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Selby, Nicholas 1925-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 55 publications in 4 languages and 2,216 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Televised plays  Television programs  Television plays  Television mini-series  Televised performances  Historical television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PR2823.A23, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Nicholas Selby
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,128 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 by Paul Seed( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Urquhart is a petty British politician who schemes and backstabs his way to the top of his party. All the while, he lays out his plans with venomous charm. But the unflappable politico may have overlooked one potential problem: the beautiful journalist who has been made a dupe in his plots!
The tragedy of Macbeth by Roman Polanski( Visual )

5 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 258 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 )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this story of murder, witchcraft, and revenge, Macbeth, driven by overwhelming ambition and an unscrupulous wife, murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. He begins a violent reign of terror and execution in a desperate attempt to maintain his power. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife rapidly descend into the depths of madness and paranoia as the weight of their crimes proves their undoing
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
House of cards trilogy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 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
Elizabeth R by Glenda Jackson( 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
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

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
The country wife( Book )

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

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

The shoemakers' holiday( Book )

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

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
Elizabeth R( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A televised dramatization of the life of Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII by Anne Boleyn, presented in six acts. As a young woman, Elizabeth is faced with imprisonment and worse, but she prevails over vicious court intrigues and secures her claim to the throne. As Queen, she faces the continuing threat from Mary, Queen of Scots, an impending royal wedding that would unite England and France, and a palace insurrection involving a former court favorite
Sherlock Holmes : [Program( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 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
Elizabeth R. Sweet England's pride( 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 Brits acteur (1925-2011)

Selby, Nick 1925-

Николас Селби

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A performance of Macbeth