Video: ‘Just write it, I’ll make it work’ – King George III through the eyes of Alan Bennett & Nicholas Hytner

‘Just write it, I’ll make it work’: King George III through the eyes of Alan Bennett & Nicholas Hytner

Arts and Humanities Festival at King’s College London, October 2016.

A talk give on Monday 10 October 2016 in  the Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s Building, Strand Campus as part of the Arts and Humanities Festival.

The opening event of 2016’s Arts & Humanities Festival, “Play”, explored King George III through the eyes of Alan Bennett and Nicholas Hytner, in a talk chaired by Professor Alan Read. They discuss researching archives to write The Madness of King George, the challenges of translating an acclaimed stage show to a multi-award winning film, and how they see George III.

Their collaboration as playwright and director started 25 years ago with Bennett’s adaptation of The Wind in the Willows for the National Theatre, and was quickly followed by The Madness of King George III, which was their first stage to film production. Here, we explore their mutually inspired confidence and remarkable collaboration.

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