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The romantic story revolves between Marguerite Gautier and Armand Duval.
The fact is that Marguerite has a past, which, although accepted by the society, is rejected
by the false morality: she is a well-known courtesan. Lovers attempt to find happiness by
retiring in loneliness. They fail. The intervention of Armand's father brings their
relationship to an end, and only Marguerite's death clarifies everyone's role and reveals
the nature of those involved in the conflict.
Book by: Alexandre Dumas, fils
Translated by: Andrew Allan
Directed: Robert Helpmann
Music of: Gounod and Offenbach adapted
Soprano soloist: Doreen Murray
Costumes and decor by: Carl Toms
Arranged and conducted by: John Lambert
Alternate Names: Margherita Gauthier / Marguerite / Marguerite Gauthier / Marguérite Gautier
Location: tour of Australia, New Zealand and South America in 1961-1962
Cast: Vivien Leigh (Marguerite Gautier - a beautiful courtesan), John/Jack Merivale (Armand Duval - a young handsome gentelman), David Dodimead (M. Georges Duval - the Receiver General, father to Armand Duval), Jennifer Patrick (Marquise), David Nettheim (Marquis), Leslie Moxon (Milord), Bruce Montague (Leon), Paul Harris (Rene), Sally Home (Nichette), Frank Middlemass (Doctor), Roderick Horn (Gustav Roger), Mark Kingston (Gaston Rieux), Josephine Stewart (Prudence), Patricia Raine (Olympe)
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