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Charles Hugo's 'Les Mis' – the play

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:18 pm
by silverwhistle

Re: Charles Hugo's 'Les Mis' – the play

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:03 pm
by Ulkis
Oh, yes, remember reading that in English translation. Oh Charles Hugo, how could you do it.

ETA: Does Javert kill himself there by running into a crumbling building?!

Re: Charles Hugo's 'Les Mis' – the play

Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:12 pm
by silverwhistle
Ulkis wrote:Oh, yes, remember reading that in English translation. Oh Charles Hugo, how could you do it.

ETA: Does Javert kill himself there by running into a crumbling building?!


Here's the translation.

Yes, Javert gets killed when the boys blow up themselves up in the building, not the barricade.

Re: Charles Hugo's 'Les Mis' – the play

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:06 pm
by MissPontmercy
For my les miz the musical auditions, we had to read from this play as our acting audition! I remember thinking it was weird, but I never read the whole thing... just the sides we were given.

Re: Charles Hugo's 'Les Mis' – the play

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:38 pm
by Auf die Barrikaden
Here's an illustration from the 1878 stage play:
http://www.prints-4-u.com/store/image3/ ... 78068T.jpg

Fascinating how similar Javert looks to his musical counterpart. A coloured version is reprinted in Edward Behr's "Les Misérables: History in the Making".

Re: Charles Hugo's 'Les Mis' – the play

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:28 pm
by humanracer
Yeah the Javert thing is odd although I would imagine the producers of the OFC must have got their inspiration from somewhere. I know the original LP had illustrations from somewhere.

Re: Charles Hugo's 'Les Mis' – the play

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:41 pm
by Acaila
Well, they would have done historical research too!