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Lerner & Loewe, 1960
There has never been nor will there ever be a story so tragic while so uplifting, so epic while so human, than that of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table.
Life at Camelot for King Arthur and his Queen, Guenevere is idyllic until the arrival of dashing knight Lancelot sets in motion events that forever change the course of the entire realm. Adapted from the last 3 books of T.H. White’s epic The Once and Future King, Lerner and Loewe's 1960 musical Camelot unfolds the story of the greatest love triangle of all time over a lush and romantic score that includes such classic songs as “The Lusty Month Of May", "C'est Moi", "How To Handle A Woman", "The Seven Deadly Virtues", "What Do The Simple Folk Do?" and “If Ever I Would Leave You.”
Camelot is a setting of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The play opens with the arrival of Guenevere in Camelot. Come to marry Arthur, she is greeted festively by the Court. Arthur himself, who is both shy and nervous, is not present. He is hiding in the nearby woods ("I Wonder What the King is Doing Tonight?"). Guenevere has come to the woods, having slipped away from the ceremony. She is uncertain about herself and her future ("Simple Joys of Maidenhood"). She stumbles into Arthur without knowing he is her future husband. After telling her about life in Camelot ("Camelot"), Arthur discloses his identity. Since they are both immediately charmed with the other, they are delighted at the thought of becoming husband and wife.