Robert and Elizabeth

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Robert and Elizabeth is a musical with music by Ron Grainer and book and lyrics by Ronald Millar.


The original text

The story is based on an unproduced musical titled The Third Kiss by Judge Fred G. Moritt, which in turn was adapted from the play The Barretts of Wimpole Street by Rudolph Besier. It is an operetta-style musical which tells the story of the romance and elopement of poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett. The original 1964 London production was a success, starring Sir John Clements as Barrett, June Bronhill as Elizabeth and Keith Michell as Robert.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1969: Presented by African Consolidated Theatres, produced and directed by Joan Brickhill and Louis Burke, starring Adrian Egan, Ziona Garfield, Gaby Getz, Ingride Mollison.

Sources

Wikipedia [1].

NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 27. 34.

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