WorldCat Identities

Sher, Antony 1949-

Works: 121 works in 440 publications in 7 languages and 10,158 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Historical films  Historical television programs  Televised plays  Television plays  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Narrator, Adapter, Illustrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Antony Sher
Shakespeare in love by John Madden( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before. There are just two things he'll have to learn about his new love: she's promised to marry someone else, and she's successfully impersonating a man in order to play the lead in Will's latest production
Mrs. Brown by John Madden( Visual )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Victoria was the world's most powerful woman. Rugged Scotsman John Brown was a lowly servant who looked after her horses. Yet when circumstances brought them together the result was a passionate friendship that scandalized a nation
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete and un-edited, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Shakespeare's drama
Mr. Toad's wild ride by Walt Disney( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live action version based on Kenneth Grahame's classic tale about a Badger, Mole, and Rat
The moonstone by Wilkie Collins( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stolen Hindu diamond, the Moonstone, works its curse after being stolen from it's shrine. Just before Rachel's birthday, a man named Franklin Blake announces to Rachel that the Moonstone has been bequeathed to her by Herncastle. Blake gives her the jewel on her birthday and offers to mount the jewel for her to wear. The jewel goes missing and Rachel believes that Blake stole it. Determined to prove his innocence, Blake leaves in order to pursue the real truth behind the theft
Middlepost by Antony Sher( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Smous, a 35-year-old idler who, escaping pogroms, flees Lithuania at the turn of the century to find an uncle and cousin in South Africa
Tartuffe, or, The imposter by Molière( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clutching ever-present rosary beads, shifting uncomfortably within the hairshirt he wears as continual penance--and always eyeing the women as they pass--Tartuffe, Moliére's master of unctuous evil, insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian household in this indictment of religious hypocrisy. Posing as a holy man, the wily Tartuffe entrances Orgon, a credulous well-to-do merchant, bent on bestowing his wordly goods, social position, and nubile daughter on the perfidious fraud. Tartuffe delights in accepting it all--and also arranges a little depraved dalliance with Orgon's young wife, Elmire
The indoor boy by Antony Sher( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Hebrew and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ottoman Turkey, the indoor boy was a non-Moslem who provided sexual services for the master of a great house and in exchange might receive enlightenment, certainly education. Trade-offs of such dubious merit are the currency in this comically erotic, unbridled novel. Antony Sher introduces an antihero as offensive and compelling as Martin Amis's John Self. Leon Lipschitz is a rich, white, bi-sexual, Jewish South African, a man of decadent appetites and a self-proclaimed escapee from the three As (AIDS, apartheid, and anti-Semitism). Yes, paradise is closing down, and Leon will go to any lengths to avoid taking notice. He rarely leaves his opulent London house, and the very touch of money makes him wash his hands as compulsively as Lady Macbeth, though he has no trouble spending the funds he still gets from his white supremacist father - mostly on booze, drugs, and rent-boys. Then Leon meets Gertjie, another exile, who knows a little too much about the secret workings of South Africa's security apparatus - victim? perpetrator? - no one can establish. Gertjie is a shadow twin who will show the drug-addled Leon truths that he and his homeland have taken insane measures to deny, but only after he has become the sexual obsession both of Leon and of Leon's leftist wife. Course, daring, riddled with indelicate sex, The Indoor Boy is a savagely original work. -- from dust jacket
The jury by Granada Television( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young schoolboy is murdered and his schoolmate is arrested. But was he just arrested because he was Sikh, or is he really the killer? The jury must look through the racism and media attention behind the trial and seek the truth
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A television production of Shakespeare's play of tyranny and ambition presenting the Royal Shakespeare Company stage production
C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joining the British Royal Navy at the outset of the Napoleonic Wars, the enterprising Horatio Hornblower rises quickly from raw recruit to seasoned sailor, charting a course from the West Indies to the coast of Africa in the name of the Crown. Along the way he encounters roiling sea battles, mutiny, plague, and love, but always proves himself equal to the task
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, agrees to lend Antonio, a Venetian merchant, three thousand ducats so that his friend Bassanio can afford to court his love, Portia. However, Shylock has one condition: should the loan go unpaid, he will be entitled to a pound of Antonios own flesh
The miracle maker : [the story of Jesus] by Derek Hayes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family seeking help for their sick daughter must choose between loyalty to the king and their need for Jesus' help
The miracle maker : the story of Jesus by Ralph Fiennes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a family seeking help for an ailing daughter. When they cross paths with an extraordinary carpenter named Jesus, the family's faith is put to the test as the father is torn between allegiance to the king and the desperate need for the miraculous powers of God
God on trial( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the harrowing ritual of selection for death or hard labor, a group of new inmates unsure of their appointed fates begins asking how God could allow for so much suffering. Impulsively, the men decide to put God on trial for abandoning His chosen people. Amid the outside sounds of prisoners being marched to the gas chamber, the trial unfolds. They group address the question: How can there be evil in a universe ruled by an all-powerful, benevolent God?
Woza Shakespeare! : Titus Andronicus in South Africa by Antony Sher( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primo time by Antony Sher( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of how Antony Sher adapted Primo Levi's book If this is a man into a one-man stage play, and performed it for the National Theatre
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains William Shakespeare's history play in which the Duke of Gloucester plots and schemes to obtain power and is eventually haunted by those he harmed in the process; includes essays on aspects of the play in performance; and presents twenty-one scenes on an audio CD
Primo by Antony Sher( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings to life Primo Levi's great testament to his year in Auschwitz
Moliere by Mikhail Bulgakov( Visual )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this vivid picture of the demeaning nature of tyranny, Molier̀e, at the beginning an imposing, confident theatre director, playfully wooing his mistress, gradually disintegrates to a grovelling, broken-down sycophant, snivelling at the Sun King's feet. This consummate artist plays the supplicating child, depending on the crown to continue his art. Based on events in the life of the renowned French playwright, the play shows Molière as a man beset by church and state because of his sharp-penned satire of both in "Tartuffe." Both plays focus on the theme of hypocrisy--and both were initially banned from production in their originating countries
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Alternative Names
Anthony Sher

Antony Sher actor, escritor, pintor y director de teatro británico

Antony Sher britischer Autor und Schauspieler

Antony Sher British actor, writer and theatre director

Antony Sher Brits acteur

Antony Sher comédien, membre de la Royal Shakespeare company, romancier

Sher, Anthony

Sher, Anthony 1949-

Sher, Antony

Энтони Шер

אנטוני שר שחקן, מחזאי ובמאי בריטי


The indoor boyThe juryThe merchant of VeniceGod on trialWoza Shakespeare! : Titus Andronicus in South AfricaPrimo timeRichard III