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Ackland, Rodney 1908-1991

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Most widely held works by Rodney Ackland
Scenes for student actors; dramatic selections from new plays by Frances Cosgrove( Book )

in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

49th parallel by Michael Powell( Visual )

20 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the voice-over proclaims, the 49th parallel is the only undefended frontier in the world. The parallel is the goal of a small group of Nazis, survivors of a U-boat that has been spotted and sunk in Hudson Bay, deep in Canadian waters. The United States is not yet at war with Germany, and if Corporal Hirth and his six crew members can reach it, they can be repatriated to Germany with no fuss. But their trek across Canada becomes a fierce struggle to survive, as they encounter and are opposed in turn by Johnnie the trapper, a small Hutterite community, a Canadian intellectual, and a Canadian soldier gone AWOL
Alfred Hitchcock : the legend begins by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

29 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Number seventeen] A comedy-thriller about an unsuspecting, innocent hobo who accidentally stumbles across the hideout of a gang of jewel thieves
Dostoievsky's Crime and punishment by Rodney Ackland( Book )

8 editions published between 1946 and 1956 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays two by Rodney Ackland( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other major playwright of the last 50 years has undergone such a reappraisal as Rodney Ackland. Interest in his work has renewed in the 1990s, starting at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, with further revivals at many theatres, including the Chichester Festival Theatre and the Royal National Theatre. In Plays Two, we are reminded once again of Ackland's dangerous gift. Includes the plays Smithereens, Strange Orchestra, Before The Party and The Old Ladies
Absolute hell by Rodney Ackland( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a a Soho drinking club just after World War II, this slice of Bohemian life in London has as a central character a drunken homosexual writer
The celluloid mistress; or, The custard pie of Dr. Caligari by Rodney Ackland( Book )

14 editions published between 1954 and 1988 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of a scoundrel by Rodney Ackland( Book )

12 editions published between 1948 and 1955 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays one by Rodney Ackland( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dark River, set in the late thirties, the flamboyant characters are cocooned in a Thames backwater ignoring the turbulent events of a politically unstable Europe."--Publisher description
The old ladies : a play in three acts by Rodney Ackland( Book )

8 editions published between 1935 and 1950 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark river by Rodney Ackland( Book )

7 editions published between 1942 and 1972 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange orchestra, a play in three acts by Rodney Ackland( Book )

9 editions published between 1932 and 1933 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dead secret [a play] by Rodney Ackland( Book )

8 editions published in 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the party : a play in two acts by Rodney Ackland( Book )

3 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen of spades( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Count of Saint Germain divulged to Countess Ranevskaya the secret of the three winning cards. Captain Suvorin tries to wrest this secret from the Countess by hook or by crook. She dies of fright and haunts him
After October; a play in three acts by Rodney Ackland( Book )

13 editions published between 1936 and 1937 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hampstead, 1936. Aspiring playwright Clive Monkhams dreams of a West End hit and winning Francie's heart. His bankrupt mother Rhoda, a faded actress, frets about the bills and the fortunes of her penniless daughters while reminiscing about her glory days. Clive's family and entourage of bohemian dependants all need him to make it big. After October is Rodney Ackland's most autobiographical play, both a bittersweet homage to the theatre and a fascinating portrait of an impoverished family on the brink of a glamorous new life
Farewell, farewell, Eugene; play in three acts by John Vari( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improper people : a play by Rodney Ackland( Book )

3 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the party by Rodney Ackland( Book )

5 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After October by Rodney Ackland( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hampstead, 1936. Aspiring playwright Clive Monkhams dreams of a West End hit and winning Francie's heart. His bankrupt mother Rhoda, a faded actress, frets about the bills and the fortunes of her penniless daughters while reminiscing about her glory days. Clive's family and entourage of bohemian dependants all need him to make it big. After October is Rodney Ackland's most autobiographical play, both a bittersweet homage to the theatre and a fascinating portrait of an impoverished family on the brink of a glamorous new life
 
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Alternative Names
Bernstein, Norman Ackland 1908-1991

Rodney Ackland britischer Schauspieler, Drehbuchautor und Regisseur

Rodney Ackland Brits acteur (1908-1991)

Родни Экланд

رودني آكلاند

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Absolute hellPlays oneThe Judi Dench collection