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Knight, Esmond 1906-1987

Works: 138 works in 427 publications in 5 languages and 12,176 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Historical films  Made-for-TV movies  Romance films  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Romance fiction  Television plays 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other, Dancer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Esmond Knight
Most widely held works by Esmond Knight
The red shoes( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina torn between the composer who loves her and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer
Hamlet by Laurence Olivier( Visual )

15 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, who senses treachery behind his father's death
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member 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
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III: 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
The chronicle history of King Henry the Fifth with his battell fought at Agincourt in France( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced by Granada Television in their Manchester studios for transmission by the then fledgling Channel Four, this video production of King Lear is the timeless tale of avarice and lust for power in which a foolish king descends into madness after he divides his vast kingdom between two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, unleashing a conspiracy of greed and cruelty and bringing tragic consequences for all
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member 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
Rumer Godden's The river( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member 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
A Canterbury tale by Michael Powell( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen to Britain: This British propaganda short film, a poetic treatment, using no narration, of the British people during World War II, features a tapestry of sound and image interspersed with scenes of British preparedness and tranquility and national unity
The element of crime by Lars von Trier( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member 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
Black narcissus( Visual )

5 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Anglican nuns runs into trouble when they try to start a hospital and a school in the Himalayas
Henry V( Visual )

9 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry V unites his people, invades France and emerges victorious at Agincourt, deals with traitors, and cements the peace
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

18 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and German and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry V is Shakespeare's dramatic depiction of England's Henry as he strives to claim the crown of France. Henry finally establishes an alliance with France when he meets and marries Catherine of Valois after his army is victorious
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first broadcast of the seven-year, 37-play BBC Television Shakespeare project, a tragic tale of two young star-crossed lovers in 14th-century Verona, their romance doomed by the longstanding blood feud between their respective families
The river( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the novel by Rumer Godden, the film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River, around which their daily lives unfold
The prince and the showgirl by Terence Rattigan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member 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
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( Visual )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The awesome grandeur of the majestic Himalayas is the setting for this haunting emotional stunner about the isolation, madness, spiritual failures and sexual frustrations that overwhelm five missionary nuns in a mountaintop convent
The River by Jean Renoir( Visual )

43 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member 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
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Esmond Knight acteur britannique

Esmond Knight Britischer Schauspieler

Esmond Knight britisk skodespelar

Esmond Knight britisk skuespiller

Esmond Knight Brits acteur (1906-1987)

Esmond Knight brittisk skådespelare

Esmond Knight English actor

Knight, Esmond, 1906-

Knight, Esmond Pennington 1906-1987

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