"Drink With Me" from Les Miserables

Both A Tale of Two Cities and Les Miserables (the musical based on the novel by Victor Hugo, a Frenchman), fictionally depict the events of the French Revolution. Both also use a wine shop as a major set piece, and introduce use to French Revolutionaries as they interact in the wine shop. Watch the following video from the Broadway musical, and pay attention to the tone the composer creates through music and lyrics in this piece. Think about the opinions of the author, composers, and producers. In a nutshell, whose side are they on in this war, and how do you know?

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