WorldCat Identities

Barnes, Peter 1931-2004

Works: 180 works in 654 publications in 6 languages and 15,317 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Christmas films  Made-for-TV movies  Fantasy films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Television adaptations  Animated films  Musical films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Director, Scenarist, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Translator, Adapter, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Barnes
Enchanted April by Mike Newell( Visual )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,101 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 is 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 Nick Willing( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,042 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
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,036 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
Hard times by Charles Dickens( Visual )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 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
Plays of the Holocaust : an international anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ruling class; a baroque comedy by Peter Barnes( Book )

41 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and German and held by 770 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
Collected plays by Peter Barnes( Book )

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

The ruling class( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son is insane: he thinks he is Jesus Christ. He is "cured" of that affliction, only to become Jack the Ripper incarnate, blood thirsty Tory who is therefore sane and eminently acceptable to the House of Lords. An irreverant look at Britain's class system that peers behind the closed doors of the aristocracy
Scooby-Doo in Arabian nights by Scooby-Doo (Television program)( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magical retelling of the classic tales by Sir Richard F. Burton. Targeted for assassination by his first wife and his evil brother, a young sultan must marry by the next full moon or he will lose his kingdom. His uncertainty over his newfound bride causes her to stall the sultan with a series of fantastic stories to ease the tension and stall her impending execution. As she spins tales of tragedy, comedy, magic, and mayhem, the sultan learns valuable lessons and confesses his deep love for her
Noah's Ark by Rufus E Hallmark( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Danish and held by 443 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 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays : 3 by Peter Barnes( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merlin by Steve Barron( Visual )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world where dreams come true and magic is real. The legendary wizard Merlin allies himself with young King Arthur pledging his mystic skills to Arthur's visionary cause of peace and justice
Red noses by Peter Barnes( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 342 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
Lulu : a sex tragedy by Peter Barnes( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magical legend of the leprechauns by Randy Quaid( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 316 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 )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bewitched : a play by Peter Barnes( )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skuespil fra Spanien i det 17. århundrede
The real Long John Silver and other plays : Barnes' People III by Peter Barnes( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short plays, all for three characters only
Laughter! by Peter Barnes( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Laughter!', first performed in 1978 at the Royal Court Theatre, London, is a two act play that dramatises the screaming cruelty of Ivan the Terrible - the 16th century Russian Tsar - and the anaesthetized bureaucracy which administrated the Nazi concentration camps in the 20th century. With his daring treatment of concentration camps, involving a music-hall style routine, Peter Barnes probes the cavity between comedy and tragedy, examining the mechanisms - among them laughter - which dampen atrocity
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Plays of the Holocaust : an international anthology
A Christmas carolHard timesPlays of the Holocaust : an international anthologyThe ruling classScooby-Doo in Arabian nightsPlays : 3MerlinThe magical legend of the leprechaunsTo be or not to be
Alternative Names
Barnes, Peter, 1931-

Peter Barnes auteur dramatique

Peter Barnes britischer Dramatiker, Drehbuchautor, Filmproduzent und Filmregisseur

Peter Barnes British writer

Peter Barnes Brits scenarioschrijver

Peter Barnes escriptor britànic

Peter Barnes escritor británico

Peter Barnes scriitor britanic

Peter Barnes Suurbritannia kirjanik

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پیتر بارنز فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، نویسنده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی