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By Tennessee Williams. 1972
Drama written in 1945 about a southern family with pretensions to gentility. Centres around the crippled daughter, Laura, who lives… in a dream world so full of illusions that she becomes like the pieces in her own glass collection - too fragile to move from the shelf. 1972, c1945.
By Sharon Pollock. 1984
By Gunther Schuller. 1968
Jazz from its beginnings through the early 1930s. Schuller explores sound recordings made since the advent of jazz and responds… to hypothetical questions a musician might ask. He shows how elements of jazz grew out of African music, stresses the shift of emphasis from the music to the performer, and notes the difficulty of studying something as ephemeral as improvised sounds. Followed by "Swing Era". 1986. (History of jazz ; 1)
By Helena Matheopoulos. 1986
Presents in-depth interviews with leading international male singers. Includes such artists as Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Simon… Estes, and analyzes their interpretations from both the musical and the dramatic angles. 1986.
By Richard Goldstein. 2001
A dramatic moment-by-moment account of the crash that caused the sinking of the "Andrea Doria" and the remarkable rescue of… all but 46 of the ship's 1662 passengers and crew, widely known as the greatest sea rescue of all time. 2001.
By David Philpott. 1985
The author, head of a billion-dollar corporation, left his old life and set out alone in a 30-foot sailboat. He… travelled from Halifax to Bermuda and into the open Atlantic where his boat was wrecked in a storm. 1985.
By Jean Silverwood, John Silverwood, Malcolm McConnell. 2008
When John and Jean Silverwood, both experienced sailors, decided to give their four children a taste of life on the… high seas, they hoped the trip would offer important learning experiences. But aboard their fifty-five-foot catamaran, the Silverwood family struggled with family and marriage dynamics in compressed quarters alongside the terrifying forces of nature. Then, just when it seemed that they had mastered every challenge, their world was shattered in a split second of sheer horror. 2008.
A collection of conversations with seven of the world's greatest conductors: Claudio Abbado, Carlo Maria Giulini, Herbert von Karajan, James… Levine, Riccardo Muti, Eugene Ormandy and Sir Georg Solti. They discuss their lives as well as their musical technique and interpretation. 1990.
By Harold Pinter. 1976
Contains the first five of Pinter's plays, including "The birthday party", his first full-length drama, and two short stories. In… typical Pinter style, they all include an exacting and complex use of language and the features that mark his 'comedies of menace'. 1976. Uniform title: Works.
By Harold Pinter. 1981
Contains five of Pinter's plays, including "Old times", "No man's land", and "Family voices". These works echo many of his… earlier themes and techniques - struggles for power and an ambience of menace - while finding fresh subject matter and ways to express ideas. 1981. Uniform title: Works.
By Harold Pinter. 1998
Contains such Pinter plays as "The homecoming" and "Landscape", as well as six revue sketches, the memoir "Mac", and the… short story "Tea party". Pinter's work compels the reader to analyze the efficiency of language and its ability to convey meaning. 1998. Uniform title: Works.
By Harold Pinter. 1990
Contains five of Pinter's plays, including "The Caretaker", and revue sketches. The characters and settings in these plays become more… realistic, as opposed to the absurdist atmosphere of his first works. Also includes an introductory essay by Pinter, "Writing for myself". 1990. Uniform title: Works.
By Richard S Warren. 2002
The Toronto Symphony orchestra has been a part of the arts scene in Toronto for eighty years, and this history,… compiled by its former archivist, details its challenges, achievements and trials. It includes stories of artists who performed with the orchestra, such as Glenn Gould, Maureen Forrester, and Seiji Ozawa, its tours throughout the world, and information about its musicians, visiting artists, directors, and administrative personnel. 2002.
By Bill Streever. 2009
From avalanches to glaciers, seals to snowflakes, and Shackleton's expedition to "The Year Without Summer," Streever journeys through history, myth,… geography, and ecology in a year-long search for cold, real, icy, 40-below cold. He finds it while taking a dip in a 35-degree Arctic swimming hole, excavating our planet's ancient and not so ancient ice ages, and exploring hibernation habits in animals, from humans to wood frogs to bears. c009.
By Rory Storm. 2000
Planning on being a castaway somewhere? Then this guide is for you. Learn how to live off the land, find… food and shelter, and battle weather, poisonous plants and animals, and any other dangers you might encounter. Includes castaway stories, quizzes and brainteasers, and the recipe for cooked snake. Grades 3-6 and older readers. 2000.
By Neil Simon. 1984
An autobiographical play set in 1937. Eugene, the 15-year-old narrator, dreams of becoming a writer and fulfilling his sexual curiosity.… Includes strong language and sex. Winner of the 1983 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. 1984.
By Nicholas Jennings. 1997
A generation of musicians, from Vancouver to Halifax, were drawn to Toronto's Yorkville district during the sixties. From among this… group came some of Canada's most well known musicians, both then and now. 1997.
By Hugh MacDonald. 1982
The first half of this book covers the life of Berlioz. In the second part Hugh Macdonald considers all known… works of the composer from his early works in Paris as a medical student, through the romanticism of the 1830s to the more serene compositions of later life. 1982.
By Willy Russell. 2001
Twin brothers are separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. She gives one of them… away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends, in ignorance of their fraternity until the inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath. Includes strong language. 2001.