Charles Hugo's 'Les Mis' – the play

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Charles Hugo's 'Les Mis' – the play

Postby silverwhistle » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:18 pm

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- Entends-tu? je t'aime! cria-t-il encore.
- Quel amour! dit la malheureuse en frémissant.
Il reprit: - L'amour d'un damné.

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

Postby Ulkis » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:03 pm

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?!

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

Postby silverwhistle » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:12 pm

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.
- Entends-tu? je t'aime! cria-t-il encore.
- Quel amour! dit la malheureuse en frémissant.
Il reprit: - L'amour d'un damné.

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

Postby MissPontmercy » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:06 pm

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

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:38 pm

Here's an illustration from the 1878 stage play:
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Fascinating how similar Javert looks to his musical counterpart. A coloured version is reprinted in Edward Behr's "Les Misérables: History in the Making".
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Re: Charles Hugo's 'Les Mis' – the play

Postby humanracer » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:28 pm

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.

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

Postby Acaila » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:41 pm

Well, they would have done historical research too!
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