Ashcroft, Peggy Dame
Most widely held works about Peggy Ashcroft
Most widely held works by Peggy Ashcroft
A passage to India ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,630 libraries worldwide
While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, becomes appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young girl.
The 39 steps ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 911 libraries worldwide
Follows the escapades of Richard Hanney, who stumbles into a conspiracy that involves him in a hectic chase across the Scottish moors.
The 39 steps ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1935 and 2008 in English and held by 773 libraries worldwide
Follows the excapades of Richard Hanney, who stumbles into a conspiracy that involves him in a hectic chase across the Scottish moors.
The nun's story ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 745 libraries worldwide
Audrey Hepburn portrays a nun whose life journey takes her from the staff of a mental asylum to a surgical nurse in the Belgian Congo. She returns to Belgium as WWII breaks out and is torn between the needs of the Resistance and the church's neutrality.
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
19 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 561 libraries worldwide
One of Shakespeare's last plays, The winter's tale is the tragicomic story of the mad jealousy of King Leontes of Sicily.
The jewel in the crown ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 545 libraries worldwide
Beset by the political tension of an unsettled year, Gandhi calls for British removal from India. Police Superintendent Ronald Merrick arrests an Indian news reporter. Daphne Manner arrives from London. Merrick vents his frustrations on Kumar in a vicious jailhouse beating. Daphne gives birth. Mildred Layton prepares for her daughter's wedding. The Governor finds out about Merrick's abuse. Sarah is seduced by an officer. Susan delivers a baby boy. Tension mounts over home rule. Merrick is reassigned to Delhi. On the eve of Indian independence, Perron learns of Merrick's death. Before the independence, the Laytons and Perron prepare to return to England, leaving India to it's uncertain future.
The jewel in the crown ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
Tells the epic story of men and women caught up in a struggle of race and class during the last five years of British rule in India.
King Richard III by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
27 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Presents a full-cast performance of Shakespeare's tale of the villainous king's rise to the British throne and his subsequent downfall.
Playing Shakespeare ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in nine intensive acting workshops, demonstrating how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity.
A passage to India ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
Adela Quested is a plucky young woman who journeys from England with the free-spirited Mrs. Moore. Flouting convention, the two women accompany the handsome Dr. Azis on a tour of the mysterious Marabar Caves. But things turn ugly when Adela returns scratched and bloodied from the expedition. As British authorities urge her to press charges against Aziz, the line separating truth and fantasy begin to blur.
Sunday bloody Sunday ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
A young designer shares his sexual favors equally between lovers of different sexes, a Jewish gentleman doctor and a lady executive.
Edward & Mrs. Simpson ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
On the evening of December 11, 1936, England's King Edward VIII formally broadcast his farewell to a nation. Torn between duty and love, he had decided to follow his heart. Follows the true story and the unforgettable romance that developed between the Prince of Wales and an extraordinary American woman named Wallis Simpson. That she was already married and rumored to have had other affairs, ruffled more than a few feathers. The scandal only heats up as the Prince becomes King and declares his intention to marry his mistress, who has since become divorced and available.
The wife of Bath's prologue the wife of Bath's pale [i.e. tale by Geoffrey Chaucer ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1961 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Emma by Jane Austen ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 263 libraries worldwide
The story of Emma Woodhouse, beautiful and intelligent yet scheming and self-centered, as she attempts to manipulate the lives and romances of those around her. In so doing, she almost loses the one man who really loves her.
Alfred Hitchcock 4 spine tingling films from the master of suspense ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Jamaican Inn: An Irish orphan girl goes to live with an uncle who is discovered to be involved in a group of smuggling highwaymen ravaging the area.
The heat of the day ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
A sinister web of intrigue and mystery is woven around every character of Elizabeth Bowen's suspense-filled novel. This film about espionage and betrayal is set in World War II England.
Six centuries of verse ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Traces the evolution of English-language poetry from Beowulf to modern times. Historical background complements the seductive rhythms of the poems themselves, as performed by the greatest actors of our times. Features works by great English and American poets, including Chaucer, Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, Dylan Thomas, Emily Dickinson, John Milton, and many more.
The Anton Chekhov collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
A collection of plays by Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC.
The Judi Dench collection ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
The cherry orchard: Madame Ranevskaya returns to her decaying estate in pre-Revolutionary Russia after an exile in Paris. The estate and its beloved cherry orchard are threatened by Ranevskaya's financial problems, and no one seems able to do anything about it.
Caught on a train ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
An overnight train trip through Europe becomes a profoundly unsettling odyssey for an English businessman sharing a compartment with a beautiful young American and an imperious Viennese dowager.
Actors Ashcroft, Peggy,--Dame Belgium Biography British Occupation of India (1765-1947) Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich,--1860-1904 Congo (Democratic Republic) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Culture conflict Decolonization Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery films Documentary television programs Drama England English poetry Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Great Britain Hannay, Richard (Fictitious character) History India Instructional television programs Intelligence service Kings and rulers Made-for-TV movies Man-woman relationships Motion pictures Nonfiction television programs Nuns Political science Religious films Richard--III,--King of England,--1452-1485 Russia Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Spy films Television adaptations Television adaptations Television mini-series Television mini-series Television programs Theater Tourists Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films World War (1939-1945)
Ashcroft, Dame Peggy 1907-1991
Ashcroft, Edith Margaret Emily, 1907-1991
Ashcroft, Peggy, Dame, 1907-1991
Hart-Davis, Peggy, 1907-1991
Hutchinson, Peggy, 1907-1991
Komisarjevsky, Peggy, 1907-1991
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Multiple languages (3)