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Knight, Esmond 1906-1987

Works: 85 works in 258 publications in 5 languages and 7,754 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television plays  Television adaptations  Television programs  Film and video adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Dancer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications by Esmond Knight, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Esmond Knight
The chronicle history of King Henry the Fift [sic] by William Shakespeare( visu )
18 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,576 libraries worldwide
Adaptation of Shakespeare's patriotic historical drama that celebrates the English nation and the greatness of its King. Includes medieval battle sequences with a recreation of the Battle of Agincourt
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( visu )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,210 libraries worldwide
Majesty gives way to mystery, and marks a harrowing descent into madness, when a young British nun is ordered to establish a convent in the remote Himalayan mountains. Sister Clodagh (Kerr) is a serious young novitiate assigned to lead a crucial mission, with the reluctant recommendation of her Mother Superior. Together with a disparate group of nuns, Sister Clodagh will face strange peoples and customs, a harsh and unforgiving climate and a wrenching struggle with her own past that will prove the ultimate test of her devotion and faith
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( visu )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
Octavius Caesar, Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though married to Fulvia, spends his time in Egypt, living a life of decadence and conducting an affair with Queen Cleopatra. In Antony's absence, Caesar and Lepidus worry about Pompey's increasing strength. Caesar condemns Antony for neglecting his duties as a statesman and military officer. Hearing that his wife, Fulvia, has died and that Pompey is raising an army to rebel against the triumvirate, Antony feels he must return to Rome. Caesar and Antony try to patch up their quarrel through the marriage of Antony to Caesar's sister Octavia. In Egypt, Cleopatra is told that Antony has married and is furious with jealousy. However, when the messenger says that Octavia is not very beautiful, Cleopatra feels confident that she can win Antony back. The triumvirs meet Pompey, who agrees to keep peace in exchange for control of Sicily and Sardinia. When Antony and Octavia leave for Athens, Caesar breaks his truce, wages war against Pompey, and defeats him. After using Lepidus's army to secure a victory, he imprisons Lepidus. Antony learns this with anger; Octavia pleads him to stay friends with her brother. Antony sends her to Rome, then returns to Cleopatra. In Egypt he raises an army to fight Caesar. Antony decides to fight him at sea, although Caesar has the better navy; and he allows Cleopatra to command a ship, ignoring the protests of Enobarbus, his best friend. Enobarbus deserts him and joins Caesar's army, but then in remorse kills himself. Antony's forces lose the battle when Cleopatra's ship flees and Antony's follows, leaving the rest of the fleet vulnerable to attack. Antony swears he will kill Cleopatra, so she sends word that she has committed suicide. Full of grief, Antony commands his attendant to kill him, but the man kills himself instead. Antony then falls on his own sword. Caesar takes Cleopatra prisoner, planning to display her in Rome as a trophy, but she kills herself with the help of several poisonous asps. Caesar has the two lovers buried beside each other
The red shoes by Michael Powell( visu )
18 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 945 libraries worldwide
Vicky Page, a young ballerina, becomes torn between her love for composer Julian Craster and artistic devotion to her profession, which is dominated by impressario Lermontov
Rumer Godden's The river ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
The film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River in India, around which their daily lives unfold. Harriet lives in a house overlooking the river with her English family. One day, a young American arrives at the home of his cousin, Mr. John, a widower who lives next door to Harriet's family. The young man becomes the focus of attention for Harriet, her older friend Valerie, and for Mr. John's half-Indian daughter Melanie
Sink the Bismarck! by Lewis Gilbert( visu )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
The Bismarck was the fabled German battleship of World War II. This film traces the "life" of the Bismarck from its launching (courtesy of newsreel footage) through its many battles and narrow escapes, concluding with its far-from-inevitable sinking in the Spring of 1941. The story concentrates on a British intelligence captain, who has lost his family in the London blitz and thus has a personal reason for seeing the Bismarck destroyed. The captain's tireless efforts are abetted by the love and support of a female naval officer. The climactic sinking is deftly assembled from stock footage and newly shot scenes of expertly delineated scale models
The element of crime by Lars von Trier( visu )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 431 libraries worldwide
The story of an exiled ex-cop who returns to his old beat to catch a serial killer preying on young girls. Set in Germany, the film is shot in sepia tones with brilliant blue flashes
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
The prince and the showgirl by Terence Rattigan( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
London, 1911 and the coronation of George V is upcoming. Many of the worlds dignitaries are turning up for the event, including Prince Charles, the Regent of Carpathia, is running the country until his son King Nicolas comes of age in eighteen months. Nicolas is pro-German. Charles is pro-English. This would be unimportant but Carpathia has the fourth best army in Europe, and the young man is getting impatient. In an attempt to curry favor with the Prince, he is treated to a trip to see a musical, where he meets actress Elsie Marina. He has an appreciative eye for showgirls, but he gets more than he bargained for with Elsie. Introduced to the eccentric Queen Dowager, Elsie's unfamiliarity with royal protocol and manners charms her thoroughly, and Elsie ends up being made lady in waiting, and attends the coronation
Contraband by Michael Powell( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Set in England during the early days of World War II, a Danish sea captain and his passenger are kidnapped by a cell of Nazi spies operating from a basement in London's Soho. The plot progresses as a chase that puts the characters in one peculiar set of surroundings after another. Most of the story takes place under blackout conditions, in which the great city becomes a mysterious dark labyrinth
Richard III by William Shakespeare( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 149 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( visu )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, who senses treachery behind his father's death
The River by Jean Renoir( visu )
25 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 92 libraries worldwide
This simple story centers on a British family, living on the banks of the Ganges, whose routine life is interrupted by the arrival of Captain John, a war veteran who has come to claim his cousin's daughter
Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare( visu )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Shakespeare's play about two lovers caught in the vicissitudes of the Trojan War
The silver fleet ( visu )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Set during the occupation of Holland during World War II, the owner of a Dutch shipyard pretends to collaborate with the Nazis in order to protect his employees and his family
Cousin Bette by Ray Lawler; Martin Lisemore; Gareth Davies; Margaret Tyzack; Helen Mirren; Colin Baker; Thorley Walters; Ursula Howells; Honoré de Balzac( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
A spinster gets revenge on her cousin's family by enlisting the help of a beautiful woman, after they take away the only man that mattered to her
Jean Renoir's production of Rumer Godden's The river ( visu )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
In postwar India, three adolescent girls develop competing crushes on a young American veteran who lost a leg in combat. As their romances and rivalries deepen, the background of the Indian society, culture and environment influences all their personalities in subtle and symbolic ways
Gone to earth by Michael Powell( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Hazel Wood is a Gypsy girl who loves animals, particularly her pet fox. She is desired by Jack Reddin, a fox-hunting squire, who pursues her even after her marriage to the local pastor
Le voyeur by Michael Powell( visu )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and French and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Mark Lewis, un jeune cinéaste hanté par la peur, filme l'agonie de ses victimes, qu'il attire dans son studio. Mark se lie d'amitié avec helen, sa voisine. Celle-ci apprend l'effroyable secret du cinéaste, tandis que la police découvre l'identité du coupable. Acculé, dans un accès de démence, Mark filme sa propre mort devant les yeux d'Helen
The Chronicle history of King Henry the Fift with his battell fought at Agincourt in France by William Shakespeare( visu )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Shakespeare's patriotic historical drama that celebrates the English nation. Recreates the battle of Agincourt
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English (148)
French (7)
German (3)
Chinese (1)
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