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Ashcroft, Peggy 1907-1991

Works: 344 works in 911 publications in 5 languages and 18,384 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  War films  Religious films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peggy Ashcroft
A passage to India by David Lean( Visual )
60 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,503 WorldCat member 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 by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
86 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,355 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 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,197 WorldCat member 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
The nun's story by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )
13 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 904 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 World War II breaks out and is torn between the needs of the Resistance and the church's neutrality
Sunday bloody Sunday by John Schlesinger( Visual )
12 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 656 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 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the last of Shakespeare's plays, this play is a high fantasy, a tale, or "tragi-comedy" to be told by the fire
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Visual )
3 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 531 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 )
24 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 409 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 362 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 )
7 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 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Easy virtue: A woman goes through a divorce and attempts to overcome the tarnished reputation that accompanies it
The Anton Chekhov collection ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 315 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 296 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 284 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 Judi Dench collection ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Absolute hell: Dench stars as Christine, the proprietor of a bohemian nightclub in post-World War II London
The heat of the day by Christopher Morahan( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 241 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 )
4 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 214 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
Caught on a train by Stephen Poliakoff( Visual )
9 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 211 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
Madame Sousatzka by John Schlesinger( Visual )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 200 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
The wife of Bath's prologue the wife of Bath's pale [i.e. tale] by Geoffrey Chaucer( Recording )
2 editions published in 1961 in Undetermined and English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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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