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Pennington, Michael 1943-

Overview
Works: 162 works in 386 publications in 1 language and 11,557 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Television plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television adaptations  Fiction  Biography  Anecdotes  Television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Commentator, Director
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Michael Pennington
The iron lady ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world
Oedipus the King by Sophocles ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs
Cymbeline by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tragicomedy involving Imogen, the daughter of Britain's King Cymbeline, whose evil stepmother wishes to have Imogen's husband, Posthumus, banished so that Imogen will be free to marry the queen's thick-witted son, Cloten. Trickery and deceit abound as Imogen, disguised as a boy in order to clear her name, is forced to flee the castle
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 507 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
Building the Great Pyramid ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By combining up-to-date research, the latest archeological discoveries, and extensive location scouting this video reconstructs the Great Pyramid with state-of-the-art CGI. It shows us how and why the most extraordinary of all human monuments was built. And it does this by following a young Egyptian man, Nahkt, who is conscripted from his village to work on the great pyramid and works his way up the ranks to a senior overseer
Summer's lease ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The minute she sets eyes on it, Molly Pargeter knows that the Tuscan villa she has found to lease is perfect for her family's summer holiday. She is powerfully drawn to its rustic beauty and to the enigma of its absentee landlord. Never mind that her husband and teenaged daughter are vocally unenthusiastic and that her outrageously extroverted father tricks them into taking him along."--Container
Hamlet : a user's guide by Michael Pennington ( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book offers a practical account of the way Hamlet actually works on stage. Michael takes the reader through the play scene by scene, analysing the action & characters. His comments are validated by an indisputable familiarity with the play
Twelfth night : a user's guide by Michael Pennington ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Drawing both on his inside knowledge as a director of the play and on his lifelong experience as a Shakespearian actor, Michael Pennington takes the reader through Twelfth Night scene by detailed scene. As he writes, the play opens up under his guidance. Alongside his analysis of the play, Pennington colorfully recalls the three productions - in three different continents - that he himself has directed." "This serious yet lively investigation of one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies will be of immense value to teachers, students, actors, directors - and playgoers."--BOOK JACKET
The Anton Chekhov collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of plays by Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC
Freud ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A six-part BBC mini-series, filmed in Austria, New York and London. This series examines Freud's complex life, his groundbreaking work and his relationship with his patients. Special features include a newly filmed interview with David Suchet and a gallery of Suchet's personal Freud archive including production photos, press clippings, etc
The English Shakespeare Company : the story of 'the Wars of the Roses, ' 1986-1989 by Michael Bogdanov ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Last seen wearing by Colin Dexter ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspector Morse returns to solve the case of Valerie Taylor, who disappeared near Oxford two years earlier when she was seventeen. Everyone has presumed her to be dead, but then a letter to her parents arrives, announcing that she is all right and they are not to worry. Morse's investigation leads him to strip clubs, abortion clinics, and old boyfriends, but there is still no Valerie, dead or alive
The secret of annexe 3 by Colin Dexter ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The guests of Haworth Hotel rose late and feeling fragile after the revels of New Year's Eve--with one exception. The guest in Annexe 3 missed all the entertainment laid on for New Year's Day. He was still in his room--lying dead on the bloodsoaked bed. Inspector Morse's inquiries turned up a series of confusing identities among the remaining guests
King Henry V by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of a sequence of seven history plays by William Shakespeare
Colosseum a gladiator's story ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combining compelling narrative with state-of-the-art computer graphics and high-quality drama reconstruction, this production throws new light on the way Roman gladiators really fought and trained and reveals that many of them were the superstars of their age
Language and character by John Barton ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of language to define character, and his characters' use of heightened language to achieve their intentions. Explores the Elizabethan relish of words and the use of Elizabethan English in the development of Shakespeare's characters
A midsummer night's dream : a user's guide by Michael Pennington ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Drawing on his experience as an actor and director, Michael Pennington takes us scene by scene - virtually line by line - through Shakespeare's much-performed comedy, elucidating what actually happens on stage, what choices are open to performers and what impact those choices will have. Pennington recently directed the play himself for the famous Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London." "This practical investigation of Shakespeare's much-loved comedy will be of value to teachers, students, actors, directors - and playgoers."--BOOK JACKET
King Henry IV by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play
King Richard II by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The royal house of Lancaster is on the decline as wasteful King Richard II turns his cousin Henry and his subjects against himself
Recent estimates of adult spawning stock biomass off the northeastern United States from MARMAP ichthyoplankton surveys by Peter L Berrien ( )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Pennington, Michael Vivian Fyfe 1943-
Languages
English (139)
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