Judith E Wilson Lectures – 1957 to 2000

1957-58Sir Tyrone GuthrieThe Illusion of IllusionD
1858-59Mr Louis MacNeiceLyric into DramaD
1959-60Mr Peter HallThe Actor's Use of his TextD
1960-61Dr Glynne WickhamPoets, Dramatists and PlaymakersD/P
1961-62Dr Denis DonoghueModern Drama and the Life of DialogueD
1962-63Mr John BartonThe Modern Actor and the Speaking of Shakespeare's VerseD/P
1963-64Mr Robert SpeaightShakespeare's use of SoliloquyP
1964-65Mr John ArdenThe Didactic DramaD
1965-66Mr E Martin Browne
(assisted by Henzie Raeburn)
The making of T S Eliot's The Cocktail Party (with readings)D/P
1966-67Miss Ann JellicoeSome Unconscious Influences in the TheatreD
1967-68Mr Tony ChurchThe Return of the Actor-ManagerD
1968-69Mr Bamber GascoingeSome Seventeenth-Century SpectacularsD
1969-70Dame Edith EvansA Poetry ReadingP
1970-71M Jean Jacquot'What's Hecuba to us?'P
1971-72Mr Terry HandsShakespeare: the Word and the StageD
1972-73Prof Joseph KermanOpera as DramaD
1973-74Mr Tony RobertsonA Play's the ThingD
1974-75Mr C Walter HodgesVirtuous Fabrick: an argument for re-constructing the Globe PlayhouseD
1975-76Mr Edward BondHow to Write SomethingD
1976-77Prof J R Northam'On a firm foundation' - translating IbsenD
1977-78Mr Trevor GriffithsWriting for and against TelevisionD
1978-79Miss Jane HowellTowards a Popular TheatreD
1978-79Mr Seamus HeaneyA Near Myth: Reflections on the Irish Literary RevivalD/P
1979-80Mr Prof Geoffrey Hill'What Devil has got into John Ransom'P
1980-81Prof Dr Robert WeimannComic Versions of Utopia in
1980-81Rev R S ThomasMan & PoetP
1980-81Mr Jon SilkinIsaac Rosenberg: the particularist
1981-82Mr B TrukanSome Aspects of Teaching Theatre East-WestD
1981-82Mr P RedgroveThe Witch Who Loves Us: Peter Redgrove reads and reflects on his recent poetry.P
1982-83Mr Michael LongleyThe Stereophonic Nightmare.D
1983-84Mr Mike AlfredsWhat the theatre isn't: getting down to basics.D
1983-84Prof E MorganRecyclilng, Mosaic and Collage in PoetryP
1984-85Prof Andrew GurrShakespeare's Globe: audiences then and now.D
1984-85Dr Sorley MacleanExtremes in Scottish Gaelic PoetryP
1985-86Mr Michael PenningtonThe Interim is MineD
1985-86Mr James FentonPoets, War Poets and WarP
1986-87Mr John LahrClowning and RevengeD
1986-87Mr A ThwaiteUsing the past: Contemporary poets and HistoryP
1987-88Mr John WilletBrecht at the End of the CenturyD
1987-88Mr Douglas DunnLanguage and Liberty: Scottish Poets in the Twentieth CenturyP
1988-89Mr Michael SchmidtThe Common ReaderP
1988-89Prof Muriel BradbrookThe Rose TheatreD
1989-90No Judith E Wilson Lectures
1990-91Prof Seamus DeaneSlouching Towards Bethlehem, reading Modernist poemsP
1990-91Mr John Peter.Plato, the text, and the overnight criticD
1991-92Griff Rhys JonesPlaying ComedyD
1991-92Prof Donald DaviePoetry and Christian DoctrineP
1992-93Prof C MiddletonOn the Mental ImageP
1993-94Mr Tom PhillipsThe Writing on the WallD/P
1994-95Mr Douglas OliverPoetry's Subject A Commentary and PerformanceP
1994-95Ms Fiona ShawShe who plays the KingD
1995-96Mr John FuegiHow to make women writers disappear: a user's manualD
1996-97Ms Janet SuzmanSouth Africa in 'Othello'D
1997Mr Ariel DorfmanFrom Santiago to Broadway - The Dilemmas of Writing Political Drama in a Globalized World.D
1998Eaven Boland'The Lost Poet'P
1999No Judith E Wilson Lectures
2000Nicholas HytnerWhat Makes Theatre TheatreD