In this Q&A session John Wyver, Jason Jacobs and Frances Bonner will explore television’s longstanding interest in live broadcasts particularly of arts and culture programs. It will cover the aesthetic interest of the live form—a topic which has received very little attention to date. The session will also cover the ways in which changing ways of visualising, producing and accessing  performing arts events are connecting with audiences and bringing new audiences to and creating new excitement among producers for these ‘broadcasts’. With cinemas now becoming a venue for the dissemination of these live events there will be some discussion about what it means to realise these events on the large screen in a high definition television environment.  Jason and Frances will also speak to aspects of his career in television and his research on the arts on television. 

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 (www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk), 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.

 

 

 

 

Venue

Level 4, Forgan Smith Building (#1)
Room: 
IASH Seminar Room