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Burton, Richard 1925-1984

Works: 813 works in 2,991 publications in 12 languages and 58,700 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Television adaptations  Diaries  Fiction  Historical films  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Director, Producer, Author, Narrator, Speaker, Other, Composer, Singer, Host, Creator, Contributor, Interviewee, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Mike Nichols( Visual )

102 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple is invited to the home of a professor and his sharp-tongued wife, and are treated to verbal battles by their hosts
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

61 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petruchio is a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he meets Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. After the honeymoon, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that he has the most obedient wife. In reality, Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate
Cleopatra by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

115 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the life of Cleopatra, queen of ancient Egypt from her ascension to the throne through her struggle for power and her loves and entanglements with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony
Becket by Peter Glenville( Visual )

59 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,533 WorldCat member 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
The longest day by Ken Annakin( Visual )

60 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete story of the D-Day landings at Normandy through the eyes of all its participants. D-Day was the invasion and establishment of Allied forces in France during Operation Overlord, beginning the 6th of June, 1944, and was the largest seaborne invasion in history. It began with overnight parachute and glider landings, air attacks, naval bombardments, and an early morning amphibious landing
Camelot original Broadway cast by Frederick Loewe( Recording )

55 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The musical tale of King Arthur, Merlyn, Guenevere, Lancelot and the nobel ideals of Camelot
The robe by Henry Koster( Visual )

40 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the inspiring story of the robe of Jesus wore on the cross and the Roman centurion, Marcellus Gallio, who wins the robe in a gambling match at the foot of the cross
The spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carr( Visual )

44 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burnt-out British spy defects to East Germany as a ruse to feed false information to the government
The night of the iguana by John Huston( Visual )

28 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A defrocked, alcoholic, and emotionally-troubled minister struggles with his desire for earthly pleasures as a tour guide in Mexico. Shepherding a busload of school teachers and one libidinous 18-year old girl, he becomes entangled with the teen, suffers a nervous breakdown when discovered, and strands the group at the remote and rundown seaside hotel of his old friend Maxine. As his emotional state continues to unravel, and the group's problems increase, the hotel is joined by a travelling artist and her aged poet father, with their own secret troubles
Anne of the thousand days Mary, Queen of Scots by Maxwell Anderson( Visual )

36 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Queen of Scots: The battle between Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth, Queen of England, comes alive in this epic film
Nineteen eighty-four by Michael Radford( Visual )

54 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winston Smith (Hurt) endures a squalid existence in totalitarian Oceania under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. But his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the chillingly labeled 'Ministry of Love,' he is placed at the mercy of O'Brien (Burton), a coolly treacherous leader determined to control his thoughts ... and crush his soul"--Container
Where eagles dare by Brian G Hutton( Visual )

46 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of special agents attempt to rescue an Allied general from an impregnable castle is jeopardized by a ruthless German double agent
John Gielgud directs Richard Burton in Hamlet; a journal of rehearsals by Richard L Sterne( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Faustus by Richard Burton( Visual )

29 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A tragic legend written down in the sixteenth century wherein a learned scientist honoured with the laurels of his university, sold his soul to the devil for still greater knowledge and power in the unknown."--Title screen. Deeply unsatisfied with God's decree that the reward of sin is death, Dr. John Faustus, a scholar at Wittenberg, opts to cut a deal with Lucifer. The contract--signed in Faustus's blood--stipulates that the doctor receive the services of Lucifer's lackey, Mephistophilis, for a period of 24 years, during which he has access to all knowledge, beauty, power as well as returned youth. In exchange, Lucifer receives Faustus's renunciation of Christ and, at the end of the 24 years, the doctor's soul, which he may torment in the pit of Hell for all eternity
Zulu by Michael Caine( Visual )

51 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handful of British engineers entrench themselves in an isolated outpost called Rorke's Drift and prepare to face a series of vicious assaults by more than 4,000 Zulu warriors
Alexander the Great by Robert Rossen( Visual )

26 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Alexander the Great, Greek hero and world-conqueror. Alexander is a man torn by conflict between his teacher, Aristotle, his warrior father and his own ambition
Equus by Peter Shaffer( Visual )

43 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged psychiatrist tries to find out why a young man has blinded six horses entrusted to his care
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staged in rehearsal room and modern dress conditions, this is Richard Burton's performance as Hamlet. This play opened on Broadway April 9, 1964. This recording is not derived from a film, but from an attempt to simply record the stage show for one cinematic showing by placing cameras in the stalls during an actual performance
Look back in anger by Tony Richardson( Visual )

45 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Porter is a university graduate who rejects middle class dreams and operates a candy stall in a local flea market. His wife, Allison, endures his anger and frustration because of his intense love. But when an actress friend of Allison's temporarily moves in with them, Jimmy becomes a twisted figure of bitterness and pain as disillusionment and anger overtake him
Wagner by Tony Palmer( Visual )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner was loved yet hated, admired yet despised, a villain yet a hero, a man whose fame and exploits were the gossip of Europe. Above all, he was an incurable romantic who had a scandalous love affair with Liszt's illegitimate daughter. A dangerous political revolutionary, Wagner's influence penetrated German society. He was a scoundrel, joker, philosopher, con-man, poet, refugee, virulent political orator, and one of the greatest composers who has ever lived
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Alternative Names
Burton, Richard 1925-1984

Jenkins, Richard 1925-1984

Jenkins, Richard W. 1925-1984

Jenkins, Richard Walter 1925-1984

Jenkins, Richard Walter, jr., 1925-1984

Jenkins, Richard Walter jun. 1925-1984

Ričard Barton

Ričards Bērtons

Ricardus Burton

Richard Burton acteur

Richard Burton acteur britannique

Richard Burton actor gals

Richard Burton aktor walijski

Richard Burton attore britannico

Richard Burton britischer Schauspieler

Richard Burton walesi sznsz, rendező, producer

Richard Burton Welsh actor

Ρίτσαρντ Μπάρτον Ουαλός ηθοποιός

Ричард Бартон

Ричард Бёртон

Ричард Бъртън

Річард Бартон

ריצ'רד ברטון

ريتشارد برتون

ریچارد برتون بازیگر بریتانیایی

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理查德伯顿 Welsh actor

CleopatraThe robeThe night of the iguanaWhere eagles dareDoctor FaustusZuluAlexander the GreatEquusLook back in anger