He provides Arthur with a father, King Uther, makes of Arthur's wars against the Saxons only his youthful exploits, relates at length how Arthur conquered almost all of Western Europe, and adds to the earlier story the figures of Merlin, Guenevere
, Modred, Gawain, Kay, and Bedivere.
Although medieval mystery plays were rarely performed during the Victorian period, Morris had access to several early Victorian printed versions, which George argues helped inspire poetic dramas such as "Sir Galahad: A Christmas Mystery" in The Defence of Guenevere
and soprano Rachel Fenlon's Guenevere
lacked chemistry with either Arthur or Lancelot.
This, as Jackson has observed, is in startling contrast to the weak marriage of Arthur and Guenevere
, as well as to the false chivalry of Lancelot.
I have had many film roles, including Guenevere
in the 1967 film musical Camelot and Robin Lerner in Deep Impact in 1998.
Chretien de Troyes first told the story of the exalting love between Lancelot and Guenevere
and introduced the theme of the quest for the Holy Grail.
In Camelot, King Arthur strives to fulfill his ideals for a just and peaceful kingdom, yet his dreams are betrayed when a doomed love arises between Queen Guenevere
(Meg Bussert) and Arthur's closest friend, Lancelot (Richard Muenz).
She has played most of the main female roles including Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Guenevere
in Camelot, Mabel in Mack and Mabel, Siebel in Faust, and Golde in Fiddler on the Roof.
Tretton Howery, Travis Johnson, Brittney Karlburg, Jaime Mariscal, Trisha Maxfield, Tiffany Olsen, Nathan Pankretz, Guenevere
Patty, Dylan Roberts, Jonathan Sample, Kimberly Sanders, Jazlin Sobel, Eli Spencer, Stephanie Spriggs, Erika Stalcup, Zak Stock, Emily Svendsen-McLean, Daniel Taylor, Bradly Troute, Shelbie Wolfe, Garrison Zustiak and Amee' Zylstra.
05pm) King Arthur is happily married to Queen Guenevere
, but the arrival of handsome knight Sir Lancelot leads to infidelity and betrayal.
Yseut is given to "the sick men" (not specifically lepers, 252-53); Guenevere
is condemned to death for giving a poisoned apple to Sir Gaheris, not for being caught in adultery (279-87); the forest dwelling of Tristan and Yseut is a frescoed palace surrounded by gardens (256-59); Governal, Yseut, Tristan and Brangain's actions on the wedding night to fool King Mark are described in detail (208-09).
The evening closes with the ill-fated marriage to Guenevere
in a glittering scene which Robert Parker, as Arthur, carries off supremely well, helped by costumes designed by Jasper Conran.