Trial by Jury

Author: Arthur Sullivan

Publisher: Singapore Books


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.

Trial By Jury

Author: William S. Gilbert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571533770


Page: N.A

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Vocal Score of Trial by Jury

Author: W. S. Gilbert

Publisher: Angell Press

ISBN: 1443704598

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 1523


The Gasbag

Author: N.A

Publisher: UM Libraries



Page: N.A

View: 1654

Arthur Sullivan: A Victorian Musician

A Victorian Musician

Author: Arthur Jacobs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429872259

Category: Social Science

Page: 494

View: 4796

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.

Trail by Jury

Vocal Score

Author: William S. (COP) Gilbert,Arthur S. (COP) Sullivan

Publisher: International Music Publications Llc

ISBN: 9781843282570

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 461

As with all the G&S operas, the plot is ludicrous. Yet by behavings if everything were perfectly reasonable, the characters in this satire of the legal system reveal truths about common foibles and follies of men, women and society at large. Titles: Hark, The Hour Of Ten Is Sounding; Now, Jurymen, Hear My Advice; Is This The Court Of The Exchequer?; When First My Old, Old Love I Knew; All Hail Great Judge!; When I, Good Friends, Was Call'd To The Bar; Swear Thou The Jury; Where Is The Plaintiff?; Oh, Never, Never, Never, Since I Join' The Human Race; May It Please You, My Lud!; That She Is Reeling Is Plain To See!; Oh, Gentlemen, Listen, I Pray; That Seems A Reasonable Proposition; A Nice Dilemma We Have Here; I Love Him, I Love Him, With Fervour Unceasing; Oh, Joy Unbounded, With Wealth Surrounded.

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

View: 4720

Book is clean and tight. No writing in text. Like New

Monthly Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 8616

Readers' Guide

Author: Norwich Public Library

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Im Dunkelsten Afrika

Author: H.M. Stanley

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 587945231X

Category: History

Page: 995

View: 5768

Das Universum für Eilige

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446259538

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 4483

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.

Elgar, Britten & Co

eine Geschichte der britischen Musik in zwölf Portraits

Author: Meinhard Saremba

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 509

View: 6874

Der Barbier Von Sevilla

Author: Gioacchino Rossini

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783849557690


Page: 96

View: 6787

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten


Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644401489

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 376

Herrscherinnen, Rivalinnen, Liebende Ein kurzer Blick in die Augen von Katharina von Aragón genügt, und Margaret Tudor weiß: Auf ewig wird ihr Schicksal miteinander verbunden sein – ob in Aufstieg oder Fall. Wenig später ist Katharina Königin von England. Margaret heiratet den schottischen König und sichert so den Frieden zwischen beiden Ländern. Doch das Bündnis hält nicht lang. Margarets Mann fällt in der Schlacht, Katharina verschleppt seine Leiche als Trophäe nach England – und beide Frauen werden zu Feindinnen. Ein leidenschaftlicher Reigen voller Ränkespiele entspinnt sich, und nur eines ist sicher: Nie lässt sich das Band, das die beiden Herrscherinnen verbindet, lösen.