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It may surprise some to find out that most Swashbuckling movies and novels portray real-life characters in a half fictional and half non-fictional sense. These lists of names is an attempt to define Characters in their proper place in either fiction or history.
The selections will proceed as follows:
a. First, the Character Name,
b. Then, the actor(s) that have portrayed them in film,
c. Then, Literature they have appeared in
d. Then, the Movie(s) they have appeared in
e. Then, a short description of them.
And, what is in BLUE can be clicked on!
b. Rex Harrison
c. The Talisman by Sir Walter Scott
d. King Richard and the Crusaders; Kingdom of Heaven
e. Saladin, leader of the Saracens, was the main obstacle that stood in King Richard the Lion heart's way to take Jerusalem during the Crusades. They finally signed a peace treaty between them to allow different beliefs into Jerausalem.
b. Stewart Granger
c. Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
e. Andre was a man that was born with a gift of laughter, and a sense that the world was mad. He had not a care in the world, that is until his best friend was murdered in a duel. Swearing revenge, he learned fencing during the night-time, while he played the buffoon Scaramouche on stage during the day, until he was good enough to challenge his sworn enemy on the sword!!
c. The Years Between Series, by Paul Feval, Jr., consisting of: The Mysterious Cavalier, Secret of the Bastille, Martyr to the Queen, and Heir to Buckingham
e. Young man who, without knowing it, is the son of both Anne of Austria and the Duke of Buckingham. He befriends Cyrano de Bergerac, and they have run-ins with the famous d'Artagnan.
TREVILLE, MONSIEUR DE
c. Memoirs of D'Artagnan by Gatien Courtilz Sandras; The Three Musketeers by Dumas
d. The Three Musketeers
e. Captain of the Louis XIII's Musketeers when d'Artagnan arrived in Paris to seek his fortune. The real life Treville was enemies with both Cardianal Richelieu and Cardinal Mazarin. Mazarin finally disbanded the Musketeers in the 1650's in a attempt to get rid of the old soldier, who finally took the hint, and became a governor of a small province until he completely retired.
b. Eugene Pallate
c. Robin Hood
d. Adventures of Robin Hood, Robin Hood
e. Churchman who loves to eat, to drink, and beat the Normans at their own game! He belongs to the outlaws of Sherwood Forest, ran by Robin Hood.
b. Mel Brooks
d. Robin Hood: Men in Tights
e. Taken from the Robin Hood character Friar Tuck, Rabbi Tuckman is a Jewish minister who helps Robin Hood in his quest for justice.
b. Robert Wagner
c. Prince Valiant
d. Prince Valiant
e. Comic Strip hero, turned movie swash-hero!
(Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara in The Black Swan)
WARING, JAMIE (JAMIE BOY)
b. Tyrone Power
c. The Black Swan
d. The Black Swan
e. First in command to Sir Henry Morgan's fleet.
WINTER, LADY DE (MILADY)
b. Lana Turner; Rebecca de Mornay
c. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
d. The Three Musketeers; The Four Musketeers
e. The vile creature who had conned Athos to marry her. He found the fleur de lis on her shoulder one day (the mark of a common criminal), and he, having power in his land, hanged her for her crimes. Thinking the evil woman dead, he joined the Musketeers to forget his hurtful past, only to be reawakened by the evil dream when he learned that she is still alive, and also has her hateful eyes on harming d'Artagnan, the man whom Athos feels is like a son to him. In the end, the Musketeers end up beheading Milady, only to have her vile spirit revived in her son, Mordant, years later.
WINTER, LORD DE
c. The Three Musketeers by Dumas; D'Artagnan by Bedford Jones; Twenty Years After by Dumas
d. The Three Musketeers
e. Brother in law to the vicious Milady de Winter. She had lulled his brother into marrying her, then she killed him! Wanting revenge on his death, he, along with the Musketeers, beheaded her. Years later, her son, Mordant, came to seek justice from his dear Uncle, who ended up dying at his hands!!
ZORRO (or ZORO the FOX)
b. Douglas Fairbanks Sr.; Tyrone Power; Antonio Bandaras; George Hamilton
c. The Mark of Zorro (The Curse of Capistrano) by Johnston McCully
d. The Mark of Zorro; The Mask of Zorro; The Legend of Zorro; Zorro the Gay Blade
e. The Robin Hood of Early California, that even inspired the character of Batman himself!!
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READ WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT DONAREE:
"Nicely done. I really enjoyed the history in the introduction and the duel is well written. Best of luck with the novel!" ~ Author David Lee Summers, author of five books: Vampires of the Scarlet Order, The Solar Sea, and the "Old Star" science fiction series: The Pirates of Sufiro, Children of the Old Stars, and Heirs of the New Earth. www.davidleesummers.com
"Very exciting read! Felt like I was there witnessing the action!" ~ Candle Artist Jfay, www.studio3bonline.com
"I really enjoyed the humour and really laughed, not at Monsieur de la Donaree but with Monsieur de la Donaree! I dont know if you wrote it in this spirit but if you had a bit of Molière in you, I would not be surprised! He knew how to study people and would turn situations into a comic play! I laughed out loud, this is a gem! Not only de la Donaree is a fine sword, he has also a fine nose when it comes to pinpoint personalities, I'm talking about the Inkeeper and his situation with the wife here!! The second part is indeed in pure swashbuckling spirit, in rhythm and enthusiasm! And the end is a cliff-hanger! The beginning is "cocasse" (funny) as they might have said then in Gascony, and witty! Indeed had a sense of humour too and satirically created at least one of his character ( in another book) to a character made up by Molière in one of his comic play. And Molière also took his inspiration from Dumas' s Musketeers and " ." I liked it! I had fun while reading this chapter about Monsieur de la Donaree, as while following the spirit of the Musketeers you gave a contemporary touch to the text!" ~ Artist Nicole Marques, www.myspace.com/nicolemarques
"Hurrah, Ted! I gleefully await the next installment! LOVE the romantic stuff! Bring it on! There are few things in this world I like better than a hot Viscount. Keep going, Ted! Bravo! Keep writing! I can't wait to read more! But it is par for the course as I am also a writer. Keep in touch!" ~ Author Genella de Grey, author of "Remember Me." www.genelladegrey.com
"Wow - What a wonderful beginning. As a whole, you have a unique way of writing & you captivated me by a few sentences peaking my interest to continue. For instance: ...hazed by the early morning mist...I love it! I look forward to reading the next chapter. You've gained my interest. That was impresive & informative. You've still got the hook in & I'm dangling to hear more. Thanks for the sneak peak." ~ Aspiring Author R.F.Taylor: Rianna
"Well done. Chapter One entices the reader craving more. I will look for of Monsieur de La Donaree the Musketeer on the web. Keep up the excellent writing..." ~ Ferf
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