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Johnson, Richard 1927-

Works: 201 works in 450 publications in 4 languages and 12,530 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Television plays  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  History  Radio plays  Autobiographical fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Illustrator
Classifications: PS1017, 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 by Mark Herman( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2,090 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 )
36 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,301 libraries worldwide
King Cymbeline's evil second queen forces the king to banish his daughter Imogen's husband, Posthumus. While the queen tries to force Imogen to marry her own son, Posthumus flees to Rome. There he is tricked into believing Imogen has been unfaithful. Imogen disguises herself as a boy and flees the court
The haunting by Robert Wise( visu )
18 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
Adapted from Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, this psychological thiller 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 863 libraries worldwide
All-star 1970 version of Shakespeare's classic tale of Julius Caesar's assassination at the hands of the Roman senate. The powerful, heroic and flawed emperor Caesar is warned to "Beware the Ides of March," and with these words the legendary betrayal by the Roman senate begins. Those closest to him, including Brutus, Cassius and even his confidant Marc Antony, plot Caesar's downfall and eventual assassination
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( visu )
16 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 libraries worldwide
A presentation of the play by William Shakespeare
Khartoum by Basil Dearden( visu )
16 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 604 libraries worldwide
Chronicles Britain's crisis in the Sudan and the siege at Khartoum in 1883. Olivier performs as the Arab leader Mahdi who leads his tribesmen against the British General Gordon, played by Heston
Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 514 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
The importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 407 libraries worldwide
An audio version of the three-act play
Midsomer murders ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 390 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 375 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 370 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 by Ruth Rendell( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 340 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 )
10 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Breaking the code ( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 239 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
Origins of the Mafia secrecy, unity and the oath of silence ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 187 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
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war
Anglo Saxon attitudes ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 158 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 145 libraries worldwide
Some war violence
Zombie ( visu )
10 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
"Girl seeking lost father turns up on Caribbean island aided by journalist and two locals, where they meet an English doctor, trying desperately to cure a plague which brings the dead back to life!"
Greatest classic films collection ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 132 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 (137)
Spanish (3)
French (2)
German (1)
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