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Johnson, Richard 1927-

Works: 190 works in 426 publications in 4 languages and 12,176 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television plays  Television adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery television programs  Audio adaptations  Television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about Richard Johnson
Publications by Richard Johnson
Most widely held works by Richard Johnson
The boy in the striped pajamas ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2,029 libraries worldwide
Set in Poland during World War II. Innocent and naive 8-year-old Bruno is bored and restless in his new home. Ignoring his mother, he sets off on an adventure in the woods. He comes across a high fence which separates him from the people he can see through it. Soon he meets a young boy in striped pajamas, and a surprising friendship develops
Cymbeline by William Shakespeare( visu )
35 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,320 libraries worldwide
King Cymbeline's evil second queen tries to force Princess Imogen to marry her own son
The haunting by Robert Wise( visu )
18 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,089 libraries worldwide
Adapted from Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, this psychological thriller tells the story of four people who come to the house to study its supernatural phenomena
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( visu )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 877 libraries worldwide
Film adaptation of Shakespeare's play depicting the successful conspiracy to assassinate the Roman emperor, Julius Caesar
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( visu )
23 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 libraries worldwide
A presentation of the play by William Shakespeare
Khartoum by Basil Dearden( visu )
15 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 603 libraries worldwide
This drama chronicles Britain's crisis in the Sudan and the siege at Khartoum in 1883
The importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 420 libraries worldwide
An audio version of the three-act play
Midsomer murders ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these four contemporary British television mysteries. Dance with the dead: A young man's apparent suicide leads Barnaby and his team searching for the man's missing girlfriend and ballroom dance partner. Animal within: When a woman presumed dead in a plane crash visits her uncle's estate three years later, she surprises everyone there, but it's an even greater shock when the uncle is murdered without a clear heir. King's crystal: Barnaby investigates a bitter feud at the heart of a family-owned glassworks involving the death of the family accountant. Axeman cometh: An aging band making a comeback tour stops for a concert in Midsomer, but someone's out to murder the band members one by one
Wallis & Edward ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world and Wallis has since been demonized as the woman who stole the King of England. Wallis and Edward presents these events from Wallis's point of view. The drama follows the beginning of their affair, when Edward was the playboy Prince of Wales and Wallis was married to Ernest Simpson. When Wallis and Ernest finally divorce, the fear that Edward will seek to marry this American commoner builds toward a showdown, with even Wallis urging him to accept reality and let her go
Midsomer murders ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Dead man's eleven: Schock ripples across the village of Fletcher's Cross when a prominent businessman's trophy wife is bludgeoned to death with a cricket bat. While the victim had no apparent enemies, her avaricious husband, Robert Cavendish, is hated by all. Death of a stranger: As the Upper Marshwood hunt heads off into the woods, a filthy tramp runs for cover, stumbles and falls into a pit screaming. This suspicious death, and the puzzling behavior of several villagers, leads Barnaby to discover a tangle of sordid secrets. Blue herrings: When Muriel Harrap's lifeless body is found late one night in the elevator at Lawnside, a home for the elderly, everyone assumes she died of natural causes. But when another seemingly healthy woman dies, rumers of fraud and murder terrify the residents. Judgement day: Amid the excitement of preparations for the Perfect Village Competition in Midsomer Mallow, a local rogue is found brutally murdered. Barnaby discovers a wealth of suspects, all of whom appear to be lying, and a determination by the villagers to keep his investigation quiet so as not to jeopardize their chances in the competition
The Ruth Rendell mysteries ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
This six tales of suspense examines the jealous, betrayals, and resentments that lead to tragedy
Henry the Fourth, part two by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
The story of Jim Hawkins' journey across the high seas and his battle of wits with Long John Silver in search of buried treasure
Breaking the code ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
The story of Alan Turing, British mathematical genius and designer of the computer that broke the German Enigma code during World War II, whose admittance to homosexuality at a time when it was illegal presented problems for him, for his family, for his colleagues, and for the State's preoccupation with national security
Treasure Island ( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and French and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Pirate Captain Billy Bones leaves a young innkeeper's son, Jim Hawkins, a map indicating the location of a priceless treasure. Jim sets sail for the Caribbean in search of the treasure. But they do not realize that the ship's crew has been replaced by a band of cutthroats under the leadership of the infamous pirate Long John Silver
Origins of the Mafia secrecy, unity and the oath of silence ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
This 5-part drama journeys back more than 400 years to 16th-century Sicily, where the small Italian island has fallen victim to corruption, intimidation, extortion, and brutality, all at the hands of the ruthless Gramignano family. The series then follows the development of succeeding Sicilian Mafiosos, illustrating the limitless power wielded by these fearsome and powerful men, and revealing the merciless atrocities which were carried out on any and all who dared to stand in their way
Anglo Saxon attitudes ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
A disillusioned 60-year-old historian is determined to make peace with his past after an archaeological dig as a young student led to an affair with his best friend's fiancee
Operation crossbow by Michael Anderson( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Some war violence
Henry the Fourth by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Greatest classic films collection ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Collects four classic horror films, including "House of Wax," in which a wax sculptor devises a murderous plan to restock his museum; "The Haunting," in which four individuals travel to a haunted house to study its supernatural phenomena; "Freaks," featuring a group of carnival performers who inflict revenge on a trapeze artist who mocks them; and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," the classic tale of one man's disastrous attempts to harness the evil that resides in everyone
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English (128)
French (3)
Spanish (3)
German (1)
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