What if the Narnia books were each a musical?
I wonder if during VDT, they could have almost a spooky musical number where the crew is about to enter the dark Island and then in the middle, it's interrupted by a heroic music where Reepicheep tells them to brave the darkness lest it leave a stain on their honor.
We could have a jaunty song by the Dufflepuds as well, after they are visible again.
"But even a traitor may mend. I have known one that did." - (King Edmund the Just, Horse and his Boy)
@kingedthejust I love that idea!
Makes me want to write lyrics, or at least titles, for those songs. Like "Are You Men or Mice?", or, "Defy the Darkness," for Reep's song, and "Couldn't Have Put it Better Ourselves!" or "What I Always Say Is..." for the Dufflepuds.
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I kind of also envision in The Horse And His Boy, Prince Rabadash singing Gaston's solo line in "Belle" from Beauty and the Beast (where he tries to woo Queen Susan, "Hey, I am a handsome prince and she's a beautiful queen. We're both attractive so we have to be married").
"And this is the marvel of marvels, that he called me beloved."
(Emeth, The Last Battle)
A friend of mine made his own Narnia (mainly LWW) musical about 25 years ago, while he had small children. I think most of the parts were played by children, and it was a very family friendly version. Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend any of the performances, but I heard some of his (and his family's) working on it.
He even wrote a Narnian national anthem. I've forgotten most of the words now (in Norwegian, anyway), but I still remember the music - a merry and rousing tune. And to represent the wide variety of creatures in the Narnian population, he had the tune span two full octaves!
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