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FILM, TV, THEATRE, RADIO PRODUCTIONS BASED ON GRAVES'S POETRY AND PROSE


The Fool Of Rome Book: I, Claudius.
Type: Film
Date: 1936
Credits: Directed by Von Sternberg with Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon
comments: Produced by Korda. Graves Worked on script. Never completed - Rushes and comment may be found in a 70 min BBC documentary "The Epic That Never Was" narrated by Dirk Bogarde with interviews with cast and director.
Nausicaa Book: Homer‘s Daughter
Type: Opera
Date: 1961
Credits: Composed by Peggy Glanville-Hicks,
comments: Premiered in Athens Festival 1961. Athens Symphony Orchestra & Chorus of Men and Women. Conducted by Carlos Surinach. Directed and Choreographed by John Butler Sets and Costumes by Andreas Nomikos. Robert Graves and Alastair Reid worked with Peggy Glanville-Hicks on libretto.
The Anger of Achilles Book: The Anger of Achilles
Type: Radio Play
Date: 1964
Credits: Robert Hardy as Achilles, Norman Shelley, Denis Quilley, Maurice Denham, John Slater
comments: Three-act adaptation by Mr. Graves of his translation of Homer‘s Iliad. Producer: Raymond Raikes. Music specially composed for the programme by Roberto Gerhard, with special effects by the B.B.C. Radiophonic Workshop. - NTS:An abridged version of this production won the Italia Prize 1965
Dead-Fall Book: (Not a Graves book)
Type: Film
Date: 1966
DVD: DVD-Video
Credits: Directed by Bryan Forbes, with Michael Caine, Nanette Newman, Eric Portman
comments: 20th Century Fox‘s psychological thriller, filmed on Mallorca. Graves has walk on part in the costume ball sequence.
I, Claudius Book: I, Claudius
Type: Play
Date: 1972
Credits: Written by John Mortimer, starring David Warner
comments: opened at The Queen‘s Theatre, London
I, Claudius Book: I, Claudius
Type: TV
Date: 1976
DVD: DVD-Video
Credits: Derek Jacobi, Sian Phillip, John Hurt, Brian Blessed, David Robb, Patrick Stewart, Fiona Walker
comments: Written by Jack Pulman. Proved to be one of the BBCs most successful drama serials of all time. The production won three Emmys in 1978 and four BAFTAs in 1977
The Shout Book: The Shout
Type: Film
Date: 1978
DVD: DVD-Video
Credits: Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, with Alan Bates, Susanah York, John Hurt
comments: Based on Graves‘s short story. Won Grand Prize of the Jury at Cannes (director)
I, Claudius Book: I, Claudius
Type: Radio Play
Date: 1985
Credits: Written by Eric Ewens, staring Timothy West
comments: BBC. Superb dramatisation with Timothy West. both 90m; directed by Glyn Dearman.
Claudius the God Book: Claudius the God
Type: Radio Play
Date: 1985
Credits: Written by Eric Ewens, staring Timothy West and Mary Morris.
comments: BBC. Superb dramatisation with Timothy West. both 90m; directed by Glyn Dearman. T
Yo, Claudio Book: I, Claudius
Type: Play
Date: 2003
Credits: Written by by Alonso de Santos, starring Hector Alterio
comments: Premiered at the Merida Festival, 2003. Highly successful production by Jesus Cimarro, staged all over Spain.
Antigua Penny Puce Book: Based on "Antigua Penny Puce"
Type: Radio Play
Date: 1995
Credits: Dramatised by John Petherbridge. With Aden Gillett and Trevyn McDowell.
comments: BBC. Produced by Matthew Walters
Dead Cow Farm Book: Poem: "Dead Cow Farm"
Type: Animated Short
Credits: Director: John Parry
comments: Picasso Pictures Ltd. Short animated film which uses a variety of film techniques to illustrate Robert Graves‘s 1917 poem in which ideals are lost.
The Inner World Book: (Not a Graves book)
Type: TV Documentary
Date: 1964
Credits: A Television Program Starring: KATINA PAXINOU and ALEXIS MINOTIS; With Host and Commentator: ROBERT GRAVES; Adapted and Translated by KIMON FRIAR; Original Music Composed and Conducted by JANI CHRISTOU, Production Staged by ALEXIS MINOTIS; Film Produced
comments: Based on the Greek Tragedies. Performed and filmed in Dephi October 1963. See C748.1, "The Inner World" by Robert Graves
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