Jousting At Memories

TITLE: CAMELOT

AUTHOR: MUSIC BY FREDERICK LOEWE; BOOK AND LYRICS BY ALAN JAY LERNER

WHERE: BROADWAY AND NATIONAL TOUR

THE BOTTOM LINE: What seemed romantic and profound in the '60s is boring and silly now in this waxworks staging.

When Camelot was new, President Kennedy's fondness for the lyrics made its misty romanticism into a metaphor for his Administration. The egalitarianism of the Round Table and the script's palaver about the rule of law echoed public optimism about the United Nations and the potential of the Third World. We live in more cynical times, and Camelot now plays as just a...

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