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Plowright, Joan

Works: 181 works in 969 publications in 10 languages and 29,434 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Children's films  Juvenile works  Animated films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Television adaptations  Fantasy films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Director, Interviewee, Other, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Joan Plowright
Most widely held works by Joan Plowright
The Spiderwick chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi( Visual )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moment the Grace family moves into the dilapidated Spiderwick Estate, strange things begin to happen. Jared is a curious, adventurous boy who quickly seeks out and finds the hidden laboratory of his great great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. He unleashes a mysterious force when he locates a field guide full of the secrets of the magical creatures that inhabit the forest surrounding the mansion. His twin brother Simon is calm and reserved. He is the intellectual twin, but is rapidly drawn into the fantastical world of fairies and goblins. Older sister Mallory and their mom are harder to convince, but after the almighty and ruthless ogre leader Mulgarath begins to attack the home, the entire family must band together to combat the hordes of goblins and creatures that lurk just outside
Bringing down the house by Adam Shankman( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and Russian and held by 1,832 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
Enchanted April by Mike Newell( Visual )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,513 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 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 Eric Leighton( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,428 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 by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

58 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,404 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 )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,301 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
Avalon( Visual )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of several generations of a family, from the arrival of immigrant Sam Krichinsky in the suburb of Baltimore called Avalon down through his children and grandchildren. The family goes from poverty to prosperity and the world changes around them, but their love and humor hold the family together
I am David by Ge Fei( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and German and held by 871 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
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het onvervulde verlangen naar Moskou van drie op het platteland verpieterde zusters
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 799 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
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

38 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and German and held by 699 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
The Oscar Wilde collection( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four of Oscar Wilde's masterpieces, and a 1995 documentary about his life, his relationship with Alfred Douglas and the trials that destroyed his career. Includes reflections by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, and Douglas' grandniece Alice Douglas
Back to the secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Visual )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though many years have passed, another orphan - this time a lonely American girl - makes an exciting journey to the enchanting manor where the magic began. Under the watchful eye of the keeper of the garden's key, the young orphan discovers that unlocking all the mysteries of the garden will take faith, courage and determination before life can bloom lavishly once again
Equus by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged psychiatrist tries to find out why a young man has blinded six horses entrusted to his care
Thomas Hardy's the return of the native by Jack Gold( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eustacia Vye feels trapped living with her grandfather in the country and longs for the excitement of a big city. She charms one man who promises to run away with her, but her plans are shaken when a handsome local man returns from Paris hoping to make her his bride
The entertainer by Tony Richardson( Visual )

36 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama of seedy music hall life centering on Archie Rice, an egotistical, third-rate British music hall performer whose career and personal life are in a down-hill spiral
Widows' peak( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 481 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
I love you to death( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the bizarre true story of a woman who tried 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
And that's not all by Joan Plowright( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Džoun Plourajt

Gage, Joan

Gage, Joan 1929-

Ioanna Plowright

Joan Plowright actrice britannique

Joan Plowright attrice britannica

Joan Plowright britische Schauspielerin

Joan Plowright British actress

Joan Plowright britisk skodespelar

Joan Plowright britisk skuespiller

Joan Plowright Brits acteur

Joan Plowright Brits actrice

Joan Plowright brittisk skådespelare

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.

Плаурайт, Джоан

Џоун Плоурајт

Ջոն Պլաուրայթ

ג'ואן פלורייט

جوان بلاورايت

جوآن پلورایت بازیگر بریتانیایی

조앤 플로라이트



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