WorldCat Identities

Ayres, Rosalind

Works: 148 works in 573 publications in 1 language and 8,868 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Radio plays  Film adaptations  Radio adaptations  Detective and mystery fiction  Made-for-TV movies  History  Television adaptations  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Director, Narrator, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rosalind Ayres
Private lives by Noel Coward( Recording )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lights of a yacht on the French Riviera are reflected in the water and in the eyes of four hilariously mismatched lovers. PRIVATE LIVES shimmers with wit, romance, desire and bittersweet truth
Great classic stories : [22 unabridged classics]( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reginald on house parties / Saki - The Sphinx without a secret / Oscar Wilde -- Tobermory / Saki -- On being idle / Jerome K. Jerome -- For better or worse / W.W. Jacobs -- The model millionaire / Oscar Wilde -- The garden of truth / E. Nesbit -- The cat that walked by himself / Rudyard Kipling -- The girl from Arles / Alphonse Daudet -- Mr. & Mrs. Dove / Katherine Mansfield -- Georgie Porgie / Rudyard Kipling -- Caterpillars / E.F. Benson -- Lost hearts / M.R. James -- Ship to Tarshish / John Buchan -- The tell-tale heart / Edgar Allan Poe -- The man of the night / Edgar Wallace -- Dr. Heidegger's experiment / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- B 24 / Arthur Conan Doyle -- Pat Hobby & Orson Welles / F. Scott Fitzgerald - Mad / Guy de Maupassant -- The black cat / Edgar Allan Poe -- The monkey's paw / W.W. Jacobs
A Caribbean mystery by Agatha Christie( Recording )

10 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recovering from a bout of pneumonia, Miss Marple is basking in the warm sunshine of the West Indies, where everyday seems distressingly the same-- until Major Palgrave dies, thrusting Miss Maples into a murder investigation of a most exotic nature
A pocket full of rye by Agatha Christie( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well-known mystery author presents one of her most famous sleuths, the inimitable Miss Marple, as she follows the trail of a murderer who seems to be very fond of nursery rhymes
Country matters by Hugh Thomson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptations of short stories by A.E. Coppard and H.E. Bates. Set against the English countryside during the post-World War I period. Reveals the timeless and constant qualities of the British landscape and its people
The cinder path by Catherine Cookson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie is marred to the scandalous Victoria, but is in love with her sister Florence. Charlie goes off to war in search of redemption. On the front lines, he battles not only the enemy, but also the demons of self-doubt which have plagued him throughout his life. One day, Charlie witnesses a murder and must decide whether to protect his abusive father or tell the truth
Father Brown( Visual )

3 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father Brown is a seemingly distracted and even a bit dotty priest. He always manages to confound criminals with his keen observations and inescapable logic. He prefers to go unnoticed, dismissed as irrelevant. That is until the moment of truth arrives and he unravels the most devious criminal schemes
Blithe spirit by Noel Coward( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic comedy is set in the charming country home of Charles Condomine, a remarried widower. A witty and convivial evening party is transformed when a seance conjures the ghost of Elvira, Charles' first wife and she delights in wreaking havoc among the living."--Container
An ideal husband : a comedy by Oscar Wilde( Recording )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tender love story, a serpentine villainess, a glittering setting in London society and a shower of Wildean witticisms are only a few of the reasons this play has enjoyed hugely successful revivals in London and New York. This 1895 drama also seems eerily prescient, as it explores the plight of a promising young politician, desperate to hide a secret in his past. With empathy and wit, Wilde explores the pitfalls of holding public figures to higher standards than the rest of us. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rosalind Ayres as Lady Gertrude Chiltern: Jacqueline Bisset as Mrs. Cheveley; Paul Gutrecht as Vicomte de Nanjac; Martin Jarvis as Sir Robert Chiltern; Robert Machray as Phipps; Miriam Margolyes as Lady Markby; Alfred Molina as Lord Goring; Jim Norton as Lord Caversham; Yeardley Smith as Mabel Chiltern
Nemesis : a Miss Marple mystery by Agatha Christie( Recording )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each companion on a bus tour of English homes and gardens provides Miss Marple with a valuable clue to a bizarre crime
Affairs of the heart. classic tales of love and loss based on the fiction of Henry James( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic tales from the late Victorian high society of love and loss. These unfold from the country houses of England to the drawing rooms of New York, from the palazzos of Venice to the art studios of London. Scoundrels and schemers collide with ingénues and admirers in the terribly intricate affairs of the heart
The Great Barrier Reef by George Casey( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Viewers will experience not only the beauty of the reef, but will learn of its complex ecosystem, symbiotic relationships and the extreme fragility of its environment"--Container
A doll house by Henrik Ibsen( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bright future. But when a carelessly buried secret rises from the past, Nora's well-calibrated domestic ideal starts to crumble. Ibsen's masterpiece is as fresh today as it was when it first stormed the stages of 19th-century Europe
The Code of the Woosters by P. G Wodehouse( )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the best known of Wodehouse's Bertie and Jeeves series, Bertie is again rescued by Jeeves' last minute brainstrom
The essential King James Bible : complete stories from the Old and New Testaments( Recording )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged stories selected from the Bible (KJV)
The doctor's dilemma by Bernard Shaw( Recording )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A well-respected physician is forced to choose whom he shall save: A bumbling friend or the ne'er-do-well artist husband of the woman he loves
The third man by Graham Greene( Recording )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonewhere in shadowy post-war Vienna, where everyone has something to sell on the black market, lurks "the third man," who witnessed the murder of Harry Lime. The police don't care to investigate, but novelist Holly Martins is haunted by the death of his friend. He searches for the killer in this adaptation of the Graham Greene novel
A woman of no importance by Oscar Wilde( Recording )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the "best" houses while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating comedy, Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society's narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rosalind Ayres, Jane Carr, Peter Dennis, Judy Geeson, Paul Gutrecht, Martin Jarvis, Cherie Lunghi, Robert Machray, Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis and Jim Norton
Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth I is threatened by the survival of her Catholic cousin, Mary Stuart. Wrestling with her own conscience - and Mary's popularity - the Queen agonizes over the fate of her cousin amid fears for her own survival
The cherry orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Recording )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a drama about the woes of an aristocratic Russian family and their struggle to maintain their way of life in a changing world
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Great classic stories : [22 unabridged classics]
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Great classic stories : [22 unabridged classics]A Caribbean mysteryA pocket full of ryeThe cinder pathBlithe spiritAn ideal husband : a comedyNemesis : a Miss Marple mysteryThe Code of the Woosters