Category Archives: Adaptations

Bright Younger People

In yesterday’s Mail on Sunday, Toby Young writes about his days at Oxford in the 1980s, energized to do so by a new book out later this week by Dafydd Jones. This is entitled Oxford, The Last Hurrah. The US … Continue reading

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Castle Howard’s Brideshead Webinar on YouTube

The webinar produced by Castle Howard on the 75th anniversary of Brideshead Revisited’s publication (28 May 2020) has been posted on YouTube. This is entitled “Castle Howard and Brideshead: Fact, Fiction and In-Between” and is presented by Chris Ridgway, Castle … Continue reading

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Brideshead @ 75: The Economist and The Tablet

–The current issue of The Economist includes in its Arts section an article entitled “The Flyte club.” This is the magazine’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the publication of Brideshead in 1945. After a brief survey of the somewhat … Continue reading

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Brideshead @ 75: Castle Howard, The Spectator, BBC

Today is the 75th anniversary of the first book publication of Brideshead Revisited. Chapman & Hall and the Book Society jointly issued the book in London on 28 May 1945. The occasion has been marked in several recent events: –Castle … Continue reading

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Online Waugh Events: NYPL and Others

–The New York Public Library has announced an online event next week. This will be part of their series Avant-Garde Reading Room. Here are the details from their website: Please join us online for our short story discussion on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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BBC to Rebroadcast Brideshead Radio Series

BBC has announced their rebroadcast of the radio version of Brideshead Revisited. This is in the adaptation by Jeremy Front and will appear over four episodes beginning next Monday, 25 May at 1000a on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Each episode … Continue reading

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Brideshead Webinar Scheduled for 28 May

Castle Howard has announced a webinar to be conducted via Twitter on Thursday, 28 May. Here’s the text of the announcement: The 28th May will mark the 75th Anniversary of the first publication of Brideshead Revisited.¬†Our Curator will run a … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh and “Sylvia Scarlett”

The Turner Classic Movies channel will tomorrow broadcast the 1935 George Cukor adaptation of Compton MacKenzie’s 1918 novel The Early Life and Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett. Waugh came close to adapting the screenplay for the film. According to TCM’s notes … Continue reading

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V-E Day Roundup

–As the observance of the 75th anniversary of V-E Day approaches, the Daily Mail has posted in a slide show a collection of 1945 events that seemed to presage a return to a social system where class status was again … Continue reading

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A Handful of Dust on BBC Radio 4

The BBC will rebroadcast a 1996 two-hour adaptation of Waugh’s 1934 novel A Handful of Dust. According to the Daily Mail Weekend Magazine radio listings: The critics gave the thumbs down to this Evelyn Waugh novel when it was published … Continue reading

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