New Reference Book: The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 1st, 2011

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, 4th edition by David Thomson,  Knopf, 2009.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 791.43 T38N

A biographical catalog of international (yet mostly Western) actors.

Examples include: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Jeff Daniels, Heinosuke Gosho, Vivien Leigh

Helpful for: Humanities, Film Studies, Theater

New Reference Book: The Eloquent Shakespeare

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 25th, 2010

The Eloquent Shakespeare by Gary Logan, University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 822.3 zL82E

A pronouncing dictionary to  Shakespeare’s complete dramatic works, with notes.  Written by the director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting this unique reference book seeks to standardize pronunciation for the stage.

Learn to pronounce:
•    Alphonso
•    cap-a-pe
•    eyas-musket
•    Oxfordshire
•    wolt

Helpful for:  Humanities III, Humanities V, Shakespeare, Theater, Fiske Cup

Ohrstrom Library Asks: Will You Be Mine? With (S)PS I Love You

By - Systems Librarian February 11th, 2010

This Sunday evening, February 14th, Ohrstrom Library will host a very special event: (S)PS I Love You: A Musical Valentine from Ohrstrom Library.

Beginning at 7:30 PM (sharp!) in the Baker Reading Room, Ohrstrom Library will present the SPS community with a living, breathing, singing, acting, musical Valentine’s Day card in the form of collaborative performances by many of St. Paul’s School’s biggest talents.  The evening’s program will include appearances by all of the a cappella groups, many student actors and actresses, a rock band, a jazz quartet and Madrigals. The evening will also feature many students and a few faculty members reading memorable lines, both very funny and poignant, from Hollywood films. Other contributors will read love poems, song lyrics and a few short theatrical pieces.

Please arrive early to secure your spot, since seating will be limited.  Do not miss this outpouring of love to the SPS community from Ohrstrom Library.

Image courtesy of Ant Smith under this Creative Common license.

UPDATE 2/25/10: View a slideshow of the event by clicking HERE.