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Wyver, John

Works: 110 works in 246 publications in 3 languages and 6,013 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Filmed plays  History  Television programs  Televised plays  Television plays  Historical television programs  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Producer, Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Wyver
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,208 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 )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic tragedy about the lust for power and its ultimate bloody consequences. Macbeth is a Scottish war hero whose insane ambition unleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth is then goaded by his lady into slaying King Duncan in order to assume the throne. He plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the unsteady crown on his head
The moving image : an international history of film, television, and video by John Wyver( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 537 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 281 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
Harold Pinter : art, truth & politics by Harold Pinter( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 235 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
Richard II by Robin Lough( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 235 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 186 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 180 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 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Director Gregory Doran's modern-dress Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company features David Tennant's thrilling, mercurial and often very funny performance. This visually sumptuous screen version, filmed on location with the original cast, captures the atmosphere and excitement of the critically acclaimed production" (container notes)
Kenneth Clark : looking for civilisation by Chris Stephens( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 162 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 135 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 Lilibet Foster( 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
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A television production of Shakespeare's play of tyranny and ambition presenting the Royal Shakespeare Company stage production
Sense and sensation : English culture in the 18th 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
Henry IV, part I. by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic tale of power, treachery and war, this is considered to be Shakespeares greatest historical saga
Love's labour's lost( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 57 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
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 56 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
Julius Caesar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 55 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 two gentlemen of Verona( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 55 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"
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