Les Misérables

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.

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How many songs are in Les Miserables?

there are 40 songs in Les Miserables.

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Is Les Miserables all sung?

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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How old is Fantine in Les Miserables?

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 provided in the book.

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How does jean valjean die in Les Miserables?

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 past. Marius is horrified and steers Cosette away from Valjean. When this occurs, Valjean loses the will to live and takes to his bed. It is only when Marius discovers that Valjean saved his life that he realizes that Valjean is truly a great man. Marius and Cosette rush to Valjean's bedside only to find him weak and dying.

When he does die, Fantine and Eponine take him away to heaven as angels. So the ending is uplifting because he has led a full, honorable life.

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How does Enjolras from Les Miserables die?

she was executed by the national guards after the barricade falls.

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What year did Les Miserables become a musical?

The musical opened in September 1980 at the Palais des Sports in Paris. In 1982, English producer Cameron Mackintosh began work on an English language version, with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. The first English production, produced by Mackintosh and directed by Trevor Nunn, opened on October 28, 1985, in the Barbican Theatre in London before moving first to the Palace Theatre and later to the Queen's Theatre, where it is still playing. The Broadway production opened on March 12, 1987 and was nominated for twelve Tony Awards, winning eight, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, and ran until 2003. It is still the third longest-running Broadway show in history

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Who wrote the novel Les Miserables?

Victor Hugo.

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What is the summary for Les Miserables?

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 stealing some silver. Valjean is caught and brought back by police, and is astonished when the Bishop lies to the police to save him, also giving him two precious candlesticks. Valjean decides to start his life anew.

1823, MONTREUIL-SUR-MER

Eight years have passed and Valjean, having broken his parole an changed his name to Monsieur Madeleine, has risen to become both a factory owner and Mayor. One of his workers, Fantine, has a secret illegitimate child. When the other women discover this, they demand her dismissal. The foreman, whose advances she has rejected, throws her out.

Desperate for money to pay for medicines for her daughter, Fantine sells her locket, her hair, and then joins the whores in selling herself. Utterly degraded by her new trade she gets into a fight with a prospective customer and is about to be take to prison by Javert when "The Mayor" arrives and demands she be taken to a hospital instead.

The Mayor then rescues a man pinned down by a runaway cart. Javert is reminded of the abnormal strength of convict 24601 Jean Valjean, a parole-breaker whom he has been tracking for years, but who, he says has just been recaptured. Valjean, unable to see an innocent man go to prison in his place, confesses to the court that he is prisoner 24601.

At the hospital Valjean promises the dying Fantine to find and look after her daughter Cosette. Javert arrives to arrest him, but Valjean escapes.

1823, MONTFERMEIL

Cosette has been lodged for five years with the Thenardiers who run an inn, horribly abusing the little girl whom they use as a skivvy while indulging their own daughter, Eponine. Valjean finds Cosette fetching water in the dark. He pays the Thenardiers to let him take Cosette away and takes her to Paris. But Javert is till on his tail...

1832, PARIS

Nine years later there is a great unrest in the city because of the likely demise of the popular leader General Lamarque, the only man left in the Government who shows any feeling for the poor. The urchin Gavroche is in his element mixing with the whores and the beggars of the capital. Among the street-gangs is one led by Thenardier and his wife, which sets upon Jean Valjean and Cosette. They are rescued by Javert, who does not recognize Valjean until after he has made good his escape. The Thenardiers' daughter Eponine, who is secretly in love with the student Marius, reluctantly agrees to help him find Cosette, with whom he has fallen in love.

At a political meeting in a small cafe, a group of idealistic students prepare for the revolution they are sure will erupt on the death of General Lamarque. When Gavroche brings the news of the General's death, the students, led by Enjolras, stream out into the streets to whip up popular support. Only Marius is distracted by the thoughts of the mysterious Cosette.

Cosette is consumed by the thoughts of Marius, with whom she has fallen in love. Valjean realizes that his 'daughter" is changing very quickly but refuses to tell her anything of her past. In spite of her own feelings for Marius, Eponine sadly brings him to Cosette and then prevents an attempt by her father's gang to rob Valjean's house. Valjean, convinced it was Javert who was lurking outside his house, tells Cosette they must prepare to flee the country. On the eve of the revolution the students and Javert see the situation from their different viewpoints; Cosette and Marius part in despair of ever meeting again; Eponine mourns the loss of Marius; and Valjean looks forward to the security of exile. The Thenardiers, meanwhile, dream of rich pickings underground from the chaos to come.

The students prepare to build the barricade. Marius, noticing that Eponine has joined the insurrection, sends her with a letter to Cosette, which is intercepted at the Rue Plumet by Valjean. Eponine decides, despite what he has said to here, to rejoin Marius at the barricade.

The barricade is built and the revolutionaries defy an army warning that they must give up or die. Gavroche exposes Javert as a policy spy. In trying to return to the barricade Eponine is shot and killed. Valjean arrives at the barricades in search of Marius. He is given the chance to kill Javert, but instead lets him go.

The students settle down for a night on the barricade and, in the quiet of the night, Valjean prays to God to save Marius from the onslaught which is to come. The next day, with ammunition running low, Gavroche runs out to collect more and is shot. The rebels are all killed, including their leader, Enjolras.

Valjean escapes into the sewers with the unconscious Marius. After meeting Thenardier, who is rubbing the corpses of the rebels, he emerges into the light only to meet Javert once more. he pleads for time to deliver the young man to a hospital. Javert decides to let him go and, his unbending principles of justice having been shattered by Valjean's own mercy, he kill himself by throwing himself into the swollen River Seine. A number of Parisian women come to terms with the failed insurrection and its victims. unaware of the identity of his rescuer, Marius recovers in Cosette's care. Valjean confesses the truth of his past to Marius and insists that after the young couple are married, he must go away rather than taint the sanctity and safety of their union. At Marius and Cosette's wedding the Thenardiers try to black mail Marius. Thenardier says Cosette's "father" is a murderer and, as proof, produces a ring which he stole from the corpse in the sewers the night the barricades fell. It is Marius' own ring., and he realizes it was Valjean who rescued him that night. He and Cosette go to Valjean, where Cosette learns for the first time of her own history before the old man dies, joining the spirits of Fantine, Eponine, and all those who died on the barricades.

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Which poet who wrote about Cambridgeshire village?

Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) mentions several Cambridgeshire villages in "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester" (1912).

You will find the poem and some interesting notes here:

http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poem/231.html

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Can anyone give me information about the Asterino Sisters?

The Asterino Sisters are four girls from the Columbus OH area. They are named after cities in Australia, Europe and America: Sydney is 16; Perth is 14; London is 11; and Brooklyn is 6. Their parents are Toni Asterino-Starcher and Jim Starcher. The sisters have a singing group, and they also have their own YouTube channel.

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How long will a performance of Les Miserables in London?

The performance itself lasts for 2 hours and 30 minutes plus a 30 minute intermission between Act 1 and Act 2.

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What does Les Misérables mean in english?

The Miserable Ones

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Which cast recorded the 25th anniversary CD of Les Miserables?

The 25th anniversary album is a live recording of the 25th anniversary touring production.

Cast members include John Owen Jones(Valjean), Earl Carpenter(Javert) and Gareth Gates(Marius).

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What is les miserables?

Les mis

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How old is les miserable?

It was originally published in 1862

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In Les Miserables how many years did jean valjean spend in jail?

Nineteen (19).

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Where Can I Buy The Japanese Original Cast Recording of Les Miserables?

I don't know where you can get the full album, but the International highlights album has the Japanese Eponine singing "On My Own"

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What is the symbolic role of the book fences?

IT IS MEANT TO SYMBILIZE PROTECTION...FOR EVERY CHARECTER IN THE BOOK

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Can you suggest something to serve a book club in the theme of Les Miserables?

Maybe some mini quiche, some croissants, and some flavoured brie with an ensemble of crackers.

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How long does Les Miserables last?

a long time. Or, if you want to be REALLY specific, its 2 hour, 47 mins and about 45 seconds. at least, the soundtrack is

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Which orchestra played the concert for the 25th Anniversary DVD of Les Miserables?

It was probably a collection of freelance musicians from the Musicians Union.

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Can you help find a food appropriate for serving to a book club discussion of Les Miserables?

i would suggest a selection of cheeses, french bread bagets, and a fine wine.

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How long is the musical Les Miserables?

About 3 hours

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Can you get the o2 Les Miserables concert on DVD?

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 :)

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What are the examples of irony in Les Miserables?

I guess there's quite a few- an obvious one would be Javert's suicide. Javert spent most of his like hunting down Valjean so he could kill him, but ended up killing himself because of Valjean.

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