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Lisou

Romeo and Juliet in the kingdom of the animals

inspired by the works of

Shakespeare and Prokofiev

text

illustrations

Thierry Cervoni Michela Burzo


Rich with her Brazilian origin and her training as an opera singer in Paris, Ila Herbert teaches music at "La Clef Enchantée", an organisation which aims to educate children in the language of music, as well as to introduce them to the great classics. In this context, she has produced this seventh educational book. We would like to gratefully acknowledge the expert guidance of Sabrina Michaud and Maria Nogueira. Our thanks to Marie-José Coulon, Chloé Glémot, Hélène and Grégoire de Brichambaut.

Concept : Ila Herbert BOOK Texte : Thierry Cervoni Illustrations : Michela Burzo Musical adaptation : Sergio Gruz Lyrics : Olivier Bourgeat Sheet music format : Lionel Milin Layout : Stéphane Herbert Printing : Gérard Taës

CD Narration : Oliver Morris and Thierry Cervoni Piano : Julio Laks and Akiko Koizumi (songs) Traverse flute : Teresa Reibelo Clarinet : Lionel Milin Violin : Bertrand Kulik Singer : Lucile Bourgeat Recording : Max Jesion

© La Clef Enchantée English translation : Natan Barreto La Clef Enchantée 5 Rue de Tracy 75002 Paris France T. 01 48 01 03 30 contact@laclefenchantee.org www.laclefenchantee.org


Lisou

Romeo and Juliet in the kingdom of the animals

inspired by the works of

Shakespeare and Prokofiev text

Thierry Cervoni

illustrations

Michela Burzo


Lisou

Like all little girls, the little mouse Lisou loves pretty dresses. And when we have the luck to live at the Opera House, we have a field day! After searching among the costumes and masks, Lisou puts on an Italian Renaissance dress. She longs to travel with the dance company for the Romeo and Juliet ballet tour. The performance tells a great and beautiful love story that takes place in the city of Verona. But ssh... Here she is, hiding in a trunk. Destination: Italy! In that time, Verona, a proud city bathed in sunlight, was the most glorious and beautiful in Italy. But, its citizens trembled with fear. They lived in the shadow of terror imposed by the ancient hatred of two great families, the Montague dogs and the Capulet cats...

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Two feuding families

You filthy cat, get in the water! Montague fleabag! Death to the Capulets! Pull out his whiskers! Grab his bone! I’ve got it! Give it back to me! Oh, the ugly mug of the dog! Capulet, I’ve got you! Come on, get fighting! Let’s smash them! Peace? Neveeer

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MEO MEOOOW!!! WOOO WOOOF!!!


HEY YOU! Stop fighting! The eagle, the Prince of Verona, steps in with his guard.

Are you civilised creatures or wild beasts? Three times already you have destroyed the peace of this city because of an insult, a challenge or a simple frown! Capulets, Montagues, go back to your parents! The Law forbids you to fight. The dog, or cat, who takes the sword will pay with his dear life!

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Romeo

In the first light of morning, when people begin their day, the dog Romeo practises the art of fencing with his best friend, the mischievous bear Mercutio. Not afraid of anything, Mercutio is the only one to get along with the two families at war, the Montague dogs and the Capulet cats.

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Juliet In the palace of the Capulet, the cat Juliet gets ready for the masked ball that will happen tonight. Daddy and Mummy Capulet will introduce her to her future fiancĂŠ, the tiger Count Paris. The ever kind nanny-cow helps her to choose a mask which will highlight her beautiful eyes.

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The suitor

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- Dear Count Paris, you want to marry our daughter Juliet. Come to the ball this evening, but be patient, she’s not yet fourteen years old. - Patient? What a trial for a tiger! roared the Count. The little mouse Lisou might have been frightened by this big wild cat, but she has eyes only for the loyal servant of the Capulets, the little squirrel.

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Masked ball

What a surprise! Romeo and the Montague dogs, well hidden behind their masks, have gate crashed the party of their enemies, the Capulet cats. All this carried out with the help of the bear Mercutio. By fate, the dog Romeo and the cat Juliet fall in love with each other at first sight... Tybalt, the puma, Juliet’s favourite cousin, has recognised Romeo. The dog Romeo must quickly leave the palace infested with cats.

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In love

Later in the night, Romeo’s heart beats so fast that he cannot get to sleep. Despite danger, he jumps over the garden wall of the Capulets.

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He hears Juliet on her balcony, confessing to the stars that she has fallen in love with him, passionately in love.

- Romeo, Romeo, why are you a Montague dog? And I, Juliet, a Capulet cat, why can’t I love Romeo, a Montague dog? Before Lisou and Cupid, the little god of love, Romeo and Juliet swear eternal love.

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Secret union

Youth is impatient! The very next day, after falling in love at first sight, Juliet sends her ever so kind nanny-cow to give Romeo a love letter. In response, Romeo arranges to meet Juliet in a chapel, in order to marry her! A priest, the chimpanzee Friar Lawrence, agrees to marry them in secret. Celebrating this union, the wise old priest hopes to end the ancient hatred between the Capulet cats and the Montague dogs. The day will come, much later, to proclaim to the world this beautiful marriage, and thereby, making sure that peace finally reigns in Verona!

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Murderous fury

I’m a married dooog! Happy as can be, Romeo dances in the streets of Verona with his dear friend Mercutio. At this very moment, the puma Tybalt springs out with all his claws bared and challenges him to a duel. Romeo refuses to fight against Tybalt, who is now his cousin, having just married Juliet! The bear Mercutio is not afraid of a good fight: What, Romeo! You’re afraid of this rat killer! Oh, pussycat! Miow Miooow! Come fight, Tybalt! Little king of cats! Tybalt and Mercutio draw their swords! Romeo tries to pull them apart, but Tybalt takes the opportunity to stab him, misses, and it is Mercutio who is killed!

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Mad with pain at the death of his friend, Romeo draws his sword, jumps on the puma Tybalt... and kills him!

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Exile The eagle, the Prince of Verona, condemns Romeo to be exiled in the distant city of Mantua. Romeo will never be allowed to return to Verona. This is his punishment for killing Tybalt. Juliet is heartbroken. Having just married Romeo, will she ever see him again? Lisou and the little squirrel do what they can to console the young lovers.

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A cunning ruse

Locked in her room, Juliet meows without stop. She weeps over her Romeo’s absence. Her parents think that it is the death of her cousin Tybalt that makes her inconsolable. Fearing that Count Paris might not marry her any more, Daddy Capulet orders that the marriage be celebrated within two days.

Marry the tiger? I’d rather die! Juliet begs Friar Lawrence to save her. To achieve this, the saintly monkey has a plan: he gives Juliet a flask containing a potion which will make her sleep for two days, making it look as if she were dead. The time needed for Romeo to return from Mantua, and to escape with her!

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Tragedy

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The Capulet parents and Count Paris arrive looking for Juliet, so they can go to the wedding ceremony. Terrible misfortune! Our daughter is dead! Friar Lawrence’s plan unfolds as foreseen. It’s now that you cry for your daughter. Go back home, let this child rest with the angels. Alas! A plague prevents Friar Lawrence’s messenger arriving in Mantua. He was unable to warn Romeo of the secret plan. Still in his exile, Romeo learns about Juliet’s death. He buys some poison and returns to Verona in order to see her for the last time. How can he live without her? To join her, he drinks the deadly potion!

Juliet wakes up after her two days of sleep. She finds Romeo forever asleep, and decides to join him in Heaven. She kills herself with her beloved’s dagger.

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Peace in Verona

The Capulets and the Montagues find out that Romeo and Juliet are dead, and discover the secret love which brought their children together. As Friar Lawrence had wished, the enemies make peace. And ever since, Verona has celebrated the eternal love between Juliet and her Romeo. The performance ends. The little mouse Lisou leaves Verona with her friend, the little squirrel. They have learnt that beyond the worst suffering, love is always stronger than hatred and war. Always.

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BOOK

p. 2 p. 4 p. 6 p. 7 p. 8 p. 10 p. 12 p. 14 p. 16 p. 18 p. 20 p. 22 p. 24

CD 01

Lisou

02

Two feuding families

03

Romeo

04

Juliet

05

The suitor

06 07 08

Masked ball Tybalt The gavotte

09

In love

10 11

A love letter Secret union

12 13

The main square Murderous fury

14

Exile

15

A cunning ruse

16

Tragedy

17

Peace in Verona

18 19 20 21 22

Eternel amour Capulet Montaigu Le balcon Le combat Belle illusion Grâce à l’amour

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Total time : 25’


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CD recorded in the Bopcity Studio, Le Pré-Saint-Gervais. Book printed at the Centre Littéraire d'Impression Provençal, Marseille. FSC labelled paper (Certification ensuring sustainable forest management).


Lisou, Romeo and Juliet in the kingdom of the animals is the seventh educational book published by La Clef EnchantĂŠe, a collection aimed at encouraging children, as well as their parents, to discover a great classic. Always passionate about dance, the little mouse Lisou hides in the costume trunk of the Opera House ballet company. She will travel with the Romeo and Juliet ballet tour. Destination: Italy! This famous love story takes place during the Renaissance, in Verona's era of splendour. Verona, a proud city afflicted by the ancient hatred of two enemy families: the Capulet cats and the Montague dogs. Inspired by the works of Shakespeare and Prokofiev, this book comes with a CD telling the tale of Romeo and Juliet, and some simple scores. The very young will love colouring in a series of illustrations.

An illustrated book with 18 watercolours, 6 music scores, 5 colouring pages and 1 CD.


Lisou, Romeo and Juliet in the kingdom of the animals.