Screen Plays – Project Team
John Wyver, Principal Investigator
The Principal Investigator for Screen Plays is John Wyver, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Westminster, and a writer and producer with Illuminations. Among the television adaptations of stage plays that he has produced for television are Hamlet, 2009, Macbeth, 2010 and Julius Caesar, 2012. He is Director, Screen Productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and he produces the RSC Live from Stratford-upon-Avon cinema broadcasts.
Amanda Wrigley, Research Fellow
The Research Fellow on the project is Amanda Wrigley, a cultural historian, based at the University of Westminster, who specialises in radio and television adaptations of dramatic and literary forms, with particular interests in adaptation processes, storytelling modes, audience engagement and the formal and informal educational roles of mass media in the middle decades of the twentieth century. Her second monograph, Greece on Air: Engagements with Ancient Greece on BBC Radio, 1920s-1960s, was published by OUP in 2015; she is currently writing Greece on Screen: Greek Plays on British Television.