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Browning, Kirk 1921-2008

Works: 306 works in 923 publications in 4 languages and 17,077 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Filmed operas  Fantasy films  Televised operas  Internet videos  Educational films  Nonfiction television programs  Filmed plays 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Performer, Other, dir, Contributor, Restager , Production personnel, Creator, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Kirk Browning
Most widely held works by Kirk Browning
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolitan Opera's production of the opera by Puccini. The relationships of two Bohemians and their sweethearts develop stormily until both couples separate. While the two men are lamenting their loneliness in their Paris attic, one of the girl friends comes for help for the other who has consumption and wants to be taken to her lover to die. The opera is followed by a special program showing behind the scenes preparation for the production
Tosca : opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera, in three acts
Tartuffe by Molière( Visual )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moliere's timeless comedy, starring the incomparable Donald Moffat portraying the scoundrel Tartuffe, who manipulates his way into the confidence and affection of Orgon, an affluent bourgeois concerned with his own salvation, and whose wife and daughter Tartuffe attempts to seduce
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commedia dell'arte production of Shakespeare's play about the courtship of a beautiful but sharp-tempered woman by her persistent suitor
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a Chinese princess who has her suitors that can't answer 3 riddles executed and how she eventually discovers love with a prince
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This version of Shakespeare's tragedy of Hamlet, prince of Denmark, is presented in modern dress
Amahl and the night visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti( Visual )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disabled shepherd boy and his mother are visited by three men on their way to see the birth of Baby Jesus in Bethlehem
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in Italian and English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrico tries to force his sister to wed Arturo in order to save a family fortune
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Italian and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage performance of the opera
Sondheim, a celebration at Carnegie Hall by Stephen Sondheim( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concert to honor composer Stephen Sondheim, and to benefit Carnegie Hall
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in Italian and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic opera about a young man who drinks a "magic" potion to make the girl he desires fall in love with him
Thornton Wilder's Our town : two historic productions on two DVD by Thornton Wilder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is the early 20th century, in Grovers Corners, New Hampshire, and centers on the Webb and Gibbs families, who live next door to each other. Emily Webb and George Gibbs are two young people who grow up, fall in love with gentle glances and sweet words, get married, and are eventually separated by death. On the surface, there is all this nostalgia, but there are dark currents in Grovers Corners, little ironies and inconsistencies that are often commented on by the Stage Manager, and are embodied in the person of the town drunk, Simon Stimson
Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The television production of Lanford Wilson's Broadway play about college friends who agitated for what they hoped would be a better world and who are now looking for a way to revive their dreams of what life can be
Working : a musical by Studs Terkel( Visual )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical adaptation of Studs Terkel's book, with songs by James Taylor, Stephen Schwartz and others
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the elaborate Broadway revival of the 1932 Eva Le Gallienne/Florida Friebus production comes a whimsical retelling of the Lewis Carroll classic
A Streetcar Named Desire by Elia Kazan( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blanche Dubois visits her sister and her husband Stanley, and he immediately dislikes her. Friction builds between the two of them when they are left in the apartment together
Acting Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actor Ian McKellen performs scenes from Shakespeare's plays and reads selections from the sonnets, with supporting lecture material on the linguistic and cultural background of Shakespeare's work and on dramatic technique
A touch of the poet by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in a shabby tavern outside Boston in 1828, the play centers on Cornelius Melody ... a proud Irishman who clings to memories of European genitility ... explores its characters' conflicts with reality and illusion, as well as their joys and sorrows in love"--Container
Time of Your Life : What Makes Us Tick? by William Saroyan( Visual )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Acting Company production of the Saroyan play that revolves around the denizens of a San Francisco bar in 1939. Lonely, lovelorn, weary or cynical, the characters drift in and out of the bar and each other's lives, but at least one of the relationships stands a chance of enduring: a brawny innocent named Tom is falling in love with a vulnerable young hooker named Kitty
June Moon by George S Kaufman( Visual )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In homage to the heyday of American comedy, this satire takes on 1929's Tin Pan Alley. Its main characters are a gullible lyricist and a composer who claims as his big hit a ditty called "Paprika ... the spice of my life." Look for composer Stephen Sondheim as a wisecracking pianist in his acting debut
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La Bohème
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Kirk Browning Amerikaans televisieregisseur (1921-2008)

Кирк Браунинг

English (190)

Italian (109)

German (4)

French (1)

Tosca : opera in three actsLucia di LammermoorA Streetcar Named DesireActing Shakespeare