Led by Dr Mark Taylor-Batty from the Workshop Theatre in the School of English at the University of Leeds, with co-investigators Professor Jonathan Bignell (Reading) and Professor Graham Saunders (Birmingham), and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the project (Pinter Histories and Legacies: The Impact of Harold Pinter’s Work on the Development of British Stage and Screen) aims to trace, chart, archive and contextualise every professional production of Harold Pinter’s plays in the UK since 1957 and through to 2017. The work of the history of stagings of Pinter’s work will be carried out by two research fellows at Leeds and Birmingham, Dr Basil Chiasson and Dr Catriona Fallow, co-ordinated by Mark Taylor-Batty and Graham Saunders.The complementary and integrated survey of original broadcasts and significant revivals of his work for television and radio, and his activities in the film industry will be co-ordinated by Professor Bignell and two other postdocotoral researchers (in a job-share) at the University of Reading, Dr Amanda Wrigley and Dr Billy Smart. This combined material will all be captured within a database which will be made available to the wider research community and the public once it is complete by 2020.
Header: Monologue and Being Harold Pinter, Workshop Theatre, Leeds, 2007. Tomaž Onič.
Featured image: Harold Pinter’s studio, Summer 2004. Mark Taylor-Batty (Click to view full size)
Bottom: Harold Pinter, televised Nobel Prize acceptance speech, 2005, labelled for noncommercial re-use.
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