The School of Communication and Arts and the UQ node of  ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800) present the 2016 Lloyd Davis Postgraduate Masterclass:




Live cinema broadcasts and recordings released on DVD and online are significantly enhancing the availability of a range of productions of most of Shakespeare’s plays. But the critical discussion of the form to date has been undertaken largely in conceptual and contextual terms.

John Wyver's interest in this class is to develop close readings of a short passage from Henry V in the 2015 RSC and 2012 Shakespeare’s Globe ‘live’ productions, and to compare the treatment in these with the same passage in British television productions of the play from 1957, 1979 and The Hollow Crown series in 2012, as well as the wellknown films directed by Laurence Olivier in 1944 and Kenneth Branagh in 1989. In doing so, he hope to start developing an understanding of the specific screen languages and poetics of live cinema productions.


DATE: Wednesday 7 September 2016

TIME: 10:30am-12:30pm, with morning tea served from 10:00am.

VENUE: Room 471, Global Change Institute (Building 20), The University of Queensland, St Lucia.

All welcome, but spaces are limited. For the full flyer and details please click here.

RSVP to by Friday 2 September 2016


About 2016 Lloyd Davis Memorial Fellowship

The 2016 Lloyd Davis Visiting Fellow is Professor John Wyver from University of Westminster, UK.

5th-9th September

Professor Wyver will deliver a masterclass for RHD and Postgraduate Coursework students as well as a public lecture.
Public Lecture: 6th September 2016, 6pm - Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14)


Professor John Wyver
Professor John Wyver

John Wyver is a writer and producer with Illuminations, a Media Associate with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Westminster. He has produced and directed numerous performance films and documentaries about the arts, and his work has been honoured with a BAFTA, an International Emmy, and a Peabody Award.


John has produced three performance films for television with the RSC: Macbeth (2000), with Antony Sher and Harriet Walter; Hamlet (2009), with David Tennant; and Julius Caesar (2012). He also produced Gloriana, a Film (1999), directed by Phyllida Lloyd, and Macbeth (2010), directed by Rupert Goold. In 2013, he produced the RSC’s first live-to-cinema broadcast, Richard II Live from Stratford-upon-Avon, and is currently advising the RSC on its broadcasting strategy.


He has written extensively on the history of documentary film, early television, and digital culture, and at the University of Westminster is Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded research project Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television. He is the author of Vision On: Film, Television and the Arts in Britain (2007). He blogs regularly at the Illuminations website (, and tweets as @Illuminations.




The events associated with this fellowship are a part of "The Delighted Spirit: Shakespeare at UQ 2016" suite of events to mark the 400-year history of one of the richest and most dynamic bodies of imaginative writing ever produced: the works of William Shakespeare (1564-1616). For more events see here.






Global Change Institute (#20)
Room 471