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Leighton, Margaret 1922-1976

Overview
Works: 104 works in 262 publications in 2 languages and 3,974 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Music  Musical settings  Legal drama  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Costume designer, per
Classifications: PR2832.A2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Margaret Leighton
Publications by Margaret Leighton
Publications by Margaret Leighton, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Margaret Leighton
 
Most widely held works by Margaret Leighton
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
25 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 660 libraries worldwide
Margaret Leighton plays the fiery-tongued Kate, and Trevor Howard performs as Petruchio, her swaggering husband determined to teach her manners. As other romantic entanglements swirl around Kate and Petruchio, headstrong Kate learns to mind her tongue without losing her wonderful spirit
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 515 libraries worldwide
A performance of the complete play
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( visu )
5 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 436 libraries worldwide
Screen version of Bertolt Brecht's play about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him into conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the center of the Universe
The loved one by Tony Richardson( visu )
4 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
A bemused would-be poet gets entangled with an unctuous cemetery entrepreneur, a mom-obsessed mortician and other bizarre characters
Under Capricorn by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
5 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
"This rare Hitchcock costume drama unfolds in 1831 Sydney, Australia and concerns Irish noblewoman Lady Henrietta Flusky and her working-class husband whom are escaping a secret and tragic past. Cotten has become a man of wealth but is not accepted socially and Lady Henrietta is a raging alcoholic and verging on madness, enter Hon. Charles Adare whom she had known in Ireland and a passionate love triangle ensues as their tragic past is revealed." -- Container
The Noël Coward collection ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Noël Coward is the definitive playwright of the early 20th century, contributing a robust repertoire of brilliant material. Playwright, actor, composer, and irrepressible socialite, Coward charmed high society in both London and New York during his heyday, and his work continues to charm audiences today with its urbane wit, sly humor and distinctive style
Noel Coward and Margaret Leighton performing Noel Coward's Brief encounter [a complete adaptation] Blithe spirit, act II, sc. 1 [and] Present laughter, act II, sc. 1 by Noel Coward( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 1956 in 3 languages and held by 158 libraries worldwide
The infernal machine by Jean Cocteau( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1907 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 libraries worldwide
The best man ( visu )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Story of two candidates for their party's presidential nomination. One is an intellectual with a sense of morality, the other an opportunist who would win at all costs. The deciding factor is the endorsement of the out-going president who thrives on political in-fighting and deplores indecision
The Go-between by Joseph Losey( visu )
13 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
A boy on the verge of manhood is used as a pawn in the illicit affair between a beautiful aristocrat and the working class farmer she loves
The Winslow boy by Anthony Asquith( visu )
8 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
A barrister defends a naval cadet accused of stealing a postal money-order
Gore Vidal's The best man ( visu )
2 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in German and English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Story of two candidates for their party's presidential nomination. One is an intellectual with a sense of morality, the other an opportunist who would win at all costs. The deciding factor is the endorsement of the out-going president who thrives on political in-fighting and deplores indecision
A homage to Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Selections from works by Shakespeare
Waltz of the toreadors ( visu )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
A lecherous, retired general finds his past creeping up on him and loses his young mistress to his son
The apple cart: interlude [between acts 1 and 2 by Bernard Shaw( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
The apple cart interlude by Bernard Shaw( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
A selection of Coward's verses is heard on this recording together with the gifted author performing with Margaret Leighton in Shaw's Interlude between Acts One and Two from The apple cart
An ideal husband ( visu )
2 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Set amid the grand London season of 1895, An Ideal Husband is a blend of farce and morality that explores human frailty and social hypocrisy. Sir Robert Chilton's secret is discovered and exposed. He is accused of having exploited government secrets for his own gain early in his political career. With this revelation from Mrs. Cheveley comes the threat of blackmail and the ruin of Sir Robert's career. Yet in order to be a successful blackmailer, one's own reputation must be beyond reproach
Lady Caroline Lamb ( visu )
4 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Follows the life of Lady Caroline through her affairs with the poet Lord Byron and the Duke of Wellington to her tragic end
The elusive Pimpernel by Michael Powell( visu )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Sir Percy Blakeney masquerades as an "indolent dandy of London" and leads a double life as Pimpernel. He secretly comes to the aid of innocent French aristocrats during of the Reign of Terror
Poems by Noel Coward( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1958 in Undetermined and English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
 
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English (125)
German (1)
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