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Wills, Garry

Summary: A study of the three operas that Verdi adapted from Shakespeare: Macbeth, Otello, and Falstaff.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 822.33 WIL

Greenberg, Robert

Summary: Describes the life and operas of the 19th century Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi. Provides analysis and interpretation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 LIF
Call number: DVD 781.5 LIF PART 1
Call number: DVD 781.5 LIF PART 2
Call number: DVD 781.5 LIF PART 4

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

Bagnoli, Giorgio (EDT)

Summary: Giuseppe Verdi's operas have a special place in the hearts of audiences and in music history. They are grand in scale and yet intensely human in their ability to convey the joys and sorrows of ordinary people. Celebrated as a national treasure and venerated for his civic, historical, and musical influence, Verdi enjoyed an enviable and almost uninterrupted success with the public throughout his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amadeus Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 VER

Solti, Georg Sir

Summary: Performance of the opera about the complex medieval Doge of Genoa whose life was ruled by love of family and devotion to country.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Decca 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA SIM

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Summary: Glyndebourne Festival Opera's 1972 production of Verdi's opera, based on Shakespeare's tragic play which studies the all consuming ambition of Macbeth and his wife.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthaus Musik 2005

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA MAC

Swaby, Rachel

Summary: Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots--and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension. Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people aren't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yearling Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SWA

Teatro Alla Scala

Summary: Verdi's opera tells the tragic tale of Violetta, who is dying of consumption and leaves her beloved Alfredo at the request of his father, only to be reunited with him shortly before her death.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthaus Musik 2008

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA TRA

Summary: This installment of the Famous Composers series introduces the life and work of Italian-born composer Giuseppe Verdi. The film begins by painting a portrait of the village Verdi was born in, then a part of the French Empire, and his childhood there as part of his Roman Catholic family. Following Verdi to Milan at the age of twenty, the film outlines the composers devlopment as a composer and as...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Rosselli, John.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cambridge University Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.1 ROS

Weir, Alison

Summary: "Spanning the years from the Norman conquest in 1066 to the dawn of a new era in 1154, when Henry II succeeded to the throne and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the first Plantagenet queen, was crowned, this ... book brings to ... life five women: Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, the first Norman king; Matilda of Scotland, revered as 'the common mother of all England'; Adeliza of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballentine Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WEI

Buckley, James

Summary: "Meet the father of science fiction, Jule Verne. Born in France in 1828, Jules Verne always dreamed of adventure. At age 11, he snuck onboard a ship headed for the Indies only to be discovered by his father and have his dreams dashed. After his father made him swear to only travel "in his imagination," Verne kept his promise for the rest of his life. He began writing adventure stories as a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 VER

Poole, Josephine.

Summary: A biography of the fifteenth-century peasant girl who led a French army to victory against the English, witnessed the crowning of King Charles VII, and was later burned at the stake for witchcraft.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1998

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Holub, Joan

Summary: This board book highlights ten memorable female trailblazers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Simon, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD HOL

Barretta, Gene.

Summary: Shares a portrait of the inventor famed for such innovations as the incandescent lightbulb, batteries, and movie cameras, exploring his life-changing achievements and perseverance in the face of numerous failures.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Christy Ottaviano Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 EDI

Platt, Christine

Summary: "This title introduces readers to Joan of Arc and how she became France's shero by delivering the country from English domination." -- page [4] of cover

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico Kid 2020

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PLA

Worth, Richard.

Summary: Chronicles the lives and expeditions of Henry Stanley and David Livingstone as they unlocked many geographic secrets of Africa, and traces the history of European colonialism on the African continent.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 916.704 WOR

Amson-Bradshaw, Georgia

Summary: Presents the lives and accomplishments of eight women artists from around the world. Every story comes with an engaging activity that will nurture a child's own varied skills and inspire them to pursue a treasured goal or aspiration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barron's Educational Series 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 709.2 AMS

Hilliam, David.

Summary: Relates how King Richard I of England and his troops nearly wrested Jerusalem from Muslim leader Saladin and the Saracens during the Third Crusade in 1191 A.D.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Pub. Group 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.18 HIL

Kleinman, Paul

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Presents an introduction to philosophy, covering the origins of the discipline, some of the major figures of the past, and philosophical issues which still continue to be debated in the present day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Adams Media 2013

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Pollack, Pam

Summary: Documents the life of the fifteenth-century French teenage peasant who led an army into battle and became a saint.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JOA

Gigliotti, Jim

Summary: Describes the life of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain from 1837 to 1901, and the social and political conditions in Great Britain during her lifetime.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 VIC

Kertzer, David I.

Summary: Draws on previously unknown documents from the Vatican archives to detail a plot on the part of Pope Pius IX and his successor, Leo XIII, to block the unification of Italy and to seize control of Rome and the Papal States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945.63 KER

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