A typescript screenplay by Silvio Amadio
and Carlo Romano. 140 leaves.
OCLC Number 637504402.
Oddly, there is also a 58-page typescript of a German translation of the treatment (not the screenplay),
OCLC Number 637504388.
Holdings undetermined. The script was written for Jolly Film of Rome, but it was never produced.
Carlo Romano did contribute to the script of the
Belinda Lee vehicle
Messalina venere imperatrice,
and so perhaps this Caligula script was to have been a follow-up tie-in.
The following minimalist listing from Robert F Hawkinss article, Antiquity Cycle Rules Italy, Variety (weekly),
vol 217 no 6, Wednesday, 6 January 1960, p 168,
would seem to refer to this Amadio/Romano script.
The producers referred to below are Franco Palaggi and Corrado Colombo,
which fits perfectly because Palaggi and Colombo and Amadio did work together, and because Palaggi and Amadio did have contracts with Jolly Film:
Mannheim Badenia-Musikverl. Mannheim [Vineta-Musikverl.] 1964.
The music score is on file at the
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek in Frankfurt am Main.
Variety (weekly) vol 234 no 11, Wednesday, 6 May 1964, p 26.
A movie produced by Cinefinanziaria, with Anthony Franciosa and Rex Harrison under consideration for the leads.
Was this perhaps a carry-over of the movie project from 1960?
This movie was never made.
A verse play originally aired on CBS Radio on Christmas 1938.
Paul Condylis (Haman/narrator); Jerry Hausner (courier); Karl Swenson (Nero); Ed Platt (sotto voce); John McIntire (Devil); Henry Corden (Ivan the Terrible); Steve Franken (Caligula); Alan Reed Sr. (Santa Claus); Parley Baer (Simon Legree); Jeanette Nolan, Byron Kane, Judy Condylis. Host: Charles Champlin.
A KCET presentation; executive producer, Lewis Freedman; producer, Robert Foshko; director, Allan L. Muir.
Three years later this was picked up for network broadcast.
Heres This Week on 5, from the Ocala Star Banner TV Week, 915 December 1972, p 4:
Read an interview with the composer at the Bruce Duffie web site.
Le Cheval de Caligula by Salvadór Dalí
1972 at the Queens Theatre, London.
I, Claudius adapted by Sir John Clifford Mortimer, directed by Tony Richardson
See Archives Hub.
Claudius: David Warner. Caligula: Warren Clarke. Messalina: Sara Kestelman. Livia: Freda Jackson. Augustus: Charles Lloyd Pack.
8 or 9 October
1972 at the Teatro Club de Arte in Madrid.
Calígula y Flávia by Manuél de Herédia
No information easily available, but the playwright wrote a
press release about it.
This play was published in a de Héredia collection entitled Dios en el Banquillo: Comedia Dramática
(Madrid: S.E.R.E.S.A., 1974), which is held by one library, the
Biblioteca Nacionál de España in Madrid.
A few copies seem still to be floating about on the used market.
Caligula by Charles Stanley
Arthur Sainer, Clouds of Angst, The Village Voice vol 18 no 6, 8 February 1973, p 82:
BBC TV series adapted from the Robert Graves novel.
I have this on DVD. I tried to watch it. I could never make it more than about ten minutes in.
Okay, I admit, my opinions are not widely shared.
This TV series was immensely popular. I remember when it was first broadcast on PBS way back when.
All the kids in school went totally crazy over it.
Except for me.
Well, hey, I didn’t like Gone with the Wind either, nor did I like Double Indemnity or the movie version of The Grapes of Wrath,
I loathe all the films that the Marx Brothers made under MGM,
and I rank The Deer Hunter as the very worst movie ever made,
worse even than The Empire Strikes Back, a stultifying waste of money that nearly drove me to violence.
On the other hand, I adore such reviled flops as ...Can Heironymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?,
W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism, Sweet Movie, Skidoo, Three’s a Crowd, and Heaven’s Gate —
and it is difficult to deny that, when seen with an audience and only when seen with an audience, Ishtar is delightful.
This is why I never win popularity contests.
This three-episode movie opens with Seneca,
which has the philosopher using a computer to teach remote students about a past they can never see,
and that leads directly to the next two episodes, Spartacus and Caligula.
My friend Filippo Ulivieri looked through the Caligola screenplay at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografica and tells me:
The Pasculli script is a contemporary story.
I read the first few pages and browsed through it just to get an idea.
Caligola is the name of a mysterious man. He has no lines and apparently he never appears in person.
There are cars, and apparently a TV show or something that lots of people want to participate in.
One character is named Peter Pan, another Johnny Guitar.
I think it should have been a short film, because there are too few pages and words to make it a feature.
This project was set up by RAI DUE and seems to have been released to cinemas.
Bela Calígula: Impromptu Teatrál by Augusto Sobral
Lisbon: Publicações Culturais Engrenagem, 1987. Based on
book and her biographical data.
Moi, Caligula: Empereur, prince de Rome, grand pontife et père de la patrie by Michel Sauquet
A 10:15 musical work for tape, with human voices, electronic elements,
concrete sounds, and prepared piano, included in a 33⅓ rpm LP entitled
Paz en la tierra: música de Francis Schwartz (Puerto Rico: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 1989).
A musical piece included in a CD entitled Defenders of Justice (Staufen [Breisgau]: Aurophon, 1992.
The Fire Queen by Jack Holland
New York : Penguin, 1992. A novel. Capsule summary:
As greed and confusion rule the splintered kingdoms of West of England, Fen Fire, known as the Fire Queen, must stop Caligulas fierce army in its march toward domination of Briton.
Калигула или После нас хоть потоп by Iozef Toman
Kiev: Atika, 1993. A novel.
Caligula by Zbigniew Herbert
Included in an anthology of poems entitled Mr. Cogito (Hopewell NJ: Ecco Press, 1993).
Caligula by Crash Bang
Included in a rock cd entitled
The Big Backyard (Polydor, 1995),
and later in a cassette and CD entitled Australian & Louder.
Caligulas Clown by Norm Sibum
Included in an anthology entitled
The November Propertius (Manchester [England]: Carcanet, 1998).
Caligula by Jim Greer
Included in a CD entitled
Lucky Day (Berkeley: Honeybowl Records, 1996).
Caligulas Dance by Lou Harrison
Music for a production of Eugene ONeills Lazarus Laughed.
The concert arrangement is entitled Short set from Lazarus Laughed: for Flute, Cello, Celeste,
and it is included on a CD compliation entitled Lou Harrison: Works 19392000.
...In particular, Caligula has always stirred up controversy.
Misrepresentations of his life as Emperor are abundant
despite the lack of any sources contemporary with his 4-year-long reign
or with the years and decades immediately thereafter.
A long time ago, when I started to read about him, I was amazed!
Most scholars and novelists were bashing the young man, calling him a monster, a madman, and other epithets,
yet all what they knew of Caligula had been handed down by two I repeat two
highly unreliable, scandal-monger Roman historians (Suetonius and Dio Cassius) who wrote about Caligula 60 to 180 years after his death!
And the more I read between the lines, the more I understood the origin of all that animosity....
The only reliable source on Caligulas life and legacy would have been
the famous and highly reliable Roman historian Publius Cornelius Tacitus
who also wrote about Caligula more than 70 years after his death.
Did Tacitus painstaking care for historical authenticity shed a different light on the life of our friend Cal?...
In Tacitus Annales the books from VI to X
precisely the five books dealing with Caligula
have been lost!
This whole work was composed of 16 books and dealt exclusively with the reigns of the Julio-Claudian Emperors after Augustus
Tiberius, 23 years; Caligula, 4 years; Claudius, 12 years; Nero, 14 years.
Considering that the first five books are dedicated to a huge number of major military campaigns and events
of Tiberius 23-year reign,
and that the last six-to-seven books cover the 26 years dealing with the accomplishments of Claudius,
conqueror of Britannia, and with Neros amazing life and politics,
Ive often asked myself:
Why did such a serious historian as Tacitus dedicate five books to the mere 4-year-long reign of Caligula?
[Webmasters note: He didnt.
See The Real Gaius.]
And why did these books disappear? Why these and not the others?
Isnt this coincidence extremely suspicious?
By what we know from Suetonius, Caligula was a madman with a penchant for foolish enterprises.
According to Dio Cassius this Emperor didnt conquer any land
and just made a brief appearance with a huge Army of 250,000 soldiers (!)
on the Roman south side of the British Channel with the intention to cross those turbulent waters
and march with his Legions on Britannian soil, but finally he changed his mind and went back to Rome.
So...? What else did Tacitus write of such a few uneventful years in so many books of his Annales?
Well, here is where I usually quote Albert Einstein: Imagination is more important than knowledge.
No one could ever convince me that Tacitus books disappeared just by coincidence.
And no one could ever tell me that by devoting to the short reign of Caligula
the same number of books he dedicated to the eventful 5-times-longer reigns
of the other Julio-Claudian Emperors,
all what Tacitus had to say about Caligula was to report the same ridiculous anecdotes as his contemporary Suetonius.
Would you believe that?...
El Caballo de Calígula by Rafaél Dulanto y Cisneros
A musical featuring Dámian Iglésias in the lead rôle. Premièred at the Teatro del Globo in Buenos Aires. Excerpts from three different productions below:
Caligula: roman by Paul-Jean Franceschini and Pierre Lunel
Paris: A. Carrière, 2002, 364 pages. A novel. Capsule summary:
Tout le monde connaît le nom de Caligula qui, après Auguste et Tibère, fut empereur de Rome.
On dit de lui quil était fou et débauché, mais on ne va jamais beaucoup plus loin.
Or sa folie est la plus fascinante et la plus romanesque des énigmes.
Caius Caesar Germanicus accède à lempire à vingt-trois ans,
quelques années après la mort dun obscur rabbi du nom de Jésus.
Jusque-là, il a vécu dans la terreur du vieux et cruel Tibère,
et sa famille a été exterminée.
Intelligent, très cultivé, complexé par son physique, il a deux passions:
le théâtre et sa sœur Drusilla.
Caligula commence son règne adulé par les Romains et par les légions qui lui ont donné son surnom de petite botte.
Cinq ans plus tard, détesté de tous, il est assassiné.
Entre temps, ce jeune homme à lhumour dévastateur sest comporté
comme le pire et le plus sanguinaire des dictateurs du XXe siècle, multipliant les extravagances, les crimes, les provocations...
Ce récit, scrupuleusement fidèle aux plus récentes découvertes historiques,
galope de Capri à Rome et de Rome à Jérusalem dans une saga riche en rebondissements et en personnages pittoresques:
Drusilla lincestueuse, Claude, le bègue, qui sera empereur malgré lui,
son épouse Messaline, ravissante héroïne des nuits torrides, Agrippine et son fils adoré,
Néron, qui la tuera un jour, Pierre le pêcheur qui deviendra le premier évêque de Rome.
Argentina: Libros en Red, 27 June 2006, 116 pages. Sci-fi novel. SUMMARY:Recorrido a traves de las vivencias y emociones de cada personaje
en su caminata por la vida y en su lucha por lo que creen.
Entre Calígula y Clarín hay un duende,
un duende que nos lleva a conocer el alma de cada personaje,
sus mas íntimos secretos.
Cada narracion es una vivencia llena de pasión, de dolór o de amór
que nos introduce en el camino del conocimiento del alma.
En esta colección de relatos, el lector se identificara
con algun personaje que estara padeciendo o disfrutando de algo muy familiár
para el porque cada situación es una realidád
de cada dia y cada personaje es un vecino, un amigo o uno mismo.
Al leer estos cuentos, recordaremos cosas de nuestro pasado y reflexionaremos
acerca de nuestro futuro.
Caligula: novela histórica by Maria Grazia Siliato
Grijalbo: 28 December 2006, 494 pages. A novel.
Caligula by Hästpojken
Title song of a Swedish CD.
Caligula Douglas Jackson
NY: Bantam Books, 14 July 2008. A novel, part one of a trilogy on Rome.
Caligula for President by Cintra Wilson
Bloomsbury, 14 October 2008, 256 pages. Capsule summary:
In this inventive and biting satire,
acclaimed novelist and cultural critic Cintra Wilson reimagines Americas Manifest Destiny as helmed by Caligula,
the only leader in world history capable of turning our floundering democracy into a fully functioning
and totally fun tyranny, both here and abroad.
With Caligula running the show, America will finally be able to achieve what the founding fathers really wanted,
but never had the nerve to admit. Like, how to:
Achieve the guilt-free looting of natural resources for the sake of immediate gratification;
Declare war on abstract concepts (drugs, terror, the ocean) for the sake of imperial expansion;
Utilize propaganda, psychological operations, and other prisoner-of-war techniques
to create a sense of learned helplessness in the citizenry,
gain their utterly terrified trust and obedience and leave them begging for more;
Rape, pillage, and loot both here and abroad with impunity
Wilson also traces the historical arc of Caligulas life and not-so-hard times,
from his privileged childhood in Syria to his ascent to power to his eventual takedown by the hands of an angry populace,
to point out the unsettling parallels between his own extravagant reign and a certain administration,
which helped usher in a new golden age of unlimited executive power.
Part political parable, part cautionary tale,
Caligula for President is an ingenious and hilarious send-up of the current state of our Union
by one of this generations sharpest satirists.
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The year is 41 AD.
Dagger blades shine in the moonlight.
Another successful conspiracy.
Another emperor is dead!
Step into the shoes of the most powerful Romans:
Senators, patricians, soldiers, or plebeians,
as you plot to replace the emperor with one of your own choosing.
Form alliances with your adversaries, and betray them when the time is right.
After all, this is Rome, and betrayal is the sport of the day!
Caligula is an intriguing mix of strategy and luck, calculation and bluff,
tactics and diplomacy set in the treacherous days of the Roman Empire.
LONG DESCRIPTION: It is the year 41 AD.
The emperor Caligula has finally gone too far.
An occasional political assassination you can understand,
but his personal habits are too much to bear!
Its time that somebody step in and deal with the madman before its too late.
And if you should happen to profit at the same time you rescue the Republic, well,
who could complain about that?
Caligula puts you and your friends in the togas of the true powers in Imperial Rome:
the guys holding the knives!
Send your legates throughout the empire to further your own plans
and seize valuable opportunities.
Keep a wary eye on your rivals and make them pay dear for their gains.
Marshal your resources with care, and when the moment is right, strike!
Secure your favorite on the throne,
and all the wealth and glory of Rome will be yours for the taking!
Caligula is the first game by Italian designer Pierlvca Zizzi,
and the sixth title from the up-and-coming young publisher Post Scriptum.
ElfinWerks is pleased to be able to bring this exciting game of plots and politics
Do you have the savvy to navigate the treacherous politics of the Eternal City?
Or will your rivals leave you banished from the halls of power?
Take up your knives for the Republic (And for yourself!) in Caligula!
29 April 15 May
2010 at the Théâtre Français Répertoire.
A reading by an actor, Konstantin Khabenskiĭ, of a passage of Camuss play.
I dont recognize the music though it sounds familiar.
(I quit listening to music the day that G.W. Bush was proclaimed president.
Why? Because I have trouble sleeping. Always have. Id have the classical station on all night to soothe me.
I learned a lot about music history that way.
The day Bush was installed in office, I had the dread fear that, at 4:30 in the morning, just as I was finally dozing off,
there would be a brief news report in which Id hear that grating voice, and that would ruin any rest I could have gotten.
So the radio went off, and its stayed off ever since.
All these years later, I can no longer recognize music that I once knew by heart.)
Caligula performed at the Theatre of Nations. Seems to be an adaptation of Camus, but I cant really tell.
Калігула. Житомир by ?????
Hope somebody can explain this to me.
Zhitomir is under the direction of Peoples Artist of Ukraine Vladimir Petrov. (They still use such silly-sounding titles?)
The lead rôle is played by Andreĭ Kudelya.
The author and composer dont seem to rate a mention.
Калігула by ????
Ukrainian amateur group called Mirror Universe did this version of Caligula.
If you can fill me in, please do.
31 March through 17 April
2011 at the House of Yes, East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.
Caligula Maximus by Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner
Caligula by Peepholes
Mini-LP and MP3.
Caligula directed by Carlos Díaz
I, Caligula: An Insanity Musical music by Cody Gillette, Libretto by Kai Cofer