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Bates, Alan 1934-2003

Works: 324 works in 1,161 publications in 8 languages and 28,391 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Folklore  Television programs  Historical drama  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Other, Costume designer, Interviewee, Composer, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alan Bates
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )
54 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death. His mother is all too dangerously entangled in that treachery. This film portrays Shakespeare's immortal tale of high adventure and evil deeds
Gosford Park by Robert Altman( Visual )
45 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered
The sum of all fears by Phil Alden Robinson( Visual )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CIA agent Jack Ryan finds himself in a race against time to stop terrorists who plan to ignite a war between the U.S. and Russia by detonating a nuclear bomb at the Super Bowl game
Zorba the Greek by Mikis Theodorakis( Visual )
41 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young British writer moves to Crete to find himself by working in his father's mine, and hires the playful Zorba. He falls in love with a lovely young widow. When she responds to him the townsmen attack her
The mothman prophecies by Mark Pellington( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This story is based on events which occurred in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Distraught by the sudden, tragic death of his wife, a journalist finds himself mysteriously drawn to a small West Virginia town when his car inexplicably strands him. He soon learns that many of the town's residents have been beset by bizarre events, including sightings of an eerie "moth-like" entity, an entity similar to the one seen by his late wife
Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy( Visual )
21 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bathsheba Everdene is a willful, passionate girl who is never satisfied with anything less than a man's complete and helpless adoration. She captures the lives and loves of three very different men. Gabriel Oak is a sheep farmer who is captivated by her beauty and proposes marriage. William Boldwood is an older, prosperous man who had been a confirmed bachelor. Sergeant Frank Troy is a handsome, but reckless swordsman who's given to sudden fits of violence
Women in love by Ken Russell( Visual )
48 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sensual investigation of the relationships of two couples, exploring the thin line between love and lust
Evelyn by Bruce Beresford( Visual )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1953, Desmond Doyle takes on the Irish family law system and the Catholic Church in a bid to be reunited with his children. Despite a strong work ethic, Desmond has a hard time holding on to steady work. Desmond's wife walks out on the relationship and his sporadic employment eventually attracts the attention of the law. A court order sends his two sons and young daughter to separate Catholic orphanages until Desmond can prove he's capable of properly supporting them. However, Desmond discovers merely getting work is not enough to bring his children back to him
Hard times by Charles Dickens( Visual )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Local MP and schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Louisa and Tom, in the utilitarian fashion, stressing reason and fact and dismissing imagination and emotion. Under his influence, Louisa grows cold while Tom turns to a secret life of drinking and gambling. To be nearer her brother, Louisa accepts an offer of marriage from his boss, the self-mad, self-important banker Josiah Bounderby, though she does not love him. But soon finds herself succumbing to the attentions of the lothario James Harthouse. All the while, Mrs. Sparsit, a former aristocrat who now works for Bounderby, obsessively watches as the drama unfolds, longing for Louisa's downfall
The rose by Mark Rydell( Visual )
31 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bette Midler portrays a Janis Joplin-like rock star whose success is laced with so much booze, drugs and hard living [that] it eventually causes her downfall"--Container
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )
14 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Anton Chekhov's play about three well-educated, cultured sisters suffering from boredom and meaninglessness in their dull, provincial environment
Georgy girl ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate
Arabian nights ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and German and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A legendary heroine, Scheherazade, saves her kingdom and her own life by seducing her husband with the fantastical tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba, and other larger-than-life heroes, warriors and djinns
The cherry orchard by Michael Cacoyannis( Visual )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madame Ranevskaya returns to her decaying estate in pre-Revolutionary Russia after an exile in Paris. The estate and its beloved cherry orchard are threatened by Ranevskaya's financial problems, and no one seems able to do anything about it
Simon Gray's Butley ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Butley, a professor at a London University, finds out that his wife wants a divorce, his boyfriend is leaving him and his untalented colleague is getting a book published all in one day
Le roi de coeur King of hearts by Philippe de Broca( Visual )
12 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in French and English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Scottish soldier is assigned the task of disarming a bomb in a small French town at the close of World War I. The townspeople have deserted the town leaving behind the inmates of the local insane asylum who embrace the soldier as their king
In celebration by David Storey( Visual )
18 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three sons return to the primitive Yorkshire mining town of their birth to celebrate their parents' fortieth wedding anniversary. During the celebration, their submerged hatreds and fears emerge from behind their model blue collar family facade
Bertie & Elizabeth the story of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Wilby and Juliet Aubrey portray the reluctant royals who became King and Queen of England when Edward VIII gave up the throne for the woman he loved
Nancy Mitford's Love in a cold climate by Nancy Mitford( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on Nancy Mitford's beloved novel Love in a cold climate - partly thinly veiled memoir, part biting satire, and part fascinating window on a vanished way of life - this witty drama from the BBC follows the romantic adventures of three young women from aristocratic families
King of hearts Le roi de coeur ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in French and English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the French countryside during WWI, a Scottish soldier is sent to a village on a suicide mission to dismantle German explosives. The local mental patient are the only residents and they welcome the soldier and crown him their King of Hearts
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Bates, Alan
Bates, Alan 1934-2003
Bates, Alan Arthur.
Bates, Alan Arthur 1934-2003
Bates, Arthur 1934-2003
English (317)
French (34)
German (24)
Spanish (8)
Multiple languages (2)
Italian (1)
Polish (1)
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