Correspondence of Sam Wanamaker

Scope and Content

Between 1963 and 1968 Sam Wanamaker was involved in a number of attempts to produce a film or stage version of the Iliad, using 'The Anger of Achilles' and Graves's radio adaptation as a basis for the script. Although commissioned by the Lincoln Center in New York, with a set design by Josef Svoboda, the project was ultimately rejected in 1968 on the grounds of cost. The paths of Wanamaker and Graves crossed again in 1972 when Graves participated in the celebrations of Shakespeare's birthday organised by Wanamaker in Southwark cathedral.

Note

Canelluñ Collection number: CC0382

This refers to the arrangement of the papers in Robert Graves’ study before they were transferred to the College.

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