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Samuel Beckett's Happy Days (Broadway Theatre Archive)
Samuel Beckett's Happy Days
Broadway Theatre Archive
Actors: Irene Worth, George Voskovec
Director: David Heeley
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2003     1hr 30min

Suffused with tenderness, lucidity, and humor, Samuel Beckett's Happy Days is a comedy in pure, music-hall style. Legendary three-time Tony Award-winning actress Irene Worth (Lost in Yonkers) stars as Winnie, an optimist w...  more »


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Actors: Irene Worth, George Voskovec
Director: David Heeley
Creators: David Heeley, Jac Venza, Joseph Papp, Samuel Beckett
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Broadway Theatre Archive
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/28/2003
Original Release Date: 06/25/1980
Theatrical Release Date: 06/25/1980
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Essential and timeless: a perfect marriage of two artists
garytier | New York, NY USA | 10/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of Beckett's most profound and moving plays is also one of his funniest. Irene Worth, one of the world's greatest stage actresses, embodies one of theater's greatest female roles with both a lyrical tenderness and a deep sensuality.There is, in fact, nothing overblown or stagy about her performance: Worth is the quintessential Winnie. Famous for her deeply intelligent interpretations and blessed with a marvelously resonant voice, she is the ideal actress for a part that requires so little physicality and so much vocal depth. She understands every word of Beckett's text, and conveys her understanding with every breath she takes.To say she is too "theatrical" and to ridicule the pronunciation of her name are pitifully inaccurate and pitifully beside the point. The recording of her performance in this great play is a marvelous document to possess."
The brilliance of Beckett and Worth
Timothy King | Burke, VA USA | 07/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Irene Worth was a great actress. When teamed with Samuel Beckett's words, it is an experience to be treaured. True, Beckett is not for everyone. But for anyone with a brain, a heart, a soul, and a sense of humanity, Beckett connects. Those who don't "get" Beckett tend to hate Beckett and that's too bad. For the rest of us, Beckett hits a chord, creates a visceral reaction, illuminates the abyss. And Miss Worth (whose name was pronounced Irene-y, just as it is in England, where she spent a great deal of her career) is simply delightful to watch, as she always was. She combines the sadness, optimism, coyness, despair, beauty, and humour that is Winnie, in a way that few actresses could hope to do."
One of the finest issues in this series
H. Stokar | New York, New York USA | 06/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Terrific production of this Beckett play. Worth gives a brilliant performance. Glad it was documented."