florence foster jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins
Author: Nicholas Martin
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2016-07-12
Pages: 352
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Florence Foster Jenkins was the most famous, though untalented, soprano in twentieth century America. Her extraordinary story is now a film directed by Stephen Frears starring Meryl Streep as the indomitable Florence Foster Jenkins and Hugh Grant as her husband/manager, St. Clair Bayfield. In this full-length biography tie-in to the film, Nicholas Martin, the scriptwriter, and Jasper Rees take a deeper look at her life and times. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1868, Florence adored music, but her wealthy father refused to allow her to study in Europe. In 1909, she inherited a considerable sum of money when her father died. It was then that she began to take singing lessons, vowed to become a great soprano and met St Clair Bayfield. At seventy six, after a lifetime supporting classical music societies and giving self-financed recitals, she gave a solo concert at Carnegie Hall that drew Cole Porter, Gypsy Rose Lee and other luminaries to the sold-out hall. It was a night to remember. Florence felt she had triumphed, but the crowd roared with laughter. After a lifetime of singing to entertain others, she didn’t know the one thing that everyone else did and that St. Clair Bayfield kept from her: she had a terrible voice and couldn’t sing a note. Florence Foster Jenkins is the book everyone will be reading after Meryl Streep brings this unintentionally funny and ultimately heartbreaking American woman to life.

Souvenir
Author: Stephen Temperley
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 49
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THE STORY: For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great colorat

Florence Foster Jenkins
Author: Darryl W. Bullock
Publisher: Abrams
Release Date: 2016-07-12
Pages: 208
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"Probably the most complete and absolute lack of talent ever publicly displayed." —Life MagazineMadame Jenkins couldn't carry a tune in a bucket: despite that, in 1944 at the age of 76, she played Carnegie Hall to a capacity audience and had celebrity fans by the score. Her infamous 1940s recordings are still highly-prized today. In his well-researched and thoroughly entertaining biography, Darryl W. Bullock tells of Florence Foster Jenkins meteoric rise to success and the man who stood beside her, through every sharp note. Florence was ridiculed for her poor control of timing, pitch, and tone, and terrible pronunciation of foreign lyrics, but the sheer entertainment value of her caterwauling packed out theatres around the United States, with the 'singer' firmly convinced of her own talent, partly thanks to the devoted attention for her husband and manager St Clair Bayfield. Her story is one of triumph in the face of adversity, courage, conviction and of the belief that with dedication and commitment a true artist can achieve anything.

Florence Foster Jenkins
Author: Nicholas Martin
Publisher:
Release Date: 2016
Pages: 238
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"Despite lacking pitch, rhythm and tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, celebrrated for her unique recordings and a sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall." -- Back cover.

Glorious
Author: Peter Quilter
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2014-07-17
Pages: 96
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Hilarious comedy of the worst singer in the world In 1940's New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as 'the first lady of the sliding scale', she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was. Based upon a true story, the play spins from Florence's charity recitals and extravagent balls, through to her bizarre recording sessions and an ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall in this hilarious and heart-warming comedy. Glorious! is published to tie-in with the premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, starring Maureen Lipman. 'Never less than riveting' Scotsman 'Comically sublime' Guardian 'Delightful and often blissfully funny ... This is a cult hit if ever I saw one' Daily Telegraph 'Lunatically funny comedy ... Maureen Lipman gives a virtuoso performance, glittering, hilarious and technically breathtaking' Sunday Times

The World S Worst Records  Volume One
Author: Darryl W Bullock
Publisher: Bristol Green Publishing
Release Date: 2015-02-04
Pages: 260
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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An affectionate look at some of the worst recordings ever made, The World’s Worst Records tells the extraordinary but true stories behind some of the most appalling audio crimes ever committed. Extensively researched, and featuring music by major stars, ‘outsider’ artists and almost forgotten singers and songwriters, read about how Elvis Presley came to record a rock ‘n’ roll version of the nursery rhyme Old Macdonald; discover the truth behind actor Peter Wyngarde’s one attempt at pop immortality; meet the beautifully bonkers Florence Foster Jenkins – possibly the most deluded singer in history; fi nd out which Paul McCartney record is most hated world over. Puzzle over why 60’s flower-power icon Donovan would record a song about the toilet habits of astronauts.

National Courier
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Release Date: 1915
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Words Without End
Author: Kurt Messick
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: 2019-01-30
Pages: 476
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Kurt Messick has been writing poetry for the past 40 years. He describes himself at times as "the Florence Foster Jenkins of poetry," but at least he's aware that some of the notes might not sound right to some, if not most, of the audience. He has published two books of poetry prior to this: "The Twelve Apostles," MAF Press in 1986, and "A Chorus of Voices," Dry Bones Press, 2001. He has had poems published in journals, magazines and other publications throughout Europe and North America.

A History Of The Oratorio
Author: Howard E. Smither
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Pages: 856
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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With this volume, Howard Smither completes his monumental History of the Oratorio. Volumes 1 and 2, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1977, treated the oratorio in the Baroque era, while Volume 3, published in 1987, explored the genre in the Classical era. Here, Smither surveys the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century oratorio, stressing the main geographic areas of oratorio composition and performance: Germany, Britain, America, and France. Continuing the approach of the previous volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in each language and geographical area by first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio. He then addresses aesthetic theory and criticism, treats libretto and music in general, and offers detailed analyses of the librettos and music of specific oratorios (thirty-one in all) that are of special importance to the history of the genre. As a synthesis of specialized literature as well as an investigation of primary sources, this work will serve as both a springboard for further research and an essential reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others interested in the history of the oratorio. Originally published 2000. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Four Steps Beyond The Door
Author: Michela Mercuri
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: 2020-06-10
Pages: 106
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A collection of fictional short-stories for young adults, "Four Steps Beyond the Door," translated from orginal Italian "Quattro Passi Oltre la Porta," reveals the tales and tribulations of the most diverse characters; from mythical and magical beings to local folk tales. Chapter 1: The Anonymous Messenger of the Libray - A story about hope. Chapter 2: Piano's Surprise - Crime story. Chapter 3: Mazzamauriello - Based on a folktale. Chapter 4: Dear Jeanette - Inspired from the lives of the musical family: the Mozart's. Chapter 5: Endless - At times love has no end. Chapter 6: I Have Been Denied the Stars - Always remaining to be the king of the jungle. Chapter 7: I Want to be a Soprano - Believing in being someone, based on the wealthy American Florence Foster Jenkins. Chapter 8: The Curse of the Disease - Alzheimer's knocks on the door. Chapter 9: The Founding of Antroica - Futuristic sci-fi story. Chapter 10: Four Steps between the Earth and Hades - Stepping over the doorsill into a mythical under-world. Chapter 11: Beyond the Door - Overstepping the door between real and migical worlds. These stories are bonded together by Ms. Mercuri's very vivid imagination. Ultimately each story finds that unexpected unique ending.