Monty Python‘s Tony award-winning Spamalot will be performed on Mon., Nov. 15, 2010 @ 7:30pm at UWW’s Young Auditorium.
Can’t afford the ticket? Can’t attend due to conflicts? Or want to see more of Monty Python’s work? Well, you’re in luck!
Andersen Library has Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the 2nd-floor Browsing DVD Feature Film collection (call number “Mon”). This movie is the basis of the Spamalot play, and it’s sort of based on the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Andersen Library also has a DVD of Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
The Arthur tale (and related tales of Sir Lancelot, the wizard Merlin, and others), has been written in many, many versions by various authors. Andersen Library has some; ask a librarian for help with finding titles such as Sir Thomas Malory’s Le morte Darthur; the book of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table (3rd-Floor Main Collection, PR2043 .P7; also available online in 2 volumes: v.1 and v.2). I think my favorite version may be T.H. White’s The once and future king (3rd-Floor Main Collection, PR6045 .H2 O5 1958). Searches in HALCat, the Harold Andersen Library’s catalog, for keyword phrases such as “arthurian romances” or “merlin legendary character” will find titles.