Two peasant children, Mytyl and Tyltyl, are led by Berylune, a fairy, to search for the Blue Bird of Happiness. Berylune gives Tyltyl a cap with a diamond setting, and when Tyltyl turns the diamond, the children become aware of and conversant with the souls of a Dog and Cat, as well as of Fire, Water, Bread, Light, and other presumably inanimate things. The troupe thus sets off to find the elusive Blue Bird of Happiness.
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Did You Know?
The original Broadway production of "The Blue Bird"--aka "L'Oiseau Bleu"--by Maurice Maeterlinck
opened at the New Theatre (followed by the Majestic Theater) on October 1, 1910, and closed on January 21, 1911. Revivals were produced in 1911 and 1924. See more
We are in a great hurry. Do you happen to have the Bluebird?
Bluebird?... We have Turkey, Ortolan, Roc's eggs, Nightingale's tongues... No, I'm afraid not. Is he very delicious?
Version of The Blue Bird