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Blessed, Brian

Works: 389 works in 785 publications in 2 languages and 20,881 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Biography  Fiction  Television comedies  Hunting stories  Parodies, imitations, etc  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, ard, Director, Performer, Singer, Costume designer, Author of introduction, Interviewee, nar, Other, Composer, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Brian Blessed
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Most widely held works by Brian Blessed
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Visual )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With his wedding a week away, Claudio can't wait to marry the beautiful young Hero. To distract him, his best friend Don Pedro devises mischief: a romantic trap for the sharp-tongued Beatrice and the man she loves to hate, Benedick. Their amusement is almost spoiled by the jealous scheming of Don John, but love and laughter prevail when the local constable unwittingly exposes the plot--and all the trouble proves to be much ado about nothing
I, Claudius by Robert Graves( Visual )
32 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the lives of several early Roman emperors, showing ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have marked him a fool, yet whom prophecies have foretold will one day rule Rome
The pirates! band of misfits by Peter Lord( Visual )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set sail for a fun-filled voyage of hilarious pirate antics with the biggest Band of Misfits on the seven seas! When the infamous Pirate Captain is shunned once again by his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz, he sets his sights to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award! With his trusted dodo, Polly and rag-tag crew at his side, the Pirate Captain will need to battle a diabolical queen, save a young sclentist and never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: Adventure!"--Container
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Prince Hal" has ascended to the throne of England. He proceeds to assert his hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathers an army and embarks on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs--the bloody Battle of Agincourt--and forever change the face of Europe. King Henry V unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and in the end ensures the peace by marrying the French princess Katherine
As you like it by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,272 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
Castle by David Macaulay( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Castle combines colorful animation with live-action documentary sequences to tell the story of a 13th-century Welsh castle. Author David Macaulay, who wrote and illustrated the best-selling book of the same title, leads viewers on a castle tour, explaining its cultural and sociological significance and its architectural design. Detailed animation dramatizes the building of the castle and portrays the lifestyle of the early inhabitants
Man of la mancha by Mitch Leigh( Visual )
4 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jailed during the Spanish Inquisition for offending the church, author Miguel de Cervantes is forced to act out one of his manuscripts for the entertainment of fellow inmates. Cervantes delivers a rapturous performance as the legendary Don Quixote, the chivalrous knight whose choice to see life as it should be, not as it is, takes him into battles with an imaginary foe and into romance with the beautiful Dulcinea
Catherine the Great ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the life of Catherine, a provincial princess whose cunning and courage transformed her into one of history's most extraordinary monarchs
Star wars Lego ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The heroes of the Rebel Alliance including heroic Luke Skywalker, swaggering Han Solo and steadfast Princess Leia have no time to celebrate their victory over the Empire as a new Imperial threat arises. But as Jedi-in-training Luke embarks on this next mission, he discovers that his celebrity status as a 'Death-Star-Blower-Upper' can be a double-edged lightsaber when he's constantly mobbed by crazed fans. So much for secret missions!
Pyramid by David Macaulay( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Egypt's "Old Kingdom" includes Egyptian kings, their courts, their heirs and their jealous queens. Drawings of the pyramids and their construction are coupled with an explanation of their purpose in Egyptian mythology
Tom Jones ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the rollicking adventures of Tom Jones as he romps across 18th century England, from bedrooms to rural inns to London's dangerous streets. Cast out from his home and forbidden his true love, Tom must overcome the charms of an older seductress and the sinister plot of a nefarious rival to win his lover's heart
Alexander revisited the final cut by Oliver Stone( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Alexander the Great, who in 4th century BC conquered ninety percent of the known world of the time by defeating Greece, Persia, Afghanistan, and India in just eight years
The Joy of Bach ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatizations of scenes from Bach's life are interspersed with performances of his music
The Trojan women by Michael Cacoyannis( Visual )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the Greek victory in the Trojan War, all the Trojan warriors and princes are slain and the women and children are left to be divided among the conquerors. Beautiful Cassandra is betrothed against her will and despite her vanishing sanity. Andromache discovers that her son is to be executed to end her royal bloodline. Helen desperately wields the arrogant beauty that leveled a city as she pleads for her life. In the end, it is the enduring dignity and unfaltering strength of Hecuba, widowed queen of Troy, that makes cowards of Troy's captors
Flash Gordon by Mike Hodges( Visual )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An outer space fantasy adventure based on the comic strip, Flash Gordon. When energy waves pull the moon out of orbit, threatening the destruction of Earth, Dr. Zarkov, Flash Gordon, and Dale Arden go to the planet Mongo, the source of these energy waves. Ruling over Mongo is Ming the Merciless, who must be destroyed
We're going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen( Recording )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat
The House of Windsor from George to Kate ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The British royal family has long captivated people around the world. This intriguing documentary gathers archival footage and photographs from nearly a century of the House of Windsor's history, presenting a unique look at the pomp and pageantry that surround these fascinating figures. Highlights include the wedding of Charles and Diana (1981); Diana's funeral (1997); and the announcement of Prince William's engagement to Kate Middleton (2010)
Black Adder I ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during the really dark part of the Dark Ages, these episodes chronicle the wickedly funny misadventures of the terminally treacherous Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (alias The Black Adder)
This is the bear [four stories, music, games, and activities based on the favorite children's books] by Sarah Hayes( Recording )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four stories about a boy and his teddy bear
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film tells the adventures of an unlikely pair-- one an exiled rebel warrior returning to the country that scorned him, the other a young man struggling to take possession of his rightful inheritance
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Audience level: 0.18 (from 0.00 for An evening ... to 0.31 for The Trojan ...)
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English (168)
Portuguese (1)