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"Cats": the Musical and the Book

Here are some interesting trivia facts about T. S. Eliot's book and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical interpretation of it.


Quiz ID:#25533
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Category:Entertainment > Theatre
Created By:dalfamnest


#1   The stage show is based on "Old Possum's Book of Pragmatic Cats", a compilation of poems by T. S. Eliot.

#2   "Old Possum" was the name T. S. Eliot chose as his pseudonym (pen name) when he sent these poems to his godchildren.

#3   One character who was not taken from the original book is _____.

#4   The Rum Tum Tugger is a rebellious and self-centred cat who is never satisfied. The musical interpretation of this cat is a homage to _____.

#5   The description of one cat is very similar to Professor James Moriarty, adversary of Sherlock Holmes. Both are described as "the Napoleon of Crime", and said to be responsible for most of the undetected local criminal acts. This cat is _____.

#6   Mephistopheles, the demon from Faust, inspired the naming of the "Magical _____".

#7   This cat is a caricature of the Edwardian "gentleman of leisure" - a fastidious but "remarkably fat" frequenter of gentlemen's clubs.

#8   One cat from the book, who does not appear in the musical, is named _____.

#9   One very ancient cat, who is said to have "lived many lives in succession" is named after a book of The Bible. In the musical, he is the Jellicle Leader.

#10   Which one of the following cats from the book does not have a song named after him/her?

#11   "Skimbleshanks: The _____ Cat" is both a poem and a song about a cat who was indispensable on the "Night Mail".

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#12   You should not be surprised if the names in "Cats" become confusing. According to T. S. Eliot, "a cat must have four different names."




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