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The View from the Bench and Chambers - Examining Judicial Process Making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals (Hardcover): Jennifer... The View from the Bench and Chambers - Examining Judicial Process Making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals (Hardcover)
Jennifer Barnes Bowie, Donald R. Songer, John Szmer
R1,452 R1,063 Discovery Miles 10 630 Save R389 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For most of their history, the U.S. courts of appeals have toiled in obscurity, well out of the limelight of political controversy. But as the number of appeals has increased dramatically, while the number of cases heard by the Supreme Court has remained the same, the courts of appeals have become the court of last resort for the vast majority of litigants. This enhanced status has been recognized by important political actors, and as a result, appointments to the courts of appeals have become more and more contentious since the 1990s. This combination of increasing political salience and increasing political controversy has led to the rise of serious empirical studies of the role of the courts of appeals in our legal and political system.

At once building on and contributing to this wave of scholarship, "The View from the Bench and Chambers" melds a series of quantitative analyses of judicial decisions with the perspectives gained from in-depth interviews with the judges and their law clerks. This multifaceted approach yields a level of insight beyond that provided by any previous work on appellate courts in the United States, making "The View from the Bench and Chambers" the most comprehensive and rich account of the operation of these courts to date.

Shakespearean Star - Laurence Olivier and National Cinema (Hardcover): Jennifer Barnes Shakespearean Star - Laurence Olivier and National Cinema (Hardcover)
Jennifer Barnes
R2,311 R2,131 Discovery Miles 21 310 Save R180 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Laurence Olivier was one of the best-known and most pioneering actor-directors of Shakespeare on screen. This is the first study to provide a comprehensive analysis of Olivier's Shakespearean feature films and his unique Shakespearean star image. Through an examination of Olivier's unmade film Macbeth, as well as his adaptations of Shakespeare's Henry V, Hamlet and Richard III, Jennifer Barnes offers a detailed exploration of Olivier's entire cinematic Shakespearean oeuvre in relation to his distinctive form of stardom. Considering the development of Olivier's image in relation to the industrial and cultural contexts of the wartime and post-war British film and theatre industries, the volume also analyses Olivier's life writing and published autobiographies and is supplemented by numerous illustrations.

The Church and the Single Mom - Why you should care and what you can do (Paperback): Jennifer Barnes Maggio The Church and the Single Mom - Why you should care and what you can do (Paperback)
Jennifer Barnes Maggio
R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Overwhelmed - The Life of a Single Mom (Paperback): Jennifer Barnes Maggio Overwhelmed - The Life of a Single Mom (Paperback)
Jennifer Barnes Maggio
R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Television Opera - The Fall of Opera Commissioned for Television (Hardcover, New): Jennifer Barnes Television Opera - The Fall of Opera Commissioned for Television (Hardcover, New)
Jennifer Barnes
R908 Discovery Miles 9 080 Out of stock

Television opera - that is, opera commissioned for television - was one of the earliest attempts by television to bridge the distinction between high culture and popular culture: between 1951 and 2002, in Britain and the United States, over fifty operas were commissioned for television. This book discusses three case studies, the first a live broadcast, the second a video recording, and the third a filmed opera made for television: Gian Carlo Menotti's 'Amahl and the Night Visitors' (NBC, 1951; Benjamin Britten's 'Owen Wingrave' (BBC, 1971), taking into account Britten's earlier television experiences with 'The Turn of the Screw' (Associated Rediffusion, 1959) and 'Billy Budd' (NBC, 1952 and BBC 1966); and Gerald Barry's 'The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit' (1995), part of Channel 4's decision in 1989 to embark upon a series of six hour-long television operas. In each case, the composer's response to the demands of television, and his place within the production's hierarchy, are examined; and the effect of the formats and techniques peculiar to television on the process of composing are discussed. JENNIFER BARNES is Assistant Principal and Dean of Studies at Trinity College of Music, London.From its beginnings, television has relied on music to signal its message to the broadest market, and opera was a significant part of that plan. But whereas in opera the role of the composer is paramount and his vision provides the driving force, in opera commissioned for television there are other priorities, both practical and artistic. Over the decades, conflict of expectations, methods and authority have influenced the production of many television operas. To chart these changes, this work examinesthree, commissioned at twenty-year intervals - Menotti's 'Amahl and the Night Visitors', Britten's 'Owen Wingrave' and Barry's 'Triumph of Beauty and Deceit.Over fifty operas have been commissioned for television since the early 1950s. Examining changes in television techniques, Jennifer Barnes considers their impact on the role of the composer and questions whether television, in its rapid evolution, has abandoned early indigenous production methods, and with that its secrets of writing and producing opera for television.

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