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Wise, Herbert

Works: 227 works in 579 publications in 3 languages and 12,580 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television adaptations  Television plays  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Television programs  Historical television programs  Television comedies  Biography 
Roles: Director, Restager, Author, dir, Performer
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
Publications about Herbert Wise
Publications by Herbert Wise
Most widely held works by Herbert Wise
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( visu )
92 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,042 libraries worldwide
A play about power, assassination and revenge. Presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and themselves
I, Claudius by Robert Graves( visu )
48 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,791 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Robert Graves' version of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family
The 10th kingdom ( visu )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,058 libraries worldwide
At the edge of the mortal world lies a mystical vortex leading to the Nine Kingdoms, a fantastic land where fairy tales are reinvented--and not with happily-ever-after endings. An evil queen has doomed Prince Wendell to life as a dog. His quest to recapture the throne leads him through a portal to the mythical Tenth Kingdom--Central Park! With the help of ordinary mortals Virginia and Tony, he battles evil in a parallel universe of trolls, goblins and fairy tale characters such as Snow White and Cinderella
Elizabeth R by Glenda Jackson( visu )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 673 libraries worldwide
"I may not be a lion, but I am a lion's cub, and I have a lion's heart!" said Elizabeth I. Elizabeth I, known as the Virgin Queen, was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and reigned as Queen of England from 1558-1603. This mini-series dramatizes her life from her ascension to the throne at age 25 to her death forty-four years later. Elizabeth refused to ever marry, exploiting her status as a tool in foreign policy, and using courtship as diplomacy, a theme explored at some length in this depiction. The drama brings to life her brilliant advisors, including William Cecil and Francis Walsingham, and great sailors Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh. Delves into the life of the monarch who made England into a world power, and whose time on the throne is now remembered as the "Elizabethan Age."
Inspector Morse, the dead of Jericho collection set ( visu )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Inspector Morse and his partner solve mysteries and bring murderers to justice
Mrs. Warren's profession by Bernard Shaw( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
In the bonus play, "Mrs. Landfrey and her three children return to England after 18 years abroad, where a chance encounter with their traditionalist husband and father quickly entangles them in a series of comic events"--Container
St. Peter's Fair ( visu )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 497 libraries worldwide
A dispute between Church and State over fair fees leads to a brawl and the murder of a prominent visiting merchant, supposedly by a townsman. As more bodies are found, Cadfael starts to think the Church/State difference isn't the cause after all
Cadfael by Ellis Peters( visu )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Cadfael suspects the motives of the young man wanting to join Shrewsbury Abbey as a novice to be not entirely selfless. A senior cleric sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a colleague forms the same impression. Suspicions increase when the half-burnt body of the cleric is found and a wild man from the woods is falsely accused
A touch of Frost by R. D Wingfield( visu )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
David Jason is Detective Inspector Jack Frost, a policeman with a knack for attracting trouble. Set in the dreary town of Denton, Frost approaches each case with his characteristic dry wit and sense of moral justice
Death of an expert witness ( visu )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 422 libraries worldwide
Scotland Yard's Adam Dalgliesh is searching for a "back seat strangler" who has already murdered four people. When an unpopular forensic scientist is found dead in a British government laboratory, Dalgliesh discovers that almost everyone there could be a suspect. When another body is found nearby, the detective must race against time to find the killer
Rumpole of the Bailey. the complete seasons one and two by John Mortimer( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
Horace Rumpole is one of the underpaid barristers who ply the courtrooms of the Old Bailey, London's criminal court. Each of his trials has both a victory and a defeat in them, his clients who are acquitted often are angrier than those who are found guilty. Rumpole always wins in court, but rarely wins arguments against Mrs. Rumpole, who is affectionately known as "She who must be obeyed."
I, Claudius : the complete series ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
An epic tale of ambition, debauchery, and intrigue, the Emmy-winning BBC series is one of the most popular and acclaimed dramas in Masterpiece Theatre history. Based on the novels by Robert Graves, spanning the history of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Nero. Episodes include: A Touch of Murder, Waiting in the Wings, What Shall We Do About Claudius?, Poison is Queen, Some Justice, plus extended versions of episodes one and two, and bonus features
The Norman conquests by Alan Ayckbourn( visu )
9 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Passions flare and tempers rise when three couples cross paths at a country house one weekend. It all begins with the arrival of Reg and his wife, Sarah. They've come to give Reg's younger sister, Annie, a few days' break from caring for their bedridden mother. However, Annie confides that she's seeing someone, not Tom, the single young vet who's pursuing her, but her brother-in-law, Norman. Appalled, Sarah informs Norman's wife, Ruth, and all hell breaks loose. Ayckbourn's trilogy tells the same weekend story from three different vantage points in the house and garden, and can be watched in any order
The daughters of Cain ( visu )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
"Suspects abound after the murder of Dr. Felix McClure and so do their alibis. A retired university Fellow is stabbed to death in cold blood and Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis are plunged back into the heart of Oxford's academic world. An apparent routine investigation for the two detectives is complicated as they unravel a story of undergraduate suicide, drugs in college and the dismissal of a college scout."--Container
Inspector Morse ( visu )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Oxford is to receive a new college building funded by businessman Andrew Baydon. This is only one thing wrong with the generous gift, the building will be a modern version of a Rajput palace. While some people feel the gift is in distinctly bad taste, Oxford feels it has to show its thanks to such an important benefactor. While the celebrations are taking place, Morse and Lewis are making inquiries into the murder of a freelance journalist who was working on an article about college benefactor Baydon. As the two detectives wait for Baydon's celebratory procession to finish, a shot rings out and a guest falls to the ground
Breaking the code by Jack Emery( visu )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 230 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
The ghost in the machine ( visu )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Valuable paintings are stolen from the estate of Sir Julius Hanbury, and when Sir Julius himself disappears Morse and Sergeant Lewis are called upon to investigate the minds and morals of the aristocracy to solve the mystery. Stars Patricia Hodge and Patsy Byrne
Skokie by Herbert Wise( visu )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 126 libraries worldwide
A small, predominantly Jewish suburb is forces to confront its deepest fears about American rights and freedoms when a Nazi organizer selects it as the location for his next rally. Based on actual events
Brother Cadfael II ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
These riveting programs star Sir Derek Jacobi (I Claudius, Gladiator) as Brother Cadfael, the medieval crime-solving monk who tackles mysteries that arise in the dark world of twelfth century Shrewsbury
Number 10 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
"Open Britain's most famous door for a glimpse at the personal affairs that have unfolded over the centuries inside Number 10 Downing Street. Spanning the Napoleonic era to the 1920s, each episode tells the story of a great public statesman, and of the private individual whose passions, hopes, and fears played out within the narrow confines of Number 10"--Container
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Alternative Names
Herbert Wise Austrian-born film and television producer and director
Herbert Wise produttore e regista austriaco
Weisz, Herbert 1924-...
English (221)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
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