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Below is a list of pages, articles and information related to the musical The Scarlet Pimpernel which can be found elsewhere on this website or the Internet. These links are divided into categories, and some links may appear in more than one category, as appropriate.


Development of the Show - discussion of the writing process and the changes between different versions, plus any other Pimpernel-related questions:

29 April 2012 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses some of the deeper themes - including history, ambiguity, love and mistakes - in Pimpernel.

16 May 2008 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses some of the international possibilities for Pimpernel and Camille.

22 February 2008 - Question & Answer
Nan offers suggestions on creating minimalistic sets for shows like Pimpernel.

31 August 2007 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the financial performance of the show on Broadway, and the 10th anniversary of the show.

6 June 2007 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the origin of the idea for a love triangle between Percy, Marguerite and Chauvelin.

16 May 2007 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the ways that Pimpernel relates to current events and issues from the 90's and today.

2 May 2007 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses an alternate set of lyrics for "You Are My Home", and some thoughts on making changes to the script in licensed productions.

13 September 2006 - Question & Answer
Nan talks about the pepper and snuff scene, Percy's character, and writing humor.

August 2006 - ThePimpernel.com History Section
This section of the official Pimpernel website offers a detailed look at the development of the show, the changes that were made between each of the different versions, and the reasons behind those changes.

29 March 2006 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses trying to include the "Richmond" chapter in the show.

15 December 2005 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the reasons for setting the show in 1794.

13 October 2005 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses variations on the script of the show.

29 September 2005 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses contributions by women to the masculine, dual-identity hero genre, which began with The Scarlet Pimpernel.

5 May 2005 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the past leading performers and her favorite songs from Pimpernel.

21 April 2005 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the moment when Marguerite discovers the Pimpernel's identity.

16 December 2004 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses her favorite version of The Scarlet Pimpernel.

11 November 2004 - Question & Answer
Nan's Webmaster discusses the availability of the script for The Scarlet Pimpernel.

22 July 2004 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses changes that were made to the show and Marguerite's character, and whether a video might be released.

8 January 2004 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the changes to "You Are My Home," "Believe" and "I'll Forget You" during the show revisions.

18 September 2003 - Interview with The Voice
Nan discusses how she met Frank Wildhorn and got started on Pimpernel, working on the concept album, and the journey the show has taken.

9 December 2001 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses why "Only Love" was removed from the show.

17 October 2001 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the first time she read The Scarlet Pimpernel.

17 July 2001 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses her "big break" and how she became the lyricist for The Scarlet Pimpernel.

22 December 1999 - Second Center Stage Interview
Nan discusses Pimpernel, looking back at the run of SP3 and the earlier productions, and ahead to the national tour.

31 March 1999 - First Center Stage Interview
Nan discusses Pimpernel in depth, including the early development of the show, adapting the book into a musical, Doug Sills' auditions, changes between SP1 and SP2, and the efforts to keep the show running.

Summer 1998 - Kathy Stanchak Interview
Nan discusses Pimpernel, critics and reviews, the writing process and more.

1998 - Interview for the Scarlet Pimpernel Study Guide
Nan discusses the process of writing a musical, and Pimpernel in particular.


Specific Songs or Lyrics:

2 May 2007 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses an alternate set of lyrics for "You Are My Home", and some thoughts on making changes to the script in licensed productions.

23 February 2006 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the lyrics to "When I Look At You".

14 July 2005 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses Chauvelin's character and the song "Falcon In The Dive".

30 June 2005 - Question & Answer
Nan's webmaster discusses sheet music for the songs "I'll Forget You" and "Lullaby".

5 May 2005 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the past leading performers and her favorite songs from Pimpernel.

17 March 2005 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses lyrics from Pimpernel's "I'll Forget You" and "Falcon In The Dive", how to work past creative blocks, and more.

24 February 2005 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the French lyrics in the song "Storybook".

22 April 2004 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the use of the songs "You Are My Home" and "Believe" at weddings.

22 April 2004 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the availability of sheet music for the full version of the song "The Scarlet Pimpernel."

26 February 2004 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the meaning behind the lyric "golden pretending" in "Storybook".

8 January 2004 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the changes to "You Are My Home," "Believe" and "I'll Forget You" during the show revisions.

5 June 2003 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses The Scarlet Pimpernel's nemesis Chauvelin, and "Falcon in the Dive."

9 December 2001 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses why "Only Love" was removed from the show.

3 August 2001 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses how she finds and develops ideas for songs, including "Where's The Girl?"

31 March 1999 - First Center Stage Interview
Nan discusses the process of writing 'list songs,' such as "Creation Of Man" and "The Scarlet Pimpernel."

31 March 1999 - First Center Stage Interview
Nan discusses the song "Into The Fire," and how the staging was developed.

Summer 1998 - Kathy Stanchak Interview
Nan discusses the genesis of the song "Falcon In The Dive."


Characters in the Show:

7 December 2007 - Question & Answer
Nan offers some audition tips for the role of Marguerite.

6 June 2007 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the origin of the idea for a love triangle between Percy, Marguerite and Chauvelin.

7 February 2007 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses her thoughts on how far Percy and his men should go with acting like fops.

13 September 2006 - Question & Answer
Nan talks about the pepper and snuff scene, Percy's character, and writing humor.

8 June 2006 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the role of Percy.

14 July 2005 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses Chauvelin's character and the song "Falcon In The Dive".

9 June 2005 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses the main characters in the show, especially Marguerite.

22 July 2004 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses changes that were made to the show and Marguerite's character, and whether a video might be released.

5 June 2003 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses The Scarlet Pimpernel's nemesis Chauvelin, and "Falcon in the Dive."

1 September 2001 - Question & Answer
Nan discusses why Percy and his friends are referred to as "The Bounders."

31 March 1999 - First Center Stage Interview
Nan discusses the historical significance of Marie and Tussaud, and how they fit into the show.
 
 

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