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Napoléon, the Man Who Never Sleeps




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English Title: Napoléon, the Man Who Never Sleeps~At the End of His Love and Glory~
Japanese Title: 眠らない男・ナポレオン ―愛と栄光の涯に―
Romanized Title: Nemuranai Otoko: Napoleon ~Ai to Eikou no Hate ni~

Troupe: Star
Year: 2014
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 1/1 - 2/3; Tokyo Theater, 2/14 - 3/29
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 1/21; Tokyo Theater, 2/27

Author/Director: Koike Shuuichirou
Composer: Gérard Presgurvic
Musical Direction/Arrangements: Oota Takeshi
Musical Arrangements: Takahashi Megumi
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa, Sakuragi Ryousuke
Conductor (Takarazuka): Sasada Aiichirou
Conductor (Tokyo): Nishino Jun
Shinjin Kouen Director: Tani Takaya

Available on DVD: Yes (release date 04/04/14)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: No

Cast

RoleMain CastShinko Cast
Napoléon Bonaparte Yuzuki Reon Rei Makoto
Joséphine de Beauharnais, Napoléon’s wife Yumesaki Nene Hinami Fuu
Paul de Barras, Head of the French DirectoryItsuki Chihiro Natsuki Rei
Franz I, Emperor of AustriaItsuki Chihiro Natsuki Rei
Grand-MarmontEma Naoki Hiroka Yuu
Leticia Ramolino, Napoléon’s motherMiho Keiko Yumeki Anru
Talleyrand, Foreign Minister of the Le DirectoireHokushou Kairi Toa Reiya
Madame de Staël, Talleyrand’s loverMari Yuzumi Yumeshiro Eren
Fouché, Minister of Police of FranceMiki Chigusa Oushina Yuu
ClaireMarino Yui Sorano Miyu
Klemens von Metternich, Foreign Minister of the Austrian EmpireMishiro Ren Hyuuga Ran
Emmanuel-Joseph SieyèsMishiro Ren Hyuuga Ran
Joseph, Napoléon’s older brotherToki Irisu Outsu Risa
TheresaOtohana Yuri Kisaki Airi
Louis-Alexandre Berthier, Marshal of FranceTsurumi Mayuu Asamizu Ryou
Frédéric de Marmont, Marshal of France (Napoléon’s adjutant)Kurenai Yuzuru Seo Yuria
BrienneIchijou Azusa Otosaki Itsuki
Lucien Bonaparte, Napoléon’s brotherKisaragi Ren Sazanami Reira
Olympe de GougesShirotae Natsu Marina Mayu
François Augereau, Marshal of FranceKai Hayato Iroha Reo
André Masséna, Marshal of FranceShiotsuki Shuu Minato Rihi
Napoléon IITenju Mitsuki Shidou Ryuu
Hortense de Beauharnais, Joséphine’s daughterOtoha Minori Saotome Wakaba
Juliette RécamierYuuka Riko Tamahana Yufu
Jacques-Louis David, a painterOoki Makoto
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Joachim Murat, Admiral of FranceMakaze Suzuho Mao Yuuki
Robespierre, a revolutionerKizaki Reo
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MichelleKizaki Reo Toudou Jun
The PopeSeki Yurito
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EliseYumeki Anru Katori Reira
LouisNatsuki Rei Aya Ouka
HippolyteToa Reiya Takuto Rei
CarolineSaotome Wakaba Murasaki Rira
Alexandre I, Emperor of RussiaMao Yuuki Sazanami Reira
Jean-Baptiste Bessières, Marshal of FranceSazanami Reira Amaki Homare
Eugène de Beauharnais, Joséphine’s sonRei Makoto Amahana Ema
PaulineHinami Fuu Gojou Marina
SimoneOtosaki Itsuki Ouha Mirai
Marie LouiseKisaki Airi Shiroki Mirei

† Due to ill health, Asamizu Ryou was absent for the entire Tokyo run. Her role in the shinjin kouen was performed by Yuunagi Ryou.

Other Cast: Aimi Serena, Hishiro Yua, Shizuki Otone, Wakanatsu Ayame, Mai Hinano, Ouzuki Akari, Shiratori Yuriya, Yuunagi Ryou, Mioka Anri


Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


Napoléon, the Man Who Never Sleeps


This is the story of a hero, a man who rescued France from the chaos of revolution. His name was Napoléon Bonaparte. Having climbed to unparalleled heights after conquering Europe and becoming the first Emperor in the history of France, what was this hero seeking? Whom did he love? The truth behind this man who led such a turbulent life is about to unfold.

Napoléon was born in the house of a poor rural aristocratic family on the island of Corsica, a French territory in the Mediterranean Sea. He went to the French mainland as a child. He skipped a grade at a military academy and after graduation enlisted in an artillery unit. Yet in the class system of the time, in which birth determined the outcome of one’s life, Napoléon lacked any hope of rising up in the world, in the way a young man from a good family would. But in 1789, Napoléon’s fate is awoken, on the occasion of the French Revolution. The downfall of the aristocracy that had continued for so long leads to the Revolution, which is incited by the masses under the banner of “liberty and equality.” Napoléon, who had resisted the aristocracy, sees his chance for fame amid the turmoil. At long last, several years after the Revolution had erupted, he knows that his moment has arrived. He had, in the meantime, been ordered by Barras, the supreme military commander who had noticed Napoléon’s military genius, to take command of forces to suppress an insurrection by the Royalists. Napoléon lives up to Barras’ expectations after suppressing the insurrection in a mere day, using only his own troops.

Meanwhile, Napoléon happens to encounter a woman who will have a huge influence on his destiny: Joséphine. He is bewitched with Joséphine, who despite being a widow with two children, possesses irresistible charm as a belle of Paris’ fashionable society. Napoléon pursues her relentlessly, to the point of marriage. Yet his cherished time with her together lasts but a moment, as he is forced to make a trip to the battlefields of Italy two days after the wedding ceremony. As commander, his mission there is to rein in France’s old enemy Austria. While Napoléon scores one victory after another in Italy, Joséphine, who remains in Paris, neglects to answer the letters that arrive daily and convey fervent love. Instead, she continues her glamorous life while indulging in an adventure with a new lover. News of her infidelity eventually reaches the ears of Napoléon as he wages war on different battlefields. Weary of his love becoming unrequited, he starts to consider divorcing Joséphine.

Gifted not just militarily but politically as well, Napoléon dispassionately measures up the situation in France before seizing power. He receives wildly enthusiastic support from the people, who had been demanding a strong leader capable of containing the chaos triggered by the Revolution, and his quest culminates with his enthronement as France’s first Emperor. Napoléon has soared through the clouds like an eagle and risen high above to the heavens. This eagle, which has seized glory never before possessed by anyone before him, will spread his wings, while indifferent to the embarrassment of those surrounding him, to new, faraway heights.


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