Judith Buchanan is Professor of Film and Literature and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of York and Director of Silents Now. She is the author of many works on Shakespeare performance history and on silent cinema, including the definitive book on silent Shakespeare films, Shakespeare on Film: An Excellent Dumb Discourse (2009). She contributed the expert voice-over commentaries to the British Film Institute’s DVD releases Silent Shakespeare and Play On! Shakespeare in Silent Film and co-wrote the screenplay for the recently released British feature film of Macbeth. She is currently co-writing a book on live broadcast theatre in collaboration with John Wyver, Director of Screen Productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Judith will introduce Hamlet at Hyde Park Picture House on May 20th.