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Worth, Irene

Overview
Works: 152 works in 400 publications in 1 language and 7,366 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Poetry  Television plays  Love stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Donor, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Irene Worth, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Irene Worth
The tragedy of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about a proud Roman general who conquers the Volscians, leads them against Rome in revenge for his banishment, and is killed by the Volscian general when Coriolanus is persuaded to spare the city
The displaced person by Flannery O'Connor ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set in Georgia during the late 1940s, the 'displaced person' is a Polish refugee (Mr. Guizac) who's relocated by a priest to work on Mrs. McIntyre's farm. Quickly the industrious and clever Mr. Guizac becomes a threat to the other farmworkers. 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"--Container
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 703 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 )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The final years of the Russian Tsar and Empress are chronicled in this epic which begins in 1904. Tsar Nicholas II is celebrating the birth of his only son, the heir to the Russian throne. But all is not well in Russia, for it is at war with the Japanese and there is a growing threat of internal revolution. Empress Alexandra, searching for answers to troubles of her own, seeks the advice from the charismatic monk, Rasputin, who, many believe, has power over her. The Bolshevik unrest grows and The Duma, a parliament for the people, demands the Tsar's abdication. The Royal Family is imprisoned and then executed as a new government takes form under Lenin
Julie of the wolves by Jean Craighead George ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of an Eskimo girl who lives with wolves
Old Possum's book of practical cats by T. S Eliot ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents readings of the fourteen comical cat poems written by the usually grave and morally concerned poet
King Lear by Peter Brook ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy of the conflict between parent and child, pride and wisdom, expectation and fulfillment
Samuel Beckett's Happy days by Samuel Beckett ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 330 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 Odyssey of Homer by Yuri Rasovsky ( )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 304 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
Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers by Martha Coolidge ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of an eccentric New York family whose crimes, dreams and memories collide one fateful summer. There is Bella, the emotionally arrested child-woman yearning for independence, her Prussian general of a mother who refuses to let her go, two temporarily abandoned, wisecracking teen-age boys, Jay and Arty, and their gangster uncle, Louie, who is either a henchman or a hunchback, depending upon who in the family is asked to describe him
The Shell seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 249 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
Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 211 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
The Theatre of social problems Henrik Ibsen--Hedda Gabler ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 164 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
Irene Worth actress ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 145 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
Joseph Papp presents Irene Worth in Samuel Beckett's Happy days by Samuel Beckett ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems [read by Irene Worth] ( )
3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 138 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
Deathtrap by Sidney Lumet ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A playwright with writer's block is desperate for a new hit play, and just may steal it from his gifted student
Anna Karenina (excerpt) by Leo Tolstoy ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The excerpt describes the problems of the relationship between Anna and Vronsky that lead to Anna's suicide
William Butler Yeats the heart of Ireland ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guest star Irene Worth, as an owner of an old Irish inn, regales The First Poetry Quartet with stories about the great Irish poet and the countryside he adored
Madame Bovary a portrait of Emma Bovary by Gustave Flaubert ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sketches Flaubert's fictional character, Emma Bovary, through the story of her rebellion against French provincial life in the nineteenth century
 
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