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Most widely held works by London Weekend Television (Firm)
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together with Royal Shakespeare Company actors including Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, and David Suchet, director John Barton demonstrates how to adapt Elizabethan theater for the modern stage. Barton begins by explicating Shakespeare's verse and prose, speeches and soliloquies, and naturalistic and heightened language to discover the essence of his characters. In the second section, Barton and the actors explore nuance in Shakespearean theater, from evoking irony and ambiguity and striking the delicate balance of passion and profound intellectual thought, to finding new approaches to playing Shakespeare's most controversial creation, Shylock, from The Merchant of Venice
Jane Eyre by Robert Young( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Eyre, a mistreated orphan, learns to survive by relying on her independence and intelligence. Based on the novel of the same title by Charlotte Bronte
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tess Durbeyfield is a luminous beauty who is violated by one man and forsaken by another, but she refuses to remain a victim. Her struggle to endure despite the abandonment of her true love, and despite her desperate attempt to attain happiness, propels Tess toward a tragic end
Michael Collins by Neil Jordan( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melvyn Bragg interviews the director Neil Jordan about his 1996 film "Michael Collins", a dramatisation of the life of the Irish patriot. Collins' contributions to the struggle for Irish independence is surveyed, and implications for present-day Irish society of the film's presentation of the Collins story are discussed
Andy Warhol by Kim Evans( Visual )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born Andy Warhola in a bleak Pittsburgh slum, Andy Warhol, called an American Iconographer, became a pop icon himself before his death in 1987. Warhol began his career as a commercial artist, and moved on to producing music and film, and publishing. This documentary includes stock footage, film clips, interviews (both archival and contemporary), and is clearly a homage to the man and his work. Warhol was a man of many concepts and an examination of his work is essential for an understanding of the principles that changed the face of art in the 20th century
Emily Brontë's wuthering heights( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine and Heathcliff share a love that reaches beyond the grave in this faithful adaptation of Emily Bronte's tragic romance
A little princess by Wonder Works( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When wealthy Sara Crewe's father dies, she must learn to adjust to a life of poverty, serving the people who once worked for her
Agatha Christie's Poirot( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hour-long mysteries. "The million dollar bond robbery": Poirot tries to foil the theft of American bonds en route from London to New York. "The Plymouth express": A mining magnate's daughter has been killed for her jewels and Poirot investigates. "Wasps' nest": Poirot tries to solve a murder before it happens, but the victim isn't the person you'd expect
Playing Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How does this world-renowned troupe make classic plays accessible to modern audiences, without compromising the text's integrity? How do actors search Shakespeare's verse for hidden clues to their characters' motivations? How do they balance intellect and passion to make theatre's most famous soliloquies seem fresh? The answers come from Barton and 21 of Britain's finest actors, including Oscar® winners Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love, Iris), Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Schindler's List), and Peggy Ashcroft (A Passage to India); Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings); Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation); and David Suchet (Agatha Christie's Poirot)."--Publisher's website
Kes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working class Yorkshire boy, is a scrappy loner who delivers papers before and after school, shares a bed with his bullying brother, Jud, and mostly ignores his self-absorbed mother. His routine is derailed when he spots a small falcon, a kestrel, in the countryside. He's raised birds in the past and is inspired to capture a young kestrel and try his hand at falconry. When not enduring the scorn of his peers and "betters," Billy wanders the countryside, pokes about the town, and secretively trains his kestrel, where his intelligence and imagination are as free as the bird. Because ever present in Billy's mind is fear and hatred of the pit--the local mine where he is destined to spend his adult life digging coal
Hercule Poirot's Christmas( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tyrannical patriarch of a dysfunctional but wealthy family summons his adult children for a Christmas reunion, but prior to the holiday his throat is slashed apparently by one of them
Toni Morrison( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toni Morrison discusses slavery and its legacy and the difficulties of writing about the painful subjects that occur in her novel Beloved
The mysterious affair at Styles by Agatha Christie( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the summer of 1917, the story follows the war-wounded Hastings to the Styles St. Mary estate of his frien John Cavendish. The Cavendish household is wrought with tension due to the marriage of John's widowed mother to a suspicius younger man. In the village, Hastings runs into his old friend Hercule Poirot and, when the estate's trouble turns deadly, the friends unite to solve a most baffling case
Jackson Pollock by Kim Evans( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines archival footage of Jackson Pollock's life and work with reminiscences from his contemporaries, and explores the truth and legends surrounding this controversial painter
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Othello, updating it to a contemporary setting. John Othello is promoted into a top ranking police job, but his former friend and mentor Ben Jago is jealous with this and Othello's successful marriage and he seeks a terrible revenge
Agatha Christie's seven dials mystery( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1920s, a feisty flapper turns to amateur sleuthing, teaming up with a suave man-about-town. The dark forces of murder and international intrigue combine with the froth of romance and frivolity for a thriller with wicked Christie wit
Marc Chagall by Marc Chagall( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film portrait, made shortly before the death of Chagall in 1985, takes the viewer on a journey through time and place on the trail of this enigmatic artist. Eventually to become the grand old man of French painting, Chagall began life in a Jewish ghetto in Russia. He escaped the restrictions of his background and moved to Paris, where he rubbed shoulders with artists such as Matisse, Leger and Dufy. There he began to create the floating surrealistic style which has remained his hallmark
Upstairs downstairs( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upstairs downstairs: The saga of the aristocratic Bellamy family and their loyal and lively servants. Real-life events from 1903-1930 are incorporated into the stories of the Bellamy household. Thomas & Sarah: After giving notice at 165 Eaton Place, the enterprising Thomas Watkins and Sarah Moffat make a go of it on their own
Upstairs downstairs by Fay Weldon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season two of the landmark series finds Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kirbridge returning from their honeymoon to set up their new household in nearby Greenwich, Sarah tells James she's having his baby and the Bellamys make provisions to avoid a major scandal, Mrs. Bridges is the envy of every cook in Mayfair and Belgravia when His Majesty, King Edward VII dines at Eaton Place, and much more
Agatha Christie's Poirot( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poirot investigates a murder while on a Mediterranean holiday cruise to the Egyptian port of Alexandria
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Playing Shakespeare
Andy WarholEmily Brontë's wuthering heightsJackson PollockOthelloMarc ChagallUpstairs downstairs
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