Ivanhoe

Legacy

Sequels

  • The 1839 Eglinton Tournament held by the 13th Earl of Eglinton at Eglinton Castle in Ayrshire was inspired and modelled on Ivanhoe.
  • In 1850, novelist William Makepeace Thackeray wrote a spoof sequel to Ivanhoe called Rebecca and Rowena.
  • Edward Eager's book Knight's Castle (1956) magically transports four children into the story of Ivanhoe.
  • Simon Hawke uses the story as the basis for The Ivanhoe Gambit (1984) the first novel in his time travel adventure series TimeWars.
  • Pierre Efratas wrote a sequel called Le Destin d'Ivanhoe (2003), published by Éditions Charles Corlet.
  • Christopher Vogler wrote a sequel called Ravenskull (2006), published by Seven Seas Publishing.

Film, TV or theatrical adaptations

The novel has been the basis for several movies:

  • Ivanhoe, USA 1911, Directed by Stuart Blackton
  • Ivanhoe USA 1913, Directed by Herbert Brenon. With King Baggot, Leah Baird, and Brenon. Filmed on location in England
  • Ivanhoe, Wales 1913, Directed by Leedham Bantock, filmed at Chepstow Castle
  • Ivanhoe (1952): Directed by Richard Thorpe and starred Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine and George Sanders, it was nominated for three Oscars.
  • The Ballad of the Valiant Knight Ivanhoe (Баллада о доблестном рыцаре Айвенго, 1983), Soviet movie directed by Sergey Tarasov, with songs of Vladimir Vysotsky, starring Peteris Gaudins as Ivanhoe.

There have also been many television adaptations of the novel, including:

  • 1958: A television series based on the character of Ivanhoe starring Roger Moore as Ivanhoe[11]
  • 1970: A TV miniseries starring Eric Flynn as Ivanhoe.
  • 1982: Ivanhoe, a television movie starring Anthony Andrews as Ivanhoe.
  • 1986: Ivanhoe, a 1986 animated telemovie produced by Burbank Films in Australia.
  • 1999: Young Ivanhoe, a 1999 television movie directed by Ralph L. Thomas and starring Kristen Holden-Ried as Ivanhoe, Rachel Blanchard as Rowena, Stacy Keach as Pembrooke, Margot Kidder as Lady Margarite, Nick Mancuso as Bourget, and Matthew Daniels as Tuck.
  • 1997: Ivanhoe the King's Knight a televised cartoon series produced by CINAR and France Animation. General retelling of classic tale.
  • 1997: Ivanhoe, a 6-part, 5-hour TV miniseries, a co-production of A&E and the BBC. It stars Steven Waddington as Ivanhoe, Ciarán Hinds as Bois-Guilbert, Susan Lynch as Rebecca, Ralph Brown as Prince John and Victoria Smurfit as Rowena.
  • 1999: The Legend of Ivanhoe, a Columbia TriStar International Television production dubbed into English starring John Haverson as Ivanhoe and Rita Shaver as Rowena.
  • 2005: A Channel 5 adaptation entitled Darkest Knight attempted to adapt Ivanhoe for an ongoing series. Ben Pullen played Ivanhoe and Charlotte Comer played Rebecca.

Victor Sieg's dramatic cantata Ivanhoé won the Prix de Rome in 1864 and premiered in Paris the same year. An operatic adaptation of the novel by Sir Arthur Sullivan (entitled Ivanhoe) ran for over 150 consecutive performances in 1891. Other operas based on the novel have been composed by Gioachino Rossini (Ivanhoé), Thomas Sari (Ivanhoé), Bartolomeo Pisani (Rebecca), A. Castagnier (Rébecca), Otto Nicolai (Il Templario), and Heinrich Marschner (Der Templer und die Jüdin). Rossini's opera is a pasticcio (an opera in which the music for a new text is chosen from pre-existent music by one or more composers). Scott attended a performance of it and recorded in his journal, "It was an opera, and, of course, the story sadly mangled and the dialogue, in part nonsense."[12]


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