An Intimate and Intermedial Form: Early Television Shakespeare from the BBC, 1937-39

Wyver, J. 2016. An Intimate and Intermedial Form: Early Television Shakespeare from the BBC, 1937-39. in: Shakespeare Survey 69: Shakespeare and Rome Cambridge Cambridge University Press. pp. 347-360

Chapter titleAn Intimate and Intermedial Form: Early Television Shakespeare from the BBC, 1937-39
AuthorsWyver, J.
Abstract

Between February 1937 and April 1939 the fledgling BBC television service from Alexandra Palace broadcast more than twenty Shakespeare adaptations. Although no recordings exist of these transmissions, this chapter explores their surviving written traces. The article also outlines the production environment, cultural context and intermedial connections of interwar television Shakespeare.

KeywordsShakespeare, television, BBC, adaptation
Book titleShakespeare Survey 69: Shakespeare and Rome
Page range347-360
Year2016
PublisherCambridge University Press
File151122_Wyver_ShakespeareSurvey.pdf
Publication dates
Published06 Oct 2016
Place of publicationCambridge
ISBN9781107159068

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