A podcast discussing the novel and both film adaptations of The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier
Du Maurier expert Dr Laura Varnam was a guest on the Modern Life podcast, hosted by Tabby Pawlitzki, to discuss Daphne’s 1957 novel The Scapegoat and its two film adaptations: the 1959 version starring Alec Guinness and Bette Davis, and the 2012 version starring Matthew Rhys, Eileen Atkins, and Sheridan Smith.
In this wide-ranging discussion, Laura and Tabby explore the psychological aspects of the novel and discuss how both adaptations make significant changes to the plot. Please note that there are spoilers for both the book and the adaptations, so listeners would be well advised to read Daphne’s novel first!
Please note that the 2012 film adaptation was actually first screened on ITV, not the BBC.
You can listen online at this link:
If you are interested in Daphne du Maurier’s novel The Scapegoat you can read the book review that Laura wrote in 2010 here: https://www.dumaurier.org/menu_page.php?id=109
Daphne du Maurier and Alec Guinness on the set of the 1959 film adaptation
and her writeup of the Society for Analytical Psychology event about The Scapegoat, that took place on Sunday 2nd February 2020 and at which adaptation of the 1959 film was shown. Click here: https://www.dumaurier.org/menu_page.php?id=157