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Urdang, Leslie

Works: 36 works in 136 publications in 6 languages and 8,144 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Comedy plays  Television adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Television plays  Made-for-TV movies  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: PR2827.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Leslie Urdang
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the village of Monte Athena in Italy at the turn of the 19th century, necklines are high, parents are rigid, and marriage is seldom a matter of love. Thus, Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander, while her father wants only Demetrius for his son-in-law. Poor Helena burns hot for Demetrius, who avoids her like the plague. Meanwhile, fairy king Oberon is engaged in a battle of wits with his queen, Titania, and has commanded a trick of Puck, which naturally goes horribly wrong. They are all in the enchanted wood on a midsummer's eve, coming out in the end charged with a gift from the fairies--an enchanted eroticism--that sweeps them away to bed chambers and weddings. The film celebrates love's ability to alter reality while quietly acknowledging that any attempt to portray the feeling of love ultimately falls short
Beginners by Mike Mills( Visual )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover. Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor (Star Wars I, II, III), Academy Award® nominee Christopher Plummer (Inside Man), and Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) star in Beginners, an uplifting comedy about how funny and transformative life can be. When graphic designer Oliver (McGregor) meets free-spirited Anna (Laurent) shortly after his father (Plummer) has passed away, Oliver realizes just how much of a beginner he is when it comes to long-lasting romantic love. Memories of his father, who, following the death of his wife of 45 years, came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life, encourage Oliver to open himself up to the potential of a true relationship. Inspired by writer/director Mike Mills' own father, it's an original love story that critics cheer is "smart, poignant and often hilarious!" (Karen Durbin, Elle) Starring: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Mary Page Keller Directed by: Mike Mills
Adam( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delightful romantic story about two strangers in search of an extraordinary connection. Adam is a brilliant but awkward astronomy buff who is drawn out of his sheltered existence by his beautiful and outgoing new neighbor, Beth
Thanks for sharing by Stuart Blumberg( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... an unconventional romantic comedy that follows the topsy-turvy lives and loves of three obsessive characters, who embark on a life-changing journey filled with laughter and surprises"--Container
The family Fang by Jason Bateman( Visual )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adult siblings Baxter and Annie, scarred from an unconventional upbringing, return to their family home. When their parents, performance artists famous for elaborate public hoaxes, go missing under troubling circumstances, Baxter and Annie investigate. Unsure whether it's foul play or just another elaborate ruse, nothing can prepare them for what they discover
The oranges by Paul Cézanne( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enduring friendship between the Walling and Ostroff families is tested when Nina, the prodigal Ostroff daughter, returns home for the holidays after a five-year absence and enters into an affair with David, head of the Walling family
The seagull( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging actress Irina visits the country estate where her brother Sorin and her son Konstantin reside. She brings her lover Boris, a successful novelist. The estate teems with desire, jealousy and angst. The estate manager's daughter Masha is in love with Konstantin, who is in love with the sweet neighbor Nina, who is in love with Boris. Boris casually uses and discards Nina while Irina continuously treats Konstantin with similar disdain. Emotions run high and things come to a head against the beautiful and idyllic backdrop of the countryside
People I know by Dan Algrant( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eli Wurman (Al Pacino) ha manejado por años las vidas públicas de los ricos y famosos. Sin embargo, al final de su carrera se da cuenta que ha sido parte de una larga mentira que le ha servido para ocultar su propia mediocridad. Su último cliente importante, el actor Cary Launer (Ryan O'Neal) le ha pedido de favor encargarse de que Jilli (Téa Leoni) no vuelva a entrometerse en su vida. Al escoltarla durante la noche por Manhattan es testigo de un crimen que cambia su vida y la percepción de la poderosa e influyente gente, cuyas carreras ha manejado por años, la llegada de Victoria (Kim Basinger) plantea la oportunidad de cambiar de vida, o al menos eso parece."--Envase
The great new wonderful( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A character driven piece tells the story of several New Yorkers - an oddball office shrink, a cluelessly competitive pastry chef, and a flirtatious security guard - reveal their eccentric private stories
Twelve and holding by Michael Cuesta( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three close friends start down the path of self-discovery and begin to find their own voices. A family member dies and the three come together to grapple with feelings of revenge, learn the burden of grief, and experience the changes of growing up
The narrows( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to pay the tuition for a prestigious university in Manhattan, Brooklyn native Mike Manadoro joins up with the mob. As his assignments grow more dangerous, Mike learns the true meaning of loyalty when he gets some help from a very unlikely source and learns the meaning of true loyalty. Mike becomes torn between his traditional Italian-American neighborhood and the elite Manhattan world just across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Deception( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eli, a publicist for actors, gets in over his head when he escorts a client to an after-hours party, where he witnesses a crime that involves some of the most influential and powerful people in the country
Rabbit hole by John Cameron Mitchell( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Huit mois après la disparition de leur fils, Becca et Howie redonnent peu à peu un sens à leur vie. Howie tente de nouvelles expériences tandis que Becca préfère couper les ponts avec une famille trop envahissante. Contre toute attente, elle se rapproche du jeune homme responsable de la mort de leur enfant. Cette relation étrange va permettre à Becca d'être enfin en paix avec elle-même."
El sueño de una noche de verano de William Shakespeare : (William Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream)( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El duque Teseo ultima los preparativos de la boda de su hija Hipólita, al tiempo que aconseja a Egeo para que dé su visto bueno al matrimonio entre su hija Hermia y Demetrio. Lo que Egeo no sabe es que Hermia está enamorada de Lysandra, mientras que la que de verdad está loca por Demetrio es Helena. En medio de tan curiosos enredos sentimentales, pululan las hadas y los duendes del bosque como Puck, que es el encargado de mezclar pociones mágicas que sirven para enamorar a los humanos
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
William Shakespeares ein Sommernachtstraum by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in German and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sommer in der Toskana - das Land der Mythen und Elfen: Ein nächtlich verabreichter Liebessaft von Kobold Puck (Stanley Tucci) sorgt während der Hochzeitsvorbereitungen für Theseus (David Strathairn) und Hippolyta (Sophie Marceau) für Verwirrung. So verfallen sich gegenseitig Nick (Kevin Kline) und Titania (Michelle Pfeiffer). Klar, dass deren Liebhaber Oberon (Rupert Everett) tobt wie noch nie. Doch keine Sorge: Alle amourösen Konflikte lösen sich in einer lauschigen Sommernacht im Wald. - Nach "Shakespeare in Love" kommt hier eine erneute Liebeskomödie mit einer Starbesetzung, die ihresgleichen sucht. Zauberhaft! (Quelle: Umschlag)
Adam (v.f.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam is a handsome but intriguing young man who has Asperger's syndrome and has led a sheltered existence. Then he meets his new neighbor, Beth. She is a beautiful, cosmopolitan young woman who pulls him into the outside world, with funny, touching and entirely unexpected results. Their implausible and enigmatic relationship reveals just how far two people from different realities can stretch in search of an extraordinary connection
William Shakespeare collection by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El fin de la inocencia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Multiple languages and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de unos niños de los suburbios de una ciudad americana que comienzan a despertar a la adolescencia. Rudy, deportista, valiente, carismático, y Jacob, tímido, callado y profundamente marcado por una señal de nacimiento en su cara, son hermanos gemelos y los mejores amigos. Malee, una precoz niña, hija única de una doctora emocionalmente aislada, y Leonard, un chico con sobrepeso de una familia obesa, forman el círculo de amigos de los gemelos
Zhong xia ye zhi meng by Banesh Hoffmann( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in Chinese and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ta ai ta dan ta ai di shi ling yi ge ta, fu za de si jiao guan xi zai sen lin li zhao dao wan man de jie ju
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