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re: CAMELOT
Posted by: Michael_Portantiere 11:29 am EDT 08/05/20
In reply to: re: CAMELOT - lordofspeech 10:18 pm EDT 08/04/20

"Guenevere has to have heroic scale as well as winsome humor."

I agree, but I don't think it's possible for anyone to play her that way with the lines and songs originally written by Lerner. Would you say that Guenevere is being winsomely humorous when she wishes that she could "cause a little war," or when she goads the knights to maim or kill Lancelot in the jousts? Lyrics like that belong to a comic character villain in a fully comic musical -- like the character Morgan le Fay (speaking of CAMELOT!) in A CONNECTICUT YANKEE, who sings "To Keep My Love Alive."
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