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Cook, Peter 1937-1995

Overview
Works: 156 works in 318 publications in 2 languages and 6,446 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Revues  Juvenile works  Biography  Fiction  Television plays  Comedy films  History  Adventure stories 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Scenarist, Singer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Peter Cook Publications about Peter Cook
Publications by  Peter Cook Publications by Peter Cook
posthumous Publications by Peter Cook, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Peter Cook
The princess bride by Cary Elwes ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Westley, a farm boy, goes off to seek his fortune shortly after declaring his love for Buttercup, the most beautiful woman in the world, but their relationship is put to the test when his ship is captured by pirates and she is summoned to become the bride of the evil prince
Bedazzled ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lovestruck young man sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for seven wishes, with unexpected consequences
Tragically I was an only twin : the complete Peter Cook by Peter Cook ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"To his many friends as well as his legion of fans, Peter Cook was quite simply the funniest man ever. His unique gifts, the way he led the transformation of British comedy (from music hall to perverse absurdity), and his clear comic influence on Monty Python's Flying Circus and every show since, have been much written about. But never before has there been a collection of Cook's own writings." "Tragically I Was an Only Twin gathers the treasures of Cook's comic career, from school and university via the satirical revue Beyond the Fringe, where he performed alongside Alan Bennett, Jonathan Miller, and Dudley Moore, to his surreal, satirical journalism for Private Eye. It includes his monologues, the cream of his irreverent essays, and highlights from his much celebrated partnerships with Dudley Moore as Pete & Dud and Derek & Clive. Illustrated with his own drawings, this is the first, the only, and certainly the definitive collection of the transformative genius of comedy that was Peter Cook."--BOOK JACKET
Without a clue ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dr. John Watson (Kingsley) is secretly a crime-solving genius. But to protect his reputation as a physician, he hires bumbling, boozy, out-of-work actor Reginald Kincaid (Caine) to play the part of his fictional creation, Sherlock Holmes. The charade works until Watson mysteriously disappears, forcing the baffled, seriously inept 'Holmes' to crack the biggest case of Watson's career on his own"--Container
Beyond the fringe ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unearthed in a producer's vault, this British comedy gem is the only taped record of the groundbreaking 1960s comedy revue. A 1964 gala farewell performance of the famous stage revue by its original cast, it has never been released on home video. Four men from Oxford (Alan Bennett studying history & Dudley Moore on a music scholarship) and Cambridge (Jonathan Miller studying medicine & Peter Cook taking languages) were invited to present a comedy revue at the Edinburgh Festival in 1960. This led to a London production and then moved on to Broadway-- and their style of satire and parody became a major influence on comedy and comedians
The wrong box ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A strange rule of inheritance allows only the last remaining survivor of a family of siblings to get the sizable legacy, precipitating a dangerous contest between two elderly brothers. Their families get involved too, sparking a wild chase and absurd comedy as they attempt to be the last man standing
Supergirl ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and French and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Supergirl, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth in search of a missing Krypton power source - a gem that's been made into a paperweight. She battles a mad villain and a jealous dark sorceress; the latter for both the orb and the affections of one man
Alice's adventures in wonderland ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alice, an enigmatic young girl, wanders through a Victorian landscape populated by the most bizarre and astonishing characters. Alice gently questions each one in turn, subtly mocking their middle-class English values
Beyond the fringe original London & Broadway cast by Dudley Moore ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goodbye again : the definitive Peter Cook and Dudley Moore by Peter Cook ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond the fringe discuss America ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unearthed in a producer's vault, this British comedy gem is the only taped record of the groundbreaking 1960s comedy revue. A 1964 gala farewell performance of the famous stage revue by its original cast, it has never been released on home video. Four men from Oxford (Alan Bennett studying history & Dudley Moore on a music scholarship) and Cambridge (Jonathan Miller studying medicine & Peter Cook taking languages) were invited to present a comedy revue at the Edinburgh Festival in 1960. This led to a London production and then moved on to Broadway-- and their style of satire and parody became a major influence on comedy and comedians
Dud & Pete : the Dagenham dialogues by Peter Cook ( Book )
8 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Good evening : a comedy-revue in two acts by Peter Cook ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The secret policeman's balls ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Secret Policeman's Balls is the collective name for the lengendary series of benefit shows staged to raise funds for Amnesty International. Beginning in 1976, the Balls have featured some of the cream of Britain's comedians and musicians ..."--Container
William Shakespeare's Twelfth night performed in American Sign Language and English by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Amaryllis Theater Company in Philadelphia, directed by Peter Novak, performs William Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night in ASL (with English voiceover). The DVD also features optional captions and a menu of each act and scene. Additional materials, including lesson plans, play synopsis, character names in ASL, themes of Twelfth Night, a downloadable and printable copy of the play, essays about Shakespeare's life and career, ASL translation issues, and more are available at http://www.aslshakespeare.com
The hound of the Baskervilles by Terence Fisher ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Watson, on his first solo case, investigates the strange goings-on at Baskerville Hall. Frustrated at every step, he has to call for the great detective, Sherlock Holmes to help him out
Those daring young men in their jaunty jalopies ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set in Monte Carlo, this ... follow-up to Those magnificent men in their flying machines follows ... a zany, winner-take-all car rally beset with scheming competitors"--Container
The best of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore were a major part of the comedy era of the '60s and '70s. Half of the charm of the show is the pair's ad-libs and the laughter they tried to hold back. Six episodes have been compiled from what remains in the BBC Archive
The Secret Policeman's Ball ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Videorecording of the show staged to support Amnesty International. Show includes classic skits from Monty Python including the Cheese Shop and Four Yorkshiremen as well as musical performances by Pete Towshend and John Williams
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie by Bruce Beresford ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this fan-bloody-tastic classic, Australia's favourite wild colonial boy, Barry McKenzie, journeys to the old country accompanied by his Aunt Edna Everage to take a Captain Cook and further his cultural and intellectual education. Faster than a rat up a drainpipe, Bazza heads for Earl's Court to catch up with a bonzer bunch of ex-pat bastards - and from there rampages through London, cracking tubes, parking the tiger, pointing percy, flashing the nasty and handing out knuckle-sandwiches to the unsuspecting Poms - who wouldn't even know a tram was up 'em 'till the bell rang!
 
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