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King Arthur

and the Quest for the Grail

Level

Primary

Language

English

Venue

Teatro del Anglo

Plot

Back in the Middle Ages King Arthur rules over Britain. In spite of his young age he has bravely led his soldiers to victory in a countless number of battles proving himself to be a great leader and warrior. But these victories made him vain. He now feels he is superior and has the right to mistreat his Knights and even his beloved wife, Guinevere. Tired of her selfish bad-tempered husband, Guinevere asks for help to the King´s counselor Merlin who is a very wise person. Merlin then decides that it is time to put Arthur to the test by challenging him to find the Grail which is hidden somewhere in the British Isles. This sacred ancient cup is said to bring abundance and eternal life to its bearer. Blinded by his vanity King Arthur accepts the challenge immediately. But Arthur´s sister, Morgaine, who has been looking for the Grail for a long time, tries to stop him because she wants it only for herself. Along the quest for the Grail, Morgaine and Arthur will find themselves engaged in an incredible adventure full of mysteries and will discover true human values as loyalty, honesty, courage and respect. These values will later be essential for the code of the Knights of the Round Table.

Soundtrack

Is it a legend or history?
King Arthur, the Knights,
The Round Table and Merlin…

Back in the dark Middle Ages
Chivalry, magic, romance and the Grail Quest
Whether it’s true or simply a myth
There is adventure, wisdom and mystery.

A sword in a stone,
The famous Excalibur;
Arthur´s sister, Morgaine,
Guinevere, the Queen,
The legendary castle, Camelot
The chivalry codes:
Loyalty, honesty, courage, respect…

All this makes part of the story
Whether a legend or history
Now let the magic of theatre
Bring us… King Arthur, Morgaine,
Guinevere and Merlin!

Yes, I’m the king of Great Britain
I am the “king who makes knights”
I lead my armies to victory
My kingdom’s at peace, no more fights.

Now I am settled at Camelot
Guinevere is my beautiful wife
Merlin, my loyal magician
And round the table, my knights.

But there is something I can’t stand
I’ve lost my credentials of “star”
What is a warrior without wars?
Of course, he’s no longer the star!

I was feeling bored and so useless
Now there’s a new purpose in my life
Something that gives me excitement
And makes me again feel alive!

Arthur, the king of Great Britain
Arthur, the king who makes knights
Britain’s at peace thanks to me now
And I will again be the star!

Well, well, courageous King Arthur…
Who do you think you are?!
Calling me old and fragile,
Wrinkled and all that jazz!

Well, let me show you who Morgaine is
I´m not Morgaine Le Fay in vain
and I don´t need a fountain of youth…
I only want the magic Grail!

Older are you, my king brother
And wrinkled is your king´s skin
But I must admit you can move fast…
If you can ride on your horse at last!

Let me show you who Morgaine is
I´m not Morgaine Le Fay in vain
And I don´t need a fountain of youth…
I only want the magic Grail!

So, listen to me now,
Don´t you stand in my way
I’ll show you who I am
I am Morgaine Le Fay!

We made it, we made it!
Together we did.
We overcame fear
And followed the quest.

No dragon could beat us.
We learnt to be brave
And looking for truth
We conquered the Grail

We made it, we made it!
Together we did.
We overcame fear
And followed the quest.

Fear is an illusion
Courage is the shield
Honesty is essential
So better you’ll be.
And here’s the conclusion
At which we arrived:
Hold truth as a torch
And light will come into your life!

We made it, we made it!
Together we did.
We overcame fear
And followed the quest.

Fear is an illusion
We made it, we made it!
Courage is the shield
We made it, we made it!
Honesty is essential
We made it, we made it!
Hold truth as a torch
And light will come into your life!

I am Arthur, the king of Great Britain
I am Guinevere, his wife and the queen
I am Merlin, his loyal magician
And I am his sister, Morgaine.

The magic of theatre has helped us
To bring you this story today
We learned about Loyalty, Courage,
Honesty, Truth and Respect.

The magic Grail is not material
You have to search inside yourself
For truth is the greatest of virtues
Don´t let anything get in its way.

No tongue could tell
And no pen could write
The magic secrets of the Grail…
Each one of us
Should look deep inside
To find the best
And that’s the real
The real Grail Quest!