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VF93-cover-web-mediumViewfinder 93 was published in November 2013.

Contents of this issue:

A Warwick University team has been awarded an AHRC grant to put together the story of the contribution made to British Shakespeare by black and Asian theatre artists since 1930. Professor Anthony Howard provides an introduction.

Storytelling is a deeply intuitive way for us to communicate. Chris Thomson, Jisc Netskills, looks at the wider applications of this powerful technique in demonstrating impact within the education and public engagement sector.

BOB – BIGGER & BETTER            
The BUFVC’s BoB National service is taking a quantum leap forwards in terms of content and functionality as part of the Research Education Space (RES) initiative. Deborah Woods, the RES-BOB Project manager, outlines what to expect when the new version of the resource launches in January 2014.

The University of York has published a cross-disciplinary multimedia website detailing its staging of John Marston’s rarely produced comedy, The Dutch Courtesan. Professor Michael Cordner looks at its realisation

In 1987 Channel 4 broadcast the nine-part series, The Struggles for Poland. One of its parts is now available on DVD. The producer, Martin Smith, describes the long process of getting his documentary A DIFFERENT WORLD to home video.

A new AHRC-funded networking project aims to look at the growth of online delivery platforms for world cinema. Sian Barber and Stefano Baschiera, lecturers in film studies at Queen’s University Belfast, provide some context.


  • Michael Williams: The Sounds of the Silents in Britain edited by Julie Brown and Annette Davison
  • Dr Andrew Macaulay: THE BODY (DVD)
  • Dr Jane Thomas: TESS (DVD)
  • Dr Catherine Haworth: The Private Eye by Bran Nicol
  • Dr Stephen Forcer: CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER (DVD)
  • Josephine Botting: The Innocents by Christopher Frayling

Front Cover: Luke de Belder as Cocledemoy in The Dutch Courtesan – see article on page 12. (Image © Dr Ollie Jones / University of York)


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