Friday 9 October 2015, 7.00PM
Speaker(s): Michael Billington
Which are the 101 Greatest Plays?
Michael Billington is the Guardian’s long-established theatre critics and the highly acclaimed biographer of Harold Pinter, selected for this role by the dramatist himself. He has also written books on Peggy Ashcroft, Alan Ayckbourn, and an analysis of post-war political theatre, State of the Nation.
He has just published his personal selection of The 101 Greatest Plays: From Antiquity to the Present
At this event he will discuss this adventurous project, and explore the (sometimes controversial) choices he has made, in conversation with TFTV’s Professor Michael Cordner. Audience questions will be invited in the second half of the event.
Parking is available in Field Lane and Kimberlow Lane car parks which are accessible from the A1079 Grimston Bar Park & Ride/York Sport Village entrance. Parking charges are £1 per hour up to 4 hours, £6 for 10 hours - card payments are accepted at the pay and display ticket machines. Parking is free at weekends and between 6pm and 8am. Further directions and maps can be obtained from the central university website: http://www.york.ac.uk/about/maps/campus/#field-lane-enter-via-grimston-bar-park-and-ride-hull-road-
Location: Scenic Stage Theatre, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, Heslington East Campus. YO10 5GB
Admission: All are welcome, this event is free