Screen Plays: Theatre on British Television

Lead Research Organisation: University of Westminster
Department Name: Faculty of Media Arts and Design

Abstract

Screen Plays is a research study of theatre plays on British television from 1930 to today. Theatre plays were a central element in the schedules of the BBC and ITV until the 1960s, and although in recent years there have been very few such programmes, there are now signs of a renewed interest in the form. The BBC has made new versions of Hamlet and Macbeth and the National Theatre is experimenting with live broadcasts of its productions to cinema screens. Yet there has been comparatively little study and documentation of theatre on television.

Screen Plays aims to index and explore this central component of programming through a freely accessible database of productions (for completion in 2012), screenings and two conferences, and a book (to be published in 2013). The book will introduce formal and historical analysis to the discussion of theatre plays on television, together with a focus on the screen language of television plays. The results of the project will be shared and discussed throughout the research period on a lively public blog.

The database will include as full cast and production crew details as can be discovered, production documentation and photographs, and - where available -- notes about text adaptation, directorial approach and the like. It was also include details of archival copies where they exist, other archival resources such as extant camera scripts and internal memos, and of the possibility of public access. The project will draw together for the first time detailed documentation of the estimated 1,800 theatre plays of television by authors other than Shakespeare (the details of Shakespeare productions are already available).

The project seeks to understand the institutional, production and technological contexts for these adaptations within both broadcasting and British theatre. The project will develop a historical poetics studying the principles of television production as they inform the forms and screen languages of television theatre plays in particular historical circumstances. This involves drawing together critical analysis with cultural and institutional histories in broadcasting, theatre and in the funding structures of the arts; media, film and theatre studies; intellectual history and performance studies; and the histories of production technologies and craft practices.

Planned Impact

Screen Plays will be of interest and value to a broad range of audiences beyond academics engaged in media, theatre and adaptation studies. The project is in part addressed to broadcasters, to policy makers and funders concerned with innovative forms of digital content, to contemporary theatre and media practitioners, and to those exploring emerging forms of the relationship between theatre and screen-based translations such as live transmissions to cinemas.

The project will undertake for the first time a systematic review of all television productions drawn from theatre plays in the written archives and tape libraries of the BBC and in the dispersed collections of the ITV companies, as well as those productions made by independent producers for Channel 4, Five and Sky Arts.

This will be of significant benefit to the broadcasters as they prepare to make available online and in other distribution forms a cornucopia of programmes from their archives. Archival access is emerging as a major policy focus for the public service broadcasters, and most especially for the BBC. Over the next decade tens of thousands of hours of BBC productions will become available for the first time in cultural and commercial partnerships.

Screen Plays can contribute significantly to this access initiative, and it can help frame critical, journalistic and popular approaches to productions that have not previously been available or the distribution of which has been very limited. This will be of particular value to the BBC as it explores new access partnerships, including with the major theatre companies (focussed by the National Theatre 50th anniversary in 2013) and with the Theatre Museum at the V&A.

Screen Plays will also have a value for arts funding bodies such as Arts Council England and policy makers seeking to develop new audiences for, and to extend access to, contemporary theatre and performance-based work. Understanding the ways in which broadcasters and the British theatre collaborated in the past, in technological, dramaturgical and commercial frameworks, will be invaluable in developing new models for theatre and performance collaborations with television, online, large-screen and other media forms. These emerging creative and business models include NT Live (live transmissions to cinemas), Digital Theatre and OntheBoards.tv (online recordings of productions) and Stage on Screen (educational DVDs of classic plays).

More broadly, there is also a significant general audience of people interested in television and theatre history. They will value informed discussion of this history and the availability of information about productions, casts, credits and survival of recordings, much of which is currently inaccessible.

Over the past decade theatre plays have been almost entirely absent from television, but there are signs of renewed interest including Illuminations' productions for the BBC of Hamlet and Macbeth. Based on reaction to the blogging of their creation, there is also public interest in production processes and in achieving a deeper understanding of the translation of theatre to the screen.

The development of the Screen Plays database, the writing of the book, the recording of interviews and the conferences and seminars will be blogged regularly. Other social networking media, including Facebook and Twitter can further enhance the awareness of Screen Plays and invite regular discussion and feedback.

Screen Plays will work closely with the broadcasters, most especially the BBC, with theatre companies and with others to develop awareness of and audiences for its work. The project can benefit from an alignment with the BBC's imitative to make its archives far more widely available. This will result not only in enhanced access and research assistance but may also contribute to a partnership on the production o

Publications

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Smart B (2016) Television history: archives, excavation and the future. A discussion in Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies

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Wrigley A (2014) Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood , 'a Play for Voices' on Radio, Stage and Television in Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies

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Wrigley A (2015) The Spaces of Medieval Mystery Plays on British Television in Shakespeare Bulletin

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Wrigley A (2014) Space and Place in Joan Kemp-Welch's Television Productions of Theatre Plays in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television

 
Title An Age of Kings DVD 
Description Publication with Illuminations of a 5-disc set of An Age of Kings, a BBC television series from 1960 of Shakespeare's history plays, together with an illustrated booklet. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact Sales of c. 1,500 units to date 
URL http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk/filmstobuy/product/310/an_age_of_kings.html
 
Title Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy: Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest 
Description Three screen adaptations for television, cinema and online release, produced by John Wyver, as a co-production from Illuminations and the Donmar Warehouse. These are innovative multiple-camera recordings of stage productions by Phyllida Lloyd. Their creative direction was influenced by the historical work undertaken during the Screen Plays research project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Cinema release of Julius Caesar and presentation in competition at Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2017. Broadcast screening on BBC Four of Julius Caesar, June 2018. International online release of all three films from June 2018, together with extensive educational programme for schools and prisons. Broadcast of Julius Caesar on PBS in the United States 2019. 
URL https://shakespeare-trilogy.donmarwarehouse.com/#/
 
Title Hamlet 
Description Screen adaptation of the Almeida Theatre production of Hamlet, directed for the stage by Robert Icke and starring Andrew Scott and Juliet Stevenson. John Wyver produced for Illuminations and BBC Television. The innovative approach to the multiple-camera filming was deeply informed by the historical research undertaken during Screen Plays. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Broadcast screening on BBC Two, 31 March 2018. The broadcast was watched by more than 300,000 viewers. 
 
Title RSC Live from Stratford-upon-Avon 
Description Series of live cinema broadcasts of stage productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, produced by John Wyver for RSC. The series began in 2013 with Richard II and continued in late 2018 with Troilus and Cressida, the 23rd broadcast to date. Five further broadcasts are planned for 2018: As You Like It, The Taming of the Shew, Measure for Measure and Timon of Athens. It is expected that a full circle of 37 screen versions of the First Folio plays plus Pericles will be produced by early 2022. The distinctive production approach and creative direction has been deeply informed by the study of multi-camera techniques for filming stage plays developed during Screen Plays. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact International cinema screenings of each title, together with free online screenings for UK schools. DVD and Blu-ray releases of each title, together with online distribution by Digital Theatre and other platforms. 
URL https://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/in-cinemas/
 
Title Richard II 
Description DVD release, together with an accompanying illustrated booklet, of the BBC Television screen version of the Royal National Theatre production by Deborah Warner of William Shakespeare's Richard II 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Availability for the first time in Britain of this significant screen production with Fiona Shaw as King Richard. 
URL http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk/product/richard-ii/
 
Title The Wars of the Roses DVD 
Description Publication of DVD box set containing RSC-BBC TV series The Wars of the Roses 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Availability of this important series for the first time in 50 years 
 
Description We have documented the full history of theatre plays on British television, and this information will be made available in a freely accessible database available online from summer 2015. We have developed extensive analysis of this history which we have made available in a widely-read blog and in screening seasons at BFI Southbank as well as a collaboration on a DVD release of An Age of Kings. Alongside these public activities, we have contributed numerous conference papers and published journal articles and book chapters, have organised two conferences, and have an edited volume of essays under contract with Manchester University Press.
Exploitation Route We have opened up a significant field of research in media and theatre studies, and the resources we are creating will facilitate extensive further research. We also believe that there is extensive scope for making use of our research in broadcast production and related contexts, and we are pursuing further projects in this context.
Sectors Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://screenplaystv.wordpress.com/
 
Description Our research has underpinned four screening seasons at BFI Southbank and a series at Barbican Centre. It has helped shape internal archival debates at BBC and Arts Council England. It has also contributed to the development of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Live from Stratford-upon-Avon cinema screenings.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Creative Economy,Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural

 
Title Screen Plays database 
Description The Screen Plays database has now been published in collaboration with the British Universities Film and Video Council, and is available on an open access basis. The url is included below. This publication is of the first phase of the database which when complete will include details of all plays originally written for the theatre which have been produced on British television since 1930. These details will include full lists of casts and creatives, synopses, transmission details and bibliographical and archival information. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Availability of an extensive amount of information that was not previously accessible, which should stimulate further research in media and theatre studies as well as providing a resource for public use. 
URL http://bufvc.ac.uk/screenplays/
 
Description BFI Southbank screening seasons 
Organisation British Film Institute (BFI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Curation of four screening seasons of theatre plays on British television, 2012-2015
Collaborator Contribution Presentation of the screening seasons at BFI Southbank
Impact Four screening seasons of theatre plays on British television presented at BFI Southbank, accompanied by panel discussions and symposia
Start Year 2012
 
Description Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department Centre for Ancient Drama and its Reception
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Curation of a series of screenings of Greek tragedy for television
Collaborator Contribution Curation of the screenings
Impact Six screenings and a public lecture by Dr Amanda Wrigley
Start Year 2015
 
Description Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department Lakeside Arts
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Curation of a series of screenings of Greek tragedy for television
Collaborator Contribution Curation of the screenings
Impact Six screenings and a public lecture by Dr Amanda Wrigley
Start Year 2015
 
Description Publication of DVD box set of An Age of Kings 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Consultancy and authoring of programme booklet
Collaborator Contribution BBC: provision of archival material Illuminations: production and publication of DVD box set
Impact Release of An Age of Kings for the first time for use in education as well as for home viewing
Start Year 2013
 
Description Publication of DVD box set of An Age of Kings 
Organisation Illuminations Television
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Consultancy and authoring of programme booklet
Collaborator Contribution BBC: provision of archival material Illuminations: production and publication of DVD box set
Impact Release of An Age of Kings for the first time for use in education as well as for home viewing
Start Year 2013
 
Description Publication of DVD box set of The Wars of the Roses 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Consultancy and authoring of programme booklet
Collaborator Contribution RSC: clearances for creative team BBC: provision of archival materials and rights Illuminations: production and publication of DVD box set
Impact Publication for the first time of The Wars of the Roses series for educational and home use
Start Year 2015
 
Description Publication of DVD box set of The Wars of the Roses 
Organisation Illuminations Television
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Consultancy and authoring of programme booklet
Collaborator Contribution RSC: clearances for creative team BBC: provision of archival materials and rights Illuminations: production and publication of DVD box set
Impact Publication for the first time of The Wars of the Roses series for educational and home use
Start Year 2015
 
Description Publication of DVD box set of The Wars of the Roses 
Organisation Royal Shakespeare Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Consultancy and authoring of programme booklet
Collaborator Contribution RSC: clearances for creative team BBC: provision of archival materials and rights Illuminations: production and publication of DVD box set
Impact Publication for the first time of The Wars of the Roses series for educational and home use
Start Year 2015
 
Description Publication of Richard II on DVD 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Department BBC Information and Archives
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Production of original screen version of stage play, clearance of rights, writing of accompanying booklet and production of DVD
Collaborator Contribution Royal National Theatre: provision of stage production and rights BBC Information and Archives: background research and rights information Warner Television: rights agreement permitting release Illuminations Television: production and publication of DVD
Impact Production and publication of DVD with accompanying booklet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Publication of Richard II on DVD 
Organisation Illuminations Television
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Production of original screen version of stage play, clearance of rights, writing of accompanying booklet and production of DVD
Collaborator Contribution Royal National Theatre: provision of stage production and rights BBC Information and Archives: background research and rights information Warner Television: rights agreement permitting release Illuminations Television: production and publication of DVD
Impact Production and publication of DVD with accompanying booklet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Publication of Richard II on DVD 
Organisation Royal National Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Production of original screen version of stage play, clearance of rights, writing of accompanying booklet and production of DVD
Collaborator Contribution Royal National Theatre: provision of stage production and rights BBC Information and Archives: background research and rights information Warner Television: rights agreement permitting release Illuminations Television: production and publication of DVD
Impact Production and publication of DVD with accompanying booklet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Publication of Richard II on DVD 
Organisation Warner Bros. Television
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Production of original screen version of stage play, clearance of rights, writing of accompanying booklet and production of DVD
Collaborator Contribution Royal National Theatre: provision of stage production and rights BBC Information and Archives: background research and rights information Warner Television: rights agreement permitting release Illuminations Television: production and publication of DVD
Impact Production and publication of DVD with accompanying booklet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Publication of Screen Plays database 
Organisation British Universities Film and Video Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Gathering and structuring of information for the Screen Plays database, and collaboration with BUFVC on its first phase publication in February 2016
Collaborator Contribution The BUFVC has re-structured the data collected by the project, coded the database server and published it on its website at http://bufvc.ac.uk/screenplays/
Impact Publication in February 2016.
Start Year 2014
 
Description RSC Shakespeare on Screen 
Organisation Barbican Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Curation of a season of screenings of adaptations of RSC productions, together with the authoring of printed programme notes and spoken introductions
Collaborator Contribution RSC: access to film prints and archival materials Barbican Centre: organisation of the screenings
Impact Nine screenings at Barbican Centre plus one public discussion
Start Year 2016
 
Description RSC Shakespeare on Screen 
Organisation Royal Shakespeare Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Curation of a season of screenings of adaptations of RSC productions, together with the authoring of printed programme notes and spoken introductions
Collaborator Contribution RSC: access to film prints and archival materials Barbican Centre: organisation of the screenings
Impact Nine screenings at Barbican Centre plus one public discussion
Start Year 2016
 
Description Shakespeare on Screen 
Organisation Royal Shakespeare Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Screening series of RSC adaptations in April 2016
Collaborator Contribution Curation of screenings and authoring of programme notes
Impact Six screenings in April 2016
Start Year 2016
 
Description Shakespeare on Screen 
Organisation Stratford upon Avon Picturehouse
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Screening series of RSC adaptations in April 2016
Collaborator Contribution Curation of screenings and authoring of programme notes
Impact Six screenings in April 2016
Start Year 2016
 
Description Bangor University research seminar by Wyver, J. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of research seminar 'Television and the "theatrical" in early television drama' prompted questions and extensive discussion.

Increased awareness of topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description CAMRI seminar by Wrigley, A. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation 'Greek plays on British television: theatre, war, sex, education' prompted questions and discussion.

Increased awareness of topic among colleagues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description CalTech seminar by Wyver, J. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Led seminar on 'Stage to screen: filming Shakespeare plays for television' which prompted discussion and questions.

Increased awareness of topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Classical Association, Reading branch presentation by Wrigley, A. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation of paper 'Popular classics: ninety years of Greek drama on BBC radio and television' prompted questions and discussion.

Increased awareness of topic among peers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Greece in Translation conference paper by Wrigley, A. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation 'A modern Greek Electra on ITV (1962): languages of translation' prompted questions and discussion.

Increased awareness of topic among peers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Guardian article by Wyver, J. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Publication of Guardian article How TV fell out of love with George Bernard Shaw prompted online comments and follow-up queries.

Increased awareness of topic among general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/apr/30/george-bernard-shaw-reinvention-shakespeare-chekhov
 
Description Guest lecture by Wrigley, A., University of Reading 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Guest lecture titled 'Drama, War, Sex and Education: Greek Plays on British Television, 1958-1990', given to audience of researchers and general public, University of Reading, 25 January 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Illuminations blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Frequent contributions by Wyver, J. about Screenplays research to the well-respected blog of Illuminations Television.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
URL http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk/blog/
 
Description Lecture (RSC Summer School) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk illustrated with extracts to RSC Summer School; resulted in further invitations to speak including to Friends of the RSC, February 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Nottingham University seminar paper by Wrigley, A. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar paper 'Greek plays on British television, 1958-1990' prompted questions and discussion.

Increased awareness of and interest in topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Oxford University public discussion by Wyver, J. with Gregory Doran 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public discussion ''From RSC to BBC: re-conceiving two recent RSC productions' with Gregory Doran, RSC Artistic Director, prompted extensive discussion and questions.

Increased awareness of topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Participation by Wyver J in Access, Archives and Research workshop, BFI Southbank 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and involvement in debate at Archives, Access and Research public workshop, BFI Southbank, 22 February 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk/imagine/
 
Description Participation by Wyver, J. in Theatre on screen public workshop, Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Small focussed workshop across one day for general public interested in screen versions of classic plays, especially Greek drama; 30 April 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participation by Wyver, J. in panel about film as research, Birkbeck 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Public panel, Birkbeck, University of London, about film as research and the Screen plays research, 17 May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbk.ac.uk/culture/about-us/events/bbk-local?uid=33fcf14ae7b44ad5b439724233921edc
 
Description Presentation by Wrigley, A. to public Media History seminar, Institute of English Studies & Institute of Historical Research, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation by Wrigley, A. of talk 'BBC Radio as "a new and exciting means of education" in the Interwar Years', to the Media History seminar group, Institute of English Studies & Institute of Historical Research, London, 8 November 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://mediahistoryseminar.wordpress.com/tag/amanda-wrigley/
 
Description Public lecture by Wrigley, A., Lakeside Arts, Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture by Wrigley, A., to mixed group of general public and researchers at Lakeside Arts, Nottingham, March 2016. The title of the lecture was 'Theatre, War, Sex, Education: Greek Plays on British Television'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Screen Plays blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We have published an active and extensive blog since 2011, with many of the 200 articles written by Wrigley, A. and Wyver, J. This has attracted more than 85,000 page views and many comments.

The blog has attracted many comments from other researchers and audience members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014
URL http://screenplaystv.wordpress.com/
 
Description Shakespeare adaptations for British TV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Hour-long videotaped interview about theatre plays on British television for educational screening in Spain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk and screening of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959) to RSC Patrons and Friends 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 70 Friends and Patrons of the RSC attended a talk by John Wyver and associated screening of the 1959 US television recording of A Midsummer Night's Dream, with questions and discussions afterwards. RSC reported significant enthusiasm and interest to the extent that John Wyver has been asked to organise further screenings and talks for this audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Television - but not as we knew it 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation about theatre plays on television as part of a talk to industry conference "The Future of TV" held at the Tommy Flowers Institute, BT Ad Astral Park, Ipswich, 6-7 March 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UCLA presentation by Wyver, J. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation 'Filming Shakespeare's Julius Caesar for television' prompted questions and discussion

Increased awareness of topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description University of Westminster presentation by Wrigley, A. and Wyver, J. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation 'The start of Screen Plays: the BBC partnership agreement and television productions of Greek drama' prompted questions and discussion.

Increased awareness of topic among peers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Viewfinder article by Wrigley, A. and Wyver, J. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Publication of article 'Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television' led to a number of follow-up enquiries.

Increased awareness of project among peers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://bufvc.ac.uk/publications/viewfinder-archive/viewfinder-86
 
Description Wadham College lecture by Wyver, J. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture 'Stage to screen: filming Shakespeare plays for television' prompted questions and debate.

Increased awareness of topic amongst audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Whitstable Biennale talk by Wyver, J. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation 'Stage to screen: filming Shakespeare plays for television' prompted questions and discussion.

Increased awareness of topic amongst public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012