WorldCat Identities

Wyver, John

Works: 96 works in 214 publications in 3 languages and 5,460 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Made-for-TV movies  Televised plays  Documentary television programs  Television plays  Filmed plays 
Roles: Producer, Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Wyver
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production of Shakespeare's masterpiece from Britain's renowned Royal Shakespeare Company was filmed on location rather than in the theatre. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Dynamic, exciting, and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare's greatest play
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of the stage production which relocates the action to a nameless 20th-century underground facility, offering a parable of the quest for power in the modern world
The moving image : an international history of film, television, and video by John Wyver( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State of the art : ideas and images in the 1980s by Sandy Nairne( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of faith by John Mccarthy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 245 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
Richard II by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 194 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
Powerplays : Trevor Griffiths in television by Mike Poole( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vision on : film, television and the arts in Britain by John Wyver( Book )

9 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
Kenneth Clark : looking for civilisation by Kenneth Clark( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 143 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
Gloriana a film by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 133 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"--On container
American cinema by New York Center for Visual History( Visual )

in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic analysis of the American motion picture industry that combines rare archival film, key scenes from immortal movies, interviews with leading filmmakers and commentary from noted film scholars and critics
Harold Pinter art, truth & politics( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A] passionate and astonishing speech, which mixed moral vigour with forensic detail... This was a man delivering an attack on American foreign policy, and Britain's subscription to it, with a controlled anger and a deadly irony. And, paradoxically, it reminded us why Pinter is such a formidable dramatist. He used every weapon in his theatrical technique to reinforce his message. And, by the end, it was as if Pinter himself had been physically recharged by the moral duty to express his innermost feelings." - Michael Billington, The Guardian, December 2005. "Pinter's plays speak volumes between the lines - but bluntly stating his position as he does here, he speaks even more loudly with them. His speech is not just a major contribution to revealing the lies we're living under, but also an important new part towards understanding the man." - The Stage Online, December 2005. In late 2005 Harold Pinter videotaped a lecture on the occasion of the award to him of one of the most distinguished of honours, the Nobel Prize for Literature. His speech, delivered directly to camera, is a complex reflection on his own writing and an excoriating attack on the foreign policy of a "brutal, ruthless and scornful" United States. Harold Pinter reflects on the genesis of his 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. "Art, Truth & Politics" is a speech that made headlines around the world. It is an urgent and compelling appeal for us all as citizens to seek out and honour truth.--Kanopy
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 104 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
Signs of life( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 44 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
Julius Caesar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 43 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
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
The two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl.Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke's daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia. With friendship forgotten, the rivals' affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation. Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy. Simon is Associate Director of the Royal Court. His production of Strange Interlude recently played to critical acclaim at the National Theatre. This is the first time in 45 years that The Two Gentlemen of Verona has been performed in full production on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage"
William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth: Adaptation of the stage production which relocates the action to a nameless 20th-century underground facility, offering a parable of the quest for power in the modern world
Shakespeare's sonnets( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes readings of 154 sonnets written by William Shakespeare
An introduction to Islam art( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 32 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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