WorldCat Identities

Barnes, Peter 1931-2004

Works: 166 works in 623 publications in 8 languages and 15,178 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Children's films  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Animated films  Made-for-TV movies  Musical films  Juvenile works  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Director, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Interviewee, Adapter, Translator, 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 1,100 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
The ruling class; a baroque comedy by Peter Barnes( Book )

67 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 841 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
Plays of the Holocaust : an international anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard times by Charles Dickens( Visual )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 739 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 )

13 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this satire on the British class system, O'Toole stars as the mad 14th Earl of Gurney who believes that he is Jesus Christ
Collected plays by Peter Barnes( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scooby-Doo in Arabian nights by Marc Chagall( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 543 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 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the epic Biblical story of the Great Flood, and Noah, the man who built the Ark and led all the animals of the world, two by two, to safety in a journey full of action, adventure, and true heroism
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

Merlin by Isaac Albéniz( Visual )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 389 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
Lulu : a sex tragedy by Peter Barnes( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 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 319 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
Red noses by Peter Barnes( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 298 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
To be or not to be by Peter Barnes( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short plays, all for three characters only
The bewitched : a play by Peter Barnes( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skuespil fra Spanien i det 17. århundrede
Plays : 3 by Peter Barnes( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays : two by Peter Barnes( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the darkness into light : a Jehovah's Witness finds the truth-- in Jesus Christ by Peter Barnes( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alice Kingsleigh is a young woman at a crossroads. Not knowing what she wants from life, she is being pushed, pulled, strong-armed, and confused into doing what everyone expects of her. A marriage proposal in front of friends and family pushes Alice over the edge and down the rabbit hole into a place she hasn't visited since her father died 10 years before. Only problem is, she's now a very different person, has no memories of Underland, and is somehow still expected to be someone she's not. How can she argue with something that's mapped out in full visual splendor in the prophetic Oraculum? With the help of The Mad Hatter, The White Queen, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Absolom, The Cheshire Cat, and the Bandersnatch, can Alice unlock the mystery of her past and light a path to her future?
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Plays of the Holocaust : an international anthology
Alternative Names
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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Hard timesThe ruling classScooby-Doo in Arabian nightsMerlinThe magical legend of the leprechaunsTo be or not to bePlays : 3Plays : two