Talks

In addition to papers given at our major conference in 2012 (and our next one in February 2015), plus talks at the symposia held in association with the three BFI: Classics on TV seasons, the following papers have been, or are to be, given from within the Screen Plays research project:

April 2015
‘Theatre Play Performance in the BBC and ITV Schools Curricula of the 1960s’, a paper by Amanda Wrigley at the Television Drama: the Forgotten, the Lost and the Neglected conference, Royal Holloway, University of London.

12 March 2015
‘Drama, War, Sex, Education: Greek Plays on British Television, 1958-1990’, a lecture by Amanda Wrigley at the University of Birmingham.

20 February 2015
‘Mystery Plays on Television’, a paper by Amanda Wrigley at the Theatre and Television: Adaptation, Production, Performance conference, University of Westminster / Alexandra Palace.

23 May 2014
‘The Shavian screen: how and why is Bernard Shaw the second most performed playwright on British television?’, a paper by John Wyver at the Edwardian Drama on the Small Screen symposium, British Film Institute / University of Westminster.

23 May 2014
‘J. M. Synge’s Riders to the Sea (BBC, 1960) in its schools television context’, a paper by Amanda Wrigley at the Edwardian Drama on the Small Screen symposium, British Film Institute / University of Westminster.

25 April 2014
‘Higher Education, Public Engagement: BBC-Open University Co-Productions of Drama on BBC2 in the 1970s’, a paper by Amanda Wrigley, BBC2: Origins; Influence; Audiences. A 50th Anniversary Conference, Science Museum, London.

13-16 April 2014
‘Greek Tragedy in the BBC and ITV Schools Curricula of the 1960s’, a paper by Amanda Wrigley, Classical Association conference, University of Nottingham.

18-20 September 2013
‘To get to the heart of it: spaces and strategies for television adaptations of staged Shakespeare’, a keynote lecture by John Wyver for the Spaces of Television: Production, Site and Style conference, University of Reading.

18-20 September 2013
‘Space and Place in Joan Kemp-Welch’s Television Productions of Theatre Plays’, a paper by Amanda Wrigley for the Spaces of Television: Production, Site and Style conference, University of Reading.

13-15 June 2013
‘ “Sad stories of the death of kings”: Shakespeare on television and the new Elizabethans, 1959-1965′, a paper by John Wyver for the New Elizabethans 1953-2013: Nation, Culture, and Modern Identity conference, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

20 February 2013 
‘Stage to screen: filming Shakespeare plays for television’
a lecture by John Wyver at Wadham College, Oxford.

12 February 2013
‘From RSC to BBC: re-conceiving two recent RSC productions’, a discussion between John Wyver and RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, as part of the series for the Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Drama, 2012-13; at The Examination Schools, Oxford.

21 November 2012
‘Television and the “theatrical” in early television drama’, a research seminar led by John Wyver as part of the Trans(formation) series at the School of Creative Studies & Media, University of Bangor.

1-2 November 2012
The failure of the avant-garde? An assessment of the contribution of British experimental film to Channel 4’s early years’, a paper by John Wyver for the Channel 4 and British Film Culture conference, University of Portsmouth / BFI Southbank, London.

26 October 2012
‘Stage to screen: filming Shakespeare plays for television’
, a research seminar by John Wyver at California Institute of Technology, Los Angeles.

25 October 2012
‘Filming Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar for television’
, a presentation by John Wyver at University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

19 October 2012
‘Granada’s experiment with the Stables Theatre Company, 1969-1970’, a paper by John Wyver for the Theatre Plays on British Television conference, University of Westminster.

19 October 2012
‘Theatre, Education, Television: the BBC and the Open University in the 1970s’, a paper by Amanda Wrigley for the Theatre Plays on British Television conference, University of Westminster.

16 October 2012
‘Popular classics: ninety years of Greek drama on BBC radio and television’, a lecture by Amanda Wrigley for the Reading branch of the Classical Association.

11-13 October 2012
‘Languages of translation: Greeks on stage and screen’
, a paper by Amanda Wrigley for the conference La scène en version originale, Programme de recherches interdisciplinaires sur le théâtre et les pratiques scéniques (PRITEPS), Université Paris-Sorbonne.

5-6 October 2012
‘A modern Greek Electra on ITV (1962): languages of translation’, a paper by Amanda Wrigley for the Greece in Translation conference, Faculty of Medieaval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford.

15 September 2012
‘Stage to screen: filming Shakespeare plays for television’, an illustrated lecture by John Wyver as part of the Whitstable Biennial, in Whitstable, Kent.

29 June-1 July 2012
‘The very nature of broadcasting’: the challenge of television for public showing and the definition of the medium in post-war Britain, a paper by John Wyver for the 22nd International Screen Studies Conference, University of Glasgow.

29 June-1 July 2012
‘Theatre, education, television: the BBC and the Open University in the 1970s’, a paper by Amanda Wrigley for the 22nd International Screen Studies Conference, University of Glasgow.

22 June 2012
‘Oedipus inside-out: translating ancient Greek imaginative and performative spaces to the television studio’, a paper for the Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen symposium, University of Westminster.

20 April 2012
‘Performance from the Whitehall: the Brian Rix comedies in a “third space” of production’, a paper by John Wyver for the Performance and Television Space conference, University of Glamorgan.

20 April 2012
‘Performing antiquity: translating ancient Greek theatre space and practice to the BBC Television studio’, a paper by Amanda Wrigley for the Performance and Television Space conference, University of Glamorgan.

12 April 2012
‘Greek plays on British television: theatre, war, sex, education’, a paper by Amanda Wrigley for the Classical Association conference, University of Exeter.

16 March 2012
‘Live from London’s West End: cinema-theatre today and the history of direct theatre on the small screen’, a paper for the Theatre on Screen within and across English and French-Speaking Cultures, Université Paris13 / New York University in France.

7 March 2012
‘Greek plays on British television, 1958-1990, a seminar paper by Amanda Wrigley for the Centre for Ancient Drama and its Reception (CADRE), University of Nottingham.

16 December 2011
‘The start of Screen Plays: the BBC partnership agreement and television productions of Greek drama’, a paper by John Wyver and Amanda Wrigley for the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) winter seminar, University of Westminster.

14 December 2011
‘Greek plays on British television: theatre, war, sex, education’, a paper by Amanda Wrigley for the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) Research Seminar, University of Westminster.

12-14 July 2011
‘ “Cinema television”: the lost pre-history of an intermedial now’, a paper by John Wyver for the first annual London Film and Media Conference, University of London. John also chaired the ‘Television Histories’ panel.

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