The Belfry Librarian

The Belfry Librarian

The Belfry and The Greater Victoria Public Library are working together to give you more bang for your theatre buck. Check out these titles in your local library. Inspired by our productions and recommended by GVPL’s finest:

The wonderful librarians from the Greater Victoria Public Library have compiled a list of books and videos to help you get even more out of our production of Mustard.

Calvin by Martine Leavitt

Chocky by John Wyndham

The Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer

“Get out of my life, but first could you drive me and Cheryl to the mall?” by Anthony E. Wolf

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Harvey (DVD)

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro

The Inseparables by Stuart Nadler

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks

Moone Boy (DVD)

Opal Dream (DVD)

Pobby and Dingan by Ben Rice

The Possibility of Everything by Hope Edelman

Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson

Compiled by Melissa Ferguson, Library Assistant, Greater Victoria Public Library

The wonderful librarians from the Greater Victoria Public Library have compiled a list of books and videos to help you get even more out of our production of
A Doll’s House, Part 2.

The Awakening and selected stories by Kate Chopin

A Doll House [Hoopla audiobook] by Henrik Ibsen. Full-cast performance.

Hedda Gabler and other plays by Henrick Ibsen

I Do… Until I Don’t [DVD]

A Master Builder [blu-ray] screenplay by Wallace Shawn, based on Ibsen’s play The Master Builder

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Scenes From a Marriage [DVD]

Free Women, Free Men: sex, gender, feminism by  Camille Paglia

Build a Doll’s House by Michael Morse

I Don’t: A Contrarian History of Marriage by Susan Squire

Anatomy of Love : A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray by Helen E. Fisher

Who Gets the Dog? [blu-ray]

 Compiled by L. Reynolds, Library Assistant, Greater Victoria Public Library

Chelsea Hotel List compiled By Jennifer Rowan, GVPL

Book Of Longing By Leonard Cohen (2006)

Can’t Forget: A Souvenir Of The Grand Tour By Leonard Cohen [cd] (2015)

Famous Blue Raincoat By Jennifer Warnes [cd] (1986)

I’m Your Man: The Life Of Leonard Cohen By Sylvie Simons (2012)

Inside The Dream Palace: The Life And Times Of New York’s Legendary Chelsea Hotel By Sherrill Tippins (2013)

Let Us Compare Mythologies By Leonard Cohen (1956, 2006)

So Long, Marianne: A Love Story By Kari Hesthamar (2014)

This Ain’t No Holiday Inn: Down And Out At The Chelsea Hotel, 1980-1995: An Oral History By James Lough (2013)

Zen Confidential: Confessions Of A Wayward Monk By Shozan Jack Haubner (2013)

Various Positions: A Life Of Leonard Cohen By Ira Nadel (2007)

Leonard Cohen By Stephen Scobie (1978)

Speed-the- Plow List Compiled By Hannah Mitchell, GVPL

Adventures In The Screen Trade By William Gibson (1983)

The Secret Knowledge: On The Dismantling Of American Culture By David Mamet (2011)

Corporate Social Responsibility: An Ethical Approach By Mark S. Schwartz (2011)

The Speed Of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything By Stephen M.R. Covey (2006)

Think And Grow Rich!: Stickability: The Power Of Perseverance By Greg S. Reid (2013)

The Power Of Starting Something Stupid: How To Crush Fear, Make Dreams Happen, And Live Without Regret By Richie Norton (2013)

All You Can Eat: Greed, Lust And The New Capitalism By Linda Mcquaig (2001)

The H Factor Of Personality: Why Some People Are Manipulative, Self-entitled, Materialistic, And Exploitive — And Why It Matters For Everyone By Kibeom Lee (2012)

The Male Brain By Louann Brizendine (2010)

Here are the titles inspired by our double bill production of The Best Brothers and How To Disappear Completely:

The Best Brothers Book List

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper (2009)

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (2008)

Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan (2005)

Dogs Make us Human: A Global Family Album by J. Moussaief Masson (2011)

How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond by Cesar Millan (2009)

Bad Dogs Have More Fun by John Grogan (2007)

Why Does My Dog Act That Way? by Stanley Coren (2006)


How to Disappear Completely book list

Extraordinary by David Gilmour (2013)

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (2008)

Manatees and Dugongs of the World by Jeff Ripple (1999)

Stage Lighting Explained by Neil Fraser (2002)

Mothers and Sons by Colm Toibin (2007)

List Compiled by Librarian Hannah Mitchell, GVPL.


Here are the titles inspired by our production of Equivocation:

Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?
by James S. Shapiro (2010)

Faith and Treason: Terror and Faith in 1605
by Antonia Fraser (1996)

The Firemaster’s Mistress
by Christie Dickason (2005)

by Christopher Moore (2009)

Gunpowder Plot: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
by Carola Dunn (2006)

Gunpowder Plots
by Brenda Buchanan & others (2005)

Living With Shakespeare: Essays
by Writers, Actors, and Directors (2013)

by William Shakespeare, illustrated by Von (Graphic Novel, (2006)

Revenger: A Novel of Tudor Intrigue
by Rory Clements (2011

Shakespeare,the King’s Playwright: Theater in the Stuart Court, 1603-1613
by Alvin Bernard Kernan (1995)

Shakespeare’s Restless World
by Neil MacGregor (2012)

A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, 1599
by James S. Shapiro (2005)

List Compiled by Jennifer Rowan, GVPL.


Here are the titles inspired by our production of A Tender Thing:

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard by Ben Crystal (2008)

Will and Me: How Shakespeare took over my Life by Dominic Dromgoole (2006)

The Rough Guide to Shakespeare: The Plays, the Poems, the Life by Andrew Dickson (2005)

To Die Well: Your Right to Comfort, Calm, and Choice in the Last Days of Life by Sidney H. Wanzer (2008)

Saying Goodbye: To the People, Places, and Things in our Lives by A Dream of Things Anthology (2010)

Soul Mates: Honoring the Mysteries of Love and Relationship by Thomas Moore (1994)

Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding your Way through Life’s Ordeals by Thomas Moore (2004)

Mortality by Christopher Hitchens (2012)

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (2012)

List Compiled by Hannah Mitchell, GVPL.

Here are the titles inspired by our production of Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet):

Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald (1996)

Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? by James S. Shapiro (2010)

How Shakespeare Changed Everything by Stephen Marche (2011)

Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson (2007)

The Shakespeare Guide to Italy: Retracing the Bard’s Unknown Travels by Richard Paul Roe (2011)

Shakespeare Uncovered (DVD) (2013) The Shakespeare Wars: Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups by Ron Rosenbaum (2006)

Shakespeare’s Lost Kingdom: The True History of Shakespeare and Elizabeth by Charles Beauclerk (2010)

Shakespeare’s Pub: A Barstool History of London as Seen Through the Windows of It’s Oldest Pub – The George Inn (2013)

Shakespeare’s Restless World by Neil MacGregor (2012)

A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice by Kenji Yoshino (2011)

List Compiled by Ursula Benoit, GVPL.


Here are the titles inspired by our production of Let Me Call You Sweetheart:

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing the Ukulele
David Hodge (787.89193 HOD)

Find the Love of your Life after Fifty!
Alice Solomon (646.770844 SOL)

Good Ol’ Songs: Melody Line, Chords, and Lyrics for Keyboard, Guitar, Vocal
Music score (M 782.42164 GOO)

The Hard Questions for Adult Children and Their Aging Parents: 100 Essential Questions for Facing the Future Together, with Courage and Compassion
Susan Piver (306.874 PIV)

I Feel Great about My Hands: And Other Unexpected Joys of Aging
Edited by Shari Graydon (810.8 IFE)

The Love Album: Doris Day

Sex and the Seasoned Woman: Pursuing the Passionate Life
Gail Sheehy (613.954 SHE)

Songs of the 40’s
Music Score (M 784.5 SON)

Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-step Guide to Making the Best Decisions
Paul Hogan (362.610973 HOG)

Still Doing It: The Intimate Lives of Women over Sixty
Deirdre Fishel (613.954 FIS)

Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship between Adult Children and Their Parents
Jane Isay (306.874 ISA)

Here are the titles inspired by our production of Helen’s Necklace:

Carole Fréchette : Two Plays
Carole Fréchette (842.54 FRE)

Helen of Troy
Margaret George (GEO)

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (155.937 KUB)

The Iliad
Homer (883.01 HOM)

House of Stone: a Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East
Anthony Shadid. (306.0956 SHA)

Middle East Illusions: Including Peace in the Middle East? : Reflections on Justice and Nationhood
Noam Chomsky. (956.04 CHO)

I Shall Not Hate: a Gaza Doctor’s Journey
Izzeldin Abuelaish (956.94054 ABU)

The Necklace and Other Tales
Guy de Maupassant (MAU)

Lemon Tree
Etz Limon (LEM) DVD

The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway (GAL)

Mornings in Jenin : a Novel
Susan Abulhawa (ABU)

Here are the titles inspired by our production of  Speaking In Tongues:

Ancient Light
By John Banvill (2012)

The Elegance of the Hedgehog
By Muriel Barbery (2008)

By Colin McAdams (2009)

The Forgotten Waltz
By Anne Enright (2011)

By David Mitchell (2000)

Husband and Wife
By Leah Stewart (2010)

If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This  
By Robin Black (2010)

By Adrian Tomnie (2007)

Mister Wonderful
By Daniel Clowes (Graphic Novel, 2011)

When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories
By Molly Ringwald (2012)

All You Need Is Love and Other Lies about Marriage: A Proven Strategy to Make your Marriage Work from A Leading Couples Therapist
By John W. Jacobs (2004)

List Compiled by Sarah Harrison, GVPL


Here are the titles inspired by our production of A Christmas Carol:


Dickens’ Christmas: A Victorian Celebration
By Simon Callow (2003)

The Map of Time: A Novel
By Felix Palma (2011)

The Painted Bridge: A Novel
By Wendy Wallace (2012)

Anne Perry’s Christmas Vigil
Two Victorian Holiday Mysteries : A Christmas Promise ; A Christmas Odyssey
By Anne Perry (2011)

The Little Stranger
By Sarah Waters (2009)

By Dan Simmons (2009)

Grace Hammer
By Sara Stockbridge (2009)

The Great Stink
By Clare Clark (2005)

Jack Maggs
By Peter Carey (1998)


The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol Rescued His
Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits
By Les Standiford (2008)

The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens
By Charles Dickens (2012)

Charles Dickens: A Life
By Claire Tomalin (2011)

The Life and Times of Charles Dickens
By Peter Ackroyd (2003)

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew From Fox Hunting to Whist : the Facts of
Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England
By Daniel Pool (1993)

The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England, from 1811-1901
By Kristine Hughes (1998)

List compiled by Sarah Harrison, Greater Victoria Public Library

Here are the titles inspired by our production of Red:

by Mark Rothko (2008)

The Rothko Book
by Bonnie Clearwater (2006)

About Rothko
by Dore Ashton (1983)

Mark Rothko: Works on Paper
by Bonnie Clearwater (1984)

Black Paintings
by Stephanie Rosenthal (2006)

Simon Schama’s Power of Art
by Simon Schama (2006)

Abstract Expressionism
by Barbara Hess (2005)

Bright Earth: Art and the Invention of Color
by Philip Ball (2002)

Henri Matisse
by Gilles Néret (2006)

Color: a Natural History of the Palette
by Victoria Finlay (2003)

Fiction of interest

Sacre Bleu
by Christopher Moore (2012)

by Isaac Bashevis Singer (1994)

by Kurt Vonnegut (1987)

List compiled by Carol Sherwood, Greater Victoria Public Library.