Daniel Rosenthal

Daniel Rosenthal

About Daniel Rosenthal

Dr. Daniel Rosenthal is a film and theatre broadcaster, historian and event moderator.

He is the foremost expert on the history of Britain’s National Theatre, and a leading authority on screen adaptations of Shakespeare.

His 850-page history of the NT, The National Theatre Story (2013), won the STR Theatre Book Prize. He presented The National Theatre at Fifty (2013) for BBC Radio 4 Extra and was also Associate Producer for BBC Four’s two-part Arena: The National Theatre (2013).

As an on-stage interviewer and moderator he has chaired 30 NT Platforms and more than 100 film, theatre and television Q&As and panels for BAFTA, the RSC and national and international film festivals, interviewing leading actors, directors and dramatists, including Alan Ayckbourn, Brenda Blethyn, Michael Frayn, David Hare, Nicholas Hytner, Patrick Marber, Helen Mirren, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Stoppard and Christopher Walken.

He is the author of Shakespeare on Screen (2000) and 100 Shakespeare Films (2007), and has lectured on Shakespeare at schools and colleges throughout the UK, and in Buenos Aires, Chicago and Dubai.

He has edited Methuen Student Editions of Oleanna by David Mamet (2004) and Closer by Patrick Marber (2007). From 2002–06 he was Editor of the annual International Film Guide and regularly appeared as a film commentator on Sky News.

He has written hundreds of features, interviews and reviews for British newspapers, including The Times, Evening Standard, Guardian, Independent and Daily Telegraph.

For the International Programmes Department at Pembroke College, Cambridge, he teaches undergraduate courses on Screen Adaptation and Film & Theatre Journalism. He lives in London.

Click here to watch Daniel interviewing Brenda Blethyn and Simon Russell Beale on stage at the National Theatre.

Click here to listen to Daniel presenting The National Theatre at Fifty.

More information can be found on his website: www.shakespeareonfilm.com 

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