Johnson, Richard 1927-
Most widely held works about Richard Johnson
Most widely held works by Richard Johnson
Cymbeline ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
King Cymbeline's evil second queen forces the king to banish his daughter Imogen's husband, Posthumus. While the queen tries to force Imogen to marry her own son, Posthumus flees to Rome. There he is tricked into believing Imogen has been unfaithful. Imogen disguises herself as a boy and flees the court.
The haunting ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 752 libraries worldwide
Adapted from Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, this psychological thriller tells the story of four people who come to the house to study its supernatural phenomena.
Antony and Cleopatra ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 587 libraries worldwide
A presentation of the play by William Shakespeare.
Khartoum ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and French and held by 523 libraries worldwide
Chronicles Britain's crisis in the Sudan and the siege at Khartoum in 1883.
The importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 431 libraries worldwide
An audio version of the three-act play.
Henry the Fourth, part two by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Wallis & Edward ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world and Wallis has since been demonized as the woman who stole the King of England. Wallis and Edward presents these events from Wallis's point of view. The drama follows the beginning of their affair, when Edward was the playboy Prince of Wales and Wallis was married to Ernest Simpson. When Wallis and Ernest finally divorce, the fear that Edward will seek to marry this American commoner builds toward a showdown, with even Wallis urging him to accept reality and let her go.
Midsomer murders. Set two ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Dead man's eleven: Schock ripples across the village of Fletcher's Cross when a prominent businessman's trophy wife is bludgeoned to death with a cricket bat. While the victim had no apparent enemies, her avaricious husband, Robert Cavendish, is hated by all. Death of a stranger: As the Upper Marshwood hunt heads off into the woods, a filthy tramp runs for cover, stumbles and falls into a pit screaming. This suspicious death, and the puzzling behavior of several villagers, leads Barnaby to discover a tangle of sordid secrets. Blue herrings: When Muriel Harrap's lifeless body is found late one night in the elevator at Lawnside, a home for the elderly, everyone assumes she died of natural causes. But when another seemingly healthy woman dies, rumers of fraud and murder terrify the residents. Judgement day: Amid the excitement of preparations for the Perfect Village Competition in Midsomer Mallow, a local rogue is found brutally murdered. Barnaby discovers a wealth of suspects, all of whom appear to be lying, and a determination by the villagers to keep his investigation quiet so as not to jeopardize their chances in the competition.
Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
The story of Jim Hawkins' journey across the high seas and his battle of wits with Long John Silver in search of buried treasure.
The Ruth Rendell mysteries. Set 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
This six tales of suspense examines the jealous, betrayals, and resentments that lead to tragedy.
Breaking the code ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
The story of Alan Turing, British mathematical genius and designer of the computer that broke the German Enigma code during World War II, whose admittance to homosexuality at a time when it was illegal presented problems for him, for his family, for his colleagues, and for the State's preoccupation with national security.
Julius Caesar ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Film adaptation of Shakespeare's play depicting the successful conspiracy to assassinate the Roman emperor, Julius Caesar.
The haunting ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Dr. Markway, a trained anthropologist with a special interest in psychic research, wants to try what he hopes will be a true exercise in terror. He's heard about the reputation of Hill House, which claimed the lives of several of its young inhabitants, and wishes to explore the horrors of the unseen and the unexplained.
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
All-star 1970 version of Shakespeare's classic tale of Julius Caesar's assassination at the hands of the Roman senate. The powerful, heroic and flawed emperor Caesar is warned to "Beware the Ides of March," and with these words the legendary betrayal by the Roman senate begins. Those closest to him, including Brutus, Cassius and even his confidant Marc Antony, plot Caesar's downfall and eventual assassination.
Origins of the Mafia secrecy, unity and the oath of silence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
This 5-part drama journeys back more than 400 years to 16th-century Sicily, where the small Italian island has fallen victim to corruption, intimidation, extortion, and brutality, all at the hands of the ruthless Gramignano family. The series then follows the development of succeeding Sicilian Mafiosos, illustrating the limitless power wielded by these fearsome and powerful men, and revealing the merciless atrocities which were carried out on any and all who dared to stand in their way.
Anglo Saxon attitudes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
A disillusioned 60-year-old historian is determined to make peace with his past after an archaeological dig as a young student led to an affair with his best friend's fiancee.
Henry the Fourth. Part one by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Operation crossbow ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Some war violence.
Othello by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Iago, so clever and subtle that his own wife Emilia does not comprehend his diabolical nature, convinces Othello that his beloved Desdemona has been untrue. Othello, despite his competent, sensible nature, falls prey to a profound, furious, and uncontrollable jealousy.
Greatest classic films collection. Horror ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Collects four classic horror films, including "House of Wax," in which a wax sculptor devises a murderous plan to restock his museum; "The Haunting," in which four individuals travel to a haunted house to study its supernatural phenomena; "Freaks," featuring a group of carnival performers who inflict revenge on a trapeze artist who mocks them; and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," the classic tale of one man's disastrous attempts to harness the evil that resides in everyone.
Action and adventure films Antonius, Marcus,--83?-30 B.C Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare, William) Barnaby, Chief Inspector (Fictitious character) Britons--Kings and rulers Caesar, Julius Cleopatra,--Queen of Egypt,--d. 30 B.C Drama England English drama (Comedy) Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired First loves Gordon, Charles George,--1833-1885 Gordon Relief Expedition Great Britain Haunted houses Henry--IV,--King of England,--1367-1413 Historical television programs History Horror films Kings and rulers Love Made-for-TV movies Man-woman relationships Marriages of royalty and nobility Married people Motion pictures Murder--Investigation Neighbors Pirate films Pirates Retirement Serial murderers Serial murders Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Televised performances Television plays Treasure Island (Imaginary place) Treasure troves Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Windsor, Edward,--Duke of,--1894-1972 Windsor, Wallis Warfield,--Duchess of,--1896-1986 Women--Conduct of life World War (1939-1945)
Multiple languages (6)
No Linguistic content (4)