Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN_10 : 9781250115966
Copyright Year : 2016-07-12
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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 didnโ€™t know the one thing that everyone else did and that St. Clair Bayfield kept from her: she had a terrible voice and couldnโ€™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.

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๐Ÿ“’ Florence Foster Jenkins by Darryl W. Bullock

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Abrams
ISBN_10 : 9781468314090
Copyright Year : 2016-07-12
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"Probably the most complete and absolute lack of talent ever publicly displayed." โ€”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.ร‚ 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.

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๐Ÿ“’ Souvenir by Stephen Temperley

Genre : Drama
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN_10 : 0822221578
Copyright Year : 2006
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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

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๐Ÿ“’ Glorious by Peter Quilter

Genre : Drama
Publisher : A&C Black
ISBN_10 : 9781408141892
Copyright Year : 2014-07-17
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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

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Genre : Music
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN_10 : 9781495087103
Copyright Year : 2016-11-01
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(Vocal Piano). Based on the true story of "the world's worst singer," Florence Foster Jenkins stars Meryl Streep as the titular unique voice. Our matching vocal/piano songbook features 17 selections from the film, including: Adele's Laughing Song * Bribing * Florence and Whitey * Like a Bird * Queen of the Night's Vengeance Aria * Socialite * When I Have Sung My Songs to You * Wiegenlied (Lullaby) * and more.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781780748573
Copyright Year : 2016-04-07
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A companion to the Classic FM series Francesca Caccini. Barbara Strozzi. ร‰lisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. Marianna Martines. Fanny Hensel. Clara Schumann. Lili Boulanger. Elizabeth Maconchy. Since the birth of classical music, women who dared compose have faced a bitter struggle to be heard. In spite of this, female composers continued to create, inspire and challenge. Yet even today so much of their work languishes unheard. Anna Beer reveals the highs and lows experienced by eight composers across the centuries, from Renaissance Florence to twentieth-century London, restoring to their rightful place exceptional women whom history has forgotten.

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Genre : Law
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 9781107199958
Copyright Year : 2019-05-31
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Addresses the difficult question of how to determine the authorship, and ownership, of copyright in highly collaborative works.

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"Malcy Duff is an Edinburgh based comic book maker specialising in the unusual, dadaist and detailed." -- Good Press website.

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