Does Michael Sheen know his own career? Watch the video. Part of the cable series "HBO Theatre", this is a videotaped presentation of the Broadway revival of the musical.
The film is an adaptation of the stage musical of the same name by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Lerner also wrote the screenplay. In April , the rights to produce a film adaptation of Camelot were obtained by Warner Bros. However, the film was temporarily shelved as the studio decided to adapt My Fair Lady into a feature film first. In , development resumed with the hiring of Logan as director. Original cast members Richard Burton and Julie Andrews were approached to reprise their roles from the stage musical, but both declined and were replaced with Harris and Redgrave. Filming took place on location in Spain and on the Warner Bros. The film was released on October 25, to mixed to negative reviews from film critics and was a commercial failure. King Arthur is preparing for a great battle against his friend, Sir Lancelot , a battle he does not wish to fight but has been forced into. Arthur reflects on the sad circumstances which have led him to this situation and asks his childhood mentor, Merlyn, for advice.
Camelot is a castle and court associated with the legendary King Arthur. Absent in the early Arthurian material, Camelot first appeared in 12th-century French romances and, since the Lancelot-Grail cycle, eventually came to be described as the fantastic capital of Arthur's realm and a symbol of the Arthurian world. The stories locate it somewhere in Great Britain and sometimes associate it with real cities, though more usually its precise location is not revealed. Most scholars regard it as being entirely fictional, its unspecified geography being perfect for chivalric romance writers. Nevertheless, arguments about the location of the "real Camelot" have occurred since the 15th century and continue to rage today in popular works and for tourism purposes. The name's derivation is uncertain. He further suggested that Cavalon became Arthur's capital due to confusion with Arthur's other traditional court at Caerleon Caer Lleon in Welsh. Others have suggested a derivation from the British Iron Age and Romano-British place name Camulodunum , one of the first capitals of Roman Britain and which would have significance in Romano-British culture. Indeed, John Morris , the English historian who specialized in the study of the institutions of the Roman Empire and the history of Sub-Roman Britain , suggested in his book The Age of Arthur that as the descendants of Romanized Britons looked back to a golden age of peace and prosperity under Rome, the name "Camelot" of Arthurian legend may have referred to the capital of Britannia Camulodunum in Roman times.
Morgana has trouble in her alliance with King Lot. Arthur acquires the sword in the stone and is crowned King. Morgan enters Camelot with her prisoners, claiming that they are traitors and that only she can save the realm from the marauding bands. Confronting Ygrain in private she kills her.