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  Camelot - MSN Encarta
Camelot is the most famous fictional castle and court associated with the legendary King Arthur.
It is also from Camelot that knights leave on the quest for the Holy Grail, the sacred cup used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper.
Camelot was first mentioned in the romance Lancelot, ou le chevalier de la charrette (1170?; Lancelot, or the Knight of the Cart) by French writer Chrétien de Troyes.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_1741500798/Camelot.html   (487 words)

  Camelot (musical) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The musical, Camelot, was written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe and is loosely based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T.H. White novel The Once and Future King.
After initially faltering at the box office, the show became a notable hit when it was publicized that the show's original cast album was favorite bedtime listening in the White House of President John F. Kennedy.
Another revival was in 1987 with Robert Goulet cast in the role of Arthur.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Camelot_(musical)   (295 words)

 Camelot (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Camelot, a musical loosely based on the legend.
Camelot Group is the operator of the UK National Lottery.
Camelot is a term used to describe the administration of United States President John F. Kennedy, based on the musical Camelot.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Camelot_(disambiguation)   (296 words)

 Nuremberg finds Camelot
“Camelot,” the musical retelling of the Arthurian legend, was created for the stage by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe based on T.H. White’s “The Once and Future King.” As the show opens, all of Camelot awaits the arrival of Guenevere, the future queen.
Camelot’s serenity is shattered by the arrival of Lancelot, who shows great affection for the queen, and the machinations of Arthur’s evil son, Mordred.
The musical was revived in 1980, 1981 and 1993.
www.theweekender.com /stage0507.html   (811 words)

 The Dream of Camelot
At that time I was working on music for "Keeper of the Holy Grail" (conceived by and in collaboration with healer Samuel Welsh) with the intent that listeners would be assisted by the music to experience the Divine within.
I understood that each of these Musical Soul Portrait clients was carrying a piece of the jigsaw puzzle of a harmonious society on the soul level, and when that puzzle piece was expressed in their music, a double gift was given.
Their Camelot melody served to awaken the memory of their soul's vision, and it also served to further the musical work of creating a piece that could reawaken the vision for others.
richheartmusic.com /DreamofCamelot.html   (1111 words)

 Live From Lincoln Center: Camelot performed by the New York Philharmonic | PBS
Those lines from the final number in the Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot are said to have been the favorites of President John F. Kennedy during his brief years in the White House.
Camelot was propelled into the national consciousness by television.
Soon after Camelot opened, Sullivan's show featured extended excerpts from the show (it didn't hurt, of course, that its two leading stars were Richard Burton and Julie Andrews!), and the original cast recording was a top seller for more than a year.
www.pbs.org /lflc   (798 words)

 The Film Tribune - Camelot (1967)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Because of average singing by all concerned, the music is more memorable than any of the songs (except perhaps Harris's, particularly his rendition of the title song), and is in fact the chief asset of the picture.
In Camelot, the Round Table is eventually destroyed because of internal factions and selfish attitudes, and King Arthur must witness the death of his ideal when his own knights, who had earlier shared this ideal with him, demand revenge against their oppressors.
The musical numbers which she is given to sing include "The Simple Joys of Maidenhood", the innuendo-filled "The Lusty Month of May", and "Then You May Take Me to the Fair", in which she manipulates other knights to defeat Lancelot in the upcoming tournament.
www.filmtribune.com /camelot.html   (3669 words)

 Classical Music :: The Classical Source :: New York Philharmonic — Camelot :: Classical Music
Lerner & Loewe's "Camelot " is the fifth musical performed by the New York Philharmonic since its 1985 performances of Sondheim, James and Goldman's "Follies".
The original Broadway production of "Camelot," a musical tale of love and war in Arthurian England based on T. White's "The Once and Future King", was a highly successful stage vehicle for Richard Burton, Julie Andrews and Robert Goulet.
The 70 or so orchestra-members were placed at the back of the stage, the cast performed on a slightly raked, movable platform (which at one point rose dramatically to serve as the Round Table where King Arthur convened his legendary knights), and a gigantic, illuminated crown was suspended over the stage.
www.classicalsource.com /db_control/db_concert_review.php?id=5838   (827 words)

 Camelot: One Brief Shining Moment
Camelot is based on T.H. White's novel, The Once and Future King, and focuses on the love triangle of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot, one of Arthur's greatest and most trusted Knights of the Round Table.
A glorious example of the “non-spectacle” musical, Camelot's historically accurate costumes and simple sets allow the audience to concentrate on all the emotion poured into the songs and the characterizations.
Act II seems to be a reality-based romantic tragedy” (3), but I think that this structure is why audiences make such a link between the musical and the Kennedy years, from sunshine to rain, laughter to tears-as the musical changed, so changed the nation, a case of life imitating art.
www.bard.org /education/resources/other/camelotmoment.html   (711 words)

 Images of Arthurian Britain in the American Musical Theater
Musical comedies were meant to be upbeat and fast-paced, with distinctive musical numbers in a popular style, and Rodgers and Hart provided some of the best examples of the genre.
In additon to new musical numbers, the libretto was updated so that all three of the principals were in the armed forces, thus paying homage to the then-current war effort.
Camelot, in both its stage and film manifestations, therefor, became like A Connecticut Yankee, a demonstration of the taste of the times in which it was written.
www.american-music.org /publications/bullarchive/everett.htm   (2422 words)

 Frederick_loewe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aside from the technical mastery and beautiful tone that are absolutes in all of his playing, one is dazzled by his curiosity and ability to adapt to so many forms and types of music.
Truthfully, Lerner and Loewe's musical score for this retelling of the King Arthur story doesn't measure up to My Fair Lady, which was still playing when Camelot opened on December 3, 1960.
This is a grand musical, with seeds sown for much of the movie music that would follow, with even hints of what John Williams would steal for Star Wars.
music.mysic.com /Artist/Frederick_Loewe   (646 words)

 Considerations of Tennyson and Music; Patricia and Glen Wolfsen
Considerations of Tennyson and Music; Patricia and Glen Wolfsen
Discussion of the specific musical references in the Lady of Shallott, and the parallel poem, The Dying Swan.
be the root musical context of this And at the closing of the day section; with a more overt setting She loosed the chain, and down she lay; of that song theme/texture as The broad stream bore her far away, this section enters the actual The Lady of Shalott.
www.eclipse.net /~wolfsen/tenny2.html   (2779 words)

 Musicals at Richter
Pageantry and high mindedness, however, are at the heart of "Camelot.'' So much so that it's often approached by audiences and producers alike with the awe reserved for hallowed works.
Happily  since "Camelot'' depends more than most works on performers who can act as well as they can sing  Richter is blessed with a first-rate trio of performers in the leads.
Musicals at Richter seems to be in a Catch-22 with regard to amplification.
www.musicalsatrichter.org /history/camelot.php   (707 words)

 upstatebeat.com: Long Live the King   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the first half of the musical, we catch Camelot in the midst of a golden age.
Lancelot has to choose between his honor and his love, King Arthur must decide whether to fight or to forgive, and Guenivere is caught in the middle of the two men in her life, both of whom are equally beautiful.
Camelot is an extraordinary love story about the relationships between a husband and a wife, the best of friends, and two people tragically drawn to each other.
www.metrobeat.net /gbase/Expedite/Content?oid=oid:2671   (856 words)

 2008 Season
This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters, one with a young son, in a small village in Ireland in 1936 who embody the core of the human spirit that cannot be vanquished by time or loss, or fully expressed in language.
Camelot's fourth and last Spotlight for 2008 is "Spotlight on the Girl Singers of the Big Band Era.
Tickets for musicals are $12 for previews, $19 for Students and Seniors and $21 for Adults.
www.camelottheatre.org /templates/System/details.asp?id=39503&PID=505560   (773 words)

 Of fantasy and legend - November 25, 2005
But "Camelot" is at bottom the story of the fatal triangle involving Arthur, the faithless Guenevere and Arthur’s friend Lancelot.
Camelot’s "Camelot" is directed by Genise, with musical direction by Jennifer Schloming and choreography by Rebecca Campbell.
This "Camelot" stars Jeff Golden as King Arthur, Renee Hewitt as Guenevere, Don Mathews as Lancelot, with Paul Jones in the dual roles of Merlin and King Pellinore.
www.mailtribune.com /archive/2005/1125/life/stories/05life.htm   (570 words)

 Lerner and Loewe's Camelot
In the end it is fourteen-year-old Tom who tells the world of Camelot's quest for right and honor and justice.
CAMELOT played for 873 performances on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre and for 518 performances in London at the Drury Lane Theatre.
The wonderfully placid Camelot, where royal decree sets the tone, becomes the set for a story of love and chivalry.
www.tamswitmark.com /musicals/camelot.html   (747 words)

 HD2:Users:andrewchristiansen:Sites:Adamant3:adamant3 stuff:camelot1.htm
ADAMANT - "Camelot" depicts a utopian community that ends up not working, but QuarryWorks' production of the Lerner and Loewe classic musical certainly does, The Adamant-based community theater opened a production Thursday at its Phillips Experimental Theater, that moved quickly - and moved its audience as well.
"Camelot," of course, is the mythical kingdom where it rains only at night and everyone is happy.
Although "Camelot" is by the same creators as "My Fair Lady," the story and music are more sophisticated, though not as memorable.
www.adamant.org /camelotreview.htm   (617 words)

 Camelot: The Playwrights
Their collaborations yielded a collection of musicals that generations of theatre-goers and classic film buffs continue to honor with the highest praises: Brigadoon (1947), Paint Your Wagon (1951), My Fair Lady (1956, film 1964), the film Gigi (1958), and Camelot (1960).
Lerner's musical education began with piano lessons as a child.
Frederic Loewe was also destined for musical greatness from the moment he was born in Vienna, Austria in 1901 to a father who was a professional singer.
www.bard.org /Education/resources/other/camelotplay.html   (663 words)

 The Columbus Dispatch : Review | Camelot: Musical warhorse nostalgic but not sublime
Camelot, adapted from T.H. White’s novel about the legend of King Arthur, added a fillip of fuzzy idealism to the formula, which mostly endures as the old-fashioned warhorse lumbers into town again.
Humor, woven into Camelot from the start, finds more of a home in the first act, but its power comes primarily from romantic tragedy and its historical context: the struggle to sustain an emerging civilization where reason replaces coercion.
Yet, Camelot seems all too timely in an election year when Americans are weary of war and many yearn to return to a now-legendary era before 9/11.
www.dispatch.com /live/content/life/stories/2008/02/06/camelot.html?sid=101   (720 words)

 Amazon.ca: Camelot: Frederick Loewe, Moss Hart, Julie Andrews, Mary Berry: Music
CAMELOT, the ravishing musical re-telling of the King Arthur legend by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, has never sounded better than in the original 1960 Broadway cast album, now happily reissued on the Columbia Broadway Masterworks label.
The music is sweetly pretty, and the lirics are superb, but it is the stars that make this recording such a timeless classic.
CAMELOT was a problematic show and despite many revisions for revivals over the years, it has never really worked on stage or screen.
www.amazon.ca /Camelot/dp/B000007OHW   (1215 words)

 Amazon.ca: Customer Reviews: Camelot (Widescreen Special Edition)
CAMELOT is a Time Machine taking the willing viewer back to a Once-and-Future of love, goodness, heroism and possibility of Justice.
Camelot is a timeless romantic drama that takes us to a medieval world that could only be imagined in your most romantic fantasy.
The musical era of the early twentieth century did not die in the face of the Cuba/Missile conflict, nor in the war years of Vietnam.
www.amazon.ca /review/product/6304712944?filterBy=addFiveStar   (3523 words)

 Performance at the Academy of Fine Arts
The Academy of Fine Arts ACADEMY PLAYERS present Lerner and Loewe's lush musical Camelot, at the Warehouse Theatre, Commerce and Fifth Street on May 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8 pm and May 7 and 14 at 2 pm.
Camelot's Sunday matinee, May 14, performance will be "signed" by Victor Gosnell and Celia Farinholt.
Camelot is Lerner and Lowe's lush musical treatment of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table.
www.aomarts.org /stage/Camelot.asp   (878 words)

 Arthurian Infopedia - Camelot Musical
In other words, it rips the middle of the story out, presenting it as if it were all, and leaves one to believe that Arthur perishes fighting Lancelot and not at Camlan.
The best version of this musical in my opinion is that of the film version with Harris and Redgrave.
After reviewing my notes on the musical, it appears that the play was cut in places to reduce the time or the fuller set requirements.
www.celtic-twilight.com /camelot/infopedia/c/camelot_musical.htm   (512 words)

 Have Gunn, Will Travel -- to 'Camelot'
Bridging musical worlds has certainly benefited Gunn, who will sing the role of Lancelot in a concert version of the Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe musical Camelot with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, May 7-10.
In recent years, he has sung opera around the world while also covering the music of Sting and Billy Joel on a solo album released last fall.
Gunn's Camelot co-stars are all theatre and film folk: Gabriel Byrne as Arthur, Marin Mazzie as Guenevere, Christopher Lloyd as Pellinore, and Fran Drescher as Morgan Le Fey.
www.backstage.com /bso/news_reviews/features/feature_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003800559   (656 words)

 Review: Camelot creates its own brand of magic in tuneful ‘Camelot’ - December 4, 2005
That the Camelot Theatre Company would present Lerner and Loewe’s familiar musical "Camelot" is probably just fate.
Musical Director Jennifer Schloming’s vocally strong ensemble best demonstrates their depth in "Guenevere" and "Camelot." The cast’s harmonies still ring off the walls when Golden bids young Jeffrey Star tell the tale for future generations.
As the lights came up and the final bows were made, it was clear the audience felt Genise and her crew were able to make a little magic Friday night.
www.mailtribune.com /archive/2005/1204/life/stories/03life.htm   (709 words)

 Camelot Tickets - Camelot Theater Tickets - Camelot Show Dates
A 1960 musical play, Camelot is based on the legend of King Arthur adapted from T.H. White's The Once and Future King.
Loewe agreed to write the music for this, but announced that it would be his last score.
On December 3, 1960, Camelot was performed at the Majestic Theater on Broadway.
www.vividseats.com /theatre/camelot-tickets.html   (495 words)

 Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews: San Francisco - "Camelot" - 2/9/07
It was one of the only Broadway musicals to play in the San Francisco Opera House since the Curran Theatre could not accept the large sets.
It was the gayest version of the classic musical I've seen, and it made one wonder if the King and Lancelot (Richard Muenz) were the lovers.
Camelot is part of the American Musical Theatre of San Jose season and plays through February 11 at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose.
www.talkinbroadway.com /regional/sanfran/s879.html   (858 words)

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