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Peck, Bob 1945-1999

Overview
Works: 179 works in 380 publications in 3 languages and 10,810 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television programs  Television plays  Audio adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Instrumentalist, Performer, Commentator, Author, Compiler, sde
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bob Peck
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a trio of witches prophesy Macbeth's ascension to the throne, Lady Macbeth pushes her husband into a murderous spree. But once crowned king of Scotland, Macbeth sees ghastly visions, fueled by guilt and a new prophecy, that ensure his ultimate downfall
William Shakespeare's Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Distressed by his father's death and his mother's over-hasty remarriage, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is faced by a spectre from beyond the grave bearing a grim message of murder and revenge"--Container
William Shakespeare's The tempest by William Shakespeare( Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prospero, wise Duke of Milan, has been deposed by Antonio, his wicked brother and exiled with his daughter Miranda to a mysterious island. But Prospero possesses supernatural powers. Composed at the end of Shakespeare's career, the play contains some of his most lyrical dramatic verse
Hard times by Charles Dickens( Visual )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Local MP and schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Louisa and Tom, in the utilitarian fashion, stressing reason and fact and dismissing imagination and emotion. Under his influence, Louisa grows cold while Tom turns to a secret life of drinking and gambling. To be nearer her brother, Louisa accepts an offer of marriage from his boss, the self-mad, self-important banker Josiah Bounderby, though she does not love him. But soon finds herself succumbing to the attentions of the lothario James Harthouse. All the while, Mrs. Sparsit, a former aristocrat who now works for Bounderby, obsessively watches as the drama unfolds, longing for Louisa's downfall
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )
12 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and French and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Driven by his ambitious wife, Macbeth plots to take over the Scottish throne
Fairy tale a true story by Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young Frances and Elsie believe in fairies. The photographs the girls take of the winged beings put them at the center of a real-life controvery that sweeps through a recovering World War I England during 1917. Everyone is caught up in the excitement, including two of the era's most renowned men: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and master illusionist Harry Houdini. But are the photographs real or just a cleaver hoax?
Dante, the Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Radical, new visual techniques are used to bring the first eight cantos of Dante's Inferno to the screen. The film illustrates and complements Dante's text, re-creating a 600 year-old work as a late twentieth century post-modern masterpiece. Eminent scholars in visual sidebars interpret Dante's metaphors and symbolism
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthony Hopkins give a no-holds-barred performance as the ledgendary artist Pable Picasso. The world knew his passion for canvas, color, metal and ceramics, but little was known about his other passion--women. Told from the viewpoint of his longtime mistress and mother of his children, Claude and Paloma
Edge of darkness by Martin Campbell( Visual )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Escorting his activist daughter home from college, Detective Inspector Ronald Craven watches helplessly as she is gunned down in cold blood. Hell-bent on revenge, his search for her killer leads him into a terrifying encounter with government cover-ups and nuclear espionage
Picasso by Waldemar Januszczak( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pablo Picasso was a legend whose paintings almost everyone can visualize today. The film works through the artworks of Picasso in chronological order and discusses the forces that inspired them, whether in the personal life of the artist or the wider world
Ludwig van Beethoven by Jeremy Siepmann( )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and German and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For many people, Beethoven is the greatest composer who ever lived. In this portrait-in-sound, actors' readings combine with his music to reveal a titanic personality, vulnerable and belligerent, comic and tragic, and above all heroic, as he comes to grips with perhaps the greatest disability a musician can suffer. No man's music is more universal; few men's lives are more inspiring. In every sense but one - his modest height - he was a giant. The great bonus of this audio-biography is that the development of Beethoven's music can be heard in the context of his life. What did he write in those early, ambitious years when he was at the peak of his musical powers? What did he write when beset with anxiety over his failing hearing? And what was the music that insisted on pouring out of him, even though he couldn't hear it himself?
The Disputation a theological debate between Christians and Jews ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recreates a public theological debate between Christians and Jews, which were common during the Middle Ages. This one, held in Barcelona in 1263, was unique, being a genuine debate between Christianity and Judaism which brought to light the basic differences between the two religions
The black velvet gown by Catherine Cookson( Visual )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tale of a grumpy academic and the lower-class woman who joins his household staff. He bucks the class prejudices of the time by showing compassion and trying to educate her children
Jim Henson's The storyteller the definitive collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A storyteller accompanied by a talking dog serves as host and narrator for these adaptations of classic children's stories. Jim Henson's Creature Shop provides special effects, animation, puppetry, and makeup to bring unique qualities to this dual-themed fantasy series. Disc 1 is hosted by John Hurt as the Storyteller and features European folklore; disc 2 is hosted by Michael Gambon as a grave-robbing Athenian version of the Storyteller with tales from Greek mythology
The miracle maker the story of Jesus ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 185 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
Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Hammond invites his two grandchildren, a chaos theory expert, a paleontologist and a paleobotanist to preview his dream attraction-- Jurassic Park. Set on a remote island, the amazing theme park features cloned dinosaurs. But everything possible goes wrong, and the visit becomes a battle for survival
The complete Arkangel Shakespeare preview CD by William Shakespeare( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Excerpts from the "38 fully-dramatized unabridged plays on CD."
Dada and surrealism ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed at many museums on both sides of the Atlantic, this program critically examines the following masterpieces of Dada and surrealism: Kurt Schwitters' Merzbild 25 A ; Hanna Höch's Cut with the kitchen knife ; George Grosz' Untitled ; Joán Mirós Ductch interior I ; Salvador Dali's The burning giraffe ; Man Ray's La fortune
After the storm the American exile of Béla Bartók by Donald Sturrock( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great Hungarian composer Béla Bartók spent the last five years of his life as a man without a country, a refugee from war-torn Europe. He spent these years, 1940-45, in the United States, where few people understood the greatness of his genius. This film tells the story of these years. Includes excerpts from Bartâok's music performed by György Sándor, piano, László Bársony, viola, the Budapest Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ervin Lukács, Sir Georg Solti, and the Chicago Symphony conducted by Sir Georg Solti
Catherine Cookson's the black velvet gown ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mother and daughter defy English society of the 1840's and seek to overcome commonly held prejudices
 
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Alternative Names
Peck, Robert 1945-1999
Languages
English (121)
German (1)
French (1)
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