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Russell, Willy

Overview
Works: 173 works in 635 publications in 15 languages and 7,404 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Interviews  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Composer, Scenarist, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Interviewee, Dedicatee, Lyricist
Classifications: PR6068.U865, 822.914
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Most widely held works about Willy Russell
 
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Educating Rita : a comedy by Willy Russell( Book )
133 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rita desperately hungers for an education. To escape her dreary life as a hairdresser and confining existence at home, she enrolls in literature tutorials at a British university. Despite her husband's resentment, Rita learns and grows
Educating Rita by Lewis D Gilbert( Visual )
45 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rita desperately hungers for an education. To escape her dreary life as a hairdresser and confining existence at home, she enrolls in literature tutorials at a British university. Much to her bemusement, she is assigned to Frank Bryant, a disillusioned English professor. Through each other, they both find a new lease on life
Shirley Valentine by Lewis Gilbert( Visual )
23 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An English housewife, bored with her life, goes on a vacation with a friend to Greece and finds that there's more to life than just dishes and laundry when she has a fling with a handsome man
Shirley Valentine ; and, One for the road by Willy Russell( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blood brothers by Willy Russell( Book )
41 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twin brothers are seperated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. She gives one of them away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends, in ignorance of their fraternity until the inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath
Educating Rita ; Stags and hens ; and, Blood brothers : two plays and a musical by Willy Russell( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wrong boy by Willy Russell( Book )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman épistolaire
Shirley Valentine : a play by Willy Russell( Book )
53 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Inside Mrs Joe Bradshaw--42-year-old mother of two grown children--is the former Shirley Valentine longing to get out. Her hope and self-confidence badly shattered by school, marriage and life, she is reduced to talking to the kitchen wall whilst preparing her husband's evening meal--to be on the table as he opens the front door every night. As she sips a glass of wine she dreams of drinking in a country where the grape is grown. Her feminist friend offers her a holiday in Greece and, with great trepidation and a lot of forward planning, Shirley seized the opportunity and goes, to encounter a totally different lifestyle. Shirley, breaking out of the mould cast for her by society, is brilliantly shown with humour, warm sympathy and human insight by the author of Educating Rita and Blood brothers"--
Blood brothers : vocal selections by Willy Russell( )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plays, 1 by Willy Russell( )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plays by Willy Russell( Book )
in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stags & hens by Willy Russell( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
' Stags and Hens takes place in the Gents and Ladies loos of a tacky Liverpool club, where Dave and Linda have decided, unbeknownst to each other, to hold their stag and hen parties ... a bleakly funny and perceptive study of working-class misogyny, puritanism and waste' Guardian 'Combines comedy with acrid truth in the style Willy Russell has made unmistakably his own ... and hits off brilliantly the herd instinct driving both sexes onward and bedward' Daily Telegraph 'Firmly in the centre of the playwright's best achievements: lively, coarse, well-organised, truthful and very funny' Financ
Blood brothers by Willy Russell( Recording )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One for the road : a play by Willy Russell( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'One for the Road' is an almost farcical comedy about one dinner party too many, as Dennis loses patience with domesticity and makes a break for the freedom of the open road. As his anarchic streak reveals itself, what was supposed to be an impeccably middle-class dinner becomes a first-class row about middle age, affairs, and what's locked in the bureau. Russell's hilarious and sharply observed play was first performed at the Lyric Theatre, London in 1987
Breezeblock Park : a play by Willy Russell( Book )
6 editions published between 1062 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set on a Liverpool Housing estate in the run up to Christmas, Breezeblock Park is a comedy about the ups and downs of family life. One of Russell's first plays, 'Breezeblock Park' was first presented in 1975 at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool before transferring to London that same year
Bessie Smith, the complete recordings by Bessie Smith( Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I read the news today : a play by Willy Russell( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our day out : a play with music by Willy Russell( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blood brothers the international cast recording by Willy Russell( Recording )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wrong boy by Willy Russell( Recording )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raymond Marks is a normal boy, from a normal family, in a normal northern town. Until, on the banks of the Rochdale Canal, the fly-trapping craze begins and, for Raymond and his Mam, nothing is ever quite so normal again
 
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Alternative Names
Russel, Willy
Russel Willy 1947-....
Russell, W.
Russell, William M. 1947-
Russell, William Martin
Russell, William Martin 1947-
The Original London Cast of Blood Brothers
WILLY RUSSELL
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Languages
English (359)
French (6)
Japanese (6)
German (5)
Danish (5)
Polish (3)
Spanish (3)
Italian (2)
Catalan (2)
Welsh (1)
Dutch (1)
Hebrew (1)
Frisian (1)
Finnish (1)
Turkish (1)
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