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SCRIPTS/TREATMENTS FOR MOVIE, THEATRE, RADIO PLAYS BASED ON POETRY AND PROSE BY ROBERT GRAVES

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Title and info Description History
SONG FOR SHEBA
Type: musical libretto
Date: 1959
Achives: St John‘s College
Musical Libretto written by Robert Graves and Jenny Nicholson based on the "Song of Songs". Contract dated 19 March 1959 - Between Alexander Cohen & Robert Graves - Signed by Cohen only. Tyrone Guthrie was to write the music.
ST PETER AND THE GUNMAN/ Island of Calm/ "The Silver Key"
Type: Screenplay
Date: 1957
Achives: St John‘s College
"The Silver Key" /"Island of Calm" (Blue Binding) - Film script by John Barnes based on "Esta en Su Casa", short story by Robert Graves. Never produced
WORLD‘S DELIGHT
Type: Draft Screenplay
Date: 1952
Achives: St John‘s College
Film script based on the "1001 Nights". Written by Graves and American director Will Price (once married to Maureen O‘Hara). The script was written in Deya in 1952. It was to be produced by Forrest Judd and several actors were approached to play the lead including Alec Guinness and Fernadel.
ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN
Type: Play
Date: 1971
Achives: St John‘s College
All Things to All Men - by Robert Graves. A play in three acts, based on St Paul. Originated by Graves - no takers
THE FOOL OF ROME
Type: Draft Screenplay
Date: 1936
Achives: St John‘s College
Graves‘s film script of I, CLAUDIUS for the Korda production This script was not used, or was heavily modified for the shooting of the Korda‘s epic film of I, Claudius with Charles Laughton and Merle Oberon which was never completed.
I, CLAUDIUS
Type: Play
Date: 1971
Achives: St John‘s College
Script of I, CLAUDIUS play by John Mortimer performed at Queen‘s theatre -
I, CLAUDIUS
Type: Draft Screenplay
Date: 1958
Achives: St John‘s College
I, CLAUDIUS - Draft Screenplay by Bridget Boland and Robert Graves. Alec Guinness was to play Claudius.
YO,CLAUDIO
Type: Play
Date: 2003
Achives: Published
Script of I, CLAUDIUS play, in Spanish, by Alonso de Santos Pentacion production. Directed by Jose Carlos Plaza, with Hector Alterio as Claudius. Opened at the Merida Festival in 2003 with great aclaim. Then travelled around Spain.
SUSSANA AND THE ELDERS
Type: Draft Screenplay
Date: 1953
Achives: St John‘s College
Screen Play by Graves/Price probably based on novel (?) by Martin Seymour Smith (See MSS letter of 27 July 1952). First draft Screen play - Ts - Paper foxed - Probably 1950‘s - 120 pp. Incomplete draft 21pp - Contains text "looks like Jeff Chandler" . This would date it around 1953/1953
THE ANGER OF ACHILLES
Type: Radio Play
Date: 1965
Achives: St John‘s College
Radio Play based on Graves‘s "THE ANGER OF ACHILLES" (Homer‘s Iliad) - BBC entry - "Italia Prize 1965" (Winner)
BUT IT STILL GOES ON -
Type: Play
Date: 1930
Achives: Published
A play in Three Acts by Robert Graves Commissioned in 1930 but never staged. Published in "But It Still Goes On"
CHRISTMAS TRUCE
Type: Draft Screenplay
Date: 1964
Achives: St John‘s College
"Christmas Truce" - First Draft Script by Charles Frend. - Based on a Short Story by Robert Graves
HORSES
Type: Play
Date: 1939
Achives: Published
A Play for Children by Robert Graves Published in "Occupation Writer"
ANTIGUA PENNY PUCE
Type: Musical Libretto
Date: 1969
Achives: St John‘s College
Antigua, Penny, Puce - Adapted as a stage musical by Diana Morgan.
GREEKS AND TROJANS
Type: Play
Date: 1950s ?
Achives: St John‘s College
Greek & Trojans - a play by Robert Graves -.
LOVE
Type: Musical Libretto
Date: 1970
Achives: St John‘s College
Libretto for Opera based on "More poems 1961" - in Swedish by Eskil Hemberg
ROBERT GRAVES BIRTHDAY PLAYS
Type: Play
Date: 1950s-1960s
Achives: St John‘s College
Performed every year for Graves‘s Birthday Party in the Canellun Theatre
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