March 24, 2011, by Alex Patterson
Adapting DH Lawrence’s ‘Women in Love’
The screenwriter, playwright and actor William Ivory received an honorary doctorate from Nottingham in 2009, and came back to the university on 17 March 2011 with the television producer Mark Pybus (whose parents are both graduates from Nottingham) to discuss the new BBC/Company Pictures version of Women in Love.
The television film will be shown on the BBC in March 2011, and in advance of the broadcast William and Mark held a public discussion with Dr Andrew Harrison and Dr James Moran. In particular, their discussion focused on the way that Lawrence’s words might be adapted for television.
It was particularly appropriate for the university to host this discussion, as the television film combines two of Lawrence’s novels, Women in Love and The Rainbow. The latter contains a scene set at the university as it was when Lawrence himself studied here in 1906-1908.
You can read more about the DH Lawrence adaptation on the BBC website.