Cacambo vented all his curiosity upon his landlord by a thousand different questions; the honest man answered him thus:
In the Hal Prince versions, he doubles with several other characters, including the narrator Voltaire and the Governor.
Maximilian baritone, but can be played by a tenor; is a speaking role in the original version. Paquette contralto in versions of the musical from on.
The Old Lady contralto Martin baritone. Doubles with Pangloss in the version and some later versions. Does not appear in the version. Does not appear in the or versions. Original Broadway version [ edit ] Act 1 In the country of WestphaliaCandide is about to be married to the lovely Cunegonde.
Westphalia is destroyed, and Cunegonde is seemingly killed. In the public square of Lisbon "Lisbon Fair"the Infant Casmira, a deranged mystic in the caravan of an Arab conjuror, predicts dire happenings "The Prediction"leaving the public in terror "Pray For Us".
The Inquisition appears, in the persons of two ancient Inquisitors and their lawyer, and many citizens are tried and sentenced to hang, including Candide and Dr. Suddenly an earthquake occurs, killing Dr. Pangloss, and Candide barely escapes.
Candide, faced with the loss of both Cunegonde and Dr. Pangloss, starts out for Paris. He is unable to reconcile Dr.
A party is in progress. In a duel, he kills both the Marquis and the Sultan, and flees with Cunegonde, accompanied by the Old Lady. A street cleaner appears in the person of the pessimistic Martin, warning Candide of the future.
Candide and Maximilian are joyfully reunited, but when Candide states his intention to marry Cunegonde Maximilian starts to strike him with a glove. Candide starts to strike him back, but before he actually does Maximilian drops, apparently dead.
The Old Lady urges Candide to flee, but Candide, fired by reports of Eldorado from Martin, sets off to seek his fortune, planning to return for Cunegonde later "Quartet Finale". Act 2 In the heat of Buenos Aires, Cunegonde, the Old Lady and the Governor display their fraying nerves "Quiet"and the Governor resolves to get rid of the tiresome ladies.
Candide returns from Eldorado "Eldorado"his pockets full of gold and searches for Cunegonde. The Governor, however, has had both Cunegonde and the Old Lady tied up in sacks and carried to a boat in the harbor.
He tells Candide that the women have sailed for Europe, and Candide eagerly purchases a leaky ship from the Governor and dashes off. As the Governor and his suite watch from his terrace, the ship with Candide and Martin casts off and almost immediately sinks "Bon Voyage".
Candide and Martin have been rescued from the ship, and are floating about the ocean on a raft. Martin is devoured by a sharkbut Dr. Pangloss, both wearing masks, appear and are caught up by the merriment, the wine and the gambling.
Candide is accosted by a masked Cunegonde and Old Lady, who try to steal his remaining gold "The Venice Gavotte"but recognizes Cunegonde when her mask falls off. His last hopes and dreams shattered, he drops his money at her feet and leaves.
Cunegonde and the Old Lady are fired by Ferone and Pangloss is now penniless, having been completely swindled out of all his money.
With Candide now completely disillusioned, he and Pangloss return to the ruined Westphalia. Cunegonde, Maximilian minus his teeth and the Old Lady appear and within them a spark of optimism still flickers.
Candide, however, has had enough of the foolish Panglossian ideal and tells them all that the only way to live is to try to make some sense of life "Make Our Garden Grow". The chorus welcomes everyone to Westphalia "Westphalia Chorale" and Voltaire begins to narrate his story.
He is snubbed by the Baroness and bullied by her son Maximilian.
Paquette, a very accommodating serving girl, also lives in the castle. The four discover that Dr. The philosopher asks his four students to summarize what they have learned "Universal Good".Candide, by Voltaire. Chapter XVIII. While supper was preparing orders were given to show them the city, where they saw public structures that reared their lofty heads to the clouds; the market-places decorated with a thousand columns; fountains of spring water, besides others of rose water, and of liquors drawn from the sugarcane.
Meanwhile, Candide and Cacambo are starving and lost in the jungles. Finding a boat in the ocean, they float downriver into a cavern for 24 hours until they finally reach Eldorado, the city of gold (“Introduction to Eldorado”).
Transcript of Religion in Candide. Religion in Candide Christianity - Catholicism The City of Gold "The golden One" or the "Golden Kingdom" Located in South America Power lost in the s Islam in Candide Old Woman The enslavement and punishment of the Baron and Pangloss By Steven, Sarah, Amir, Lennet, Olivia.
In “Candide,” the title character endures multiple misadventures, including heartbreak, travel fatigue and the Inquisition. In other words, it’s the ultimate feel-good show. Funny, free.
Candide and Cacambo reach the fabled city of gold quite by chance, and find that the coveted metal lacks any value at all there. For Voltaire, they both have and have not reached El Dorado. “The Spaniards have had a confused notion of this country, and have called it El Dorado,” says a wise old citizen.
Jan 09, · The wondrous, sorry adventures of the earnest, good-hearted Candide are narrated by a character called Dr. Voltaire, a traveling showman, and are presented by a circuslike troupe of players.