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Shawn, Wallace

Overview
Works: 216 works in 778 publications in 9 languages and 49,174 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Animated films  Children's films  Fantasy films  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Motion pictures  Short films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Narrator, Translator, Performer, Librettist, Scenarist, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Wallace Shawn
Toy story by John Lasseter( Visual )

46 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 6,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An astonishing world where toys play while their owners are away. Woody is a pull-string cowboy doll and is the leader of the toys until the latest, greatest action figure, Buzz Lightyear, enters the picture. When the toy rivals are separated from their owner, they learn to put aside their differences and work as a team to get back home to the boy they love
The Princess Bride by Rob Reiner( Visual )

42 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 4,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive in a classic tale of love and adventure. The beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the nasty Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. Along the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest
Toy Story 3 by Lee Unkrich( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy is 17 years old and headed off to college, meaning he doesn't have a place in his life for childhood things. The toys (save for Woody), fearing they'll be packed away in the attic and forgotten about forever, are mistakenly donated to the local daycare facility. There, their wishes to be played with once again are fulfilled all too well. They also meet a new collection of toys, including Barbie, Ken, Mr. Pricklepants, Chuckles the clown, and the grandfatherly Lots-O' Huggin' Bear, who may not be exactly who he seems to be. When Woody realizes that Andy still wants his toys, it's up to him to stage a daring rescue effort and break his friends out of Sunnyside Day Care
The haunted mansion by Rob Minkoff( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real estate salesman Jim Evers, thinking to get rich quick by selling an old country estate, must do some fast talking when he discovers Gracey Manor is haunted and he, his wife, and children are in danger of becoming permanent houseguests
Chicken Little by Mark Dindal( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicken Little causes widespread panic when he mistakes a falling acorn for a piece of the sky. After the fall out, the youngster becomes determined to restore his reputation . But just as things are starting to go his way, a real piece of the sky lands on his head. Chicken Little and his band of misfit friends, Abby Mallard (aka Ugly Duckling), Runt of the Litter and Fish Out of Water, attempt to save the world without sending the town into a whole new panic
Kit Kittredge an American girl by Valerie Tripp( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kit is a young girl living in Cincinnati, Ohio, during the struggles of the Great Depression. She enlists the help of her friends to solve a robbery that took place in her home that threatens to put her family's house into foreclosure. Her father leaves town to look for work and her mother takes in borders to make ends meet
Clueless by Amy Heckerling( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

15-year-old Cher, the matchmaking Beverly Hills High schooler, has shopping and boys on her mind. She leads a hectic lifestyle but keeps it all together until she starts to fall in love and finds she's 'clueless'. A loose adaptation of Emma, Jane Austen's 19th-century comedy of manners
My dinner with André by Louis Malle( Visual )

56 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An actor has dinner with his friend, a theater director, at an Upper West Side restaurant. Together they discuss everything from money to death to love and all the superstition in between
Admission by Paul Weitz( Visual )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Year in and year out, Princeton admission officer Portia Nathan (Fey) has lived her life by the book. But during her annual recruiting trip, she finds herself reconnecting with a former college classmate, free-spirited teacher John Pressman (Rudd). As she bends the entrance rules for one of his very unconventional students, Portia puts at risk the future she thought she always wanted, and finds her way to a surprising and exhilarating life she never dreamed of having."--Container
Happily n'ever after( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and Jack from the Beanstalk are all about to live happily ever after when the balance between good and evil gets thrown out of whack. It's up to Cinderella (a.k.a. Ella) to save the day by taking on her power-hungry stepmother. This time Ella will have to do all the work without her Prince Charming. She joins forces with an unlikely army of dwarves, fairies, and the Wizard's bumbling assistants
Aunt Dan and Lemon : a play by Wallace Shawn( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aunt Dan & Lemon takes us into the world of a young recluse named Lemon (alias Leonora) who spends her nights reading chronicles of Nazi atrocities. Lemon tells the audience about the overwhelming influence in her life of her parents' friend "Aunt Dan," an eccentric, passionate professor whose stories and seductive opinions enthrall Lemon from the time she is a young girl. The relationship that develops between Lemon and Aunt Dan and the conversations that went on in a small house on the bottom of an English garden form the focus of this play about political orientation and the allure of certain ideas-even if they lead to murder. A forceful play exposing the banality of society's evil, Aunt Dan & Lemon explores the ease with which good and bad become reconciled in the human mind
Pixar short films collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disney and Pixar present an incredible new collection of 12 short films, featuring multiple Academy Award nominees (best short film, animated: Presto, 2008; Day & Night, 2010; La Luna, 2011) and a host of family favorites. Join the celebration of imagination with this must-own collection, packed with unforgettable animation, fantastic stories, and captivating characters
Vegas vacation( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Clark Griswold (Chase) puts his mind to something, we soon realize he hasn't got one. Still, nothing stops him when the vacation bug hits. This time, he's chosen Las Vegas, the new family entertainment capital of America!
Vanya on 42nd Street by Louis Malle( Visual )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of actors meet to rehearse Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and find the same conflicts in their own lives as are dealt with in the play
A late quartet by Yaron Zilberman( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After twenty-five years together, the members of a world-renowned string quartet learn that their beloved cellist may soon be forced to retire. Competing egos, harbored resentment, and irrepressible lust threaten to derail the group as they struggle to maintain harmony in their music and their lives
The fever by Wallace Shawn( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a visit to a beautiful but tormented place, where the most basic of political struggles is being enacted right outside the window, the narrator of Wallace Shawn's "The fever" falls ill. Slumped on the floor of a hotel bathroom, the traveller is visited by cherished memories of a priviledged past. But as the night wears on, the bathroom floor becomes a battlefield on which an internal struggle wages."--Back cover
Duplex( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In terms of living the American dream, Alex and Nancy have it pretty good. They're a young, vibrant couple in New York City with bright futures ahead of them. But one thing is missing: a home of their own. The new home they finally get, however, comes with one feature they didn't expect: an upstairs rent-controlled tenant, Mrs. Connelly, who isn't quite as easy-going or frail as Alex and Nancy had originally anticipated. As their blissful life begins to seriously fray around the edges, their dream home rapidly turns into a nightmare. It's then that they start to wonder if they can't move Mrs. Connelly out
The designated mourner by Wallace Shawn( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woven out of three monologues in what one reviewer called "a triple sonata of oppression and incomprehension" (The Sunday Times), Wallace Shawn's new play, The Designated Mourner, is a masterful drama about the pursuit of aesthetic subtleties in brutal times. The three characters include the eponymous designated mourner, Jack; his wife, Judy; and his erudite father-in-law, Howard. Although Judy is tied to her famous father by a passionate bond, she is nonetheless drawn toward Jack, whose taste in cultural forms follows a disturbing path. When Jack abandons both Judy and Howard, he continues his riveting societal free-fall into a world of gleeful savagery
Grasses of a thousand colors by Wallace Shawn( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Grasses of a Thousand Colors is a poetic epic that tells the story of a scientist (Ben), his wife (Cerise), and his two mistresses (Robin and Rose), as they fend for their lives in a world much like ours, yet one savagely close to extinction. Due to the scientific manipulation of the world's crops, a destructive system for which Ben is partly responsible, there is very little nourishment left to be had, except for those most privileged and connected." "Despite the dying off of most of the world, these characters manage to survive, at times tasting the good life, admiring the beauties of nature, feasting on animalistic sex, and finding love. The play raises issues of redemption, forgiveness, and responsibility as it recounts a somewhat passionate, erotic adventure story."--Jacket
Our late night ; and, A thought in three parts by Wallace Shawn( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two early plays by the noted writer and actor Wallace Shawn
 
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Shawn, Wallace Michael 1943-

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CluelessAunt Dan and Lemon : a playVanya on 42nd StreetThe feverThe designated mournerGrasses of a thousand colorsOur late night ; and, A thought in three parts