Trial by Jury


Author: Arthur Sullivan
Publisher: Singapore Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Operas
Page: 14
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Jury duty happens to everyone. When the call came to Graham Burnett, a young historian, he had a shock in store. A Trial by Jury is his startling account of how performing this familiar civic duty challenged him in ways he never thought possible and turned into one of the most consuming experiences of his life. Burnett begins with the story of the trial: a body with multiple stab wounds found in a New York apartment, intimations of cross-dressing, male prostitution, mistaken identity. And then, the unexpected drama: Burnett finds himself appointed the foreman, with the responsibility of leading the increasingly frenetic deliberations within the black box of the jury room. Soon he is sequesteredwhich is to say maroonedwith eleven others, a group of people who view their task, and often one another, with palpable distaste. Among his colleagues: a vacuum-cleaner repairman cum urban missionary, a young actress, and a man apparently floundering in a borderland between real life and daytime television. As Burnett steers the contentious politics of their temporary no-exit society toward the verdict, he undergoes an unexpected awakening. Having been plucked from his cozy nest in the world of books and ideas and then plunged into the netherworld of lurid crime, he learns the limits of what intellect alone can accomplish in the real world. Above all, Burnett discovers firsthand the terrifying ultimate power of the state and the agonies of being asked to do justice within the rigid dictates of the law. Part true crime, part political treatise, part contemplation of right, wrong, and the power of words,A Trial by Juryis a mesmerizing narrative of one man's encounter with crime and punishment, American style. It profoundly affects one's sense of the privilegesand the perilsof citizenship. From the Hardcover edition.

Arthur Sullivan: A Victorian Musician

A Victorian Musician
Author: Arthur Jacobs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429872259
Category: Social Science
Page: 494
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Published in 1992. This is a revised, enlarged edition of a book which on its original appearance in 1984 was hailed as a landmark in the study of Victorian musical life. It presents the figure of Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1990) not only as the celebrated co-creator of light operas with W.S Gilbert, but as a composer of all kinds of music from symphony and concerto to ballads such as ‘The Lost Chord’ and hymns such as ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’. A prominent public life, with a knighthood in 1883, is contrasted with an unconventional private life involving a liaison of almost thirty years with an American living in London, Mary Frances Ronalds. The author’s access to Sullivan’s diary held by Yale University and to letters and other documents at the Pierpont Morgan library in New York gives this book both a unique authority and a deep human understanding. A new chapter updates research to the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth, 1992, and incorporates music examples.

Three Plays of Maureen Hunter

Footprints on the Moon , Beautiful Lake Winnipeg and Transit of Venus
Author: Hunter, Maureen
Publisher: OIBooks-Libros
ISBN: 1896239994
Category: Drama
Page: 287
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Book is clean and tight. No writing in text. Like New

Der Liebestrank (L'elisir d'amore) (Die Opern der Welt)


Author: Gaetano Donizetti
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849600610
Category:
Page: 270
View: 1944

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Hier finden sie die schönsten Opern der Welt und ihre Libretti in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Genießen Sie zum Klang Ihrer Lieblingsoper die Original-Texte auf Ihrem Bildschirm. Alle Libretti enthalten interaktive Inhaltsverzeichnisse und lassen so bequem einzelne Akte und, falls mehrsprachig, die jeweilige Sprache sofort auswählen.

Das Universum für Eilige


Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446259538
Category: Science
Page: 192
View: 1924

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Der nach Stephen Hawking prominenteste Astrophysiker des Planeten hat das ultimative Kompendium über den Kosmos verfasst. In Neil deGrasse Tysons Bestseller ist alles versammelt, was wir über das Universum wissen: über Exoplaneten und Dunkle Energie, über Zwerggalaxien und den Urknall. Der Autor begeistert wie kein Zweiter mit funkelndem Witz für die Wunder des Weltalls. Zugleich regt er zum Nachdenken über unseren Platz im Universum an und zu Demut angesichts kosmischer Skalen. Sein „Universum für Eilige“ ist das perfekte Buch für alle, die auf nur 200 Seiten die heutige Astrophysik verstehen – und sich dabei auf hohem Niveau unterhalten lassen möchten.

Sorcerer: Vocal Score (English Language Edition) (Score)


Author: Gilbert, William S.,Arthur Sullivan
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780769246178
Category: Music
Page: 144
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Expertly arranged Vocal Score by William S. Gilbert and Arthur S. Sullivan from the Kalmus Edition series. This is from the Romantic era.

A Most Ingenious Paradox

The Art of Gilbert and Sullivan
Author: Gayden Wren
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199881819
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 416
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Written more than a century ago and initially regarded even by their creators as nothing more than light entertainment, the fourteen operas of Gilbert & Sullivan emerged over the course of the twentieth century as the world's most popular body of musical-theater works, ranking second only to Shakespeare in the history of English-language theater. Despite this resounding popularity and proven longevity, most books written about the duo have focused on the authors rather than the works. With this detailed examination of all fourteen operas, Gayden Wren fills the void. His bold thesis finds the key to the operas' longevity, not in the clever lyrics, witty dialogue, or catchy music, but in the central themes underlying the characters and stories themselves. Like Shakespeare's comedies, Wren shows, the operas of Gilbert & Sullivan endure because of their timeless themes, which speak to audiences as powerfully now as they did the first time they were performed. Written out of an abiding love for the Savoy operas, this volume is essential reading for any devotee of these enchanting works, or indeed for anyone who loves musical theater.