WorldCat Identities

Sher, Antony 1949-

Works: 116 works in 375 publications in 7 languages and 10,043 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  History  Made-for-TV movies  Historical television programs  Televised plays  Television plays  Television programs  Televised performances 
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 )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before
Mrs. Brown by BBC Films( Visual )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 933 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
Mr. Toad's wild ride by Walt Disney( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live action version based on Kenneth Grahame's classic tale about a Badger, Mole, and Rat
Middlepost by Antony Sher( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 484 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
The moonstone by Wilkie Collins( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 483 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
Tartuffe, or, The imposter by Molière( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 431 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 worldly 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 )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Hebrew and held by 375 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 miracle maker : [the story of Jesus] by Derek Hayes( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 370 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
The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete and un-edited, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Shakespeare's drama
C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 226 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 winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Visual )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1998/1999 production of The Winter's tale by William Shakespeare. King Leontes unjustly accuses his wife Hermione of adultery with King Polixenes. He imprisons Hermione, who falls into a swoon he believes is death, and orders her infant daughter to be abandoned on the shore. Sixteen years later, their daughter falls in love with Polixenes's son and when they come to Leontes' kingdom, her identity is revealed. Leontes and Polixenes become friends again, and Hermione is found to be alive after all. Presented in edited form with interviews
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of ambition, murder, madness and revenge
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 193 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 jury( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 181 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
Woza Shakespeare! : Titus Andronicus in South Africa by Antony Sher( Book )

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

Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 171 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
God on trial( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a block house in Auschwitz, a group of prisoners demand to know the nature of a God who can allow so much suffering. They attempt to settle their dispute by putting God on trial. Knowing half of them will be sent to the gas chamber, they have only one day to reach a verdict
Primo time by Antony Sher( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 166 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
Primo by Antony Sher( Visual )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 149 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 britischer Autor und Schauspieler

Antony Sher Brits acteur

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

Sher, Anthony

Sher, Anthony 1949-

Sher, Antony

Энтони Шер


The indoor boyWilliam Shakespeare's The Merchant of VeniceThe juryWoza Shakespeare! : Titus Andronicus in South AfricaRichard IIIGod on trialPrimo time