Part of the cable series "HBO Theatre", this is a videotaped presentation of the 1980 Broadway revival of the musical.



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Part of the cable series "HBO Theatre", this is a videotaped presentation of the 1980 Broadway revival of the musical.

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26 September 1982 (USA)  »

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Kamelot  »

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This is the second screen adaption (TV/film), that Richard Harris has played King Arthur. See more »


[first lines]
[first spoken lines]
King Arthur: Why is Guinevere in that castle, behind walls I cannot enter? Why am I on the far side on the channel on this dark and dismal plain waiting an angry dawn to do battle against the man I love, for the woman I love?
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Great stage play when you can't see it live
5 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's obvious that the previous reviewer doesn't like musicals (stated by him) and has never seen live theater. This is a video of live theater, not a movie version. It is an entirely different style of acting and Harris was one of the best stage actors of our time! Richard Harris does a lot of "song speak" instead of actual singing, but then again so did Rex Harrison in "My Fair Lady". It is not distracting and he does actually sing parts of songs. I think it's wonderful that HBO made it possible to see a stage revival of this great Lerner & Lowe musical for people who couldn't see it in New York. I did see a touring show in Detroit of "Camelot" with Richard Harris and loved it!! Fabulous actor who is missed.

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