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The Inspector Lynley mysteries by Elizabeth George( Visual )

74 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and German and held by 3,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new series picks up where the last story ended - with Havers shot in the line of duty, and Lynley estranged from his wife Helen. How will these traumas affect their ability to do their jobs?
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

43 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and Hebrew and held by 2,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of the stage production which relocates the action to a nameless 20th-century underground facility, offering a parable of the quest for power in the modern world
Planet Earth the complete series by Alastair Fothergill( Visual )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, [the program] takes you to places you've never been to experience sights and sounds never before captured on film. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of 'Planet Earth'"--Container
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 2,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the court of Chancery, the Jarndyce and Jarndyce case grinds on for years with no end in sight. Entangled in the lawsuit are a growing number of innocent victims: Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a child with mysterious parentage; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. As the case staggers onward, yet more people become embroiled in the furious legal battle, including the proud Lady Dedlock, who finds herself persecuted by the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, then hunted by the determined Inspector Bucket, one of the first detectives to appear in English literature. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core ..."--Container
The first part of Henry the Sixt [sic] by William Shakespeare( Visual )

57 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 2,044 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
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

45 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 1,975 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 tempest by William Shakespeare( Visual )

41 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television adaption of Shakespeare's play revolving around an enchanted island, an exiled Duke, young lovers, and a framework of conspiracy
I, Claudius by Robert Graves( Visual )

47 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic tale of ambition, debauchery, and intrigue, the Emmy-winning BBC series is one of the most popular and acclaimed dramas in Masterpiece Theatre history. Based on the novels by Robert Graves, spanning the history of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Nero. Episodes include: A Touch of Murder, Waiting in the Wings, What Shall We Do About Claudius?, Poison is Queen, Some Justice, plus extended versions of episodes one and two, and bonus features
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

47 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,751 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 merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

37 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To finance Bassanio's voyage to Belmont to win the hand of Portia, Antonio borrows money from the Jew Shylock with a pound of his own flesh as collateral. The ships sink and Shylock demands his pound of flesh. Portia disguises herself as a lawyer and wins the case by specifying that Shylock cannot take one drop of Antonio's blood
The Mission by Roland Joffé( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic about a man of the sword and a man of the cloth who unite to shield the Guarani South American Indian tribe from brutal subjugation by 18th-century colonial empires
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,559 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play entitled King Lear
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Visual )

42 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's farce about two pairs of twins involved in an elaborate series of mistaken identities
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play entitled King Richard II
The chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the run from bullies at school, Eustace and his friend Jill suddenly find themselves in Narnia. Prince Rilian, son of the old and frail King Caspian, has disappeared mysteriously. Aslan, the Great Lion, sends the children on a dangerous quest through treacherous lands of witches and giants to locate the Prince, only heir to the Narnian throne. But the Emerald Witch who rules the underworld will ensure that bringing him home is no easy feat
Julius Caesar by Herbert Wise( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about power, assassination and revenge. Presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and themselves
 
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Planet Earth the complete seriesBleak HouseI, ClaudiusThe MissionThe chronicles of NarniaStars in my eyes : a movie & media memoirThe Kaleidoscope BBC television drama research guide 1936-2006