Jude the Obscure

Film, TV, theatrical adaptations, cultural references

  • The novel has been adapted into two major feature films:
    • Jude the Obscure (1971),[17] directed by Hugh David, and starring Robert Powell and Fiona Walker
    • Jude (1996),[18] directed by Michael Winterbottom, and starring Christopher Eccleston and Kate Winslet
  • A two-part musical stage adaptation of "Jude the Obscure"[19] by Ian Finley (book), Bruce Benedict (music), Jonathan Fitts (music), and Jerome Davis (lyrics), premiered at Burning Coal Theatre Company in Raleigh, NC in April 2012.
  • There is a pub in the Jericho suburb of Oxford called "Jude the Obscure" owned by the Greene King Brewery.
  • Northern Irish band Therapy? have a song entitled "Jude the Obscene" on their 1995 album, Infernal Love.
  • Elements of the hit ITV drama Broadchurch are drawn from the life and works of Thomas Hardy, and one character is seen reading the book Jude the Obscure.[20]

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