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Barber, Frances 1958-

Overview
Works: 146 works in 422 publications in 3 languages and 8,720 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery television programs  Biographical films  Comedy films  History  Romance fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Other
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frances Barber
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Recording )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Padua holds many suitors for the hand of fair Bianca, but Bianca may not be married until her spinster sister Kate is wed. Could any man be rash enough to take Kate on? The witty adventurer Petruchio undertakes the task. While he sets about transforming Kate from foul-tempered termagant to loving wife, young Lucentio and his clever servant Tranio plot to win Bianca. The result is a sparkling comedy of self-delusion and disguise, set in the context of a play within a play"--Container
Behaving badly( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar winner Judi Dench stars in this darkly humorous drama about a meek, middle-aged divorcee who suddenly begins to behave in ways that shock her ex and her grown daughter. Extras include biographies of star Judi Dench and writer Catherine Heath
Prick up your ears by Stephen Frears( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the true-life events leading to the murder/suicide that ended the lives of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell
Trial & retribution( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the bitter internal rivalries among police investigators, the political pressures of high-profile cases, and the legal maneuverings of defense attorneys and prosecutors. Police probe an abandoned house concealing multiple murders, a dysfunctional family with a deeply troubled musical prodigy, the mysterious disappearance of a well-connected woman, and a shadowy sex club for London's elite
Kenneth Branagh's twelfth night : or, What you will( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenneth Branagh takes on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night with the Renaissance Theatre Company. The exemplary cast includes Richard Briers as Malvolio, Frances Barber as Viola, Caroline Langrishe as Olivia, Christopher Ravenscroft as Orsino, and James Saxon as Sir Toby Belch. The original music for this production is by Paul McCartney and Pat Doyle
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Recording )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of ten, Fanny Price leaves the poverty of her Portsmouth home to be brought up among the family of her wealthy uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, in the chilly grandeur of Mansfield Park. She gradually falls in love with her cousin Edmund, but when the dazzling and sophisticated Crawfords arrive, and amateur theatricals unleash rivalry and sexual jealousy, Fanny has to fight to retain her independence
The shape of snakes by Minette Walters( Recording )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years ago, M. Ranelagh found her Graham Road neighbor dying in a gutter. "Mad Annie" Butts, long persecuted for being black and for suffering from Tourette's syndrome, had had her skull shattered. So deeply did Annie's death--ruled an accident--affect M. that she has spent the last two decades secretly amassing proof that it was murder, and that the murderer lived in Graham Road. Her collection of evidence faithfully teases out the serpentine deceptions--and self-deceptions--woven into Annie's death; husband Sam, neighbors, friends, family, police, all are grist for the mill of M.'s occasionally unscrupulous research:I suppose everyone has a pet subject that triggers their anger--with me it was my mother's wicked talent for stirring, with Sam it was his fear of Mad Annie and everything her death represented: the mask of respectability that overlaid the hatreds and the lies. He always hoped, I think, in a rather free interpretation of the karma principle, that if he refused to look beneath a surface then the surface was the reality. But he could never rid himself of the fear that he was wrong
Sammy and Rosie get laid by Stephen Frears( Visual )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A subversive comedy about a sex-starved immigrant, his bed-hopping wife, a rich father, and the father's lover
Esther Kahn by Arnaud Desplechin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Jewish migrant living in London at the turn of the 19th century works with her family in a sweatshop. But Esther is the weak link in the operation. She is slow and stubborn, she never has an opinion on anything and never feels anything for anyone. She decides to become an actress, because it is only in the theater that she awakens. It is on the stage that, one evening, she breaks through twenty years of suppressed life, and really begins to live--Container
How to be good by Nick Hornby( Recording )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katie Carr is a good person. She recycles. She's against racism. She's a good doctor, a good mom, a good wife ... well, maybe not that last one, considering she's having an affair and has just requested a divorce via cell phone. But who could blame her? For years her husband's been selfish, sarcastic, and underemployed, writing the "Angriest Man in Holloway" column for their local paper. But now David's changed. He's become a good person, too--really good. He's found a spiritual leader. He has become kind, soft-spoken, and earnest. He's even got a homeless kid set up in the spare room. Katie isn't sure if this is a deeply-felt conversion, a brain tumor--or David's most brilliantly vicious manipulation yet. Because she's finding it more and more difficult to live with David--and with herself
Shiner( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy "Shiner" Simpson is a man who has spent much of his life making a living by skirting the law, but he thinks he may finally have a legitimate path to the big time managing his son Eddie, an up-and-coming boxer, who is set to fight an American champion in a prizefight, and Billy is convinced Eddie can't lose. But Eddie loses in the second round, and Billy flees the arena with his son in tow. Billy and Eddie are followed by a gunman who shoots and kills the young fighter, and a distraught Billy becomes convinced someone got to Eddie and forced him to take a dive
Z00 : a zed & two noughts( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver and Oswald Deuce, twin zoologists, lose their wives when a swan collides with their car. The driver of the vehicle and only survivor of the crash, Alba Bedwich loses her leg in the tragedy. As the only connection the brothers have to the deceased, they obsess over her. When Alba can't give a reason for the women's deaths, they turn to science for answers, holing up in the zoo to research the origins of life and its decay after death, hoping to find a clue to the human condition. They study the origins of life passively, watching documentaries on evolution. For decay, however, they acquire dead animals from the zoo and film their natural decomposition processes with time-lapse photography. Through coping with their grief, the twins become closer than they've ever been--they don't realize how close--until Alba reveals that she's pregnant with her own set of twins and the father is both of them
Aristophanes : the gods are laughing( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As irreverent and bawdy as Aristophanes, but with more accessible humor, this pseudo-biography juxtaposes elements of Aristophanic plays with the activities of contemporaneous people to show how Aristophanes became the father of political satire and why his theatrical innovations are still staples of the contemporary theatre. Aristophanes is shown as an artist living on the edge, who uses comedy to mock his enemies and wages a one-man campaign against those Athenians who revel in war and death; he is set off against his son, who wants to write to entertain; a coldly rational Socrates; Cephisophon, the Laurence Olivier of ancient Greece; the dictator, Cleon; and Aristophanes' skeptical mother, who prefers tragedy to comedy. Caution: contains sexual situations."--Description provided by Films Media Group
 
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William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew
Alternative Names
Barber, Francis 1958-

Frances Barber actrice britannique

Frances Barber attore britannico

Frances Barber britische Schauspielerin

Frances Barber britisk skodespelar

Frances Barber britisk skuespiller

Frances Barber Brits actrice

Frances Barber brittisk skådespelare

Фрэнсис Барбер

פרנסס בארבר שחקנית אנגלייה

فرانسس باربر بازیگر بریتانیایی

فرانسيس باربر

فرانسيس باربر ممثلة بريطانية

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Languages
English (79)

German (3)

French (2)

Covers
Behaving badlyPrick up your earsMansfield ParkThe shape of snakesHow to be good