|re: Early preview of Aaron Sorkin's Camelot|
|Posted by: Musicals54 01:57 pm EDT 03/20/23|
|In reply to: re: Early preview of Aaron Sorkin's Camelot - n2ny 09:12 am EDT 03/20/23|
|Saw it Saturday night. The first projection put me off. "on the eve(?) of the Enlightenment" Yes some of Arthur's ideals are sort of Enlightenment ones, but if Arthur was real, it was in the 6th century about 1200 years before the Enlightenment. Sorkin has a good beginning of a way to tell the story, but doesn't do it enough and not well. Arthur has become king by puling out the sword, he was never prepared for being king. Even an elected politician is prepared. Suddenly he's king. he is overwhelmed. i love that the he and Jenny fall in love as they should. But we have to see him dealing with serious problems not just the creation of the round table. Jenny takes it as indifference. And that is what causes the triangle. I think it important too for Lancelot's egoism to be tempered by exposure to Arthur and the ideals of the round table. Beautifully sung. Deep down the problem is that Arthur is so much more an attractive character than Lancelot. In the original, who would chose Goulet over Burton. Donica is terrific but this Arthur makes Lancelot not a worthy opponent.|
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