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Bates, Alan 1934-2003

Works: 293 works in 1,125 publications in 8 languages and 28,143 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Folklore  Television programs  Historical drama  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Other, Composer, Interviewee, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Alan Bates
Publications by Alan Bates
Publications by Alan Bates, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Alan Bates
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( visu )
54 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,249 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( visu )
45 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,211 libraries worldwide
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 Tom Clancy( visu )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,816 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( visu )
41 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,529 libraries worldwide
A young British writer moves to Crete to find himself by working in his father's mine. He falls in love with a lovely young widow. When she responds to him, the townsmen attack her. He is taught the necessary response to life and its tragedies
Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy( visu )
21 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,130 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
The mothman prophecies by Mark Pellington( visu )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
Basada en hechos reales de extraños acontecimientos en Virgina del Norte, E.U.A.; donde los habitantes veían una criatura enorme de ojos rojos, que representa la muerte y advierte cuando una catastrofe está aproximandose. John Klein es un reportero que después del fallecimiento de su esposa, por azar, llega al pueblo de Point Pleasant, poco a poco se va involucrando en un extraño suceso que lo lleva a investigar misteriosas apariciones. Con la ayuda de Connie Parker, una oficial de policía, se dan cuenta que los habitantes han tenido visiones idénticas a las extrañas figuras que dibujaba su esposa antes de morir. El interés de Klein Llega al punto máximo, únicamente le queda intentar llegar hasta el fondo del problema, sin perder la cordura y así prevenir que algo terrible suceda nuevamento
Women in love by Ken Russell( visu )
48 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,065 libraries worldwide
A sensual investigation of the relationships of two couples, exploring the thin line between love and lust
Evelyn by Bruce Beresford( visu )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 942 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( visu )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 785 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( visu )
30 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 777 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( visu )
14 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attemps to support her family and home that is the sole legacy from their late father. Masha finds relief from an empty marriage by being involved with a passionate young colonel. Irina wills herself to return the affections of an ardent suitor in the hope that he will whisk her off to the city. Sift through the debris of their shattered dreams on the eve of the social and political upheaval that will transform Russia forever
Georgy girl ( visu )
9 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 648 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 ( visu )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and German and held by 612 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( visu )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and French and held by 598 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 ( visu )
8 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 568 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( visu )
12 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in French and English and held by 549 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( visu )
18 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 libraries worldwide
This is a tender and moving study of a family at breaking point, a story of love, repressed emotions and of ultimate redemption
Bertie & Elizabeth the story of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth ( visu )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 460 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( visu )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
A trio of attractive up-and-comers and four legendary British actors star alongside castles and country houses in a BBC drama about how the upper class loved in the 1930s
King of hearts Le roi de coeur ( visu )
16 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in French and English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
A Scottish soldier is sent to disarm a bomb in a French village that has been evacuated except for the inmates of an insane asylum. He doesn't realize that all his new friends are mentally unstable until he is crowned King
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Alternative Names
Bates, Alan
Bates, Alan Arthur.
Bates, Alan Arthur 1934-2003
Bates, Arthur 1934-2003
English (317)
French (35)
German (23)
Spanish (8)
Multiple languages (2)
Italian (1)
Polish (1)
Hebrew (1)
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