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Wyver, John

Overview
Works: 87 works in 185 publications in 3 languages and 4,775 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Television plays  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Wyver
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Called "the greatest Hamlet of his generation" by Guardian reviewer Robert McCrum, Scottish actor David Tennant headlines this edgy film version of the acclaimed 2008 Royal Shakespeare Company stage production. Tennant is supported by a host of gifted players--including the impeccable Patrick Stewart as Claudius and Oliver Ford Davies in an astonishing performance as a doddering yet strangely leonine Polonius. Modern costumes, shrewd textual abridgements, and a recurring motif of high-tech video surveillance all connect the play to 21st-century anxieties, but these attributes in no way eclipse Tennant's forceful mixture of rage, sorrow, and manic humor
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A television production of Shakespeare's play of tyranny and ambition presenting the Royal Shakespeare Company stage production
The moving image : an international history of film, television, and video by John Wyver( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
State of the art : ideas and images in the 1980s by Sandy Nairne( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art of faith by John Mccarthy( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveals "outstanding examples of the art and architecture of Judaism, Christianity and Islam ... filmed in twenty-seven key locations in eighteen countries"--Container
Powerplays : Trevor Griffiths in television by Mike Poole( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vision on : film, television and the arts in Britain by John Wyver( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and Italian and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Vision On' illuminates the vanguard role the arts have played in the proud history of British public broadcasting, and attempts to locate the place of arts broadcasting in today's multi-channel, multi-media world
Richard II by William Shakespeare( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years" -- Container
Gloriana a film by Benjamin Britten( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Phyllida Lloyd's adaptation for film of the opera which Benjamin Britten wrote for the celebrations of the Queen's coronation in 1953, based on the Opera North revival of a work now recognized to be one of the composer's great achievements"--Container
Sense and sensation English culture in the eighteenth century by John Brewer( Visual )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presented by the historian John Brewer, the program explores the arts in eighteenth-century London and depicts prints and paintings, along with artful reenactments of London cultural life. The program considers the world of commerce and celebrity in which Georgian culture was created--a world with many parallels to today. Brewer tells the interesting stories of entrepreneur Jonathan Tyers and his Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens; literature, gallery, and theater aficionado Anna Larpent; Sir Joshua Reynolds and the Royal Academy exhibits of paintings; thespian legend David Garrick; Samuel Johnson and his Literary Club; and John Gay and The Beggar's Opera
Kenneth Clark : looking for civilisation by Chris Stephens( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art historian, collector, museum director and broadcaster, Kenneth Clark was one of the leading cultural figures in Britain in the midtwentieth century. Accompanying a major exhibition, this book considers all aspects of his life and work, including his television career that climaxed in the landmark series 'Civilisation'. Particular emphasis is placed on Clark's support of, and influence upon, the art of his time. As director of the National Gallery he oversaw the relocation of the collection during the Second World War. He chaired the pioneering War Artists Advisory Committee, and persauded the government not to conscript artists - Henry Moore was one such artist who greatly benefited from Clark's support. After the war he resigned his directorship to concentrate on writing, in 1954 was co-founder of the broadcasting company that was to become ITV, and chaired the Arts Council from 1955 to 1960. A passionate advocate of art being made accessible to all, in 1969 Clark wrote and presented 'Civilisation' for the BBC, distilling the history of Western philosophy, culture and art into thirteen groundbreaking episodes. After a period of neglect, there is now considerable interest in Clark among academics, publishers and broadcasters. As well as providing new research and information on Clark, the book is a significant intervention into histories of modern British art
Harold Pinter art, truth & politics ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2005 Harold Pinter, unable to attend the ceremonies, videotaped a lecture on the occasion of his reception of the Nobel Prize for Literature. His speech is a complex reflection on his own writing and an excoriating attack on the foreign policy of a "brutal, ruthless and scornful" United States. He also reflects on the genesis of this plays "The Homecoming" and "Old times;" on the problems of political theatre; on the tragedy of American actions in Nicaragua; on the invasion of Iraq and on other crimes by the United States in the past half century
The private lives of Pompeii ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using a mixture of lavish dramatisations, computer graphic environments and the guidance of leading experts, The private lives of Pompeii offers a unique look at the people who lived and died there, their hopes, fears, rivalries and loves. The video explores life in Pompeii between the devastating earthquake of 62 AD and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that buried the town, through the stories of fictionalised characters and events rigorously grounded in historical fact
Shakespeare's sonnets ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes readings of 154 sonnets written by William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A fast-moving thriller about a struggle for democracy, William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is also a love story between two men united by an explosive act of political violence. Based on the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed stage production, Gregory Doran's film for BBC Television sets the action in post-independence Africa. With echos of the recent overthrow of dictators during the 'Arab Spring', the production explores the implications of political assassination and the unpredictability of its aftermath." -- Container
Signs of life ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If you landed on another planet to search for life, what would you look for? Would it be the familiar, warm throbbing biological stuff of life on earth? A new breed of scientist says no. What's more, they claim to be able to make life themselves. It feeds, multiplies and evolves on its own - inside computers. Like computer viruses, these new signs of life are powerful, but also startling and beautiful
Islamic art at the V & A ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes two films, The Making of the Jameel Gallery and An Introduction to Islamic Art
Art, truth & politics ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2005 Harold Pinter, unable to attend the ceremonies, videotaped a lecture on the occasion of his reception of the Nobel Prize for Literature. His speech is a complex reflection on his own writing and an excoriating attack on the foreign policy of a "brutal, ruthless and scornful" United States. He also reflects on the genesis of this plays "The Homecoming" and "Old times;" on the problems of political theatre; on the tragedy of American actions in Nicaragua; on the invasion of Iraq and on other crimes by the United States in the past half century
William Shakespeare ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In search of Shakespeare; William Shakespeare is arguably the most famous dramatist in history. His many works are still widely read and performed almost 400 years after his death and his stories resonate as much today as they did in Elizabethan times
An introduction to Islam art ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
London's Victoria and Albert Museum contains one of the finest collections of Islamic art in Europe or America. This program highlights the beauty and complexity of the Jameel collection; it also enables viewers to closely examine individual pieces
 
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