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Wyver, John

Works: 95 works in 239 publications in 3 languages and 5,908 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Filmed plays  Television adaptations  History  Televised performances  Made-for-TV movies  Television plays  Interviews  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Wyver
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 )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of faith( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 285 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"--Original container
Harold Pinter : art, truth & politics by Harold Pinter( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 217 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
Powerplays : Trevor Griffiths in television by Mike Poole( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 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 181 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2008, the UK's eminent Royal Shakespeare Company brought Hamlet - Shakespeare's most famous and perhaps most influential play - back to the stage, spoken in verse but with contemporary dress and David Tennant in the eponymous role. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted either the level of interest of the near-unanimously positive reviews. Tennant's interpretation was recognised as defining the role for a generation and Patrick Stewart - playing Claudius - as a performance of great depth and complexity. In this specially-shot screen version of the stage play (filmed on location rather than in the theatre), Tennant and Stewart reprise their roles. Dynamic, exciting and contemporary, it brings Shakespeare's greatest play to a far wider audience than ever before."--Container
Kenneth Clark : looking for civilisation by Chris Stephens( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 155 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
Sense and sensation : English culture in the 18th century by John Brewer( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 105 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
Julius Caesar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 49 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
Love's labour's lost( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve
The private lives of Pompeii( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 42 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
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