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Gielgud, John 1904-2000

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Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( visu )
51 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,932 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British
Richard III by William Shakespeare( visu )
78 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,935 libraries worldwide
Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur( visu )
33 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,750 libraries worldwide
Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown--and her head. A thriller of intrigue in the court of one of history's greatest monarchs
Becket by Peter Glenville( visu )
43 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,560 libraries worldwide
Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( visu )
76 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,511 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( visu )
59 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,974 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar
Chariots of fire by Hugh Hudson( visu )
26 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,945 libraries worldwide
The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively
Shine by Scott Hicks( visu )
22 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,756 libraries worldwide
The story of Australian pianist David Helfgott. He experiences a nervous breakdown and is hospitalized, but later returns to the concert hall
Murder on the Orient Express by Sidney Lumet( visu )
16 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,515 libraries worldwide
Hercule Poirot is a dapper detective for whom murder-solving is a precise, intellectual exercise. When a murder occurs aboard the Orient Express, Poirot agrees to interview all aboard the famous train's Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionaire before the local police arrive
Arthur ( visu )
22 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,294 libraries worldwide
Arthur Bach is very, very rich, and he's next in line for three-quarters of a billion dollars. He stands to lose his inheritance--and a life in the lush style to which he is accustomed--if he doesn't marry the most boring blonde on Long Island within thirty days. Unfortunately, Arthur has just discovered the girl of his dreams
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( visu )
26 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,248 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
Merlin by Steve Barron( visu )
33 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,225 libraries worldwide
The legend of King Arthur, this time, from the perspective of the King's Wizard, Merlin. Merlin is a creature born of pagan magic, living in a world converting to Christianity. Merlin is beside Arthur as he gains Excalibur, builds Camelot and is betrayed by his wife, Guinevere. Merlin and Arthur are both menaced by the plots of Morgan Le Fey, her son by Arthur, Mordred, and their cohorts. Through it all, Merlin tries to keep Arthur from the destructive path set by fate
John Gielgud directs Richard Burton in Hamlet; a journal of rehearsals by Richard L Sterne( Book )
9 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,183 libraries worldwide
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( visu )
40 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,149 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV)
Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh( visu )
21 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,077 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the difficult loves of insular Englishman Charles Ryder and his peculiarly intense relationship with the wealthy but dysfunctional family that inhabited Brideshead. While at Oxford, Charles Ryder meets boyish, flamboyant Sebastian Flyte, who introduces Charles to a charmed and glamorous way of life that continues until Sebastian's health deteriorates
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( visu )
27 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
Film adaptation of Shakespeare's play depicting the successful conspiracy to assassinate the Roman emperor, Julius Caesar
Around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne( visu )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in French and English and held by 1,039 libraries worldwide
Phlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber
Antigone by Sophocles( visu )
28 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
Presents the third of the three Theban plays by Sophocles in a new translation by Don Taylor 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
Secret agent by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
113 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 901 libraries worldwide
An espionage thriller set in Geneva, seasoned with romance. Two British Intelligence Service agents pose as husband & wife in an attempt to eliminate an agent for the Central Powers
The Power of one by Bryce Courtenay( visu )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 838 libraries worldwide
The story focuses on a young English boy named PK. Orphaned in a foreign land and terrorized for his political beliefs by his schoolmates, the pint-sized youngster turns to the only friend who can help him: a kindly yet world-wise prison inmate who teaches him how to box. As he grows to manhood, PK takes on the system and the social injustices he sees around him -and finds that one person can really make a difference
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Alternative Names
Gielgud, ..., 1904-2000
Gielgud, Arthur
Gielgud, Arthur John.
Gielgud, Arthur John, 1904-2000
Gielgud, Arthur John, Sir, 1904-2000
Gielgud, John, Sir, 1904-
Gielgud, John, Sir, 1904-2000
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