WorldCat Identities

Evans, Edith 1888-1976

Works: 194 works in 653 publications in 8 languages and 12,467 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Christmas films  Romantic comedy films  Television adaptations  Fantasy films  Melodrama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Author of introduction, Speaker, Singer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Edith Evans
The importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde( Visual )

50 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A witty, delightful story about a lovestruck suitor named Jack whose fiancee can only love a man named Ernest
Tom Jones by Tony Richardson( Visual )

27 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lusty tale set in 18th century England. Birthed by a local woman but raised by the village squire, Tom Jones grows up to be a handsome young man with a way with women. He loves the daughter of a neighboring landowner and falls into many adventures in pursuit of her, including duels, bedroom romps and prison!
A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora (Bloom) will do anything to please her authoritarian husband Torvald (Hopkins). Per Torvald's instruvtions, Nora focuses on such womanly disciplines as dancing and takin care of babies, while he sees to all the affairs of money. But when a past financial mistake comes back to haunt Nora and Torvald finds out, the result is an explosion of fury and a shocking revelation that changes the course of the entire family forever
The nun's story by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

24 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audrey Hepburn portrays a nun whose life journey takes her from the staff of a mental asylum to a surgical nurse in the Belgian Congo. She returns to Belgium as WWII breaks out and is torn between the needs of the Resistance and the church's neutrality
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Visual )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic Charles Dickens tale of the cold hearted miser who is reformed by the Ghosts of Christmas is transformed into a singing and dancing spectacular
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Recording )

32 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young lovers are destroyed by the bitter feud between their powerful families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Set in Verona during the Renaissance
Henry the Fourth by William Shakespeare( Recording )

25 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between them, the dissolute, roguish realist Falstaff and the rebellious idealist Hotspur begin to teach the young Prince Hal to be king
The importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde( Recording )

33 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A witty comedy
Look back in anger by Tony Richardson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rage! His eyes blaze with it and his body seethes with it. Jimmy Porter is a man consumed by anger, and ever moment he spends in the rank, suffocating squalor of the English factory town that entraps him, propels him closer and closer towards self-annihilation. But Jimmy's savage cruelty is not limited to himself. He also hurts the ones he loves - again and again. And this time, he's about to commit an act so brutal, so destructive, that his wife Alison, her best friend Helena and even Jimmy himself may not be able to survive!"--Container
Henry the Fourth, part two by William Shakespeare( Recording )

21 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A darker sequel wherein Prince Hal inherits the throne and proves he has developed wisdom by repudiating the old rascal Falstaff
David Copperfield by Simon Curtis( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Copperfield looks back at his life, from his childhood as a orphan to manhood in Victorian England
The rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Recording )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic havoc ensues in the town of Bath when Sir Anthony arrives to arrange the marriage of his son Jack to the wealthy Lydia Languish. Jack and Lydia are already in love, but because of Lydia's obsession with romantic novels, Jack has disguised himself as a poor officer named Ensign Beverly - and he is only one of Lydia's many suitors. The Rivals was Sheridan's first play, and this charming comedy of manners continues to be widely performed today. Includes an interview with Linda Kelly, author of Richard Brinsley Sheridan: A Life. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Lloyd Owen as Captain Jack Absolute; Lucy Davis as Lydia Languish; Rosalind Ayres as Mrs. Malaprop; Kenneth Danziger as Thomas; Neil Dickson as David; Sarah Drew as Julia; Julian Holloway as Sir Lucius O'Trigger; Christopher Neame as Sir Anthony Absolute; Moira Quirk as Lucy; Alan Shearman as Fag; Simon Templeman as Bob Acres; Matthew Wolf as Faulkland
The slipper and the rose : the story of Cinderella by Richard M Sherman( Visual )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the classic story of Cinderella
The school for scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Recording )

19 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire of 18th century London society where the appearance of virtue was more important than its possession
Tom Jones( Visual )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1960s, at the height of the British New Wave, director Tony Richardson and playwright John Osborne set out for more fanciful territory than the gritty realism of the movement they'd helped establish. Tom Jones brings a theatrical flair to Henry Fielding's canonical eighteenth-century novel, boisterously chronicling the misadventures of the foundling of the title (Albert Finney, in a career-defining performance), whose easy charm seems to lead him astray at every turn from his beloved, the wellborn Sophie Western (Susannah York). This spirited picaresque, evocatively shot in England's rambling countryside and featuring an extraordinary ensemble cast, went on to become a worldwide sensation, winning the Oscar for best picture on the way to securing its status as a classic of irreverent wit and playful cinematic expression"--Container
The rape of Lucrece and other poems by William Shakespeare( Recording )

11 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chalk garden( Visual )

5 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a family conflict over possession of an emotionally troubled child which comes to a climax after the hiring of a mysterious Nanny
The madwoman of Chaillot( Visual )

4 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric countess upsets a plan to transform Paris into a giant oilfield
Great historical Shakespeare recordings, and, A miscellany by William Shakespeare( Recording )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An antohology of various portrayals of Shakespear characters
Fitzwilly( Visual )

4 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Miss Vicki's rich father dies, her loyal butler, Claude Fitzwilliam, leads the household staff to rob from various businesses by charging goods to various wealthy people and misdirecting the shipments, all to keep Miss Vicki's standard of living
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The nun's story
A Christmas carolRomeo and JulietHenry the FourthThe importance of being EarnestThe school for scandalThe Chalk gardenGreat historical Shakespeare recordings, and, A miscellany
Alternative Names
Booth, Edith Mary 1888-1976 Dame

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Booth, Edith Mary Evans 1888-1976

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Booth, Edith Mary Evans, Dame, 1888-1976

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