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Things I like: Musicals, Jane Austen, costume drama

rewrittengirl asked: So, basically, I'm writing a paper for my French class about comparing some aspect or issue in French Culture to that of Americans... And I had picked comparing American and French musicals long before you posted your powerpoint! I just came across it, and I have to say I LOVED it! Would you mind if I used it as a source in my paper? I'll of course put you in my Works Cited! You have no idea how much I needed something like that!

Sure, go ahead. It needs updating as I keep on finding more and more information. Man I want to write a book! on this.

Officially I’m off Tumblr until the end of the month. But I do check my mail. Just not the reblogs etc …

On Hiatus

I’ll be back April 21. Love you guys. See you then!

The Resurgence of Musical Theatre in France


The french ministry a culture has just released a 12 page survey about musical theatre in France. The document (downloadable as a pdf) has not been translated in english unfortunately, but if you can read french, it’s pretty interesting.

From its inception in France at the end of the 20th century with the operetta, musical theatre came to captivate Anglo- Saxon audiences, to the extent that it has shaped the identity of certain areas of London (the West End) and New York (Broadway); meanwhile, the genre fell from favour with French audiences. The success of Starmania in 1979 and Notre- Dame-de-Paris in 1998 reignited the interest of creators, promoters and French audiences in musical theatre and towards the end of the 2000s, it began to top the ratings and play to packed houses.

There are three main types of musical theatre, corresponding to different artistic demands and each with their own discrete financial schemes and economic models: the French comédie musicale, which is similar to the variety show; musical theatre, whose economic model is similar to that for subsidised performing arts, and “Anglo-Saxon” style musical theatre, represented in France by the Mogador theatre where an industrial approach to live entertainment prevails.

However the genre has been promoted by certain theatres which have made their mark upon it and musicals have seen some spectacular popular success stories. Nevertheless, such activity in France remains fairly low at national level (less than 10% of total audiences for paying productions) and in comparison with such activity in the US, United Kingdom and even Germany.

YEAHHHHHH!!!! How did I miss this!!!!!!? YESSSS!

French musicals

Seattle is doing a French show!


(well technically Belgium and in English)

The 5th Avenue is doing Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

barelymissedbecominghistoric said: It has the word Paris in it, it counts ;)


Well yes, but not quite.

But it certainly follows the French musical tradition that you find in French and French-Canadian shows. I’m super excited. The show has beautiful music! It will be done in Seattle next spring.

jacques brel is alive and well and living in paris

We only discovered Rodgers and Hammerstein when we opened ‘Les Mis’ in London. I saw the movie of ‘The Sound of Music’ when I was a little boy, but I didn’t know it was Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Claude-Michel Schönberg
composer, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon
Quote from The Story of Miss Saigon by Edward Behr and Mark Steyn, page 151

And Boublil and Schönberg didn’t see The King and I until they were working on Miss Saigon.

claude michel schonberg rodgers and hammerstien's cinderella Les Miserables les mis miss saigon the sound of music the king and i alain boublil french musicals mr darcy pride and prejudice lbd lizzie bennet diaries the lizzie bennet diaries colin firth matthew macfadden austenland jj feild French musicals jacques brel is alive and well and living in paris



I just want to point out that this is almost exactly what happened to me. I lost 30 pounds because of food allergies, not because it was healthy or beautiful.

body image beauty food allergies weight weight loss

I love the block tag function

It has saved me much grief the more tags I think to block. I blocked the Sherlock tags before I saw Series 3. … and I currently block subjects I’m just not interested in but still want to follow those’s people’s blogs …

Today I blocked the #food and #recipe tags. 

Much better!

(note that I have nothing against these tags, I just don’t want to see it)

food allergies not fun to look at food I can't eat i forget what real food tastes like my food is very boring I miss eating sauces and dressings etc.


Pippin- Broadway Revival (2013)

"We’ve got magic to do…….. Just for you

We’ve got miracle plays to play

We’ve got parts to perform…. Hearts to warm

Kings and things to take by storm

As we go along

our way”

(via la-princesse-incongrue)

pippin stephen schwartz