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Miller, Jonathan 1934-

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Most widely held works by Jonathan Miller
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

97 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1860's Venice, a young Venetian borrows money from a Jew who gives him the money on the security of one pound of flesh. Upon default the Jew insists on payment of his bond and the young Venetian is rescued by the heroine disguised as a male lawyer
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

95 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 2,137 WorldCat member libraries 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
The body in question by Jonathan Miller( Book )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the thirteen-part BBC-TV series, this illustrated overview of modern biology and modern medicine examines the unprecedented advances that have been made in the past twenty-five years
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

76 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

120 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavius Caesar, Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though married to Fulvia, spends his time in Egypt, living a life of decadence and conducting an affair with Queen Cleopatra. In Antony's absence, Caesar and Lepidus worry about Pompey's increasing strength. Caesar condemns Antony for neglecting his duties as a statesman and military officer. Hearing that his wife, Fulvia, has died and that Pompey is raising an army to rebel against the triumvirate, Antony feels he must return to Rome. Caesar and Antony try to patch up their quarrel through the marriage of Antony to Caesar's sister Octavia. In Egypt, Cleopatra is told that Antony has married and is furious with jealousy. However, when the messenger says that Octavia is not very beautiful, Cleopatra feels confident that she can win Antony back. The triumvirs meet Pompey, who agrees to keep peace in exchange for control of Sicily and Sardinia. When Antony and Octavia leave for Athens, Caesar breaks his truce, wages war against Pompey, and defeats him. After using Lepidus's army to secure a victory, he imprisons Lepidus. Antony learns this with anger; Octavia pleads him to stay friends with her brother. Antony sends her to Rome, then returns to Cleopatra. In Egypt he raises an army to fight Caesar. Antony decides to fight him at sea, although Caesar has the better navy; and he allows Cleopatra to command a ship, ignoring the protests of Enobarbus, his best friend. Enobarbus deserts him and joins Caesar's army, but then in remorse kills himself. Antony's forces lose the battle when Cleopatra's ship flees and Antony's follows, leaving the rest of the fleet vulnerable to attack. Antony swears he will kill Cleopatra, so she sends word that she has committed suicide. Full of grief, Antony commands his attendant to kill him, but the man kills himself instead. Antony then falls on his own sword. Caesar takes Cleopatra prisoner, planning to display her in Rome as a trophy, but she kills herself with the help of several poisonous asps. Caesar has the two lovers buried beside each other
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

87 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play about the tragic consequences of jealousy. Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealosy of Iago, who conspires to undo them both. Iago tells Othello that his wife, the beautiful Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. Othello strangles Desdemona before learning of Iago's evil, and then kills himself in remorse
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

91 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's play about the "shrew," Katharina, who is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband, and her father refuses to let her younger sister marry until Katherina is off his hands. Petruchio appears, marries Katharina, and "tames" her so well that he wins a bet with two other men on a test of their wives' obedience
Darwin for beginners by Jonathan Miller( Book )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at previous theories about the nature of life, summarizes arguments supporting the theory of evolution, and discusses more recent discoveries in genetics
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( Visual )

71 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the transformation of a noble Athenian from a reckless spendthrift to a mad misanthrope
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Visual )

57 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare's comedy about Helena, the new wife of Count Bertram, who resorts to chicanery to win the respect and affection of her husband
Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare( Visual )

80 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's play about two lovers caught in the vicissitudes of the Trojan War
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Visual )

66 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Leontes unjustly accuses his wife Hermione of adultery with King Polixenes. He imprisons Hermione, who falls into a swoon he believes is death, and orders her infant daughter to be abandoned on the shore. Sixteen years later, their daughter falls in love with Polixenes's son and when they come to Leontes' kingdom, her identity is revealed. Leontes and Polixenes become friends again, and Hermione is found to be alive after all
On directing Shakespeare : interviews with contemporary directors by Ralph Berry( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For producers and directors planning a production, several questions inevitably arise: Which play is appropriate for the contemporary audience? Should the text and setting be altered? Twelve leading contemporary directors answer these questions in interviews in this book and shed light on what Shakespeare means to them and to their audiences. Originally published in 1977
States of mind by Jonathan Miller( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human body by Jonathan Miller( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tabs, flaps, stand-ups and other movable features depict the workings of the human body
On reflection by Jonathan Miller( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How can we tell the difference between a reflection and the real thing? How does a reflection betray its identity? Why is it that when we look at a mirror we can see either our reflection or the mirror but not both at the same time? How and when do we learn to recognise our own reflection? What does a reflective surface look like and how can we distinguish it from a non-reflective surface? Why is it that certain paintings may be turned upside down and still be visually acceptable? How are the various qualities of reflection represented in art - from the diffuse sheen of burnished copper to the realism of silvered glass?" "In this innovative book, published to accompany the exhibition Mirror Image at the National Gallery, London, Jonathan Miller discusses these puzzling questions and investigates the pictorial representation of reflection - 'sheen, shine, glimmer and gleam' - through a wonderfully varied selection of paintings and photographs, covering nine centuries, drawn from the National Gallery and other international collections."--Jacket
The beggar's opera by John Gay( Visual )

58 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ballad opera set among London's 18th century criminal classes, full of satirical jibes about corruption in high places. Created specially for television, this Beggar's Opera captures the characters of London low-life thrived on thieving, lechery and deceit. The music for this production has been arranged from the eighteenth-century folksongs of the original (selected by Johann Christoph Pepusch) by baroque specialists Jeremy Barlow and John Eliot Gardiner, who conducts The English Baroque Soloists, performing on authentic period instruments
Subsequent performances by Jonathan Miller( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Miller draws on his more than twenty years in the performing arts to illustrate and explore the question of the "afterlife" of a dramatic work of art, when it has outlasted its creator and when re-creation and interpretation."
The second part of Henry the Sixt by William Shakespeare( Visual )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues Shakespeare's story of Henry VI in which Henry marries Lady Margaret of Anjou, but she despises his meekness and takes Suffolk as a lover. The new queen also hates the Yorks and becomes the inspiration of the Lancastrians
Marshall McLuhan by Jonathan Miller( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jonathan Miller britischer Theater- und Opernregisseur und Autor

Jonathan Miller britisk skodespelar

Jonathan Miller britisk skuespiller

Jonathan Miller Brits acteur

Jonathan Miller brittisk skådespelare

Jonathan Miller regista teatrale, attore e conduttore televisivo britannico

Miler, Gʹonatan

Miler, G'onatan 1934-

Miller, J.

Miller, Jonathan 1934-

Miller, Jonathan W.

Miller, Jonathan W. 1934-

Miller, Jonathan W. (Jonathan Wolfe), 1934-

Miller, Jonathan Wolfe.

Miller, Jonathan Wolfe 1934-

Джонатан Миллер

ג'ונתן מילר

ג'ונתן מילר סופר בריטי

מילר, ג׳ונתן 1934־

جاناتان میلر بازیگر بریتانیایی

جوناثان ميلر

밀러, 조나단 1934-

밀러, 조나단 울프 1934-


ミラー, ジョナサン

OthelloDarwin for beginnersStates of mindThe human bodyOn reflectionThe beggar's operaNowhere in particular