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Ashcroft, Peggy 1907-1991

Works: 457 works in 1,256 publications in 4 languages and 18,962 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Detective and mystery films  Historical films  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Spy films  Legal films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Other, vac, Author, Costume designer, Author of introduction, win, wpr, Contributor, Editor, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peggy Ashcroft
A passage to India by David Lean( Visual )

92 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,481 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( Visual )

19 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 1,383 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 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

78 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Hannay is on vacation in London when he meets a mysterious woman who tells him of a spy ring which she is trying to crack. She doesn't know the identity of the masterspy, but does know a few revealing details. She is murdered before Hannay can learn anything more. His own life now in danger, Hannay sets out to solve a mystery."--Container
The nun's story by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

20 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audrey Hepburn portrays a nun whose life journey takes her from the staff of a mental asylum to a surgical nurse in the Belgian Congo. She returns to Belgium as WWII breaks out and is torn between the needs of the Resistance and the church's neutrality
Playing Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 551 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
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Recording )

33 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A late, dark comedy. Sixteen years after a king unjustly accuses his wife of adultery, their daughter, missing since infancy, is miraculously restored and reconciled with her dead mother, who is brought back to life again
The jewel in the crown( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the epic story of men and women caught up in a struggle of race and class during the last five years of British rule in India
The jewel in the crown( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 373 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
Sunday bloody Sunday( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a prickly thirty something divorcee, who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist. A revelation in its day, this may be the 1970s most intelligent, multitextured film about the complexities of romantic relationships; it is keenly acted and sensitively directed, from a penetrating screenplay
The Anton Chekhov collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays by Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC
Edward & Mrs. Simpson by Simon Raven( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 347 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
Façade ; Façade 2 by William Walton( )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sunday bloody Sunday by John Schlesinger( Visual )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young designer shares his sexual favors equally between loves of different sexes, a Jewish doctor and a lady executive
Alfred Hitchcock : 4 spine tingling films from the master of suspense( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easy virtue: A woman goes through a divorce and attempts to overcome the tarnished reputation that accompanies it
The jewel in the crown( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 304 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
Six centuries of verse by John Gielgud( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 289 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 )

29 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard, Duke of Gloucester, a self-proclaimed villain, bloodily usurps the crown from King Edward IV, and is later killed at Bosworth Field. Victorious Henry, Earl of Richmond, ascends the throne as Henry VII, establishing the Tudor dynasty
The Henrik Ibsen collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 271 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 Judi Dench collection( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keep an eye on Amélie: A coquette agrees to marry a confirmed bachelor so he can inherit a million francs
Emma by Jane Austen( Recording )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 207 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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The nun's story
The 39 stepsThe 39 stepsThe nun's storyThe winter's taleSix centuries of verseThe Judi Dench collectionGreat Shakespeareans
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Ashcroft, Dame Peggy 1907-1991

Ashcroft, Edith Margaret Emily 1907-1991

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