WorldCat Identities

Taylor, Don 1936-2003

Overview
Works: 71 works in 268 publications in 1 language and 6,809 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television plays  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Televised plays  Televised performances 
Roles: Author, Translator, Director, Designer, Librettist, Lyricist, Performer, Scenarist
Classifications: PA4414.A7, 882.01
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Don Taylor
 
Most widely held works by Don Taylor
The two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( Visual )

52 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close friends Valentine and Proteus become rivals for the hand of Silvia, daughter of the Duke of Milan, who has promised her to the foolish coward Thurio. Proteus has Valentine banished, but Silvia escapes to the forest to join him. Proteus follows, with Julia who dotes on him. After a confrontation, the Duke eventually allows Valentine and Silvia to wed, and Proteus marries Julia
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs. It is the first in the trilogy of tragedies know as the Theban plays
Antigone by Jean Anouilh( Visual )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique adaptation of the play by Sophocles
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Visual )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the blind, exiled Oedipus' final days. The primary action involves a fight over where Oedipus is to die (as that place is to become hallowed ground). Familial interactions also play a key role in the drama
Directing plays by Don Taylor( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prince of Tyre is pursued by the vengeance of King Antiochus because he discovered the monarch's incestuous relationship with his daughter. Fleeing from place to place, Pericles is shipwrecked, courts, and marries Thaisa. Their child, Marina, raised by friends when Thaisa is believed to have died, is kidnapped by pirates and sold into a brothel before Thaisa is discovered alive and the family is joyfully reunited
The critic by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war plays : Iphigenia at Aulis, the women of Troy, Helen by Euripides( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigone by Sophocles( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the third of the three Theban plays by Sophocles in a contemporary translation that remains true to the text, setting the plays in the past yet not the distant past and dispensing with the masks. This final segment of the trilogy centers around the conflict between moral and political law, as the tale of Oedipus and his family comes to a tragic end
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since it was first performed in Athens in the 420s BC, Oedipus the King has been widely regarded as Sophocles' greatest tragedy and one of the foundation stones of Western drama. Don Taylor's translation, accurate yet poetic, was made for a BBC TV production of the Theban plays in 1986, which he also directed
The Theban plays( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bearer of an almost unspeakable, immutable fate, Oedipus yet feels himself a man chosen--that is, favored--by the gods. Now an old man, blind and outcast, Oedipus wanders through Greece guided by his daughter Antigone until he comes to Colonus, where he knows he will die. This second play of the Oedipus saga finds Oedipus railing against the indignities of old age, possibly reflecting the authors own sentiments, as Sophocles was nearly 90 at the time of its composition
Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of Troy by Euripides( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays in the "Drama Classics" series conform as set texts for the AQA and AS level courses up to 2004. Each of the world class pieces is introduced by an expert and the books are very compact and portable
The roses of Eyam : a play by Don Taylor( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dirty laundry by Don Taylor( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portrait of a working-class young man in today's Britain, chronicling his aimless life. He is Errol Oldfield who works at a boring job, amuses himself by stealing, chasing girls and indulging in violent fantasies. A first novel
Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of one sister's loyalty to both her brothers, regardless of their acts or opposing political beliefs, 'Antigone' is one of the most consistently popular plays in the history of drama. This translation, by Don Taylor, was commissioned by the BBC, and was first broadcast in autumn, 1986
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated after a shipwreck and believe each other dead. Viola disguises herself as a page boy, Cesario, to work for Duke Orsino and falls in love with him, but he loves Olivia, who falls in love with Cesario. Seeing Sebastian one day, she mistakes him for Cesario and marries him. The confusion is cleared up when Viola and Sebastian meet again, and the Duke marries Viola. The subplot concerns the efforts of Sir Toby and Andrew to humble the presumptuous Malvolio
The exorcism : a play by Don Taylor( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous history of the life of King Henry the Eight by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's historical play, which tells of the intrigues during the first part of Henry's reign, his divorce from Katharine of Aragon, and marriage to Anne Bullen, who gives birth to a baby girl, Elizabeth
The two gentlemen of Verona( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's Two gentlemen of Verona, in which two good friends find themselves in love with Silvia, daughter of the Duke of Milan, who has promised her to another
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.17 for Oedipus th ... to 0.78 for The exorci ...)

Directing plays
Alternative Names
Don Taylor British director and playwright

Don Taylor englischer Theaterregisseur, Dramaturg, Schriftsteller.& Produzent

Taylor, Donald 1936-2003

Taylor Donald Victor 1936-2003

Languages
English (192)

Covers
Oedipus the KingOedipus at ColonusDirecting playsOedipus the KingThe Theban playsIphigenia at AulisWomen of TroyDirty laundryAntigone