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For The Glory (2006)

Compositeur: Frank Wildhorn

Parolier: Frank Wildhorn • Gregory Boyd

Librettiste: Jack Murphy

Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

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In For the Glory, "the Union and Confederate armies sing of their excitement as they prepare to go into war and defend their respective causes. The enslaved sing of their pain and misery as they are sold as property. A soldier and his wife try to ease their separation by writing frequent letters. An abolitionist (in certain scenes identified as Frederick Douglas) lobbies his cause, and expresses his frustration with both the injustice that his people suffer and the reluctance of President Lincoln and the Union to address it. A nurse reflects on the work that she is trying to do. Captains from the two armies grapple with the decisions that they must make, not only for themselves but for the soldiers who follow them. The enslaved join in rousing gospel numbers, keeping their hopes and their spirits alive despite everything that they endure. The soldiers of both armies, gradually realizing the horrors of war, face despair, death and defeat. This intense work delves into one of our nation's most defining times, and is packed with feeling and messages, expressed directly through the wide variety of musical numbers performed. The war may be past, but the struggle continues today..."

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Le nouveau spectacle est plus qu'un concert et moins qu'une représentation théâtrale, explique Marini, le metteur en scène de "For the Glory". "Notre devise est: pas d'armes, pas de costumes," déclare Marini. "Plutôt que d'inventer une narration traditionnelle, nous créons une tapisserie émotionnelle qui explore la vie des gens qui ont vécu cette terrible guerre et le rendent palpable aux gens d'aujourd'hui."
"For the Glory" comprend deux nouvelles chansons, et une strcture raffraichie. Des projections vont agrémenter l'expérience.

 

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