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The Screen Plays Database … now LIVE!

The Screen Plays Database … now LIVE!

We are delighted to announce that the first phase of Screen Plays: The Theatre Plays on British Television Database is now available on the website of the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC). This resource is one of the major outputs of the AHRC-funded research project Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television which ran from 2011 to 2015. Continue reading


Screen Plays

Welcome to the Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television website!

Screen Plays is concerned with all plays written for the theatre that have been produced for British television since 1930. It documents, explores and contextualizes the history of more than 3,000 television productions, encompassing both studio-based work and collaborations with theatre companies.

It is now possible to search the data behind this research via the Screen Plays database, hosted by the BUFVC.

This website offers five major thematic 'ways in' to this rich and fascinating aspect of British cultural history: Greek drama; Shakespeare; Jacobean tragedy; Edwardian drama; and American plays. The website also offers a wealth of information on the work of other drama and related miscellaneous topics.

These resources have been prepared by John Wyver and Amanda Wrigley of the University of Westminster. The Arts & Humanities Research Council funded their research on this topic from 2011 to 2015. Read more about this project, its personnel, its activities and publications here.

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