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Blessed, Brian

Works: 376 works in 801 publications in 3 languages and 21,409 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Biography  Television comedies  Fiction  Hunting stories  Humor  Musical settings 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Singer, Costume designer, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Composer, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A military war has just ended, but the 'merry war' between Beatrice and Benedick rages on! Can their friends trick them into making love instead? For that matter can another couple's devotion survive the evil Don John's visious lies? The answers to these questions come as Shakespeare's classic story is brought to sexy, sunny life by acclaimed actor/director Kenneth Branagh"--container
I, Claudius by Robert Graves ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 1,728 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
Henry V by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2003 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
The pirates! band of misfits ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After years of humiliation and failed attempts to win the Pirate of the Year Award, Pirate Captain and his oddball crew go on a race to pillage the most booty. They soon cross paths with scientist Charles Darwin, who persuades the Captain that the crew's 'parrot,' Polly, could be the answer to the riches they are searching for
As you like it by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rosalind es una joven mujer que vive en la mansión de su tío cuando se enamora de Orlando, un joven caballero del reino. Cuando Rosalind es exiliada, huye hacia el bosque de Arden disfrazada como un hombre, solo para encontrar a Orlando quien también ha sido desterrado. Pero podrá ella ganarse el amor de Orlando disfrazada de hombre?
Catherine the Great ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trapped in a loveless political marriage to the dissolute nephew of the ailing Russian Empress Elizabeth, young German princess Sophia Fredericka bides her time, chooses her lovers carefully and plots her path to the throne. Skillfully manipulating the Russian triumvirate of church, army and aristocracy, she adroitly rides the shifting currents of social change and unrest to become one of Russia's most unforgettable and beloved rulers, Catherine the Great
Man of la mancha by Mitch Leigh ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter O'Toole dreams of unsullied love and unending gallantry as Don Quixote in this magnificent film version of the stage success. Sophia Loren and James Coco round out the cast
Castle by David Macaulay ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an animated tale about a fictional thirteenth-century fortress and town built by King Edward I to subdue the rebellious Welsh. Includes live-action sequences in which David Macaulay explains the history and architecture that inspired the fictional castle
Star wars Lego ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 725 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 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explore the process of building an ancient Egyptian pyramid and visit various historic sites and rare artifacts, including the mummy of Ramses II
Tom Jones ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 451 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
The Joy of Bach ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatizations of scenes from Bach's life are interspersed with performances of his music
Alexander revisited the final cut by Oliver Stone ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 419 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 Trojan women by Michael Cacoyannis ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 418 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
We're going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 340 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
Flash Gordon by Mike Hodges ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When energy waves pull the moon out of orbit, New York Jets quarterback Flash Gordon unwittingly finds himself heading for the planet Mongo, where, with the assistance from beautiful Dale Arden, he will take on Ming the Merciless and rescue humankind
Black Adder the complete collector's set by Richard Boden ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during the reign of fictitious King Richard IV (1485-1498), these are the wickedly funny misadventures of the terminally treacherous, Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (alias the Black Adder)
The House of Windsor from George to Kate ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 307 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)
Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber ( Recording )
32 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
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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 (199)
Spanish (1)
Portuguese (1)