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Worth, Irene

Overview
Works: 182 works in 506 publications in 2 languages and 7,550 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Television adaptations  History  Comedy films  Made-for-TV movies  Juvenile works  Historical films  Television plays 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Other, Author, Costume designer, Recipient, Speaker, Donor
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Most widely held works by Irene Worth
The tragedy of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

58 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of Shakespeare's tragedies, in which Coriolanus, a strong and cruel soldier, brings about his own downfall through the flaws in his character
Nicholas and Alexandra by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the years Tsar Nicholas cannot satisfy the needs of the people or prevent Russia's entry into World War I, and the Empress falls under the spell of the evil monk, Rasputin
The Displaced person by Flannery O'Connor( Visual )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the difficulties of integration experienced by a Polish refugee who arrives with his family at a Georgia farm in the 1940's
Julie of the wolves by Jean Craighead George( Recording )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an Eskimo girl who lives with wolves
Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during World War II, this is the story of two brothers sent to live with their domineering grandmother after their mother's death. Also living with her is their Aunt Bella, a somewhat backward 36 year-old who escapes to the movies whenever she can. But when Uncle Louie, a small-time gangster, arrives, everyone gets a surprising second chance at happiness
Old Possum's book of practical cats by T. S Eliot( Recording )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents readings of the fourteen comical cat poems written by the usually grave and morally concerned poet
The Odyssey of Homer by Yuri Rasovsky( )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It seems quite natural, given the original intent of The Odyssey as a story to be listened to and savored, to present this epic to the modern audience in a medium that most adheres to its aural-oral nature and the immediacy of its telling. Divided into eight one-hour segments of dramatization, each segment is followed by commentary on a particular aspect of the segment by a noted expert
Samuel Beckett's Happy days by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happy days tells the story of Winnie, an eternal optimist facing the harsh realities of the world with a smile and impenetrable cheerfulness. Samuel Beckett captures her, in his words, "laughing wild amid severest woe." With aching and audacious humor, Beckett probes humankind's search for meaning and questions the relationships that bind one person to another
The shell seekers by John Pielmeier( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troubled British widow searches for a meaning to her life. 63-year-old Penelope Keeling, daughter of an artist, lives alone and fairly comfortably in England's Cotswold countryside. But at the outset of the film, Penelope suffers a heart attack. That brush with death moves her to reflect on her often embattled relationships with her three adult children, whose own quests for happiness have not been especially fulfilling. Confused and insecure, Penelope embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery, frequently reflecting back on the memorable years that shaped her character during World War II
Flannery O'Connor's The Displaced Person( Visual )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flannery O'Connor is a writer with a keen sense of observation for the subtle cruelty that comes from fear of the unknown, and a case in point is her story "The Displaced Person". Set in Georgia during the late 1940s, the displaced person is Mr. Guizac (Noam Yerushalmi), a Polish refugee who's relocated by a priest (John Houseman) to work on Mrs. McIntyre's (Irene Worth's) farm. Quickly the industrious and clever Mr. Guizac becomes a threat to the other farm workers. Soon all are plotting Mr. Guizac's downfall until fate unexpectedly takes a hand in deciding this outsider's destiny - and ultimately everyone's tragedy. Oscar-winning screenwriter Horton Foote crafts the screenplay in this powerful and shocking story
King Lear by Peter Brook( Visual )

14 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of the conflict between parent and child, pride and wisdom, expectation and fulfillment
Irene Worth : actress( Visual )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actress Irene Worth, interviewed by Margaret Croyden, recites a Shakespeare sonnet, a scene from the Cocktail Party by T.S. Eliot, and a scene from The Way of the World by Congreve
Poems [read by Claire Bloom] by Patricia Hampl( Visual )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irene Worth reads poems by Dame Edith Sitwell. This is an abbreviated version of a tribute to Sitwell and T.S. Eliot given by Worth and Sir John Gielgud at the 92nd Street YMHA in New York City
Happy days by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suffused with tenderness, lucidity and humor, this Samuel Beckett play is a comedy in pure, music-hall style. Legendary actress, Irene Worth, stars as Winnie, an optimist who deep down senses she has little to feel "happy" about. Irene Worth gives a tour-de-force performance as she chatters incessantly and cheerily on a variety of subjects. Winnie never allows a day to pass without looking her best and hoping for better. Worth portrays Winnie as the embodiment of humankind's nobler virtues: wise, majestic and committed to her conviction that "this will have been a happy day."
The Theatre of social problems : Henrik Ibsen--Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an abridged version of Ibsen's play, Hedda Gabler, the story of a woman's tormented search for self-fulfillment in a world dominated by men
Joseph Papp presents Irene Worth in Samuel Beckett's Happy days by Samuel Beckett( Recording )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deathtrap by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A famed mystery playwright with a recent string of flops may be planning to murder a talented former student in order to steal his work
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( Recording )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long considered one of Wharton's greatest works, this classic novel is a sharply-etched portrait of the simple inhabitants of a 19th-century New England village. Written with stark simplicity, "Ethan Frome" centers on the power of local convention to smother the growth of the individual
Anna Karenina : (excerpt) by Leo Tolstoy( Recording )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The excerpt describes the problems of the relationship between Anna and Vronsky that lead to Anna's suicide
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

31 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his film of King Lear, Peter Brook employs an approach suggested by Polish critic Jan Kott in his book "Shakespeare Our Contemporary." In Kott's estimation, the play is about the total futility of things. Brook's Lear, set in a barren kingdom frozen in the middle of a winter, is a brave and interesting effort containing this new conception, while rethinking and offering critical commentary on the play. It is interesting precisely because it contrasts so firmly with Shakespeare's universe; by deliberately omitting all faith and hope from Lear's kingdom, it paradoxically helps us to see how much is there
 
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Julie of the wolves
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Old Possum's book of practical catsThe Odyssey of HomerEthan Frome
Alternative Names
Abrams, Harriet Elizabeth 1916-2002

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Languages
English (252)

Italian (1)