The Once and Future King Movies & Media Adaptations

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The first book in the tetralogy, The Sword in the Stone, was adapted to film by Walt Disney (1963). In 1960, The Once and Future King was adapted to the stage in the Broadway musical, Camelot, by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe. The musical was enormously successful, and White himself saw seventy performances of it. The cast included Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Roddy McDowell, Robert Goulet, and Robert Coote. Camelot was made into a motion picture starring Richard Harris and Vanessa Redgrave and released in 1967. It was popular in the United States in part because many in its audience saw its idealism as an echo of the idealism thought part of the Kennedy administration and thought lost with President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963. The motion picture has not worn well because of the tepid presentation of its songs.

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