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xvii, 162 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Chronology: J.R.R. Tolkien's life and works
  • Introduction: a voice for the dispossessed
  • "Queer" hobbits: the problem of difference in the shire
  • The Political hobbit: the fellowship of the ring
  • Knowledge, language, and power: the two towers
  • Power and the community: the return of the king
  • Conclusion: heroic narraive and the power of structure.
An epic in league with those of Spenser and Malory, J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, begun during Hitler's rise to power, celebrates the insignificant individual as hero in the modern world. Jane Chance's critical appraisal of Tolkien's heroic masterwork explores its "mythology of power" - that is, how power, politics and language interact. Chance looks beyond the fantastic, self-contained world of Middle-earth to the 20th-century parallels presented in the trilogy.
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Green Library
1 online resource.
  • Ballad Opera: Commercial Song in Enlightenment Garb / Berta Joncus
  • After 'Anger': modern Britain in the postwar musical / Elizabeth Wells
  • / Ben Francis
  • Towards a British Concept Musical: the Shows of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse / David Cottis
  • The pop music industry and the British musical / Ian Sapiro
  • / Sarah Browne
  • Les Miserables: from epic novel to epic musical / Kathryn M. Grossman, Bradley Stephens
  • Billy Elliot and Its Lineage: the Politics of Class and Sexual Identity in British Musicals since 1953 / Robert Gordon
  • Humming the set': scenography and the musical from Cats to Lord of the Rings / Christine White
  • Noel Coward: sui generis / Dominic McHugh
  • Joan Littlewood: Collaboration and Vision / Ben Macpherson
  • Between Opera and Musical: Theatre Music in Early Nineteenth-Century London / Christina Fuhrmann
  • Lionel Bart: British Vernacular Musical Theatre / Millie Taylor
  • Tim Rice: the Pop Star Scenario / Olaf Jubin
  • Cameron Mackintosh: Control, Collaboration and the Creative Producer / Miranda Lundskaer-Nielsen
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber: haunted by the Phantom / David Chandler
  • The Beggar's Legacy: Playing with Music and Drama, 1920-2003 / Robert Lawson-Peebles
  • Mamma Mia! and the Aesthetics of the 21st Century Jukebox Musical / George Rodosthenous
  • Attracting the Family Market: Shows with Cross-generations Appeal / Rebecca Warner
  • Genre Counterpoints: Challenges to the Mainstream Musical / David Roesner
  • Some Yesterdays Always Remain: Black British and Anglo-Asian Musical Theatre / Ben Macpherson
  • Comic opera: English society in Gilbert and Sullivan / Carolyn Williams
  • Introduction / Robert Gordon, Olaf Jubin
  • English musical comedy, 1890-1924 / Stephen Banfield
  • English West End Revue: World War I and after / David Linton
  • Musical Comedy in the 1920s and 1930s: Mr Cinders and Me and My Girl as Class-Conscious Carnival / George Burrows
  • West End Royalty: Ivor Novello and English operetta, 1917-1951 / Stewart Nicholls
  • The American invasion: the impact of Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun / Dominic Symonds
  • / John M. Snelson.
The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical provides a comprehensive academic survey of British musical theatre offering both a historical account of the musical's development from 1728 and a range of in-depth critical analyses of the unique forms and features of British musicals, which explore the aesthetic values and sociocultural meanings of a tradition that initially gave rise to the American musical and later challenged its modern pre-eminence. After a consideration of how John Gay's The Beggar's Opera (1728) created a prototype for eighteenth-century ballad opera, the book focuses on the use of song in early nineteenth century theatre, followed by a sociocultural analysis of the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan; it then examines Edwardian and interwar musical comedies and revues as well as the impact of Rodgers and Hammerstein on the West End, before analysing the new forms of the postwar British musical from The Boy Friend (1953) to Oliver! (1960). One section of the book examines the contributions of key twentieth century figures including Noel Coward, Ivor Novello, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber, director Joan Littlewood and producer Cameron Macintosh, while a number of essays discuss both mainstream and alternative musicals of the 1960s and 1970s and the influence of the pop industry on the creation of concept recordings such as Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) and Les Miserables (1980). There is a consideration of "jukebox" musicals such as Mamma Mia! (1999), while essays on overtly political shows such as Billy Elliot (2005) are complemented by those on experimental musicals like Jerry Springer: the Opera (2003) and London Road (2011) and on the burgeoning of Black and Asian British musicals in both the West End and subsidized venues. The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical demonstrates not only the unique qualities of British musical theatre but also the vitality and variety of British musicals today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199988747 20170206

5. The proceedings of the sessions of Oyer and Terminer, and the General Goal Delivery, held at Kingston-upon-Thames, for the county of Surrey; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the 22d, 23d, 24th, and 25th of August; in the thirteenth year of His present Majesty's reign, and in the year of our Lord 1739. [electronic resource] : Before the Right Honourable Sir William Lee, Knt. Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of King's-Bench; Right Honourable Sir John Comyns, Knt. Lord Chief Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer; and the rest of His Majesty's Justices assigned to deliver the said gaol of the prisoners therein being. Containing the trials (at large) of all the prisoners, especially those who received sentence of death, viz. I. Noah Gooby, for robbing Mr. Deacon in Kennington-Lane, of a silver watch, a gold ring, a pair of silver shoe and knee buckles, and six shillings in money. 2. Norris Hodson, for robbing the Lady Catherine Forbes, of a silver patch-box, on Putney-Common. 3. John Hannah, (evidence against Captain Longdon) for robbing James Howard on the highway, between Kingston and Dition, of a a Guinea, and a linnen bag. 4. Michael Lucas, otherwise Stanley, for taking out of the house of John Parnell, two gold rings, and money to the value of 5l. 5. 6, 7, Peter Willington, Johanna Rashford Sambo, and Eleanor Spencer, for robbing Stephen Freeman, (an---famous pegg-maker in the mint) of a watch, a pair of shoe and knee buckles; and, 8. John Hollings for stealing a horse, a bag, part of a leaden pump, and iron work, out of the field and garden of Josiah Wordsworth, Esq; at Croydon, in Surry. Likewise, a particular account of Hugh Randall, father-in-law to, and concerned in the above robbery with, hollings, who kill'd himself in the Stock-house at Kingston, before trial, and the reasons that induced him to make this attempt on his life. Also the trial of William Prestage, for murder; and above twenty other very remarkable trials [1739]

20p. ; 2⁰.
find.galegroup.com Eighteenth Century Collections Online

6. A complete account of the ceremonies observed in the coronations of the kings and queens of England. [electronic resource] : Containing, I. The form of the royal letters of summons, sent to the Peers and Peeresses, to attend the Solemnity of the Coronation. II. The usual Disposition of the Horse and Foot-Guards, and their respective. Habits, Parades, and Stations on the Coronation-Day. III. The Apparelling and Robing of the King and Queen, and their Majesties repairing to Westminster-Hall. IV. The Marshalling and Conducting into Westminster-Hall, the several Persons who are to march in the Procession. V. Their Majesties Entring the said Hall, and the Ceremony of presenting the Regalia, &c. to the King. VI. The Grand Proceeding to the Coronation, with the usual Seating and Placing of the several Persons after their Entrance into the Church. Vii. The usual Ceremony of the Coronations as performed in the Church. Viii. The Manner of their Majesties Return to Westminster-Hall. IX. The Ceremony of the Champion's Challenge, and of the Heralds proclaiming the King's Style in Latin, French, and English. X. A Description of the Royal and Sacred Ornaments, and of the Crowns and Scepters, &c. wherewith their Majesties are crowned, and invested; together with a brief History of the Ancient Chair, called St. Edward's-Chair, in which the King is crowned. XI. The Ceremony of the Proceedings at the Coronation of King William and Queen Mary, of Queen Anne, and of his late Majesty King George I. By comparing which with the preceding History, the Reader will be able to form a complete Idea of the Ceremonies which will be observed at the Coronation of His present Majesty King George II and his Royal Consort Queen Caroline. XII. A complete List of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, the Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and of the Knights of the Bath; Whereby the Reader will have, at one View, most of the Names of the illustrious Persons who will have Place in the Grand Solemnity of the Coronation of Their Present Majesties. XIII. A bill of fare at a former coronation-feast. With many other notable particulars, for which the Reader is referred to the Index. The whole adorn'd with curious cuts, representing on a Copper-Plate the Manner of the Champion's Challenge, as also the Imperial Crowns, Scepters, Orb, Queen's Circler, the two pointed Swords, and Curtana, the King's and Queen's Rings, St. Edward's Chair, &c. To which is also prefix'd a very large and curious Copper-Plate, exhibiting (in that of King William and Queen Mary) the magnificent Form of the Procession usually observed in the Coronation of the Kings and Queens of England [1727]

80p., plates : ill. ; 4⁰.
find.galegroup.com Eighteenth Century Collections Online
xvi, 170 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments-- Introduction-- 1. Gothic Revenants: A Tale of Three Hamlets-- 2. Putting the Gothic In: Clarissa, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, and The Time Machine-- 3. Taking the Gothic Out: 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, The Woman in White, and Lady Audley's Secret-- 4. Fragmenting the Gothic: Jane Eyre and Dracula-- 5. Gothic and the Family: The Mummy Returns, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring-- Conclusion-- Notes-- Works Cited-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292706460 20160528
Filmmakers have long been drawn to the Gothic with its eerie settings and promise of horror lurking beneath the surface. Moreover, the Gothic allows filmmakers to hold a mirror up to their own age and reveal society's deepest fears. Franco Zeffirelli's Jane Eyre, Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet are just a few examples of film adaptations of literary Gothic texts. In this ground-breaking study, Lisa Hopkins explores how the Gothic has been deployed in these and other contemporary films and comes to some surprising conclusions. For instance, in a brilliant chapter on films geared to children, Hopkins finds that horror resides not in the trolls, wizards, and goblins that abound in Harry Potter, but in the heart of the family. Screening the Gothic offers a radical new way of understanding the relationship between film and the Gothic as it surveys a wide range of films, many of which have received scant critical attention. Its central claim is that, paradoxically, those texts whose affiliations with the Gothic were the clearest became the least Gothic when filmed. Thus, Hopkins surprises readers by revealing Gothic elements in films such as Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park, as well as exploring more obviously Gothic films like The Mummy and The Fellowship of the Ring. Written in an accessible and engaging manner, Screening the Gothic will be of interest to film lovers as well as students and scholars.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292706460 20160528
Green Library

8. Proceedings of the sessions of Oyer and Terminer and General Goal Delivery [electronic resource] : held in Kingston-upon-Thames for the county of Surrey, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday the 22d, 23d, 24th and 25th of August, in the thirteenth year of his present Majesty's reign and in the year of our lord 1739 : before the Right Honourable Sir William Lee, knt., Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of King's-Bench, the Right Honourable Sir John Comyns, knt., Lord Chief Baron His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, and the rest of His Majesty's justices assigned to deliver the said Gaol of the prisoners therein being : containing the trial (at large) of all the prisoners, especially those who received sentence death, viz. 1. Noah Gooby for robbing Mr. Deacon in Kennington Lane, of a silver watch, a gold ring, a pair of silver shoe and knee buckles and six shillings in money. 2. Norris Hodson, for robbing the Lady Catherine Forbes, or a silver patch-box, on putney-common. 3. John Hannah, (evidence against Captain Longdon) for robbing Jame Haward on the highway between Kingston and Dixton, of a Guinea, and a linnen bag. 4. Michael Luca, otherswise Standley, fot taking out of the house of John Parnell two gold rings, and money to the value of 5l. 5,6,7. Peter Willington, Johanna Rashford Sambo, and Eleanor Spencer for robbing Stephen Freeman, an ---famous pegg-maker in the mint of a watch, a pair of shoe and knee buckles and 8. John Hollings for stealing a horse, a bag, part of a leaden pump, and iron work, out of the field and garden of Josiah Wordsworth, Esq., at Croydon, in Surry : likewise, a particular account of Hugh Randall, father-in-law to, and concerned in the above robbery with, Hollings, who kill'd himself in the stock-house at Kingston before trial and the reasons that induced him to make this attempt on his life : also the trial of William Prestage, for manslaughter and above twenty other very remarkable trials [1749]

18, [2] p.
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Law Library (Crown)

9. J.R.R. Tolkien [2004]

xi, 139 p. ; 24 cm.
  • A career begins
  • Boyhood
  • Internal resources
  • At Leeds and Oxford
  • Family
  • Fellowship
  • Authorship
  • War, politics, and religion
  • Culminations.
The revered author of the world's most popular fantasy works, 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings', Professor Tolkien's contribution to literary history is assured. This biographical text provides coverage of his life and work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780791078471 20160528
Green Library
254 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Tolkien : an overview of his life and career
  • The hobbit and other works for children
  • The lord of the rings
  • The Silmarillion
  • Poetry
  • Works of scholarship
  • Other lectures, stories, art, letters
  • Unfinished tales and The history of Middle-Earth
  • The impact of Tolkien's writings : a personal reflection / by Joe Christopher.
Green Library
xxxviii, 647 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Spectator, Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday Books of the Year 2015. Britain's empire has gone. Our manufacturing base is a shadow of its former self; the Royal Navy has been reduced to a skeleton. In military, diplomatic and economic terms, we no longer matter as we once did. And yet there is still one area in which we can legitimately claim superpower status: our popular culture. It is extraordinary to think that one British writer, J. K. Rowling, has sold more than 400 million books; that Doctor Who is watched in almost every developed country in the world; that James Bond has been the central character in the longest-running film series in history; that The Lord of the Rings is the second best-selling novel ever written (behind only A Tale of Two Cities); that the Beatles are still the best-selling musical group of all time; and that only Shakespeare and the Bible have sold more books than Agatha Christie. To put it simply, no country on earth, relative to its size, has contributed more to the modern imagination. This is a book about the success and the meaning of Britain's modern popular culture, from Bond and the Beatles to heavy metal and Coronation Street, from the Angry Young Men to Harry Potter, from Damien Hirst toThe X Factor.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780241004654 20160619
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (3 v.).
  • v. 1. The Norman line : Wulstan of Worcester. The Red King's dream. The conquest of Normandy. The lord of Greece. The portrait. The Saxon line restored : Ryd Pencarn. The three palmers. The knight of the silver shield. Earl Ranulph and his page. The little battle of Chalon. The spectre's voyage. The chaplet of pearls. The starry tower
  • v. 2. The Saxon line restored (continued) : The Spaniard's ransom. The pennon of St. George. The line of Lancaster : The abbot's plot. A legend of Agincourt. The witch of Eye. The prophecy. The line of York : The Wooing at Grafton. Richmond's three perils
  • v. 3. The families united : The White Rose of England. The rings ; a tale of the Field of the cloth of gold. The oak of reformation. Nuptials at Sark. Catherine Gray. The union of the two crowns : The captives. Goodrich castle. A legend of Pontefract.
[xii], 244 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Sir Ian McKellen has appeared in theatres around the country and on television and film screens since the 1960s. Now, with his parts in the first two X-Men films and the phenomenally successful The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he is known worldwide. This fully up-to-date biography includes new interviews and covers McKellen's childhood, his time at Cambridge University with, among others, Trevor Nunn and Derek Jacobi, roles in plays such as Henry V and The Seagull, Macbeth at the RSC, Broadway, running The Actors' Company and the McKellen/Petherbridge Company. Also covering McKellen's advocacy of gay issues and his opinions against war, it gives a well-rounded view of one of Britain's greatest stage and screen actors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781852272517 20160528
Green Library
xvi, 156 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Tracing Tolkien's life from his boyhood in South Africa to his formative school years in England, his college years at Oxford and his career as an influential scholar and revolutionary writer, this biography also discusses in detail his immensely popular books, from their inception as ideas through their publication and remarkable legacy. Tolkien's outer life was relatively calm, yet his scholarship and stories are remembered as one of the 20th century's most astonishing achievements. First as a student at Oxford University, then as a professor, Tolkien was fascinated by languages and philology and used the worlds he studies to shape the one he was creating. After years of nominal success, "The Hobbit" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy erupted into popularity, bringing fantasy to the forefront of popular culture. This biography should appeal to students who are fans of Tolkien's books, as well as those who are new to the world of Middle Earth. Included are an extensive bibliography of poems, fiction and scholarly work written by Tolkien and a further reading section listing important biographies, letter collections and critical studies of Tolkien's works. A timeline provides the reader with a comprehensive list of the events of his life and career.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780313323409 20160528
Green Library

20. Glorious 39 [2009]

xviii, 126 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Published on the anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, Glorious 39 is the screenplay of the new blockbuster film by award-winning writer/director Stephen Poliakoff released in cinemas this autumn. In this tense psychological thriller set on the eve of WWII, a young woman stumbles across evidence of a sinister Nazi appeasement plot that will stop at nothing to achieve its aims. As close friends die in suspicious circumstances, she finds herself in extreme danger from an increasingly menacing and powerful enemy. The film features a stellar cast of leading British actors: award-winning British actress Romola Garai (Atonement), alongside BAFTA-winning actor Bill Nighy (Love Actually). They are joined by Oscar-winning actress Julie Christie (Finding Neverland), Eddie Redmayne (The Other Boleyn Girl), David Tennant, Charlie Cox (Stardust), Jeremy Northam (Gosford Park) and the legendary Christopher Lee (Lord of The Rings) as Walter. Glorious 39 is writer/director Stephen Poliakoff's return to the cinema after an absence of a decade since his previous feature films which include the multi-award winning Close My Eyes. Since then he has directed a plethora of BBC television dramas: the BAFTA winning Capturing Mary, BAFTA nominated Joe's Palace, EMMY award winning The Lost Prince, and Gideon's Daughter which won Golden Globes for actors Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781408122266 20160528
Green Library


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