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== Broadway Show ==
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{{See also|Doug Henning's second Broadway show [[Merlin (show)]].}}
[[Merlin]] was [[Doug Henning]]'s second Broadway show which ran at the Mark Hellenger Theartre in New York from December 10, 1982 to August 7, 1983.  
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'''Merlin''' was the fabled magician attached to King Arthur's court at [[Camelot]], as [[Camelard]] was later known.
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Starring Doug, Debbie and Chita Rivera, as well as young actors Nathan Lane and Christian Slater, the lavish show received five Tony nominations, including Best Musical. The show also broke a Broadway record for setting the one-week box office record at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, earning $421,000.
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Merlin tried to bring order to the troubled land of ancient Britain by providing a king from the Uther Pendragon line of royalty. By enchanting Igraine to see Uther as her husband, Arthur was engendered. Later, Uther married Igraine, before Arthur was born. Uther, however, was not to have a son to enjoy, for he had agreed with Merlin to do anything to have a liaison with Igraine for one night. Merlin's price was the son born of the liaison.
  
== Mythical Character==
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As an archetype of mythology, Merlin developed from Trickster, to Magician, to Oracle, to Sage (the four levels of development discussed by [[Jeff McBride]] at his [[Magic and Mystery School]].)
The fabled magician, Merlin, attached to King Arthur's court at [[Camelot]], as [[Camelard]] was later known.
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Merlin tried to bring order to the troubled land of ancient Britain by providing a king from the Uther Pendragon line of royalty. By enchanting Igraine to see Uther as her husband, Arthur was engendered. Later, Uther married Igraine, before Arthur was born. Uther, however, was not to have a son to enjoy, for he had agreed with Merlin to do anything to have a liaison with Igraine for one night. Merlin's price was the son born of the liaison.
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Merlin is not a human being, although he looks and acts as one. Geoffrey of Monmouth Latinised what appears to be Merlin's original Welsh name, Myrddin.<ref>http://www.kingarthursknights.com/others/merlin.asp </ref><ref>http://medievalscotland.org/problem/names/myrddin.shtml </ref>
  
As an archetype of mythology, Merlin developed from Trickster, to Magician, to Oracle, to Sage (the four levels of development discussed in Jeff McBride's [http://www.magicalwisdom.com/school.php Magic and Mystery School].
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[http://www.kingarthursknights.com/others/merlin.asp Merlin] is not a human being, although he looks and acts as one. Geoffrey of Monmouth Latinised what appears to be Merlin's original Welsh name, [http://medievalscotland.org/problem/names/myrddin.shtml Myrddin].
 
  
 
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Revision as of 13:57, 10 November 2012

See also: Doug Henning's second Broadway show Merlin (show)..

Merlin was the fabled magician attached to King Arthur's court at Camelot, as Camelard was later known.

Merlin tried to bring order to the troubled land of ancient Britain by providing a king from the Uther Pendragon line of royalty. By enchanting Igraine to see Uther as her husband, Arthur was engendered. Later, Uther married Igraine, before Arthur was born. Uther, however, was not to have a son to enjoy, for he had agreed with Merlin to do anything to have a liaison with Igraine for one night. Merlin's price was the son born of the liaison.

As an archetype of mythology, Merlin developed from Trickster, to Magician, to Oracle, to Sage (the four levels of development discussed by Jeff McBride at his Magic and Mystery School.)

Merlin is not a human being, although he looks and acts as one. Geoffrey of Monmouth Latinised what appears to be Merlin's original Welsh name, Myrddin.[1][2]

References

  1. http://www.kingarthursknights.com/others/merlin.asp
  2. http://medievalscotland.org/problem/names/myrddin.shtml