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Ashcroft, Peggy 1907-1991

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Most widely held works by Peggy Ashcroft
A passage to India by David Lean( Visual )

62 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, is 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 woman
The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

87 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,372 WorldCat member 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 jewel in the crown by Christopher Morahan( Visual )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,314 WorldCat member 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 nun's story by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

12 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 907 WorldCat member 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
Sunday bloody Sunday by John Schlesinger( Visual )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young designer shares his sexual favors equally between lovers of different sexes, a Jewish gentleman doctor and a lady executive
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Recording )

27 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 602 WorldCat member 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.--
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member 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
King Richard III by William Shakespeare( Recording )

25 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member 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
Edward & Mrs. Simpson by Simon Raven( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member 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 cherry orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in late nineteenth-century Russia, a Russian aristocrat returns home after a long absence and learns her family fortune has been squandered and she may have to sell her mansion and the beloved cherry orchard
Alfred Hitchcock 4 spine tingling films from the master of suspense( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member 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 Anton Chekhov collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays by Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC
Six centuries of verse by John Gielgud( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member 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 Henrik Ibsen collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection includes adaptations of Henrik Ibsen's work and features performances from lauded actors such as Anthony Hopkins and Charles Dance
The wife of Bath's prologue the wife of Bath's pale [i.e. tale] by Geoffrey Chaucer( Recording )

19 editions published between 1900 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a long prologue in which the Wife of Bath argues against celibacy and brags of her 5 husbands. In the tale, a knight has to answer what women love most or be executed. An old witch tells him the answer on the condition that he marry her. He does and she's restored to her youth and beauty
The Judi Dench collection( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keep an eye on Amélie: A coquette agrees to marry a confirmed bachelor so he can inherit a million francs
The heat of the day by Christopher Morahan( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the height of World War II, a mysterious stranger calling himself Harrison makes a sinister proposition to beautiful widow Stella. Take up with him, Harrison says, and he won't expose her lover as a traitor passing secrets to the enemy. Harrison's stunning accusation forces Stella to reexamine her love and life, with startling consequences"--Container
Emma by Jane Austen( Recording )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 231 WorldCat member 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
Madame Sousatzka by John Schlesinger( Visual )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a run-down London boarding house, an eccentric and endearing piano instructor teaches gifted students both how to play and how to live. She also has lessons to learn herself
Caught on a train by Stephen Poliakoff( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member 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
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Ashcroft, Dame Peggy 1907-1991

Ashcroft, Edith Margaret Emily 1907-1991

Ashcroft, Peggy 1907-1991 Dame

Ashcroft, Peggy, Dame, 1907-1991

Hart-Davis, Peggy 1907-1991

Hutchinson, Peggy 1907-1991

Komisarjevsky, Peggy 1907-1991

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