Mike Poulton with Dr Eileen Pollard: Hilary Mantel and the Road to Wolf Hall

University at the Festival Running from
Last event: Wednesday 12 October 2016 at 4pm
  • Free, booking required

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  • Chester Town Hall
Mike Poulton

FREE EVENT BUT TICKET REQUIRED

Tapping into the wealth of knowledge that resides in the University of Chester, our annual University at the Festival strand gives lecturers the chance to share their expertise with new audiences. This year, the mix of subjects is more diverse than ever, including the significance of a single month in 1871, Hilary Mantel’s work and a new manifesto for French leftists. These talks are free, unique and always fascinating.

If you enjoyed the recent BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall, but have struggled reading the Hilary Mantel novel it is based upon, then this talk is for you! In conversation with Mike Poulton, who adapted Mantel’s Booker prize-winning novels for the RSC stage production, Dr Eileen Pollard will discuss key dramatic moments in both the BBC and RSC adaptations by considering the relationship between these scenes and the original text and the very different challenges of the two mediums for the leading actors, Ben Miles and Mark Rylance, respectively. For those who are fans of Mantel’s work, this will prove an event not to be missed.

Duration

Approx 60 mins

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