Performances of Works by Robert Graves

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Type Title Credits Graves Book Date DVD Comments
FilmThe Fool Of RomeDirected by Von Sternberg with Charles Laughton, Merle OberonI, Claudius. 1936Produced 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.
OperaNausicaaComposed by Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Homer's Daughter1961Live Performance 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.
Radio PlayThe Anger of AchillesRobert Hardy as Achilles, Norman Shelley, Denis Quilley, Maurice Denham, John SlaterThe Anger of Achilles1964Three-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
FilmDead-FallDirected by Bryan Forbes, with Michael Caine, Nanette Newman, Eric Portman(Not a Graves book)1966DVD-Video20th Century Fox's psychological thriller, filmed on Mallorca. Graves has walk on part in the costume ball sequence.
PlayI, ClaudiusWritten by John Mortimer, starring David WarnerI, Claudius 1972opened at The Queen's Theatre, London
TVI, ClaudiusDerek Jacobi, Sian Phillip, John Hurt, Brian Blessed, David Robb, Patrick Stewart, Fiona WalkerI, Claudius 1976DVD-VideoWritten 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
FilmThe ShoutDirected by Jerzy Skolimowski, with Alan Bates, Susanah York, John HurtThe Shout1978DVD-VideoBased on Graves's short story. Won Grand Prize of the Jury at Cannes (director)
Radio PlayI, ClaudiusWritten by Eric Ewens, staring Timothy WestI, Claudius 1985BBC. Superb dramatisation with Timothy West. both 90m; directed by Glyn Dearman.
Radio PlayClaudius the GodWritten by Eric Ewens, staring Timothy West and Mary Morris. Claudius the God1985BBC. Superb dramatisation with Timothy West. both 90m; directed by Glyn Dearman. T
PlayYo, ClaudioWritten by by Alonso de Santos, starring Hector AlterioI, Claudius2003Premiered at the Merida Festival, 2003. Highly successful production by Jesus Cimarro, staged all over Spain.
Radio PlayAntigua Penny PuceDramatised by John Petherbridge. With Aden Gillett and Trevyn McDowell.Based on "Antigua Penny Puce"1995BBC. Produced by Matthew Walters
Animated ShortDead Cow FarmDirector: John ParryPoem: ""Dead Cow Farm""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.
TV DocumentaryThe Inner WorldA 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 and Directed by BERT LAWRENCE; Newark International Production for ESSO WORLD THEATER (Not a Graves book)1964Based on the Greek Tragedies. Performed and filmed in Dephi October 1963. See C748.1, "The Inner World" by Robert Graves