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Mongkut

(mông`ko͞ot) or

Rama IV

(räm`ə), 1804–68, king of Siam, now Thailand (1851–68). A devout Buddhist monk, he was displaced in succession to the throne by his brother, who ascended as Rama III. Mongkut became king as Rama IV in 1851, and then used his knowledge, especially of the West, accumulated during his long years of study, to further his country's interests. He established diplomatic relations with several European countries and the United States, opened Siam to Western trade, and undertook extensive internal reform in all fields. Because of these measures, Siam was the only country in Southeast Asia not to fall under Western control in the 19th cent. He was succeeded by his son ChulalongkornChulalongkorn
or Rama V
, 1853–1910, king of Siam (1868–1910). Educated in part by a British governess, Anna Leonowens, and an English tutor, he greatly advanced the Westernization of Siam (present-day Thailand) begun by his father, King Mongkut.
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. Mongkut was made famous in the West by Margaret Landon's book Anna and the King of Siam (1944), which was based on the reminiscences of Anna Leonowens, a British governess at the court of Siam.
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He later appeared as Temyong in CCP's "Walang Sugat," Emilio Jacinto in PETA's "1896,"Wang Ta in Metropolitan Theater's "Flower Drum Song," Tony in "West Side Story," Rama in CCP's "Rama Hari," King Mongkut in "The King and I" (with Noni Buencamino as his alternate) which was presented at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila.
35) As a crucial point of departure from Leonowens' first installment, The Romance of the Harem foregoes many of the stylistic and formal features of travelogue in order to focalize the victimization of women by King Mongkut of Siam, who has been altered to play the role of Oriental despot more convincingly.
The final essay in the volume moves away from the early modern period, and provides a brief look at the movement of Buddhist teachers, texts, and ceremonies from Thailand to Cambodia during the reigns of King Mongkut and King Ang Duong.
I must have been in Grade 2 at the then Maryknoll College when my older sister Chona and I were selected to play two of the children of King Mongkut of Siam, in a stage version of 'The King and I.
And even the scholarly Mongkut, released from his monastic sublimation at the ripe old age of 46, begat 82 children by 35 women in his "harem" (p.
When Anna and her young son, Louis (Jake Lucas), arrive at the palace of King Mongkut (the magnificently regal Watanabe), the sheer splendor of the monarch and his court is breathtaking.
The original highlights included the charming "March of the Siamese Children," in which the princes, princesses, wives and concubines of King Mongkut are introduced to their new schoolmistress, and the pivotal "Shall We Dance?
Anyone can do an English-language Google search to learn about Thai "sports and games" (an entry under "S" in this dictionary), but very few people can find the name of the fourth daughter of King Mongkut who may have sponsored three important monasteries or the name of an artist from Southern Thailand who designed funerary urns for local nobles.
THE GOLDEN PALACE featured in The King and I is nowhere near as crowded as the real palace where King Mongkut employed Anna Leonowens.
They dance together and that's as far as it goes," stage director Richard Jessup says about the musical's two leads - a British governess, Anna, played by Shirley Andress, and King Mongkut of Siam, played by Jay Espa[+ or -]o.
The musical details the heroine's experiences teaching English and Western culture to Mongkut of Thailand (then Siam), a king with several wives and many children.
What was the name of the musical and film based on the life of King Mongkut of Siam?