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Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,483 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 )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passionate young heroine takes employment at Thornfield, an old house, with a moody master and a demented tenant hidden on the third floor
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( Visual )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,044 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
Agatha Christie's Poirot( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hour-long mysteries. "The kidnapped prime minister": Poirot is called to solve the case when Britain's prime minister vanishes on the eve of important international negotiations. "The adventure of the western star": Poirot is called to investigate when a Belgian film star's priceless diamond disappears after she receives threatening letters. "How does your garden grow?" : An alleged Communist conspiracy casts suspicion on the Russian servant of a murdered woman
Michael Collins by Neil Jordan( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 823 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 )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of Andy Warhol's life and work since his death in February 1987 examines a career that spanned painting, film, publishing, rock music and television
Emily Brontë's wuthering heights( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 656 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 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When wealthy Sara Crewe's father dies, she must learn to adjust to a life of poverty, working as a servant in the Victorian London girls' school where she has been a student
Playing Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in nine intensive acting workshops, demonstrating how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity
Kes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 541 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 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poirot plans a quiet Christmas in London until learning that it also will be a cold one, owing to his flat's broken boiler. When a wealthy old man calls for the detective's help, Poirot opts for a working holiday at the man's well-heated country estate
Toni Morrison( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 475 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 415 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 402 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
Upstairs downstairs( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 380 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
Annie Leibovitz : celebrity photographer by Rebecca Frayn( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See the work of one of the most uniquely talented photographers of our day. Includes photographs of various celebrities. Documents the career of this uniquely talented and imaginative photographer. Included are her photographs of Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Lauren Hutton, Louis Armstrong, Liberace, Ella Fitzgerald, Andy Warhol, Alice Cooper, Demi Moore, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Whoopie Goldberg, Clint Eastwood, Mick Jagger, The Reagans, John Cleese, Christo, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bette Midler, and Sammy Davis, Jr
Upstairs downstairs by Fay Weldon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 379 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
Upstairs, downstairs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fifth and final series portrays the post-war period of 1919 to 1930"--Container
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Playing Shakespeare
Andy WarholEmily Brontë's wuthering heightsJackson PollockOthelloUpstairs downstairs
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