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Worth, Irene

Overview
Works: 149 works in 458 publications in 2 languages and 7,572 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations  History  Historical television programs  Comedy films  Juvenile works  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Costume designer, Speaker, Recipient, Donor
Classifications: PS3545.H16, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Irene Worth
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

51 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,411 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
Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K Massie( Visual )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 631 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 )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and held by 594 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 482 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 )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 426 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 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an Eskimo girl who lives with wolves
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

46 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 363 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
Old Possum's book of practical cats by T. S Eliot( Recording )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 353 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( )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 294 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
The Shell seekers by John Pielmeier( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 269 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 by Flannery O'Connor( Visual )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and held by 247 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
Irene Worth : actress( Visual )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 209 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 Irene Worth]( Visual )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 207 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
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 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lively presentation of Samuel Beckett's two-act play entitled Happy days
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 132 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
Deathtrap by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After seeing his latest play fail on opening night, Sidney Bruhl receives a promising manuscript from one of his students, Clifford Anderson. Sidney and his wife Myra lure Clifford to their East Hampton home for the weekend where they plan to murder him and steal his manuscript
Anna Karenina : (excerpt) by Leo Tolstoy( Recording )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 95 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 89 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
The old chevalier from Seven gothic tales by Isak Dinesen( Recording )

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

In this dreamlike tale set in Paris in the 1870s, a jaded young man meets an innocent but drunken young woman with "radiant eyes like stars" in a deserted park on a rainy evening. What happens between them that night will haunt him for the rest of his life
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( Recording )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 88 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
 
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Julie of the wolves
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Abrams, Harriet Elizabeth 1916-2002

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Languages
English (252)

Italian (1)

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