano

Харвуд, Рональд

רונלד הרווד

رونالد هاروود فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و نویسنده اهل آفریقای جنوبی

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罗纳德哈伍德 South African dramatist and playwright

Le scaphandre et le papillon Diving bell and the butterflyThe dresserLove in the time of choleraTaking sidesThe statementThe dresserSir Donald Wolfit, C.B.E. : his life and work in the unfashionable theatre