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Selby, Nicholas 1925-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 48 publications in 4 languages and 2,190 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Televised plays  Television series  Television plays  History  Political television programs  Television programs  Television remakes 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PR2823.A23, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Nicholas Selby
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic tragedy about the lust for power and its ultimate bloody consequences. Macbeth is a Scottish war hero whose insane ambition unleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth is then goaded by his lady into slaying King Duncan in order to assume the throne. He plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the unsteady crown on his head
House of cards by David Fincher( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Michael Dobbs' best-selling novel about a man who schemes and backstabs his way to the top until he is standing on a pile of broken promises, betrayals, and the bodies of those who oppose him
The tragedy of Macbeth by Roman Polanski( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity. Jon Finch and Francesca Annis star as a decorated warrior rising in the ranks and his driven wife, scheming together to take the throne by any means
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic tragedy about the lust for power and its ultimate bloody consequences. Macbeth is a Scottish war hero whose insane ambition unleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth is then goaded by his lady into slaying King Duncan in order to assume the throne. He plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the unsteady crown on his head
House of cards trilogy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Michael Dobbs' best-selling novel about a man who schemes and back-stabs his way to the top until he is standing on a pile of broken promises, betrayals, and the bodies of those who oppose him
Elizabeth R by John Prebble( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late in the life of Elizabeth I, her ambitious young favorite the Earl of Essex becomes increasingly willful and rebellious
RSC in The winter's tale( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heartless giant (1988) by Jim Henson( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of fascinating tales that combine humor, intrigue and magic
Peter Shaffer's Amadeus by Peter Shaffer( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creator of Equus enters the world of Vienna in the time of Mozart, where the court musician Salieri reconstructs his efforts to destroy his archrival, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart--efforts that build to a chilling conclusion
Volpone, or The fox( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country wife by William Wycherley( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A restoration comedy about a deceitful playboy who starts a rumor that he is a eunuch in order to gain the company of the ladies. His plan works well until he encourages the country wife of a jealous husband. This is a comedy of manners which paints an unflattering picture of the worldly hypocrites, would-be wits and fools who infested London in the late 17th century
Mrs. Warren's profession by Bernard Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"One of Bernard Shaw's early plays of social protest, Mrs. Warren's Profession places the protagonist's decision to become a prostitute in the context of the appalling conditions for working class women in Victorian England. Faced with ill health, poverty, and marital servitude on the one hand, and opportunities for financial independence, dignity, and self-worth on the other, Kitty Warren follows her sister into a successful career in prostitution. Shaw's fierce social criticism in this play is driven not by conventional mrality, but by anger at the hypocrisy that allows society to condemn prostitution while condoning the discrimination against women that makes prostitution inevitable." "This Broadview edition includes a comprehensive historical and critical introduction; extracts from Shaw's prefaces to the play; Shaw's expurgations of the text; early reviews of the play in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain; and contemporary contextual documents on prostitution, incest, censorship, women's education, and the "New Woman.""--Jacket
Sherlock Holmes : [Program( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The shoemaker's holiday by Thomas Dekker( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rowland Lacy, a young nobleman in love with Rose Oateley, daughter of Sir Roger, disguises himself as a Dutch shoemaker, Hans, and works in a shop with Simon Eyre, having sent a friend to France in his place. He wins Rose. Through Hans, Eyre gets a fortune, becomes sheriff, and then Lord Mayor of London; as such he declares a shoemakers' holiday, feasting all apprentices. 5 acts, 17 men, 4 women, extras, 6 interiors, 8 exteriors, costumes of the period
Michael Redington, in association with Duncan C. Weldon and Jerome Minskoff presents Derek Jacobi in Breaking the code( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dramatizes the effect of Galileo's extraordinary discoveries on those around him, and the choice he had to make when accused of heresy by the Inquisition for stating that the earth revolved around the sun
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers and tradesmen-actors. Plots intertwine as entangled love affairs, the comical performance of a "play within a play" by the tradesmen of Athens, and the antics in fairyland among King Oberon and his queen Titania produce a bizarre series of entanglements, but all ends happily
Elizabeth R( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late in the life of Elizabeth I, her ambitious young favorite the Earl of Essex becomes increasingly willful and rebellious
 
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MacbethA performance of Macbeth
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Nicholas Selby acteur britannique

Nicholas Selby British actor

Nicholas Selby Brits acteur (1925-2011)

Selby, Nick 1925-

Николас Селби

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A performance of Macbeth