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Les Miserables

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Les Misérables (also known as known as Les Mis or Les Miz), originally a French historical novel by Victor Hugo published in 1862, is the longest running musical on the West End. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, with an English-language libretto by Herbert Kretzmer.
There are several, such as Jean Val Jean, Cossett, or Fantine.
Jean Valjean wins salvation through good deeds.
In Red and Black, it is said that they are outnumbered 10 to 1
Les Miserables is a musical about redemption and love.
Yes, he saved the life of the Baron Marius Ponmercy who was in lovewith Cossete.
It opened on Broadway on March 12th, 1987
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Here is one translation of Fantine's death:Fantine began to shake."My child!" she yelled, "Go and get my child! So she's not here! Sister, answer me, where is Cosette? I want my little girl! Monsieur Madeleine! Monsieur le Maire"Javert stamped his foot."There goes the other one now! Shut up, you...
Hey there, there actually already is a DVD of the 10th anniversary, i don't know whether you knew that :) but there might be another one of the 25th anniversary coming up this october but as far as i know that's all there is. Hope this helped.
The musical was based on the book of the same name by Victor Hugo. Hugo wrote his book about redemption and forgiveness.
This question relates to the story of Les Miserables, a French novel by Victor Hugo, often adapted as a play and sometimes called 'The Bishop's Candlesticks'.Jean Valjean is a former convict whose faith in humanity is restored when he comes into contact with a kind bishop.Jean Valjean is bitter and...
Bishop tried to save JV from doom? Or himself? Did he really believe he was ever getting out of there? Did he just want a buddy or mentee to make him feel valued? Granted, an education helped pass time and keep him from wasting away, but did he really do him any favors by firing up his need for...
A lot of francs. Enough to put them out of debt when they were severely in debt.
There are several foreshadowings in the novel when it comes to Cosette's character. Her beauty is often foreshadowed when her mother, Fantine, is described. Although her father wasn't described as a typically handsome man, he still came from upper class blood, which probably only later complimented...
Les Miserables takes place around 10-15 years after Napoleon'sreign. It is during the time of the June Rebellion.
The fight at the barricade was NOT the French revolution. Repeat NOT the French revolution. It was the student rebellions. At the time when it is taking place, people who committed crimes could be placed in jail for ridiculously long times (i.e. stealing a loaf of bread= 5 years).
yeah only if you can nail it to pression then if you do youll so get the part
Maruis' friends are Enjorlas and Coufreyac, who also fought in the revolution.
The Bishop forgives him and lets him take the silver to start a newlife as an honest man.
The policeman in the musical "Les Miserables" is named Javert.
- Jean Valjean (tenor): the lead role, he is Mayor of a town in France and owner of a factory. He spent 19 harsh years in prison, but found God upon his release and is a good man.- Javert (baritone): a policeman, he relentlessly searches for Valjean, who broke his parole- Fantine (mezzo soprano):...
During the scene in which the barricade is included, they are portraying the French Revolution. During the French Revolution, barricades were often used to fight battles.
He doesn't escape, He is sent to the galleys for stealing bread, which earns him 5 years. He tries a couple of times to run away earning him a total of 19 years, which he serves fully earning him his yellow passport.
I only know a few, but Eponine is Samantha Barks. Fantine is Lea Salonga (Don't know if she's still playing her) Valjean in Alfie Boe :)
Cosette is seven when Fantine dies, and as Fantine was a young, naive orphan, seduced by a rich student, was most likely somewhere between 16-18 when she gave birth. This puts the character in the 22-25 range, most likely. Cosette is 15 when she first meets Marius. This is based on the information...
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Valjean goes to the barricades to save Marius (because Marius was bound to die if he didn't) so that Cosette could be happy.
A man, Jean Valjean, is convicted of stealing a loaf of bread. The play opens as he is leaving jail, under the watch of Javert, a police officer. He goes off of his parole and goes to live a church, where he robs a priest. The priest, being a holy man, gives him money to start a new life. The play...
  "On My Own"   "Come to Me"   Epilogue/ Finale
Jean Valjean= Old man, probably a young senior citizen Javert= Late Middle agesEnjolras, Marius, Cosette, Eponine, and the other student revolutionaries= around college-agedFantine= dead, but she was early middle agedThernardiers= Middle Aged, Monsieur Thernardier is older than Madame Thernardier
Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil wrote the music and lyrics for Les Misérables.
A young man (Jon Valjean) has been charged for stealing a loaf of bread for his sisters child. The story begins 19 years later where Jean Valjean is about to leave on parole. However he is relieved to be free but can not find work due to his parole ticket. Soon he steals from a priest who earlier...
It probably wont be on Broadway again, but it is currently playing in London.
By medley do you mean the end of act 1? The "One Day More" song?If you do; its called a quodlibet:A quodlibet is a piece of music combining several different melodies, usually popular tunes, in counterpoint and often a light-hearted, humorous manner. The term is Latin, meaning "whatever" or...
Jean Valjean. (Pronounced "Shohn Val-shohn," with a bit of J in there but not a lot.)
Jean Valjean, the protagonist of Les Miserables, was portrayed in the 1998 film by Liam Neeson. The cast also included Geoffrey Rush as Inspector Javert, Uma Thurman as Fantine, and Claire Danes as Cosette.
19th- century France, not during the time of the french revolution, but durring an uprising in Paris.
No, the Punjab lasso is part of Phantom of the Opera.
The music was composed by Claude-Michel Schonberg and the libretto was written by Alain Boublil. Herbert Kretzmer wrote the lyrics for the English Adaptation.
I believe the song is called "One Day More" and the melody structure is: Jean Valjean (solo), then Marius and Cosette (duet), then Eponine (solo) with Marius and Cosette singing underneath, then a "call and response" type thing between Enjolras and Marius, then Javert (solo), then a duet between the...
In general : Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg  Music by: Claude-Michel Schönberg  Lyrics by: Herbert Kretzmer  Original text by: Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel  Additional Material by: James Fenton  It is based on a novel by Victor Hugo.  it is cool
The French Revolution
Nope. The play ends with Jean Valjean's death directly after Marius and Cosette's wedding. Marius and Cosette (if you are the romantic sort) live happily ever after... except for that whole failed French Revolution thing...
The novel Les Miserables is in the public domain, and is available through Project Gutenberg, as below.
If you're referring to the movie, Cosette is played by actressAmanda Seyfried. It is hard to pin point for the stage production;as many actresses play her for the theatre production.
The type of information on Valjean's ticket of leave would probably have been the terms of his parole. It might have included things such as the nature of his crime, places he was forbidden to go, people he was forbidden to interact with, and his personal information should he have violated those...
Do you mean tone? It's very dark and emotional, the very title of the is the miserable ones, just watch the play on youtube and judge for your self
Music - CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG  Lyrics - HERBERT KRETZMER   http://www.lesmis.com/pages/about/creatives.htm
  Original French lyrics were by Alain Boublil. The English adaptation was by Herbert Kretzmer, with additional material by James Fenton.
Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil wrote the music and lyrics for Les Misérables.
The performance itself lasts for 2 hours and 30 minutes plus a 30 minute intermission between Act 1 and Act 2.
It is performed in French. The operetta was originally written in French, as it was based upon the French book of the same name written by Victor Hugo. The play was not translated into English for a few years after it first debuted, and is usually performed in English in only English-speaking...
Nick is performing in Les Miserables at the moment in the West End at the Queen's Theatre in London. He's playing Marius until the 24th July.
A movie version is in the works and was announced at the end of the 25th anniversary concert. UpdateThe 2012 film Les Miserables opened on Christmas Day.
Les Miserables has had two runs on Broadway: the original 1987 production and a 2006 revival.
Yeah he was on the 5 Oclock show on channel 4 on the 1st of July.
Inspector Javert. His first name is unknown.
Javert, was the policeman who kept pursuing Valjean in Les Miserables.
The warship Orion docked off the coast of Toulon had a topman loose his balance and fall. He barely caught on to a rope and dangled above the water. No one wanted to save him, then a convict on board asked for permission before he climbed up to save him. He saved the man, but in doing so he "fell"...
Les Miserables was written by Victor Hugo. I'm not sure about the Hunchback of Notre Dam; Google it.
Yes. Although since the author is French, I would assume it waswritten in French first like Gaston Leroux wrote Phantom of theOpera. But yes, there are English copies available.
Uma Thurman played Fantine in Les Miserables with Liam Neeson asJean Valjean.
7) "He stood still, petrified like the pillar of salt". Simile. This simile shows the hesitation of Valjean while entering the Bishop's room when he is about to steal the silver. 8) "…which is like the echo of a demon's laugh"Simile. This simile is a another reference to the motif of God (and...
starts in 1815, then moves to 1823, then ends 1842 (or 1832. some say 32, others 42)
Herbert Krestner is the lyricist.
Jean Valjean - Colm Wilkinson Javert - Roger Allam Fantine - Patti Lupone Thenardier - Alun Armstrong Madame Thenardier - Susan Jane Tanner Enjolras - David Burt Marius - Michael Ball Cossette - Rebecca Caine Eponine - Frances Ruffelle
Jean Valjean, Javert, the Bishop of Digne, Fadette, Cosette, Marius, Gavroche.
In Les Misérables, Hugo asserts that love and compassion are the most important gifts one person can give another and that always displaying these qualities should be the most important goal in life. Valjean's transformation from a hate-filled and hardened criminal into a well-respected...
"Eh-pown-een". Trust me- it's a favorite musical of mine. They sometimes call her "'Ponine", pronounced "pown-een". Hope I helped!
According to johncaird.com, she was the Cosette understudy in the OLC; but in the original Barbican production for cost savings, many cast members (including the principals) played several background chorus characters.
The French version was first. The cast included Maurice Barrier as Valjean, Jean Vallée as Javert, Rose Laurens as Fantine, Maryse Cédolin and Sylvie Camacho and Priscilla Patron as Young Cosette, Marie-France Roussel as Mme. Thénardier, Yvan Dautin as M. Thénardier, Florence Davis and Fabrice...
les miserables has been running for 25 years
The novel by Victor Hugo was published in 1862.
While this question is slightly vague, I will do my best to provide as much information as I can. Note that this information is based on the book, not the musical and may differ slightly.Fantine had a child, who she named Cosette. So, obviously, she kissed Cosette's father who was Felix Tholomyes....
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Jean Valjean - Shawn Val-shawn (shhjon; there's a bit of j in there, but not much.)Fantine - Faun-teen or Fon-teenCosette - Coe-zet or Coe-setJavert - jshaw-vare (if you can't to that, Jaw-vair is fine, but it's more of a "sh" sound than a hard "j" sound, like with Jean Valjean.)Bienvenu (the...
Jean Valjean is the man whom the book is based on, however because he has such love for his adopted daughter Cosette, she has become the central advertising character as seen specifically on posters.
bread... his sister's child was dying and they needed food.
He dies of old age. He has lived an extremely long life, taking care of his own family, then spending 19 years in prison, then spending a long time recreating himself in Montreuil-sur-Mer, then raising Cosette. In the book, at Marius's and Cosette's wedding, Valjean finally comes clean about his...
It's the name of the victor Hugo book.
I believe you are talking about Eponine, who is blindly love with Maruis but he loves Cosette. Hope this helps :D
yes. if you live in the UK oyu can buy it in HMV if not im sure amazon or eBay will have it. also, a contract has just been signed to actually make the film :)
Les Mis will be at Paper Mill Playhouse November 19 to December 30. Order tickets by phone at 973.376.4343 Next stop, The Globe! (they can hope!)
Yes. I've seen the musical and read the book, and I can tell you that yes, it was.
The song is Javert At The Barricade / Little People.