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Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

69 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production of Shakespeare's masterpiece from Britain's renowned Royal Shakespeare Company was filmed on location rather than in the theatre. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Dynamic, exciting, and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare's greatest play
Planet Earth : the complete series by David Attenborough( Visual )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, [the program] takes you to places you've never been to experience sights and sounds never before captured on film. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of 'Planet Earth'"--Container
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

55 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and Hebrew and held by 2,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three witches hail Macbeth as thane of Glamis, thane of Cawdor and future king of Scotland, and tell Banquo that his sons will sit on the throne. Lady Macbeth urges her husband to murder King Duncan and Banquo and his sons. Macbeth kills Duncan and Banquo and is made king. Macduff and Banquo's son Malcolm raise an army against him, Lady Macbeth kills herself, Macduff slays Macbeth, and Malcolm becomes king
The Mission by Roland Joffé( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 18th-century South America, a Jesuit priest and a soldier join forces to protect an Indian tribe from subjugation by colonial empires
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing is quite as it seems in this lush retelling of Dickens' classic coming-of-age story with colorful characters: conspirators, rogues, rakes, and wretches
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage of two strong-minded people provides the spark for a comic confrontation between the sexes: The "shrew," Katharina, is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband. Her father refuses to let her younger sister marry until Katherina is off his hands. Petruchio appears, marries Katharina, and "tames" her so well that he wins a bet with two other men on a test of their wives' obedience
The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( Visual )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers and two sisters cross through an enchanted wardrobe closet into the magical world of Narnia, the land of talking animals and mythical creatures. They discover that Narnia is under the evil power of the White Witch, who brings eternal winter to the land. It is up to the children to join the noble Aslan to bring springtime and happiness back to Narnia
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch is set in early nineteenth century England and charts the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the town as it divides its population into two opposing factions: the conservatives and the liberals
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

56 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play tells the beginning of the Oedipus saga, setting the stage and creating the characters who will continue the story to its conclusion in Antigone. Oedipus the King recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs
I, Claudius by Robert Graves( Visual )

25 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the lives of several early Roman emperors, showing the ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and muderous intrigue. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose sutter and limp have marked him a fool, yet whom prophecies have foretold will one day rule Rome
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Precious Ramotste, a recently bereaved woman, as she sets up the only woman-run Private Detective Agency in Botswana and her attempts to get it off the ground. She gets help from Grace Makutsi, her new secretary, and Mr. JLB Matekoni, the owner and super mechanic of the wonderful Speedy Motors. Mma Ramotste takes on cases, meets many new people who need her help - from a woman who thinks the man who has turned up at her door is not her father, to another lady who has a boyfriend who may or may not be faithful to her
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Auschwitz: inside the Nazi state' is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key ... moments, and their ... testimony"--Container label
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carré( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No doubt remains; a mole has infiltrated the highest level of the Circus, code name for British Secret Intelligence Service. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a painstaking dig through the labyrinths of Cold War-era espionage and his own past."--Container
How art made the world by Mark Hedgecoe( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all
No direction home : Bob Dylan by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two part documentary on the fascinating career of Bob Dylan in the early sixties
The silver chair by C. S Lewis( Visual )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eustace is summoned back to the magical land of Narnia with his new friend Jill. Many years have passed since Eustace's last visit. King Caspian is old and frail. The mysterious disappearance years ago of his son, Prince Rilian, has remained unsolved. Aslan the lion charges the children to embark on a perilous journey through enchanted lands of giants and witches to find Rilian and bring him home
Sense & sensibility by Jane Austen( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sense and sensibility: Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Deronda, a sensitive young Englishman of indistinct parentage, is forced to choose between the love of two very different women
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lear, King of Britain, has three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Intending to divide his kingdom among his daughters according to their affection for him, he asks them to say which loves him most. Goneril and Regan profess their extreme affection, and each receives one-third of the kingdom. Cordelia, disgusted with their hollow flattery, says she loves him according to her duty, no more or less. Infuriated with this reply, Lear divides her portion between Goneril and Regan. Eventually, the two daughters reveal their true heartlessness and a tragic chain of events are set into motion"--Container
Prince Caspian, and ; The voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S Lewis( Visual )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Caspian: The magical land of Narnia is ruled by the corrupt King Miraz. His nephew Prince Caspian calls on Lucy, Peter, Susan, and Edmund to help him defeat Miraz and restore Narnia to its former glory. Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Years later, Caspian, Lucy, Edmund, and obnoxious cousin Eustace set sail to rescue the six lords who were banished by Caspian's evil uncle. Their adventures lead them to a golden lake, a giant sea serpent, a fierce dragon, and finally, the edge of the world
 
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