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...In Twelfth Night and As You Like It, actress Joely Richardson investigates (with a major contribution from her mother, Vanessa Redgrave) the legacy of the two great comedies and the great comic heroines created by Shakespeare in those...

‘Honour, decorum, prudence’: the novel and its reputation

Deborah Cartmell

Deborah Cartmell is Professor of English, De Montfort University, UK. Her recent publications include Adaptations in the Sound Era: 1927-3, Teaching Adaptations, ed. and A Companion to Literature, Film and Adaptation. She is co-editor and founder of the international journals, Adaptation and Shakespeare and series editor of the Bloomsbury Adaptation Histories. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptations Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice : The Relationship between Text and Film

Methuen Drama, 2010

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...The quality of Austen’s writing is usefully summarised by Lady Catherine de Bourgh in her pronouncement on how Elizabeth ought to behave: with ‘honour, decorum, prudence’ and it has long been the norm to read Austen adaptations...

A Second Starburst: TV Mini-Series 1999–2007

Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson is Visiting Professor at the University of London (CSSD) and Emeritus Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University where he was Professor of Theatre and Television Drama until 2010. His other publications include State of Play: contemporary “High-end” TV drama and the co-edited Mapping Intermediality in Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephen Poliakoff : On Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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...Stephen Poliakoff’s work is now better known than it has ever been courtesy of his remarkable output for television, beginning with Shooting the Past (1999) and followed in quick succession by Perfect Strangers (2001) and The Lost Prince...

Notes for First Time Astronauts

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Tom Wells

~playauthor~Written by~ Tom Wells

Nick Hern Books, 2010

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Acts: 1

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...A comic monologue from Tom Wells warning of the perils of self-abuse in zero gravity conditions. Our unnamed male narrator is about to take off into space as the cameraman on board a rocket to the moon. However...

Seven Jewish Children

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Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 2009

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Scenes: 7

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...Caryl Churchill's Seven Jewish Children is a short play written in response to the volatile political situation in Gaza in January 2009. The play was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 6 February 2009, following...
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...How different would the world have looked had the Nazis been the first to build an atomic bomb? Werner Heisenberg, one of Hitler's lead nuclear scientists, famously and mysteriously met in Copenhagen with his colleague and mentor, Niels...
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...In this surprisingly modern psychological portrait, a prosperous Edwardian family is torn apart when young Edward Voysey discovers that his family’s wealth was obtained through three generations of deceit and theft. A captivating study...
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...Age recommendation: 9+ Recorded through National Theatre Live on 22nd January, 2015. It's a dark and stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet...
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...As conditions deteriorated in Germany in the 1930s, many Jews tried in vain to escape. But thanks to a British humanitarian effort, about 10,000 Jewish children from Germany and neighboring countries were relocated to live with families...
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...Age recommendation: 7+ Recorded through National Theatre Live on 10th June, 2017 as a co-production with Bristol Old Vic Theatre. All children grow up, except one. When Peter Pan loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him reattach it....