The Vagabond King


W.H.Post & Brian Hooker & Rudolf Friml from Justin Huntly McCarthy

Published by Samuel French Ltd

Large Mixed Cast

Louis XI visits a tavern in Paris and is angered when Katherine de Vaucelles rejects his advances

And now he seeks revenge

To this tavern comes Francois Villon, fresh from jail.

Katherine seeks Villon's aid - France has been betrayed by Thibault d'Aussigny and she begs Villon to remove him

D'Aussigny is stabbed and Villon arrested. Villon's earlier declaration of what he would do if he were King has set Louis thinking

Villon is made Marshal of France, and chooses a kingdom for a day and then the gibbet, rather than his liberty

One thing may save his life - the love of Katherine and her consent to marry him. King and Court gather to see the hanging of the savior of France

The people plead in vain for his life, but Katherine declares her intention of marrying Villon

He will become her vassal and cannot be hanged ...

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