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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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Rosselli, John.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cambridge University Press 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Hertog, Susan.

Summary: A dual portrait of the influential British and American journalists draws on previously sealed archival sources to examine their personal and creative lives as well as the close, four-decade friendship they shared.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Algeo, Matthew.

Summary: Recounts the summer of 1893 when President Grover Cleveland disappeared for five days, covering up a surgery to remove cancer from his palate and jaw.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CLEVELAND, GROVER ALG

Luxenberg, Steve

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court case synonymous with "separate but equal," created remarkably little stir when the justices announced their near-unanimous decision on May 18, 1896. Yet it is one of the most compelling and dramatic stories of the nineteenth century, whose outcome embraced and protected segregation, and whose reverberations are still felt into the twenty-first. Separate...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 342.73 LUX

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Fitzsimons, Eleanor

Summary: Hailed as a gay icon and pioneer of individualism, Oscar Wilde's insistence that "there should be no law for anybody," made him a staunch defender of gender equality. Women were central to his life and career: from his relationship with his extraordinary mother, Jane, and the tragedy of his sister Isola's early death, to his accomplished wife, Constance, and a coterie of other free-thinking...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Duckworth 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WILDE, OSCAR FIT

Summary: By the close of the Industrial Revolution, the American food supply was tainted--by frauds, fakes, and legions of new, untested chemicals--all threatening the health of consumers across the country. Based on the critically acclaimed book by Deborah Blum, it tells the story of crusading government chemist Harvey Washington Wiley, the man who led the pure food movement against the food...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Greenberg, Robert

Summary: Dr. Greenberg examines eighteenth and nineteenth century music through the examples of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Antonin Dvorak, Richard Strauss, Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, and Franz Liszt.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

5 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 CON
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 1
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 2
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 3
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 4

Summary: "A groundbreaking mini-series and provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. Five 90-minute documentaries spanning three hundred years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective"--Series web site.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WE

Summary: Presents three television documentaries that provide an in-depth examination of the presidential campaigns of 1960, 1964, and 1968, based on the books by Theodore H. White, and showing archival footage, behind-the-scenes moments, backroom deals, and scenes from the convention floor that took place during the races between Kennedy and Nixon; Johnson and Goldwater; and Humphrey, Nixon and Wallace.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Athena 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MAK

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Thomas, Evan

Summary: From the bestselling author of "Sea of Thunder" comes a riveting narrative about America's ferocious drive towards empire during the Gilded Age, and the uncanny resemblance of the Spanish-American War to the Iraq War of today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.891 Thomas 2010

Thomas, Evan

Summary: From the bestselling author of "Sea of Thunder" comes a riveting narrative about America's ferocious drive towards empire during the Gilded Age, and the uncanny resemblance of the Spanish-American War to the Iraq War of today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.891 THO

Heidler, David Stephen

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Louisiana State University Press 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.54 HEI

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