fondantfancyfree asked: I have just rediscovered my love of all things Pimpernel by reading Across A Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund, which is a sort of fantasy/futuristic/genderswap retelling of TSP, and wondered if you might have read it too? If not, I can't recommend it highly enough!
I haven’t! I’ll have to check it out!
Anonymous asked: Hey I found a REALLY early version of the SP musical on Youtube!I think it is music from the concept album and I thought you would be interested in it. It is called "Brighton Cares 1996-Unexpected Productions-The Scarlet Pimpernel"
That’s so awesome!!!!!!! Thank you mysterious anon!
Here is the link if you guys want to watch it (it links to the video as part of my Broadway Pimpernel playlist). It’s pretty cool to see songs from the concept album that were cut being performed, especially “There Never Was a Time I Didn’t Love You.”
My only question is, why do they only have one guy singing both of the male leads? The concept recording came out in 1992, and there as definitely a Percy and a Chauvelin, so it’s not like they hadn’t decided how to divy up the songs yet… and he also seems to be St. Cyr in “Madame Guillotine”…. It’s kind of confusing… But a great video non the less.
"Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the wave, not realizing that it is against all the rules of life. You can’t be on top all the time; it isn’t natural."Happy 98th birthday, Olivia Mary de Havilland! (July 1st, 1916)
Finally actually reading The Scarlet Pimpernel…
And it’s so freaking good! Percy can be a bit of a shit at times but you have to forgive him with all of the tricks he pulls.
Of course my friends are a little weirded out by my new obsession but oh well…
one of us! one of us!
I’m glad this idea has gotten positive responses! I figured I could post a question/debate prompt every Monday to spark conversation. If any of you have something in mind for a future question/debate, don’t hesitate to send it to me!
To start us of this week, I thought it would be nice to just get to know everyone in the fandom. So, how were you introduced to The Scarlet Pimpernel? And what is your favorite adaption?
I, personally, was introduced to The Scarlet Pimpernel really only five years ago. My grandfather sat me down and said I had to watch this movie. Lo and behold, it was the 1982 version of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Needless to say, I instantly fell in love. I quickly got my hands on a copy of the book and devoured it. It’s become my second favorite book, and I frequently recommend it to my friends. Also, because it started me off on this, the 1982 adaption with Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour and Ian McKellen holds a dear place in my heart. However, I also thoroughly enjoy the 1934 Leslie Howard version.