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Thorndike, Sybil Dame 1882-1976

Works: 214 works in 464 publications in 6 languages and 4,864 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Bildungsromans  Picaresque fiction  Film adaptations  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  History  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Editor, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: PR4565, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Sybil Thorndike
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Most widely held works by Sybil Thorndike
Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw( Visual )

13 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during World War II, Barbara Undershaft is a rich girl turned Salvation Army officer. She speaks out against the hypocrisy she believes exists in her organization
The prince and the showgirl by Terence Rattigan( Visual )

32 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 1911 and the coronation of George V is upcoming. Many of the worlds dignitaries are turning up for the event, including Prince Charles, the Regent of Carpathia, is running the country until his son King Nicolas comes of age in eighteen months. Nicolas is pro-German. Charles is pro-English. This would be unimportant but Carpathia has the fourth best army in Europe, and the young man is getting impatient. In an attempt to curry favor with the Prince, he is treated to a trip to see a musical, where he meets actress Elsie Marina. He has an appreciative eye for showgirls, but he gets more than he bargained for with Elsie. Introduced to the eccentric Queen Dowager, Elsie's unfamiliarity with royal protocol and manners charms her thoroughly, and Elsie ends up being made lady in waiting, and attends the coronation
Uncle Vanya by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

28 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play depicts the lives of a group on the estate of a retired professor, a pompous fellow who has returned, with his young second wife, to write his masterpiece. His assumption of superiority becomes increasingly hard to endure
Uncle Vanya by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Recording )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic of Chekhov's canon, an overbearing professor pays a visit to his country estate, where Sonya and Vanya, his daughter and former brother-in-law, have slaved to maintain his wealth. But Vanya is enchanted by the professors new wife, while Sonya has fallen for the towns melancholy doctor
Poetry of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson( Recording )

12 editions published between 1900 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This poet of Victorian times was held in awe for his magnificent works, including "In Memoriam", "Morte D'Arthur", and "Charge of the Light Brigade". His language and command of vocabulary seem particularly in keeping with the grand sweep of Victorian ambition. Many selections are assembled here and read with great character by Dame Sybil Thorndike, Sir Edward Casson, and Robert Speaight
The life & adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens( Book )

36 editions published between 1950 and 1991 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and loves of Nicholas, the orphaned son of a bankrupt man, form the basis of this complex novel based on Dickens' recurrent theme of rising from poverty
Hand in hand( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael is a little Roman Catholic boy and Rachel is a little Jewish girl. As the two become fast friends, they must learn for themselves, and then remind those who might doubt it, that one God watches over all
George Bernard Shaw on film : Major Barbara, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles and the Lion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hugely influential, Nobel Prize winning critic and playwright George Bernard Shaw was notoriously reluctant to allow his writing to be adapted for the cinema. Yet thanks to the persistence of Hungarian producer Gabriel Pascal, Shaw finally agreed to collaborate on a series of screen versions of his witty, socially minded plays
Great historical Shakespeare recordings, and, A miscellany by William Shakespeare( Recording )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An antohology of various portrayals of Shakespear characters
The Birth of modern theatre : Chekhov's Uncle Vanya in perspective( Visual )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes Chekhov's dramatic techniques as developed in Uncle Vanya. Includes a performance of the third act of the English translation by Constance Garnett
Lilian Baylis by Sybil Thorndike( Book )

4 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That was the week that was : the British Broadcasting Corporation's tribute to John Fitzgerald Kennedy by British Broadcasting Corporation( Recording )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Favourites; a personal selection by Sybil Thorndike( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Nickleby by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

16 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an impoverished family dependent on a wealthy and villainous relative who sends young Nicholas into a series of wild adventures. Nicholas, a very proper young man, encounters nearly every extreme of Victorian society while attempting to thwart destiny
Henry VIII by William Shakespeare( Recording )

7 editions published between 1952 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bard's last play, possibly written in collaboration with John Fletcher, filled with the pageantry of a king's coronation and the intrigues over his desire to divorce and remarry
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Recording )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy of an honorable but haughty Roman patrician in the days of the early Republic
Shake hands with the devil( Visual )

3 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the heart of the film is the story of Kerry O'Shea, an Irish-American medical student who finds himself inextricably involved in the war. When his buddy is shot, Dr. Lenihan, Kerry's professor, is called in, and it is then that Kerry learns of Lenihan's secret life as leader of a group of Irish guerillas. Torn between his contempt for war and his loyalty to his heritage, he soon finds himself faced with the decision to join the fight or return to America
The complete works of William Shakespeare : the Cambridge edition text by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains William Shakespeare's plays, poems, and sonnets
Theatre : a discussion( Recording )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation from taped interviews presenting a montage of opinions expressed by nine outstanding figures in British theatre
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Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara
Alternative Names
Casson, Sybil Thorndike

Casson, Sybil Thorndike 1882-1976

Casson, Sybil Thorndike 1882-1976 Dame

Casson, Sybil Thorndike, Dame, 1882-1976

horndike, Agnes Sybil 1882-1976 Dame

horndike, Agnes Sybil, Dame, 1882-1976

Sybil Thorndike actrice britannique

Sybil Thorndike actriță britanică

Sybil Thorndike actriu britànica

Sybil Thorndike actriz británica

Sybil Thorndike attrice teatrale e attrice cinematografica inglese

Sybil Thorndike britische Schauspielerin

Sybil Thorndike British actress

Sybil Thorndike britisk skodespelar

Sybil Thorndike britisk skuespiller

Sybil Thorndike Brits acteur

Sybil Thorndike Brits actrice

Sybil Thorndike brittisk skådespelare

Thorndike, Agnes Sybil.

Thorndike Agnes Sybil 1882-1976

Thorndike, Agnes Sybil 1882-1976 Dame

Thorndike, Agnes Sybil, Dame, 1882-1976

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The life & adventures of Nicholas NicklebyGreat historical Shakespeare recordings, and, A miscellany