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Kings and Clowns (1978)

Compositeur: Leslie Bricusse

Parolier: Leslie Bricusse

Librettiste:

Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

Résumé

The Henry in question is Henry VIII of England and here his six famous wives and their stories are given a light-hearted and slightly irreverent treatment. Staying with the known facts of events but gently fabricating circumstances, this is an exciting and fast-moving glimpse at a slice of English history. Songs in Henry's Wives include "The Grape and the Vine" "The Perfect Woman" "Kings and Clowns" and "Husbands and Wives". The musical can be staged quite simply with minimum casting or can be elaborate with added chorus, as circumstances allow.The musical was first seen in London under the title Kings and Clowns, featuring Frank Finlay, Elizabeth Counsell and Dilys Watling.

Particularités

1 Kings and Clowns peut-être considéré comme un Flop musical

 

Historique du musical

 

Détails

Liste des chansons

ACT ONE
1. Overture
2. Kings and Clowns Jester, Henry, Company
3. Henry Tudor Jester, Company
4. Good Times Henry, Wolsey, Norfolk, Jester
5. To Love One Man Catherine of Aragon
6. Get Rid of Her! Henry
7. I'm Not! Anne Boleyn
8. The Grape and the Vine Henry, Smeaton
9. A Woman is a Wonderful Thing Henry
10. In Bed Jester, Norfolk, Cromwell, Company
11. My Son Henry
12. The Grape and the Vine (reprise) Henry, Jane Seymour, Anne Boleyn, Smeaton
13. Young Together Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour
14. Henry Tudor (reprise) Jester, Company
15. Tomorrow With Me Henry, Jane Seymour

ACT TWO
16.Entr'acte
17. Kings and Clowns (reprise) Jester
18. Could Anything Be More Beautiful? Henry
19. Bitch! The Wives
20. The Perfect Woman Henry, The Wives
21. Henry Tudor (reprise) Jester
22. Is Sad Anne of Cleves
23. Ten Wishes Catherine, Culpepper, Young People
24. Henry Tudor (reprise) Jester
25. Good Times (reprise) Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Catherine Howard, Jester, Company
26. The End of Love Jane Seymour
27. A Man Is About To Be Born Henry
28. Sextet The Wives
29. Young Together (reprise) Henry, The Wives
30. Good Times (reprise) Catherine Parr
31. Finale The Company

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Version 1

Kings and Clowns (1978-03-Phoenix theatre-London) (Original)
Durée :
Nombre : 38 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mercredi 01 mars 1978
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Mel Shapiro
Chorégraphie : Gillian Gregory
Avec : Frank Finlay (Henry VIII), Elizabeth Counsell (Catherine of Aragon), Dilys Watling (Anne Boleyn), Maureen Scott (Jane Seymour), Anna Quale (Anne of Cleves), Colette Gleeson (Catherine Howard), Sally Mates (Catherine Parr), Michael Napier Brown, Michael Heath, Ray C. Davis
Commentaires :
In the words of Kurt Ganzl: “It starred the distinguished actor Frank Finlay as an unlikely King Henry at the centre of an anachronistic clutch of wives and a gaudy, tasteless production as he aged from sporty youth to slobbering elder among a bundle of feeble songs and some appalling dialogue. It was hard to believe this fiasco of tastelessness was the work of (Leslie Bricusse)”.

It was universally damned and closed after a month.
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