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Enter the Guardsman (1997)

Compositeur: Craig Bohmler

Parolier: Marion Adler

Librettiste: Scott Wentworth

An intimate musical about sex, marriage, adultery, role playing, truth-telling. As seen through the eyes of a theatre ghost, the action takes place in the timeless world of "back stage". The score is evocative of turn of the century Vienna; tuneful, romantic and waltz filled, recalling a theater of wit, style, sophistication and romance. But beneath the façade the play is an exploration of marriage and the very modern dilemma of maintaining the erotic within the monogamous.

Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

Résumé

An actor husband, jealous of his actress wife, suspects she is on the verge of an affair. So, disguising himself as her adoring guardsman fan, he woos her. She succumbs to his advances and they go to bed together ... but, is she unaware of the masquerade? Or has she seen through the disguise? The action is enlivened by backstage bickerings between husband and wife, a romantically inclined dresser, gay technical staff, and an in-house middle-aged playwright who is attracted to both the husband and the wife, and is a note-taking voyeur throughout the action.

 

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Détails

Liste des chansons

01. Overture
02. Tonight Was Like The First Night - The Company
03. Chopin - Actor/Playwright
04. My One Great Love - Actress
05. The Language Of Flowers - Wigs, Wardrobe,ASM
06. Drama - Playwright, Dresser
07. The Actor's Fantasy - Actor,Playwright
08. You Have The Ring - Dresser,Actress
09. Enter The Guardsman - The Company
10. True To Me - Actor,Guardsman
11. Entr'acte
12. She's A Little Off - Wigs,Wardrobe,ASM,Actress
13. I Can't Go On - Actor,Actress,Playwright
14. Waiting In The Wings - Dresser
15. My One Great Love (reprise) - Actress,Guardsman
16. They Die - Playwright
17. The Long Run - Dresser, Wigs, Wardrobe, ASM
18. Tonight Was Like The First Night (reprise) - Actress,Actor
19. Art Imitating Life - Playwright

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Version 1

Enter the Guardsman (1997-09-Donmar Warehouse-London) (Original)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 11 septembre 1997
Première : mercredi 17 septembre 1997
Dernière : samedi 18 octobre 1997
Mise en scène : Jeremy Sams
Chorégraphie : Andrew George
Avec : Janie Dee (Actress), Alexander Hanson (Actor), Nicky Henson (Playwright), Angela Richards (Dresser), Jeremy Finch {Stage Manager), Walter van Dyk (Wigs Master), Nicola Stone (Wardrobe Mistress).
Commentaires :
Based on the 1911 Hungarian play by Ferenc Molnar, this was adapted with a bitter-sweet, tango- and waltz-filled, elegant score. (It has some remarkable parallels with Harold Pinter’s play “The Lover”). The show won a Best New Musical Award in the USA in 1995 and a major International Musical of the Year competition in Denmark in 1996, but the London critics thought that, charming as it was, it lacked bite.
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