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  • Media Screen Round-up July 2017

    The monthly round-up of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research and published at Learning on Screen by Andrew Ormsby. This month the selection takes in Vera Lynn, nostaligia in contemporary screen adaptations of Shakespeare, South Korean baseball movies, women in  prison, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, screen tests 1915-30, combat […]

  • Media Screen Round-up March 2017

    The monthly round-up of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research and published at Learning on Screen by Andrew Ormsby. A special issue of Cahiers victoriens et édouardiens focuses on  New Perspectives on Film Adaptations of 19th–Century Novels and Short Stories . The issue looks at film adaptations of Victorian […]

  • Shakespeare 400

    The BBC continues its wealth of programming to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.  On 8 May BBC Radio 3 broadcasts a new production of King Lear with Ian McDiarmid in the title role; Upstart Crow (9 May BBC2), a sitcom written by Ben Elton and David Mitchell, sees Mitchell playing Shakespeare in a raucous […]

  • Shakespeare database – top ten viewed records

    It’s Shakespeare Week, so all this week organisations up and down the nation are celebrating the life, work and legacy of the Bard. At the BUFVC, one of our services is the International Database of Shakespeare on Film, Television and Radio, the authoritative online resource of Shakespeare-related content in film, radio, television, home video release and podcasts, […]

  • Shakespeare on Moving Image Gateway

    This Gateway includes nearly 1,900 websites relating to moving image and sound materials. These have been subdivided into over 40 subject areas. To suggest new entries or amendments, please contact us by email or telephone. BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource The site contains hundreds of television and radio programmes from the BBC’s Shakespeare collection, as well […]

  • Shakespeare 400

    In the past week both the BBC and the BFI have hosted press launches to promote their 2016 programming initiatives to mark 400 years since Shakespeare’s death. Further details can be found at the BFI’s homepage here and on the BBC’s website, here.

  • Globe Puts Shakespeare Shorts on Big Screen

    Short film versions of Shakespeare’s 37 plays are to be shown on giant screens next year to mark the 400th anniversary of his death. Actors are being dispatched around the world to film their lines on locations where the plays are set. Fans of the bard can expect to see Cleopatra in Egypt, Julius Caesar […]

  • Ian McKellen Presents Shakespeare on Screen at the BFI

    The BFI has announced that Ian McKellen will be spearheading the BFI’s Shakespeare on Film programme from April 2016, full details of which will be announced in January 2016. The news was released by the British Council and the GREAT Britain campaign as part of Shakespeare Lives, a global programme celebrating Shakespeare’s work and influence […]

  • RSC Shakespeare on Screen

    To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death throughout January 2016 the Barbican cinema, London is screening a season of Shakespeare on film and television performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.  Performances include  Ian McKellen as Macbeth, Vanessa Redgrave as Rosalind and Peter Hall’s 1965 production of The Wars of the Roses. The films are […]

  • Shakespeare on Globe Player

    Three new Shakespeare productions from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s 2013 Season of Plenty are now available on Globe Player: The Tempest (Roger Allam as Prospero, directed by Jeremy Herrin) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Michelle Terry as Hippolyta/Titania, directed by Dominic Dromgoole) Macbeth (Joseph Millson and Samantha Spiro as the Macbeths, directed by Eve Best) Each title […]