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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.
Set clock on your ReliantI have a 1987 Plymouth reliant k station wagon, if you have the same radio as I have, this is how my book says to set the clock:1. Using two fingers, depress (at the same time) any one of the six memory pushbuttons and volume control knob. Hours and a flashing colon will be …
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The original Dreamgirls play with Jennifer Holiday was not filmed. Those who attended the original play have uploaded clips of the performance on YouTube.
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Answer Characters:Nanki-Poo - The male romantic lead and son of the Mikado, who is in love with Yum-Yum. He fled his father's court disguised as a musician because his father wanted him to marry Katisha.Role: Lead Age: 18 - 30Sex: MVoice: TenorYum-Yum - The beautiful, young school girl who is eng…
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In the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts for the Tall Ships
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I'd say not for kids under the age of 8 due to the whole stripping angle. Nothing is too explicit but I wouldn't encourage young kids to see it.
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Broadway did not open, Broadway is a street in New York City that many professional theaters opened up on. Broadway's first theater opened up in 1924. Acters were imported from Europe. Broadway as the form of art was dating back to the 18th and 19th centurys.
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According to Hobbes, in the absence of society, humans will act in their own best interests, this equates to a world full of anarchy and a perpetual war of everyone against everyone else. People will lie, cheat, kill, etc. just to further their own selfish interests. But that's just Hobbes.Answer: S…
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Answer lay misayraabl. In the programme for the London production, the pronounciation guide says 'Lay Miz-eh-rahb'.
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Victor Hugo.
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Based on the musical;; Cosette is the child of Fantine, who she barely knew. She lives with cheap inkeepers who have a child;; Eponine. Eponine & her parents treat Cosette cruelly, using her as a servant. Jean Valjean goes to get Cosette & pays the inkeepers to take her. About 5-10 years lat…
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Victor Hugo.
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Victor Hugo.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Music - CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG Lyrics - HERBERT KRETZMER http://www.lesmis.com/pages/about/creatives.htm
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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" i…
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Hugo had many major messages in his novel Les Miserables. He criticized the injustice of the French justice system. He pointed out the incredulous suffering of the miserables, such as Eponine and Fantine. Hugo criticizes society for their harsh and unforgiving treatment of convicts, but he does make…
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Les Miserables is about a former convict, Jean Valjean (24,601), and how he changes his life to help many, many people. Jean Valjean eight years after he breaks his parole, becomes mayor of a town. He promised to change and become an honest man. To fulfill his promise, he takes care for Cosette, a …
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It is set at the time of the French revolution 1789 Actually the Student Uprising was 1832. pardonnez moi !
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pretty much any instrument i went to a performance of les mis that had an electric guitar
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Young Cosette
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A man named Jean Valjean steals a loaf of bread to save his sister's dying son. Once caught, he is sentenced to 5 years in prison, where he tries to run away. Because of this, he has to be there for 19 total years. Once free, he is on parole for life. He then runs into a kind bishop, who welcomes hi…
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tanog mo sa teacher mo!
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Jean Valjean, a convict (all he did was steal a loaf of bread) just released from 19 years as a galley slave, is helped and inspired by a bishop. He creates a new life for himself and becomes a Mayor. He meets Fantine, a poor sick woman who has been separated from her daughter Cosette. After Fantine…
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If this question refers to the musical, Les Miserables, then I believe the answer should be Claude-Michel Schönberg and not Andrew Lloyd Webbber. Andrew Lloyd Webber - He also wrote the music for the Phantom of the Opera
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the power of forgiveness
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In 1862.
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Valjean saves Javert's life for some very simple but heartbreaking reasons. Valjean is not like Javert, he does not harbor the same resentment or the drive to win. He merely wishes to live his life in peace.However, when Valjean lets Javert go, he abandons his dream of a peaceful life. He has alread…
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The famous French author Victor Hugo wrote Les Misérables in 1862. Les Misérables, the musical, based on Hugo's book, was written in French in 1980. The English version was first performed in London in 1885.
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John Valjohn. Basically how it looks.
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Daily whippings, beatings, very poor rations... The beds were simply planks of wood, nothing more. Chain gang work was very common, and each prisoner--upon entering the jail--had chains riveted around their neck. There was some relaxation time, but only enough so the prisoners didn't die from pure e…
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From the tenacious Inspector Javert to the street urchin Gavroche, this story has pretty much every human being wrapped up. The aristocrats, the middle-class, the lower, the homeless, and the thieves. It also tells the story of the 1832 revolution and describes the unpleasant side of Paris. The nove…
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The main character is Jean Valjean and he has many different costumes such as his slave rags, his mayor suit, his other suit, the army suit and the blouse at the end.
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Jean Valjean is the main character of the novel "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, and which was later translated into several movies and plays. Jean starts out in the story as a prisoner who was imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread and who's sentence had been added to beca…
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Fantine, Éponine Thénardier , Mme. Thenardier, Gavroche Thénardier, Jarvet, Jean Valjean, Enjolras, Combeferre, Courfeyrac, Jehan, Bahorel, Feuilly, Grantaire, Lesgle, Joly.
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Since the music to Les Miserables is copyright, free copies of the sheet music are illegal. Without endorsement, you can purchase sheet music for this musical, below.
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The musical had its Japanese premiere on 17 June, 1987 at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo. The Toho Organisation had purchased special rights to the original production that allowed them to stage it within the country, and the show played in repertory and toured to various Japanese cities from 1987-20…
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He sent M Myriel church apparel
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His nightly habit is to take walks in the garden
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17 or 18; 1815-1832
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It's about a man Jean Valjean who gets locked up for stealing a loaf of bread. He goes through life and meets a woman Fantine who has a little girl who is dying. He takes custody of her daughter Cosette. It is all based on the french revolution. I would read the book and then go see the musical. Bot…
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javert rapes cosette and cosette gets preggo
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Les Miserables the musical was by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer.
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PLEASE HELP It's not even about the French Revolution...>_>;; It's the student revolution...the story took place roughly around 1804, and Cosette and Marius hardly even were mentioned until 1832 -- the year General Lemarque (revolutionist, you know him?) died. The French Revolution ended 1799…
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In the musical, Inspector Javert sings his final song shortly before he commits suicide. This song is known simply as "Javert's Suicide." It echoes the melody of a song sung by Valjean at the beginning of the musical, "Valjean's Soliloquy." This is interesting because both men sing this melody when …
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The irony in Valjean's secrecy is his opposition and repulsion at Cosette's secret relationship with Marius.
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PROLOGUE: 1815, DIGNE Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by law, display condemns him to be an outcast. Only the saintly Bishop of Digne treats him kindly and Valjean, embittered by years of hardship, repays him by stea…
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if you are talking about near the end of the book, it was because he didn't want to break the law again, and it ended up that he didn't.
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Les Miserables begins by introducing the reader to the minor character Bishop Bienvenu. Jean Valjean is searching for shelter and is told to knock on the Bishop's door. Jean Valjean, allowed to stay the night within the Bishop's home, steals some of Bienvenu's expensive silver and runs away. When Je…
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In English, Les Miserables translates to 'The Miserables'. The play pretty much is about people who are miserable, some are sad, or dies, and sometimes even both!
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The soundtrack is available from First Night Records.
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Claude-Michel Schonberg :) Hope this helps :D
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ok not to be mean but 1st of all the tigers come at night is just a line in the song. The song is really called i dreamed a dream, and you need permission because someone else wrote that song so you need they're permission
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French pronunciation: [le mizeˈʁaːblə], 'lay miz-ah-rarb'.
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There was a time, when men were kind When their voices were soft And their words were inviting There was a time when love was blind And the world was a song And the song was exciting There was a time then it all went wrong I dreamed a dream in time gone by When hope was high and life worth…
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there are 1,500 pages in the original Les Miserables book.In a shortened version of the book, Les Mis is about 1000 pages long.In a final shortened version--yes, another--there are 500 pages.
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No, it is not. There is, however, a film version of the musical that is in the midst of pre-production. The confirmed cast is: Hugh Jackman as Valjean Russel Crowe as JavertAnne Hathaway as FantineEddie Redmayne as MariusAaron Tveit as EnjolrasAmanda Seyfried as CosetteHelena Bonham Carter as Madame…
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Les Mis or Les Miz, is a musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the French novel Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. The music was composed by Schönberg, and the lyrics were written by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, with an English-language libretto by Herbert Kretzmer. Phantom of the Opera i…
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The main focus of Les Miserables is God and justice and human rights; the main conflict is hard to say. One ongoing conflict is Javert, a policeman, constantly searching for Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who stole a loaf of bread. Another conflict is the romance between Cosette, Valjean's foster daugh…
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Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil wrote the music and lyrics for Les Misérables.
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Yes, in the Broadway/ Musical version...If anything is spoken its a line here and a word there. Like 99.9% of the show is sung.
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Eponine can be either a mezzo or an alto.
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Yes, that's her song. :)
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It was based on the book Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, which was set during the timeframe of the June Rebellions in France. No such man like Jean Valjean existed; he and all the other characters were pure fiction. However, the June Rebellions did take place and were pretty miserable failures, and s…
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Actually I don't think it's in the original book even though everyone quotes it as if it were. I think it's only in the musical.
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Details of the principal cast members in the major productions can be found on wikipedia. See the link below.
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Jean Valjean gets released from prison on parole. He is shunned by everyone but a bishop. He steals the bishop's silver but the bishop lies to save him. Valjean's faith is restored and breaks his parole in search of a better life.
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1,463 pages in the edition I own.
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Cosette. By the way, it's actually spelled "Fantine," just so you know :).
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Because there are many different sections and stories that happen in Les Miserables, there can be different central ideas. But if we look at the main character, Jean Valjean, the main idea would definitely come across as change and mercy. Valjean was able to completely change his life around, and tr…
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Is English it is "The Miserables".
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somewhat. the characters that die have bittersweet deaths...Fantine gives her child to Valjean, Eponine dies in Marius' arms, the Barricade boys die fighting for a better France, Javert....well in the book he writes a list of things he doesn't like, and Valjean dies w/ Cosette and Marius beside him.…
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Victor Hugo
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The most famous Valjean was Colm Wilkenson from Drimnagh, Republic of Ireland
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Cosette was born out of wedlock. Fantine was her mother and her father's name was Felix Tholomyes. Fantine had been attracted to Felix, but he rejected her after he learned she was pregnant. Abandoned, Fantine tried to support herself and her daughter, but she was unable to. Upon seeing a healthy pa…
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The climax of Les Misérables, the classic literature novel written by Victor Hugo, is the following: At the barricades where Marius, Valjean, and Javert are all meeting.
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Monsieur Lafitte is the name taken by Jean Valjean to hide his identity.
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Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables in 1862. There have been several movies made based on it, the first one in 1909, the most recent in 2000. The stage musical version was written in 1980.
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Short answer: yes. Longer answer: Everything, or almost everything. Some actors make a stylistic choice to speak rather than sing a line, so this can vary. In the DVD of the 10th Anniversary Concert, there are maybe two lines that are spoken.
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basically they are protesting against poverty and the way the poor are treated :)
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Les Miserables is considered one of the great stories of its century -- the 1800s, and therefore is ripe for translation into other mediums, such as stage, theatre and movies.
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The character singing the song, Eponine, is venting her feelings into the night because the man she loves doesn't love her, but instead wants Eponine to help him find his true love. She says that she loves him and always will do and is imagining him with her.Bearing in mind, this was set in 19th cen…
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Have you read the book? He did not steal it, he means to start an honest life, and the coin rolled under his foot. He had no idea it was there. He donated the money after realizing he would not find the boy, and wept at the realization of what a wretch he had been.
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PROLOGUE: 1815, DIGNE Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by law, display condemns him to be an outcast. Only the saintly Bishop of Digne treats him kindly and Valjean, embittered by years of hardship, repays him by stea…
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1. Rose Laurens, 1980 Original French Cast 2. Patti LuPone, 1985 London Musical 3. Randy Graff, 1987 Broadway Musical 4. Louise Pitre, 1989 Original Canadian Cast, 1991 Paris Revival 5. Ruthie Henshall, 1995 Concert 6. Kerry Ellis, 2005 London Production 7. Daphne Rubin-Vega, 2006 Broadway Rev…
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Eponine is a blonde, and her sister Azelma has auburnish hair.
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In the book, Eponine tells Marius right before she dies, "And you know what Monsieur Marius? I was a little bit in love with you." (or something like that.) And in the musical, she tells him through the song "A Little Fall of Rain."
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Because he was so conflicted, he couldn't bear it. All of Javert's life, he had believed strictly in black and white: Once a convict, always a convict, therefore always a bad man. But Jean Valjean spared his life, and on no conditions and with no hatred or bitterness toward him, simply understanding…
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Herbert Kretzmer wrote the English lyrics.
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Marius thinks girls look at him in this part of the novel because Marius himself is dressed not richly, for lack of better words, not in rich clothing. He thinks the girls look at him because he looks poor. In fact, the girls really look at him because he is handsome and has 'pretty' features. They …
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Since his parents are the Thenardiers, and he is not yet born when Fantine leaves Cosette with them, I would assume he was born in Montfermeil where their inn is located.
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And there was light(:
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There are so many different published versions of this novel, revealing exactly what happens by page number is not possible.
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