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Leighton, Margaret 1922-1976

Works: 112 works in 351 publications in 3 languages and 4,224 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Romance films  Biographical films  Historical films  Comedy films  Television adaptations  Crime films  Television comedies 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Author, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
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Publications about Margaret Leighton
Publications by Margaret Leighton
Publications by Margaret Leighton, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Margaret Leighton
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
33 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 602 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
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( visu )
10 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 560 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
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
26 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 458 libraries worldwide
This is one of the Shakespeare's so-called black comedies. It poses certain questions not usually found in comedy and anwsers them in a merry and profound way
The loved one by Tony Richardson( visu )
6 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
A bemused would-be poet gets himself entangled with an unctuous cemetery entrepreneur, a mom-obsessed mortician and other bizarre characters
Under Capricorn by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
6 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
In Australia in 1830, an English immigrant stays with his cousin Henrietta and her cruel husband, setting a triangle to explode and reveal a strange crime
The best man by Franklin J Schaffner( visu )
7 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 274 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 Noël Coward collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 219 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
Ideal husband ( visu )
5 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Set amid the grand London season of 1895, An Ideal Husband is a dazzling 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
The Go-between by Joseph Losey( visu )
29 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 171 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 infernal machine by Jean Cocteau( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1907 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 145 libraries worldwide
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 )
7 editions published in 1956 in 3 languages and held by 145 libraries worldwide
The apple cart: interlude [between acts 1 and 2] by Bernard Shaw( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 libraries worldwide
A controversial interlude in a play that was attacked by critics contains wise and witty philosophy. Leighton and Coward read his poetry
The Winslow boy by David Mamet( visu )
9 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Based on real life events, The Winslow boy follows the tribulations of an Edwardian naval cadet who is accused of robbery then expelled from his academy. On returning home, his father becomes determined to clear his name and prove his innocence after what he considers an unfair internal enquiry. During his pursuit for justice, the case eventually reaches the House of Commons to cause public outcry and a political furore
Waltz of the toreadors ( visu )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Peter Sellers stars as Leo Fitzjohn, a decorated general and prisoner of lust. His long-awaited rendezvous with sexy Ghislaine turns into a frolicking free-for-all when their love-making is hysterically interrupted by a lovesick lieutenant, a dysfunctional doctor, the General's nagging wife, and a team of drunken fox hunters
A homage to Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Presents readings from Shakespeare's sonnets, Macbeth, Henry IV, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Henry VIII, Twelfth Night, Cymbeline, and As you like it
Lady Caroline Lamb ( visu )
6 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Caroline was the darling of English society in 1805 when she married the country's most distinguished peer. Then she shocked the gentry and threatened her husband's political career with a scandalous love affair with Lord Byron
Poems by Noel Coward( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1958 in Undetermined and English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Homage to Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Side one features excerpts of Shakespeare's works read by distinguished Shakespearean actors and actresses. Side two features readings of tributes to Shakespeare written by his contemporaries, and music composed in his time
Bonnie Prince Charlie by Anthony Kimmins( visu )
4 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Historical drama about Charles Stuart, who through birthright claimed the British Crown and convinced the Scottish clans to go to war with the British on his behalf
The elusive Pimpernel by Michael Powell( visu )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 31 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
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Alternative Names
Margaret Leighton actress from England
Margaret Leighton actrice britannique
Margaret Leighton angielska aktorka filmowa i telewizyjna
Margaret Leighton attrice inglese
Margaret Leighton britische Schauspielerin
Margaret Leighton britisk skodespelar
Margaret Leighton britisk skuespiller
Margaret Leighton Brits acteur
Margaret Leighton Brits actrice
Margaret Leighton brittisk skådespelare
Лейтон, Маргарет
מרגרט לייטון
مارقارت لیتون
مارگارت لیتون بازیگر بریتانیایی
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English (168)
French (3)
German (1)
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