The Rose of Versailles
Picture Credit: jenebi, original Commemorative Book
English Title: The Rose of Versailles -Andre & Oscar-
Japanese Title: ベルサイユのばらーアンドレとオスカルー
Romanized Title: Berusaiyu no Bara -Andore to Osukaru-
Year: 1975 - 1976
Performances: Grand Theater, 8/13 - 9/30; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 3/28 - 4/25
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Grand Theater, 9/20; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 4/11
Based On:The Rose of Versailles manga by Ikeda Riyoko
Director: Hasegawa Kazuo
Author/Director: Ueda Shinji
Shinjin Kouen Director:
Available on DVD: Box Set Only (release date 4/30/2010)
|Duchess of Polignac
|Urara Mika / Kunizuki Miki
|Kizuki Miho / Urara Mika
|Duchess of Orléans
|Princesse de Lamballe
|Countess de Noailles
|Countess de Maurois
|Kunizuki Miki / Urara Mika
|Mizuho Mari / Akane Mayumi
|Child Nobleman (sings "Goran Nasai")
† Kizuki Miho in Tokyo
‡ Gojou Aisen in Tokyo
Other Cast: Oka Chiaki, Mai Chizuru, Hitomoto Miki, Aizono Yuka, Fujinami Yuu, Hikari Kaoko, Yutaka Ayumu, Umi Shiraho, Shikino Hanae, Shima Haruki, Mano Yuria, Aoki Ryou, Ootate Hato, Narukami Jun, Machi Yuu, Megumi Hanae, Tae Kurumi, Nana Asami
Grand Theater only: Asaji Mariko, Mizuho Mari, Mon Ami, Ayuhara Sanae
Tokyo only (due to 3rd European Tour): Shizu Misaki, Asaki Kozue, Chibana Sachiyo, Yashiro Kou, Masaki Keiko, Ban Akira, Matsukata Rika, Kana Kasumi, Akira Miyabi, Ako Chinami, Houjou Hiroki, Takashio Tomoe
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
1788, Marie Antoinette throws a ball, and her Swedish lover makes an appearance. He dances with Oscar. Despite her love for Fersen, Oscar and Andre determine that they must stop his affair with the queen. Meanwhile, in the streets of Paris, Rosalie's mother is killed by the ruthless carriage of a noble.As her mother lies dying, she reveals that Rosalie is adopted, and that her true mother is the Duchess of Polignac. Swearing revenge, Rosalie attempts to kill Oscar's mother, believing mistakenly that she was in the carriage that killed Rosalie's adoptive mother. Oscar stops her and educates her, winning Rosalie's loyalty. As turmoil spreads throughout France, Marie Antoinette becomes determined to do whatever she must to preserve the Bourbon monarchy.
General Jarjayes decides to marry his daughter to Girodelle. Hearing the plan, Andre decides to kill Oscar and himself rather than let her go. He attempts to poison her wine, but cannot go through with it. Oscar forgives him, and admits that she loves him.
The next day, on the banks of the Seine, Oscar decides to protect the common people, against the orders of her commanders. Andre falls first, and after a bitter battle, Oscar dies as well, but not before learning that the people have captured the Bastille.
- The Grand Theater run was the final performance for Asaji Mariko andMizuho Mari. The Tokyo run was the final show for Hitomoto Miki.
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