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Ashcroft, Peggy 1907-1991

Overview
Works: 383 works in 1,104 publications in 7 languages and 19,133 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Spy films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, vac, Author, Costume designer, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Director, Editor, wpr
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peggy Ashcroft
A passage to India by David Lean( Visual )

90 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, becomes appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young girl
The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

103 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the escapades of Richard Hanney, who stumbles into a conspiracy that involves him in a hectic chase across the Scottish moors
The jewel in the crown by Paul Scott( Visual )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beset by the political tension of an unsettled year, Gandhi calls for British removal from India. Police Superintendent Ronald Merrick arrests an Indian news reporter. Daphne Manner arrives from London. Merrick vents his frustrations on Kumar in a vicious jailhouse beating. Daphne gives birth. Mildred Layton prepares for her daughter's wedding. The Governor finds out about Merrick's abuse. Sarah is seduced by an officer. Susan delivers a baby boy. Tension mounts over home rule. Merrick is reassigned to Delhi. On the eve of Indian independence, Perron learns of Merrick's death. Before the independence, the Laytons and Perron prepare to return to England, leaving India to it's uncertain future
The nun's story by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

15 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Sister Luke's journey from postulant to nun. Of her solemn vows of poverty, chastity, silence and obedience, Sister Luke knows the last will be the most difficult to achieve. Her strong will and intellectual pride, qualities destined to make her a brilliant nurse, threaten to undermine her holy calling
Sunday bloody Sunday by John Schlesinger( Visual )

17 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young designer shares his sexual favors equally between loves of different sexes, a Jewish doctor and a lady executive
William Shakespeare's The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Recording )

29 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the last of Shakespeare's plays, this play is a high fantasy, a tale, or "tragi-comedy" to be told by the fire
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 566 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
Edward & Mrs. Simpson by Simon Raven( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the evening of December 11, 1936, England's King Edward VIII formally broadcast his farewell to a nation. Torn between duty and love, he had decided to follow his heart. Follows the true story and the unforgettable romance that developed between the Prince of Wales and an extraordinary American woman named Wallis Simpson. That she was already married and rumored to have had other affairs, ruffled more than a few feathers. The scandal only heats up as the Prince becomes King and declares his intention to marry his mistress, who has since become divorced and available
The cherry orchard by Michael Cacoyannis( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Ranevskaya returns to her decaying estate in pre-Revolutionary Russia after an exile in Paris. The estate and its beloved cherry orchard are threatened by Ranevskaya's financial problems, and no one seems able to do anything about it
The Anton Chekhov collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays by Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC
Façade ; Façade 2 by William Walton( )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Hitchcock : 4 spine tingling films from the master of suspense( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamaican Inn: An Irish orphan girl goes to live with an uncle who is discovered to be involved in a group of smuggling highwaymen ravaging the area
Six centuries of verse by John Gielgud( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of English-language poetry from Beowulf to modern times. Historical background complements the seductive rhythms of the poems themselves, as performed by the greatest actors of our times. Features works by great English and American poets, including Chaucer, Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, Dylan Thomas, Emily Dickinson, John Milton, and many more
King Richard III by William Shakespeare( Recording )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's historical drama in which the evil Richard is duly punished
The Henrik Ibsen collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection includes adaptations of Henrik Ibsen's work and features performances from lauded actors such as Anthony Hopkins and Charles Dance
The jewel in the crown( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed by critics as one of the most thoughtful and important TV dramas ever, the sweeping fourteen-part remastered adaptation of Paul Scott's Raj Quartet is the story of the men and women of both ruling and ruled classes of WWII India, trying amidst the turmoil to come to terms with the drastic changes taking place around them, knowing that their lives will never be the same again
The wife of Bath's prologue : the wife of Bath's pale [i.e. tale] by Geoffrey Chaucer( Recording )

24 editions published between 1900 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a long prologue in which the Wife of Bath argues against celibacy and brags of her 5 husbands. In the tale, a knight has to answer what women love most or be executed. An old witch tells him the answer on the condition that he marry her. He does and she's restored to her youth and beauty
The Judi Dench collection( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking to a stranger: A grown-up brother and sister go home to visit their elderly parents, but a series of emotional developments lead to shocking resolutions. Consists of four episodes, telling the same events from each major character's point of view
The heat of the day by Christopher Morahan( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the height of World War II, a mysterious stranger calling himself Harrison makes a sinister proposition to beautiful widow Stella. Take up with him, Harrison says, and he won't expose her lover as a traitor passing secrets to the enemy. Harrison's stunning accusation forces Stella to reexamine her love and life, with startling consequences"--Container
Emma by Jane Austen( Recording )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Emma Woodhouse, beautiful and intelligent yet scheming and self-centered, as she attempts to manipulate the lives and romances of those around her. In so doing, she almost loses the one man who really loves her
 
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