“Doing adaptations is very much like another way of teaching literature.”
Writer Andrew Davies, best-known for adapting some of literature’s greatest novels for television, such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, discusses the cinematic potential of language and the process of bringing words to life on screen.
Davies delves into his past, considering how a career in teaching English helped to develop the skills needed to become a writer, and explores his popular interpretation of Pride and Prejudice which visualises the sexual tension between the two main characters.
Contains strong language.
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