Join some of the creative minds behind Royal Opera House productions as they discuss how the immortal works of William Shakespeare have been adapted for the stage.
To mark the 200-year anniversary of Jane Austen's death, renowned Austen scholar Kathryn Sutherland joins the BBC’s Henrietta Foster and Robert Seatter to discuss highlights from
the BBC archive.
This event took place on 19 May 2017 at the British Academy. It is part of the British Academy's Literature Week 2017.
From stage and screen adaptations through to artwork inspired by literary classics, this event explores the diverse ways in which literature continues to be adapted and transformed for new audiences.
It features talks from Royal Society of Literature Fellows, Helen Edmundson, Deborah Moggach and Timberlake Wertenbaker.
Find out more: www.britac.ac.uk/events/off-the-page
Author of the bestselling Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups books, Bruno Vincent, explains how the series came about. In this talk he will explore the challenges, both administrative and creative, of writing amusing and relevant new books in a series that is seventy five years old.
Canadian theatre producer Adam Blanshay gives an insight into the process of bringing well-known stories to the stage. Following his talk, West End star Rosalie Craig will entertain with several songs from the acclaimed musical The Light Princess.
Join our panel as they discuss the positive shift in sales and attitudes towards translated literature, current industry challenges, and their hopes for the years ahead.
In the first-ever screen adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel, Paul Thomas Anderson creates a paranoid yet beguiling atmosphere, riffing on Los Angeles private eye mythology in a fictitious 1970s beach setting.
This walking tour will take you into Spitalfields of the 1890s through the eyes of novelist Israel Zangwill, author of the Victorian bestseller Children of the Ghetto.