The 1956 Libretto

Original Broadway Production (1956)
Published in 1957 by Random House

Credits | Excerpts


A Comic Operetta based on Voltaire's satire
Book by Lillian Hellman
Score by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Other lyrics by John Latouche and Dorothy Parker

Act One, Scene 1

Act One, Scene 2 [1956 Original Version (Boston)]

Act One, Scene 2 [1957 Book Publication Version (Broadway)]

Act One, Scene 3

Act One, Scene 4

Act Two, Scene 1

Act Two, Scene 2

Act Two, Scene 3

Compiled by Michael H. Hutchins