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Plowright, Joan

Works: 239 works in 866 publications in 10 languages and 29,227 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  Television adaptations  Animated films  Interviews  Television programs  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Director, Creator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Joan Plowright
Most widely held works by Joan Plowright
The Spiderwick chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the moment the Grace family moves into a secluded old house, strange things start to happen. As Jared investigates, he discovers Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide and the unbelievable truth of the Spiderwick Estate. The estate is where a secret world of fantasical creatures hides within our own. Now Jared, his sister and his twin brother are pulled into an unforgettable adventure as they try to protect the secrets of the book
Bringing down the house by Adam Shankman( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and Russian and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A divorced L.A. lawyer, Peter, thinks he has met the girl of his dreams online, until she shows up at his door and is a sassy, African American ex-con. She moves in and really begins to shake up his boring suburban lifestyle
101 Dalmatians by Walt Disney( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A non-animated remake of Disney's puppy tale about the cruel Cruella de Vil who tries to capture Dalmatians Pongo and Perdy's puppies for a new fur coat
Enchanted April by Mike Newell( Visual )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, the 1920s. Lottie and Rose are two married women who share the misery of empty marriages and decide to rent an Italian castle for the spring to get away. In order to save money, they advertise for two other women to join them. Mrs. Fisher is an elderly widow is struggling with a lonely and regimented existence. She jumps at the chance to join the vacation. Lady Caroline Dester is a gorgeous flapper who has been grabbed one too many times and believes that she is sick of men. They arrive in San Salvatore. The seaside Italian castle is drenched in wisteria and sunshine. The women find themselves in a transformative beauty so enchanting that they experience changes in themselves they never thought possible
Dinosaur by D. B Sweeney( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinosaur tells the story of Aladar, an iguanodon who is separated from his own kind and raised by a clan of lemurs. When a meteor shower destroys their home, Aladar and his family follow a herd of dinosaurs heading for the safety of the "nesting grounds." Together they must stand strong amidst food and water shortages, the threat of Carnotaur attacks, and Aladar's run-ins with the herd's stubborn leader, Kron
Tea with Mussolini( Visual )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based in part on his autobiography, director Franco Zeffirelli's Tea with Mussolini is a story about a group of British and American travelers on an indefinite visit to Italy in 1935. Luca is a boy living in Florence whose family situation is precarious at best; his mother has run off and his father has little time for him. Fortunately, he's a welcome guest with Mary, a English woman visiting Italy to soak up European culture. Mary and her friends enjoy the cultured, creative atmosphere of life in Italy, and their initial response to the rise of fascism is to arrange a polite meeting with Mussolini to make sure he and his soldiers mean well
Curious George by H. A Rey( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ted, an earnest guide at the Bloomsberry Museum, discovers that the museum is losing money and he's about to be out of a job. So he heads to Africa in search of the ancient, long-lost, gigantic idol Zagawa. To his chagrin, the statue turns out to be tiny. Ted's hopes of saving the museum and impressing Maggie--the elementary school teacher of his dreams--with a grand new acquisition are dashed. Unbeknownst to Ted, the curious monkey he befriended has stowed away and followed him home to the big city. Now, Ted needs to save the museum and figure out what to do with George. It's going to be a long week
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The harshly treated orphan girl, Jane Eyre, becomes a governess in an mysterious Yorkshire mansion and falls in love with the master of the house
Avalon( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semi-autobiographical story of an immigrant family in Baltimore as they seek the American dream in a place called Avalon
I am David by Walden Media( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David is a 12-year-old boy who escapes from a Communist concentration camp. He has little more with him than a compass, a sealed letter, a loaf of bread, and instructions to carry the letter to Copenhagen, Denmark. David is thrust into a world free of Communism for the first time in his young life as he travels across Europe. For David, this is a spiritual voyage of discovery, where he slowly loses his instinctual mistrust of humanity and begins to smile, share, trust and ultimately, love. Ultimately addresses the cruelties, politics, and suffering of warfare while celebrating the resilience of youth and the unbreakable spirit of a child
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Dan Ireland( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Palfrey, an elegant, genteel widow, came from Scotland to London to take up residence at the Claremont Hotel. Though she had high hopes for the cosmopolitan pleasures of living in a big city, she is soon filled with a sense of uneasiness and gloom
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Anton Chekhov's play about three well-educated, cultured sisters suffering from boredom and meaninglessness in their dull, provincial environment
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

24 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1860's Venice, a young Venetian borrows money from a Jew who gives him the money on the security of one pound of flesh. Upon default the Jew insists on payment of his bond and the young Venetian is rescued by the heroine disguised as a male lawyer
Back to the secret garden( Visual )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lizzie Buscana, living at the orphanage at Misselthwait Manor, discovers the secret garden is dying and that she may be the only one able to save it
The Oscar Wilde collection by Oscar Wilde( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four of Oscar Wilde's masterpieces. Importance of being earnest: Two young men have taken to bending the truth in order to add excitement to their lives. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits. Picture of Dorian Gray: Presents the story of a wealthy English gentleman who gradually sinks into a life of dissipation and crime. Ideal husband: A dazzling blend of farce and morality that explores human frailty and social hypocrisy. Lady Windermere's fan: Centers around the arrival of a mysterious woman who hopes to break into London's society
Equus by Peter Shaffer( Visual )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged psychiatrist tries to find out why a young man has blinded six horses entrusted to his care
Widows' peak( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Catalan and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a stranger moves to Widows' Peak, she turns the town upside down with her devious lies and shocking secrets. She seduces the men, enrages the women, and unleases a major scandal, but its all part of an astonishing plan
The entertainer by Tony Richardson( Visual )

30 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vaudevillian deals with his failures and those of his family
I love you to death( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the bizarre true story of a couple, Frances and Anthony Toto, who live in Allentown, Pennsylvania and run a pizza parlor. She tries to kill her husband four times! The woman is a devoted wife who discovers that her pizza-making husband is cheating on her and decides to kill him for breaking her heart. Her plot includes the help of her mother, an oddball busboy and two drug-addled cousins. Althought it is set in Allentown it was filmed in Tacoma, Wash
School for scandal( Visual )

15 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live TV adaptation of the classic Sheridan satire of 18th century English morals and manners
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Alternative Names
Gage, Joan.

Gage, Joan 1929-

Lady Olivier 1929-

Olivier, Joan 1929-

Olivier, Joan Ann

Olivier, Joan Plowright 1929-

Olivier, Joan Plowright Lady

Olivier Lady

Olivier Lady 1929-

Plowright, Joan Ann.

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