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Wyver, John

Overview
Works: 90 works in 222 publications in 3 languages and 5,598 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Filmed plays  Televised plays  History  Television plays  Television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Televised performances 
Roles: Producer, Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Wyver
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,176 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 Hamlet (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." --Kanopy website
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,059 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 )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 534 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 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of faith by John Mccarthy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 249 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
Richard II by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 211 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 )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 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 178 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 165 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
Harold Pinter : art, truth and politics by Harold Pinter( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 159 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
Kenneth Clark : looking for civilisation by Chris Stephens( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 150 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 )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 134 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"
American cinema by New York Center for Visual History( Visual )

in English and held by 128 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
Sense and sensation English culture in the eighteenth century by John Brewer( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 106 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death
Henry IV, part 1 by William Shakespeare( Visual )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic tale of power, treachery and war, this is considered to be Shakespeare's greatest historical saga
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A television production of Shakespeare's play of tyranny and ambition presenting the Royal Shakespeare Company stage production
The two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 51 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"--www.rsc.org.uk
An introduction to Islam art( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 49 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
Julius Caesar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 44 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
 
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