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Drama Lecturer to Contribute to BFI Event

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Drama Lecturer to Contribute to BFI Event

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Dr Michelle Paull, Senior Drama Lecturer at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, is one of the guest speakers that will appear at the British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank Edwardian Drama on the Small Screen event on Friday 23rd May. The symposium is part of a research project led by Research Fellows at the University of Westminster, John Wyver and Amanda Wrigley, and the BFI to re-examine Edwardian Drama that was presented on TV in the 1960s and the issues raised by the productions. The half-day event will consist of speakers from the University of Westminster, the University of Reading and Royal Holloway, as well as an interview with director Robert Knights and a screening of John Galsworthy’s Strife. Dr Paull will talk about Rudolph Cartier's 1969 adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 1895 play An Ideal Husband for the BBC, examining whether the changes made were influenced by the growing feminist movement in the UK at that time. Speaking on the significance of the event, Dr Paull said, “So many of the TV adaptations of plays from this period have been unjustly neglected and the BFI series brings them back to life and public knowledge again, showing how modern and fresh they still remain.” The symposium will take place from 1pm and is free, but as seats are limited it is advised that you book your place by emailing amanda.wrigley@gmail.com. Tickets for the film screening of Strife start from £8.15, more information can be found on the website.
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