Call for Papers: ŒEdwardian Drama on the Small Screenı symposium

BFI Southbank, Friday 23 May 2014

George Bernard Shaw is, after Shakespeare, the playwright who has been most
frequently adapted for British television. The works of Oscar Wilde, John
Galsworthy and Harley Granville-Barker were also frequently seen on the
small screen between the 1940s and 1990s. The textures of the Œlongı
Edwardian era from the 1890s to the First World War have been central to
televisionıs presentation of British theatre plays.
Throughout May 2014, BFI Southbank in collaboration with the Screen Plays
research project will screen six programmes of Edwardian drama, including
Rudolph Cartierıs 1969 production of Wildeıs An Ideal Husband, Harley
Granville-Barkerıs Waste directed by Don Taylor in 1977 and Katie Mitchellıs
remarkable 1995 presentation of D. H. Lawrenceıs The Widowing of Mrs
Holroyd. Full details of the season are available here:
To accompany Classics on TV: Edwardian Drama on the Small Screen, Screen
Plays and the University of Westminster is organising a half-day symposium
on the afternoon of Friday 23 May. The event will include a keynote lecture
by Dr Billy Smart, Royal Holloway, University of London. Following on from
the symposium there will be the opportunity to see the 1988 BBC production
of Galsworthyıs Strife directed by Michael Darlow.
Proposals are invited for papers tackling issues and topics related to any
aspect of Edwardian theatre plays on television. In order to encourage an
interdisciplinary discussion we welcome proposals from scholars and
postgraduate students working on the histories of broadcasting, media,
theatre and performance.
Proposals in the form of a 250-word abstract and brief biography should be
submitted to both John Wyver ([log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> ) and Dr Amanda Wrigley
([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> ) by 9
April 2014.

*with apologies for cross-posting*
Dr Amanda Wrigley, Research Fellow
Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television
University of Westminster
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