Author: Arthur Sullivan
Publisher: Singapore Books
View: 1658Jury duty happens to everyone. When the call came to Graham Burnett, a young historian, he had a shock in store. A Trial by Jury is his startling account of how performing this familiar civic duty challenged him in ways he never thought possible and turned into one of the most consuming experiences of his life. Burnett begins with the story of the trial: a body with multiple stab wounds found in a New York apartment, intimations of cross-dressing, male prostitution, mistaken identity. And then, the unexpected drama: Burnett finds himself appointed the foreman, with the responsibility of leading the increasingly frenetic deliberations within the black box of the jury room. Soon he is sequesteredwhich is to say maroonedwith eleven others, a group of people who view their task, and often one another, with palpable distaste. Among his colleagues: a vacuum-cleaner repairman cum urban missionary, a young actress, and a man apparently floundering in a borderland between real life and daytime television. As Burnett steers the contentious politics of their temporary no-exit society toward the verdict, he undergoes an unexpected awakening. Having been plucked from his cozy nest in the world of books and ideas and then plunged into the netherworld of lurid crime, he learns the limits of what intellect alone can accomplish in the real world. Above all, Burnett discovers firsthand the terrifying ultimate power of the state and the agonies of being asked to do justice within the rigid dictates of the law. Part true crime, part political treatise, part contemplation of right, wrong, and the power of words,A Trial by Juryis a mesmerizing narrative of one man's encounter with crime and punishment, American style. It profoundly affects one's sense of the privilegesand the perilsof citizenship. From the Hardcover edition.
For Solo, Chorus and Orchestra with English Text (Choral Score)
Author: William S. Gilbert,Arthur S. Sullivan
Publisher: Alfred Music
View: 6450Expertly arranged Vocal Score by William S. Gilbert and Arthur S. Sullivan from the Kalmus Edition series. This is from the Romantic era.
Author: William S. (COP) Gilbert,Arthur S. (COP) Sullivan
Publisher: International Music Publications Llc
View: 3360As with all the G&S operas, the plot is ludicrous. Yet by behavings if everything were perfectly reasonable, the characters in this satire of the legal system reveal truths about common foibles and follies of men, women and society at large. Titles: Hark, The Hour Of Ten Is Sounding; Now, Jurymen, Hear My Advice; Is This The Court Of The Exchequer?; When First My Old, Old Love I Knew; All Hail Great Judge!; When I, Good Friends, Was Call'd To The Bar; Swear Thou The Jury; Where Is The Plaintiff?; Oh, Never, Never, Never, Since I Join' The Human Race; May It Please You, My Lud!; That She Is Reeling Is Plain To See!; Oh, Gentlemen, Listen, I Pray; That Seems A Reasonable Proposition; A Nice Dilemma We Have Here; I Love Him, I Love Him, With Fervour Unceasing; Oh, Joy Unbounded, With Wealth Surrounded.
Gender, Genre, Parody
Author: Carolyn Williams
Publisher: Columbia University Press
View: 2723Long before the satirical comedy of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, the comic operas of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan were the hottest send-ups of the day's political and cultural obsessions. Gilbert and Sullivan's productions always rose to the level of social commentary, despite being impertinent, absurd, or inane. Some viewers may take them straight, but what looks like sexism or stereotype was actually a clever strategy of critique. Parody was a powerful weapon in the culture wars of late-nineteenth-century England, and with defiantly in-your-face sophistication, Gilbert and Sullivan proved that popular culture can be intellectually as well as politically challenging. Carolyn Williams underscores Gilbert and Sullivan's creative and acute understanding of cultural formations. Her unique perspective shows how anxiety drives the troubled mind in the Lord Chancellor's "Nightmare Song" in Iolanthe and is vividly realized in the sexual and economic phrasing of the song's patter lyrics. The modern body appears automated and performative in the "Junction Song" in Thespis, anticipating Charlie Chaplin's factory worker in Modern Times. Williams also illuminates the use of magic in The Sorcerer, the parody of nautical melodrama in H.M.S. Pinafore, the ridicule of Victorian aesthetic and idyllic poetry in Patience, the autoethnography of The Mikado, the role of gender in Trial by Jury, and the theme of illegitimacy in The Pirates of Penzance. With her provocative reinterpretation of these artists and their work, Williams recasts our understanding of creativity in the late nineteenth century.
How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom
Author: Leila Schneps,Coralie Colmez
Publisher: Basic Books
View: 6697In the wrong hands, math can be deadly. Even the simplest numbers can become powerful forces when manipulated by journalists, politicians or other public figures, but in the case of the law your liberty—and your life—can depend on the right calculation. Math on Trial tells the story of ten trials in which mathematical arguments were used—and disastrously misused—as evidence. Despite years of math classes, most people (and most jurors) fail to detect even simple mathematical sophistry, resulting in such horrors as a medical expert’s faulty calculation of probabilities providing the key evidence for a British mother’s conviction for the murder of her two babies. The conviction was later overturned, but three years in prison took its toll—Sally Clark died of acute alcohol intoxication in March of 2007. Mathematicians Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez use a wide range of examples, from a mid-19th-century dispute over wills that became a signal case in the forensic use of mathematics, to the conviction and subsequent exoneration of Amanda Knox, to show how the improper application of mathematical concepts can mean the difference between walking free and life in prison. The cases discussed include: -The Case of Amanda Knox (How a judge’s denial of a second DNA test may have destroyed a chance to reveal the truth about Meredith Kercher’s murder) -The Case of Joe Sneed (How a fabricated probability framed a son for his parents’ grisly killing) -The Case of Sally Clark (How multiplying non-independent probabilities landed an innocent mother in jail for the murder of her children) -The Case of Janet Collins (How unjustified estimates combined with a miscalculated probability convicted an innocent couple of violent robbery) A colorful narrative of mathematical abuse featuring such characters as Charles Ponzi, Alfred Dreyfus, Hetty Green, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Math on Trial shows that legal expertise isn’t everything when it comes to proving a man innocent.
The Lockerbie Evidence
Author: John Ashton
Category: Political Science
View: 966Megrahi himself speaks for the first time in a powerful defence of his innocence • New evidence, never before published, destroys the prosecution case • Huge public interest in this case which has had a dramatic impact on international relations • The release of Megrahi on compassionate grounds sparked controversy and headlines worldwide Abdelbaset al-Megrahi does not receive any financial profit from the publication of this book 'You know me as the Lockerbie bomber. I know that I'm innocent. Here, for the first time, is my true story: how I came to be blamed for Britain's worst mass murder, my nightmare decade in prison and the truth about my controversial release. Please read it and decide for yourself. You are now my jury.' - Abdelbaset al-Megrahi For the first time the man known as 'the Lockerbie bomber' tells his story. This long-awaited book argues that, far from being an unrepentant terrorist, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was the innocent victim of dirty politics, a flawed investigation and judicial folly. Based on exclusive interviews with Megrahi himself, and conclusive new evidence, it destroys the prosecution case and puts the Scottish criminal justice system in the dock. Megrahi: You Are My Jury makes a compelling argument that the murderers of the 270 Lockerbie victims were acting on behalf of an entirely different government, rather than Colonel Gadafy and Libya.
Greatest Closing Arguments
Author: Michael S. Lief,Ben Bycell,Mitchell Caldwell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Social Science
View: 3279In the hands of a skilled trial lawyer, the closing argument offers the courtroom's greatest dramatic possiblilities. It is the advocate's last opportunity to convince the jury of their version of the "truth" before the defendent's fate is sealed. Every argument included here is a finely crafted verbal work of art - they represent the modern-day, highest form of an ancient profession and art: that of the storyteller. The only available collection of great closing arguments - complete with insightful analysis and biographical profiles of the lawyers involved - this fascinating volume gathers the passionate finales of the most celebrated cases in history. Included are the climactic closes to the Nuremberg War Trials; Gerry Spence's crusade against the Kerr-McGee Nuclear Power Plant after the mysterious death of Karen Silkwood; Vincent Bugliosi's successful prosecution of cult leader Charles Manson and his followers; the astounding acquittal of John Delorean despite video evidence of his offences and the prosecution resulting from the Mai Lai massacre.
Author: Alfred Publishing Staff
Publisher: International Music Publications Llc
View: 5389Gilbert & Sullivan's Princess Ida was not considered a particular success, although a hot summer in London in it's first year did not help ticket sales. It was not revived in London until 1919. Titles: Overture * Search Throughout the Panorama * Now Hearken to My Strict Command * Today We Meet * From the Distant Panorama * We Are Warriors Three * If You Give Me Your Attention * P'raps If You Address the Lady * Expressive Glances * For a Month to Dwell in a Dungeon Cell * Towards the Empyrean Heights * Mighty Maiden with a Mission * Minerva! Oh, Hear Me! * Come, Mighty Must * Gently, Gently * I Am a Maiden, Cold and Stately * The World Is but a Broken Toy * A Lady Fair, of Lineage High * The Woman of the Wisest Wit * Now Wouldn't You Like * Merrily Ring the Luncheon Bell * Would You Know the Kind of Maid? * Death to the Invader * Whene'er I Spoke * I Built Upon a Rock * When Anger Spreads His Wing * This Helmet, I Suppose * This Is Our Duty Plain * With Joy Abiding.