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Zorro is a fictional character equipped with the talents of superb swordsmanship, horse riding and unarmed combat. The character was created in 1919 by Johnston McCulley who was a writer in fictional magazines called the Pulp Magazines.
Zorros image is of a mysterious sword wielding figure that hides his identity behind a black mask, while all dressed up in black. The character originates from the Spanish colonial era of California.
Don Diego Vega is a Spanish lad, who takes the form of Zorro, which in English means Fox, to fight off corrupt officers and other villains. The name Zorro means fox, which implies the presence of fox-like traits in the character of Zorro.
Zorro debuted for the first time in a fictional story The Curse of Capistrano in 1919, written by McCulley. Since then till today, the character has appeared in several books, comics, and movies and in theoretical performances alike.
The Curse of Capistrano was re-published in 1998 under the titled of The Mark of Zorro. Zorro took its place on the cinema screen for the first time in 1920, when a silent motion picture titled The Mark of Zorro was released on November 27, 1920. Douglas Fairbanks played the role of Don Diego Vega and Zorro, while Lolita Pulido was played by Marguerite De La Motte.
From there a series of motion pictures started that featured Zorro. The most recent movie featuring the character of Zorro is The Legend of Zorro that was released on October 28, 2005 and was the sequel to 1998s release The Mask of Zorro.
A musical titled Zorro was premiered for the first time on July 2, 2008 in London at the Garrick Theatre; however its official opening took place on July 15, 2008. The music of the musical is given by Gipsy Kings along with John Cameron, while both the lyrics and book are written by Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson.
The musical is based upon a mock biography written by Isabel Allende. The biography was entitled El Zorro and was published on May 1, 2005. The biography was originally written in Spanish; however it was translated by Margaret Sayers Peden into English. The biography is written as a prequel to the original novel by McCulley The Curse of Capistrano, written in 1919.
The Musical stars Matt Rawle as Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro, and Jonathan Newth portraying the role of Diegos father, Don Alejandro de la Vega. Adam Levy plays the captain of the armies, Ramon, who envies Luisas feelings for Diego.
Luisa, who falls for Diego initially and then falls in love with Zorro as she grows up with Ramon and Diego, is played by Emma Williams. However Luisa is not the only one who falls for Diego, Inez played by Lesli Margherita, also falls for him as she performs in the backstreets of Barcelona with him. Meanwhile Nick Cavaliere playing the role of Sergeant Garcia falls in love with Inez. Garcia is a cowardly servant to Ramon.
The musical received positive reviews both by critics and viewers after it open at Londons West End Productions on July 15, 2008. According to most of the critics, musicals flamenco and choreography were the highlights of the musical, and not to mention the perfectly organized fight sequences.
In the words of Guardians Michael Billington The show may not be high art but its great fun and brings a refreshingly different, Hispanic sound to the jaded world of West End musicals. Following the positive reviews that it received after its opening, the musical has extended its contract into 2009.
Before the first Act sets in, a band of gypsies stop by to rest in a deep cave, where they are told a rather infamous tale of a legend called Zorro, by their leader.
As the Prologue concludes and Act 1 sets in, Diego living with is father in California, sets away to study in a school in Spain, while on the other side Diegos childhood love Luisa is also sent away by Diegos father, Alejandro.
Also at the same time, Alejandro makes an official announcement of making Ramon, the captain of the armies. Zorros second musical number Balia Me sets in as Diego runs away from his school in Spain and joins in a band of Gypsies. Later on Diego is confronted by Luisa after he shows off his tricks to the audience.