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Worth, Irene

Overview
Works: 146 works in 469 publications in 2 languages and 7,593 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Fiction  History  Historical television programs  Internet videos  Educational films  Televised plays 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Costume designer, Speaker, Donor, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Irene Worth
The tragedy of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

60 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,428 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 643 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 600 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
Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers by Martha Coolidge( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 473 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
Samuel Beckett's Happy days by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 427 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
Julie of the wolves by Jean Craighead George( Recording )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 418 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 )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 340 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( )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 301 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
Flannery O'Connor's The Displaced Person( Visual )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and held by 267 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
The Shell seekers by John Pielmeier( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 266 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
Irene Worth : actress( Visual )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 220 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 )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 218 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When England's aging King Lear renounces his throne to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, treachery, madness and murder soon follow. After banishing Cordelia, his most loyal daughter, Lear is betrayed and cast out by her elder sisters Regan and Goneril. Meanwhile, evil brews at the Gloucester castle as Edgar falls victim to his brother's deception. As battle lines are drawn and backs are stabbed, Lear rages against a fearsome storm. Can a man undo his wrongs? Will Cordelia be saved? Or will the wheels of fate crush all in its way?
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

44 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Scofield plays King Lear, an aging monarch whose decision to split his kingdom between his three daughters bears tragic consequences
Joseph Papp presents Irene Worth in Samuel Beckett's Happy days by Samuel Beckett( Recording )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lively presentation of Samuel Beckett's two-act play entitled Happy days
Deathtrap by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 124 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
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 124 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
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( Recording )

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

"Ethan Frome is a lonely farmer trying to make a living while also tending to his frigid, demanding and ungrateful wife Zeena. Hope enters Ethan's life of despair when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love Mattie but their fate is doomed by the oppressive principles of that era"--Publisher's summary
Anna Karenina : (excerpt) by Leo Tolstoy( Recording )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The excerpt describes the problems of the relationship between Anna and Vronsky that lead to Anna's suicide
Madame Bovary : a portrait of Emma Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( Recording )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 87 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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Julie of the wolves
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Abrams, Harriet Elizabeth 1916-2002

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Languages
English (262)

Italian (1)

Covers
Old Possum's book of practical catsThe Odyssey of HomerEthan Frome