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Camelot (1982)

Part of the cable series "HBO Theatre", this is a videotaped presentation of the 1980 Broadway revival of the musical.

Director:

Marty Callner

Writers:

Alan Jay Lerner (play), Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay version)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Harris ... King Arthur
Meg Bussert Meg Bussert ... Queen Guenevere
Richard Muenz Richard Muenz ... Lancelot Du Lac
Barrie Ingham ... King Pellinore
James Valentine James Valentine ... Merlyn
Richard Backus ... Mordred
William Parry William Parry ... Sir Dinadan
Thor Fields Thor Fields ... Tom Of Warwick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeanne Caryl Jeanne Caryl ... Nimue
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Part of the cable series "HBO Theatre", this is a videotaped presentation of the 1980 Broadway revival of the musical.

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Genres:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kamelot See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

For this revival, Alan Jay Lerner used his screenplay for the 1967 film, rather than his original 1960 stage play. The screenplay includes two scenes not included in the original stage play. The flashback structure seen at the beginning, and the sequence in which Arthur encounters Merlin while in the forest, followed by Mordred persuading King Arthur to stay in the forest. See more »

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[first lines]
[first spoken lines]
King Arthur: Why is Guinevere in that castle, behind walls I cannot enter? Why am I on the far side on the channel on this dark and dismal plain waiting an angry dawn to do battle against the man I love, for the woman I love?
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Version of Sword of Lancelot (1963) See more »

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Great stage play when you can't see it live
5 January 2005 | by honsingersSee all my reviews

It's obvious that the previous reviewer doesn't like musicals (stated by him) and has never seen live theater. This is a video of live theater, not a movie version. It is an entirely different style of acting and Harris was one of the best stage actors of our time! Richard Harris does a lot of "song speak" instead of actual singing, but then again so did Rex Harrison in "My Fair Lady". It is not distracting and he does actually sing parts of songs. I think it's wonderful that HBO made it possible to see a stage revival of this great Lerner & Lowe musical for people who couldn't see it in New York. I did see a touring show in Detroit of "Camelot" with Richard Harris and loved it!! Fabulous actor who is missed.


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