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Theatre Plays on British Television
A one-day conference at the University of Westminster, Friday 19 October
2012
 
We are very pleased to announce that registration is now open for the
Theatre Plays on British Television conference, organised by the AHRC-funded
project Screen Plays (http://screenplaystv.wordpress.com
<http://screenplaystv.wordpress.com/> ). The conference will tackle issues
and topics within the broad area of theatre plays on British television from
1930 to the present. We warmly welcome participation from scholars and
postgraduate students working on the histories of broadcasting, media,
drama, theatre and culture. The conference will be held in central London on
Friday 19 October 2012. Coffee will be available from 8.45am, the programme
will begin at 9.15am and the conference will close at6.15pm.
 
Registration
The £25 conference fee includes lunch and refreshments. To register, please
download the registration form from http://tinyurl.com/93z4nvh and follow
the instructions for (a) submission of the form to Helen Cohen at
Westminster and (b) payment online or by cheque (n.b. select ŒMAD
Conferences & Events¹ from the menu). Please register before Friday 5
October 2012. General queries: [log in to unmask]
 
Programme
The programme will consist of four panels, a plenary discussion, wine
reception and screening event, as follows:
 
The classical repertoire
Lisa Bolding (Department of English, University of Georgia)
            ŒThe Duchess of Malfi and early British television¹
Russell Jackson (Department of Drama and Theatre Arts, University of
Birmingham)
ŒStage to TV, Britain to America: the case of Peter Hall¹s A Midsummer
Night¹s Dream, 1959¹
Daniel Rosenthal (independent scholar)
ŒPublic vs. Private: how the BBC and British Home Entertainment fought to
televise National Theatre productions, 1963-67¹
 
Regional theatre, regional television
Lez Cooke (Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London)
ŒFrom stage to screen: the television plays of Peter Cheeseman¹s Victoria
Theatre Company in Stoke-on-Trent¹
John Wyver (School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster)
                ŒGranada¹s experiment with the Stables Theatre Company,
1969-1970¹
Ben Lamb (Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of
Glamorgan)
ŒThe Roses of Eyam: reassessing the theatrical legacy of studio-shot
television drama¹ 
 
Society and politics, media and genre
Ruth Adams (Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King¹s
College London)
ŒAbigail¹s Party: ³It¹s not a question of ignorance, Laurence, it¹s a
question of taste² ¹
Amanda Wrigley (School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster)
ŒTheatre, Education, Television: the BBC and the Open University in the
1970s¹
Cyrielle Garson (Département d¹études anglophones, Université d¹Avignon)
ŒRemediating the real: an examination of verbatim plays on television in the
new millennium¹
 
Spaces of television, spaces of theatre
Billy Smart (Department of Film, Theatre and Television, University of
Reading)
ŒThree different Cherry Orchards, three different worlds: Chekhov at the
BBC, 1962-1981¹
Jonathan Bignell (Department of Film, Theatre and Television, University of
Reading)
            ŒScreen and stage space in Beckett¹s theatre plays on
television¹
Stephen Lacey (Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries,
University of Glamorgan)
ŒTelevision¹s natural disposition? An analysis of Naturalism and performance
in relation to the BBC¹s Performance series¹
 
Plenary discussion and wine reception
 
Screening with introduction (with clips from productions of plays by Fugard,
Gorky and Shakespeare):
Lisa Kerrigan (Television Curator, British Film Institute)
ŒRecordings and rediscoveries: the WNET collection at the Library of
Congress and the BFI National Archive¹


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John Wyver, Senior Research Fellow and Principal Investigator
Amanda Wrigley, Research Associate

Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television
(http://screenplaystv.wordpress.com <http://screenplaystv.wordpress.com/> )
University of Westminster



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