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Blessed, Brian

Works: 362 works in 770 publications in 5 languages and 21,032 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Biography  Fiction  Television comedies  Hunting stories  Musical settings  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Vocalist, Singer, Costume designer, Interviewee, Composer, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,852 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 (111 min.)
I, Claudius by Robert Graves ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 1,691 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 )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,417 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 )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,352 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 ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,239 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 fac╠žade of Ganymede
Catherine the Great ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 835 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 Arthur Hiller ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While in prison during the Spanish Inquisition, author Miguel de Cervantes tells his fellow prisoners of the adventures of the aging, eccentric Knight Don Quixote and his loyal companion Sancho Panza
Castle by David Macaulay ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 791 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
Star wars Lego ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 650 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 533 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
The Joy of Bach ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatizations of scenes from Bach's life are interspersed with performances of his music
Tom Jones ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 446 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 Trojan women ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 405 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
Alexander revisited the final cut by Oliver Stone ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 404 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
We're going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 351 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 327 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
The House of Windsor from George to Kate ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 303 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 )
26 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black Adder I ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three episodes of the comedy serial about a 15th century villain, 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 )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 204 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 0.33 for The Trojan ...)
Alternative Names
English (189)
German (2)
French (2)
Portuguese (1)
Spanish (1)