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Barber, Frances 1958-

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Most widely held works by Frances Barber
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )
20 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatization of Shakespeare's comedy where order is restored, evil punished, and all who deserve it, live happily ever after
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cornelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. Goneril and Regan's true colors emerge, they uncover a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Recording )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 803 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 ice house ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten years ago, Phoebe Maybury's hateful husband David disappeared from Streech Grange. Now, a naked, unidentifiable corpse has been discovered in the icehouse on the Grange and Inspectors Walsh and McLoughlin have to decide whose it is, whether he was murdered; and who killed him
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
Midsomer murders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham. Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby has policed the murderous county for decades, and now he is ready to retire. In these four episodes Barnaby investigates his final cases before leaving the denizens of MIdsomer in the capable hands of his cousin, DCI John Barnaby and his partner, Detective Sergeant Ben Jones. Master Class: Competition over a prestigious music class unearths a long-kept secret. The Noble Art: A reenactment of a championship boxing match turns deadly. Not in My Back Yard: A clash over property development leads to a string of murders. Fit for Murder: The Barnabys' spa weekend is interrupted by a gruesome discovery
Z00 a zed & two noughts by Peter Greenaway( Visual )
16 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and German and held by 306 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
Jim Henson's The storyteller the definitive collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A storyteller accompanied by a talking dog serves as host and narrator for these adaptations of classic children's stories. Jim Henson's Creature Shop provides special effects, animation, puppetry, and makeup to bring unique qualities to this dual-themed fantasy series. Disc 1 is hosted by John Hurt as the Storyteller and features European folklore; disc 2 is hosted by Michael Gambon as a grave-robbing Athenian version of the Storyteller with tales from Greek mythology
The shape of snakes by Minette Walters( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the winter of discontent, a black woman dies in a rain-soaked gutter. Her passing would have gone unmourned and unnoticed except the woman who finds her believes she was murdered. Why is Mrs. Ranelagh so convinced it was murder?
Trial & retribution ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 202 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
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Recording )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthy relations at Mansfield Park she seems shy and withdrawn beside her witty and vivacious cousins. But Fanny's steadfast and purposeful character makes her an indispensable part of the household. As the others become entangled in a maze of flirtation and intrigue, it is only Fanny whose deep but secret love for Edmund Bertram remains true despite his fascination with her brilliant but frivolous cousin Mary
Adam and Eve and pinch me by Ruth Rendell( Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jock Lewis was supposed to have died in the Paddington rail crash, but curiously, the police hadn't been in touch. And Jock had gone off with all Minty's savings. Then there was Zilla. She had also received a letter from the railway company that said her husband was dead. She didn't really believe the story, but chose not to mention her doubts. Jock's ghost reappeared to Minty at home, at work, in the cinema. Minty started to carry a knife
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatization of Shakespeare's comedy where order is restored, evil punished, and all who deserve it live happily ever after
How to be good by Nick Hornby( Recording )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 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
The ice house by Minette Walters( Recording )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The people of streech village had never trusted the three women living up at the Grange - not since Phoebe Maybury's husband suddenly, inexplicably, vanished. Ten years late a corpse is discovered in the grounds and Phoebe's nightmare begins
Esther Kahn by Arnaud Desplechin( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 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
Aristophanes the gods are laughing ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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"--Container
Shiner by John Irvin( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 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
The carousel by Rosamunde Pilcher( Recording )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prue Shackleton is 23, beautiful and restless. Her job is challenging, her relationship with a young banker is secure and boring. So when her aunt invites her to Cornwall, Prue sets out for brighter landscapes and saltier air
Rhodes by Antony Thomas( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Cecil Rhodes who arrived in Africa at the age of eighteen to joint the diamond rush but soon conceived another ambition: to bring the entire land under British rule
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.10 for The carous ... to 0.67 for Aristophan ...)
Alternative Names
Barber, Francis 1958-
English (133)
German (2)