WorldCat Identities

Barnes, Peter 1931-2004

Works: 132 works in 502 publications in 7 languages and 14,007 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Christmas films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Animated films  Fantasy films  Made-for-TV movies  Action and adventure films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Director, Scenarist, Editor, Adapter, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Barnes
Enchanted April by Mike Newell( Visual )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, the 1920s. Lottie and Rose are two married women who share the misery of empty marriages and decide to rent an Italian castle for the spring to get away. In order to save money, they advertise for two other women to join them. Mrs. Fisher is an elderly widow struggling with a lonely and regimented existence. She jumps at the chance to join the vacation. Lady Caroline Dester is a gorgeous flapper who has been grabbed one too many times and believes that she is sick of men. They arrive in San Salvatore. The seaside Italian castle is drenched in wisteria and sunshine. The women find themselves in a transformative beauty so enchanting that they experience changes in themselves they never thought possible
Alice in Wonderland by Florida Friebus( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice slips down a rabbit hole into Wonderland, where she meets zany characters like the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter and has a series of strange, dream-like adventures
Barbie in a Christmas carol by Celtic Thunder (Musical group : 2007-)( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation) stars as Scrooge, the mean-spirited miser who gets his terrifying comeuppance when he imagines he's visited by ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, and taken on a life-altering journey."--Container
The ruling class by Peter Barnes( Book )

38 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devastating satire on the British upper classes, the 14th Earl of Gurney fresh from an insane asylum claims his inheritance. Gurney believes himself to be Jesus Christ - is contrasted with the rest of the family's sane evil. He finally is "cured" and becomes a blood thirsty Tory who is therefore sane and eminently acceptable to the house of Lords
Hard times by John Lynch( Visual )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local MP and schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Louisa and Tom, in the utilitarian fashion, stressing reason and fact and dismissing imagination and emotion. Under his influence, Louisa grows cold while Tom turns to a secret life of drinking and gambling. To be nearer her brother, Louisa accepts an offer of marriage from his boss, the self-mad, self-important banker Josiah Bounderby, though she does not love him. But soon finds herself succumbing to the attentions of the lothario James Harthouse. All the while, Mrs. Sparsit, a former aristocrat who now works for Bounderby, obsessively watches as the drama unfolds, longing for Louisa's downfall
The ruling class by Peter Medak( Visual )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other somewhat-more respectable members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensues
Collected plays by Peter Barnes( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays : one by Peter Barnes( Book )

43 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scooby-Doo in Arabian nights by Scooby-Doo (Television program)( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A legendary heroine, Scheherazade, saves her kingdom and her own life by seducing her husband Schahriar's imagination with the fantastical tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba, and other larger-than-life heroes, warriors and djinns"--Container
Noah's Ark by Rufus E Hallmark( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this adaptation of the Biblical story, Noah goes against all odds and builds an extraordinary Ark to protect his family from the threat of a great flood. Carefully gathering all the world's animals two-by-two, he sets sail through uncharted waters
The people's land : a reader on land reform in the United States by Peter Barnes( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lulu : a sex tragedy by Peter Barnes( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red noses by Peter Barnes( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France, 1348. The Black Death is rampaging through Europe. Society and its institutions are in chaos. Pope Clement VI sits between two braziers giving audience through a mirror. Father Flote leads another heresy. He and his touring band of red-nosed comics offer redemption through bad jokes, brwdry and laughter
The magical legend of the leprechauns by Randy Quaid( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When American Jack Woods goes to Ireland, he discovers a mischeivous leprechaun family and is swept up in a bitter war ignited by a Romeo and Juliet love affair between a rebel leprechaun and a fairy princess
To be or not to be by Peter Barnes( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real Long John Silver and other plays : Barnes' People III by Peter Barnes( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short plays, all for three characters only
Revolutionary witness and Nobody here but us chickens by Peter Barnes( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Revolutionary Witness', televised by the BBC in 1989, is a series of four direct and intelligent monologues about the French Revolution, excavating the individual voices from the historical tide, each based on the story of a real survivor of the Revolution. In 'The Patriot' a man sells souvenirs: bones, stones and medals made from drawbridge chains are flogged as mementos of the uprising, and holy symbols of the new world order. 'The Butcher' is a man who has found it hard to understand very much, except that the Revolution was right and moral and its casualties deserve a hero's pension. 'The Preacher' has an uncompromising commitment to the revolution. 'The Amazon' is the complaint of a courtesan who led the mob wearing red silk on a black horse, and now sits mouldering in an asylum, recalling her life with unhinged lyricism
The bewitched : a play by Peter Barnes( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skuespil fra Spanien i det 17. århundrede
Plays : two by Peter Barnes( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.13 for The magica ... to 0.86 for Merlin II ...)

Hard times
Alternative Names
Peter Barnes auteur dramatique

Peter Barnes britischer Dramatiker, Drehbuchautor, Filmproduzent und Filmregisseur

Peter Barnes Brits scenarioschrijver

Питер Барнс

پیتر بارنز فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، نویسنده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی

English (262)

French (17)

German (7)

Spanish (6)

Danish (3)

Czech (2)

Chinese (1)

Barbie in a Christmas carolHard timesThe ruling classPlays : oneScooby-Doo in Arabian nightsRed nosesThe magical legend of the leprechaunsTo be or not to bePlays : two