Brett, Jeremy 1933-1995
Most widely held works about Jeremy Brett
Most widely held works by Jeremy Brett
My fair lady ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and French and held by 2,091 libraries worldwide
A Cockney waif is transformed by a linguistics professor into an elegant lady.
My fair lady ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 1,139 libraries worldwide
Outside Covent Garden on a rainy evening in 1912, cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, meets linguistic expert Henry Higgins. Higgins, in turn, bets his companion, Colonel Pickering, that, within six months, he could transform Eliza into a proper lady, simply by teaching her proper English. The next morning, face and hands freshly scrubbed, Eliza presents herself on Higgins' doorstep, ready and willing to be turned into a lady.
The merchant of Venice ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 796 libraries worldwide
Set in 1860's Venice, a young Venetian borrows money from a Jew who gives him the money on the security of one pound of flesh. Upon default the Jew insists on payment of his bond and the young Venetian is rescued by the heroine disguised as a male lawyer.
The Oscar Wilde collection ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
A collection of four of Oscar Wilde's masterpieces, and a 1995 documentary about his life, his relationship with Alfred Douglas and the trials that destroyed his career. Includes reflections by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, and Douglas' grandniece Alice Douglas. The Importance of Being Earnest: "Filled with wit and wisdom, The Importance of being Earnest tells the tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Jack has invented an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull home in the country and frolic in town. Algernon uses a similar technique, only in reverse: his imaginary friend, Bunbury, provides a convenient and frequent method of taking adventures in the country. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits; Jack of his love Gwendolyn Fairfax, and Algernon of his belle Cecily Cardew." The picture of Dorian Gray: "Oscar Wilde's only novel, The picture of Dorian Gray, is a chilling melodrama, which scandalized polite society when first published in 1890. Dorian Gray is a wealthy English gentleman who gradually sinks into a life of dissipation and crime. Enthralled with his own physical beauty, Dorian purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul. While Dorian remains young and unchanged by his hedonistic lifestyle, his portrait hides the terrible truth."
The hound of the Baskervilles ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and German and held by 560 libraries worldwide
When Sir Charles Baskerville arrives at his family's estate from America, he finds a death threat awaiting him and a curse hanging over the family. He calls in Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to solve the mystery.
Macbeth ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
Film of a stage presentation of Shakespeare's play of how a man's ambition leads to murder and, ultimately, his death.
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Enjoy the spellbinding adventures of the world's greatest detective in these made-for-television dramatizations of the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Sign of four ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and German and held by 366 libraries worldwide
A beautiful young woman seeks the help of Holmes and Watson when the mysterious benefactor who has been sending her a pearl each year since her father disappeared wants to meet her. Involved are a priceless hoard of Indian treasure and a murderer, whose trademark is "the sign of four."
Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Troylus and Cressida by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1961 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 libraries worldwide
The complete play.
A scandal in Bohemia ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
A mysterious masked gentleman pays a visit to Holmes and Watson with a matter that could concern "European history." He reveals himself to be the King of Bohemia, about to marry a princess of the Scandanavian royal family. The King fears an indiscretion from his past may come to light and enlists the aid of Holmes to recover an incriminating photograph.
The memoirs of Sherlock Holmes DVD collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
"The three gables": A woman calls for an investigation after she is offered a lot of money to sell her estate. "The dying detective": A woman is convinced that her cousin is putting her family in jeopardy. "The golden pince-nez": Scotland Yard is troubled with a murder investigation and no promising leads. "The red circle": Holmes and Watson are called upon by the landlady of a rooming house who is afraid one of her tenants is up to no good. "The mazarin stone": Watson strikes out on his own as he searches for a young man who has been sending strange messages to two sisters. "The cardboard box": a trio of sisters get into a fight that leads to murder.
The casebook of Sherlock Holmes DVD collection ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Based on the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this set features six tales of mystery, deduction, and suspense. Join the famous sleuth and the good doctor on yet another round of adventures.
The Sherlock Holmes feature films collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Holmes and Dr. Watson must use all their cunning and detective skills in some risky operations to foil the criminal element in each of these 5 mysteries.
Love's labour's lost by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 libraries worldwide
The return of Sherlock Holmes ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Sherlock Holmes, the world's most famous detective, and his trusted companion Dr. Watson pursue and solve mysteries in a variety of locations throughout England.
The Red-headed league ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Sherlock Holmes is asked by pawnbroker Jabez Wilson to investigate a mysterious league whose members are all red-headed men. Wilson joins, and is upset when the league is suddenly dissolved, so he calls for the services of Holmes and Watson.
The good soldier ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
In the decade preceding World War I, two wealthy, handsome couples--English Captain Edward Ashburnham and his wife Leonora, and American John Dowell and his wife Florence--meet at a German spa and forge an immediate bond. Through nine seasons at various spas, the splendid foursome lives elegant, perfect lives. But nothing is as it seems. As John says at one point, "My wife and I knew the Captain and his wife Mrs. Ashburnham as well as was possible to know anybody. And yet we knew nothing about them at all." The film explores the power games, class snobbery, sexual lies, and lack of intimacy that boil beneath the placid, pristine exteriors the upper classes show the world. The story is presented in flashback, a literary technique Madox Ford helped popularize.
Florence Nightingale ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Florence Nightingale is an aristocratic woman who defied Victorian society to reform hospital sanitation and to define the nursing profession as it is known today. After volunteering to travel to Scutari to care for the wounded soldiers of the Crimean War, she was scorned by her community and was faced with great opposition for her new way of thinking. However, through her selfless acts of caring, she quickly became known as 'The Lady with the Lamp,' the caring nurse whose shadow softened those who had been wounded in battle.
The last vampyre ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Holmes and Watson battle a direct descendant of the St. Clair famly, burned as a suspected vampyre 100 years before.
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Huggins, Jeremy, 1933-1995
Huggins, Peter Jeremy William 1933-1995