Registration is now open for 'Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End: Modernism and the First World War', 27-29 September 2012 at the Institute of English Studies, University of London.
Highlights of the conference programme include:
To download the full conference programme and to register visit: http://fordmadoxford-conference.weebly.com/registration-and-programme.html
Source: The Telegraph. Posted on 18 Feb 2012. By Serena Davies.
'The BBC has released the first image from their upcoming period drama blockbuster, Parade’s End. The series, a co-production with US cable TV network HBO, will premiere on BBC Two later this year and has been scripted by Sir Tom Stoppard, the playwright. It promises to be one of the highlights of the 2012 schedules.
The picture shows the drama’s two leads, rising stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, War Horse) and Sir Peter Hall’s daughter Rebecca (Vicky Cristina Barcelona). They play the troubled married couple Christopher and Sylvia Tietjens who are at the heart of Ford Madox Ford’s complex 1920s masterpiece.
His four-part novel is set in England and on the Western Front during the First World War and chronicles the twilight of the Edwardian era.
Sir Tom Stoppard has been lured back to television after an absence of 20 years to write the screenplay of Ford’s book. The director is Susanna White, who also made TV’s acclaimed Generation Kill, Bleak House and Jane Eyre; the series is produced by Mammoth Screen (Lost in Austen, Wuthering Heights).
Parade's End's supporting cast reads like a roll call of pedigree British acting talent and pays testament to the pulling power of Stoppard’s name when it is attached to a project. The other actors taking part include Roger Allam, Anne-Marie Duff, Rupert Everett, Stephen Graham, Clare Higgins, Janet McTeer and Miranda Richardson.'
Ford Society Chair Sara Haslam, FMF Biographer Alan Judd and Edwardian golfers on the Parade's End set:
Shooting the first meeting:
The following links are all to articles and websites either discussing or mentioning Parade's End. Of particular interest is the youtube interview with Tom Stoppard and David Parfitt. With thanks to the members of the Ford Madox Fordies facebook group for their posts.
The BBC has announced details of the cast for Sir Tom Stoppard's adaptation of Ford Madox Ford's tetralogy of First World War novels, Parade's End.
First published as Some Do Not . . . (1924), No More Parades (1925), A Man Could Stand Up– (1926) and Last Post (1928), Parade’s End tells the story of Christopher Tietjens, who will be played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the forthcoming miniseries. Rebecca Hall is to play Tietjens' beautiful but cruel wife Sylvia, and Valentine Wannop, the young suffragette with whom Tietjens falls in love, will be played by Adelaide Clemens. Other cast-members include Roger Allam, Anne-Marie Duff, Rupert Everett, Stephen Graham, Clare Higgins, Janet McTeer, Miranda Richardson, Freddie Fox, Jack Huston, Tom Mison, Geoffrey Palmer, Jamie Parker and Steven Robertson.
Read the full BBC press release here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2011/09_september/19/parade.shtml
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