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Wyver, John

Works: 109 works in 273 publications in 3 languages and 6,549 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Made-for-TV movies  Filmed plays  Televised plays  Television plays  Television programs  Educational films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Director, Contributor, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Wyver
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,402 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
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of ambition, murder, madness and revenge
The moving image : an international history of film, television, and video by John Wyver( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at a selection of paintings, sculpture, and photographs of the past decade and discusses themes and issues in modern art
Harold Pinter : art, truth and politics by Harold Pinter( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 278 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
Art of faith by John McCarthy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 276 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
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Warner's controversial production of Shakespeare's Richard II from the National Theater, London, one of the defining Shakespearean of our time, has been adapted for this special television-studio recording
Powerplays : Trevor Griffiths in television by Mike Poole( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2007 in English and Italian and held by 182 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 Chris Stephens( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 171 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--
Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes readings of 154 sonnets written by William Shakespeare
Gloriana by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 139 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
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
Henry V( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobiliy and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite his country."--Container
Sense and sensation : English culture in the eighteenth century by John Brewer( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2012 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
Hamlet : the Royal Shakespeare Company Production Starring David Tennant by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 92 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
The two gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 88 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"
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this production, Lucian Msamati makes theatrical history as the first black actor to ever play Iago at the Royal Shakespeare Company
Much ado about nothing, or, Love's labour's won by Royal Shakespeare Company( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers returns from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own rather more combative courtship
The first part of King Henry the Fourth with the life and death of Henry surnamed Hotspur by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic tale of power, treachery and war, this is considered to be Shakespeares greatest historical saga
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