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war horse

Also, old war horse. A dependable, frequently performed attraction, as in The opera company is doing nothing but old war horses this season, like, Aida and La Bohème. This term originated in the mid-1600s for a military charger that had been through many battles. In the 1800s it began to be used for human veterans, and in the mid-1900s for popular productions, especially of musical works.
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The project was named after the children s book, now a successful stage play and film, War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo, which follows the story of Joey, a horse dragged into the First World War, and his owner and friend Albert who follows him to the battlefields of France.
War Horse is owned by Kevin's brother and former senior Under Armour executive Scott Plank.
War Horse was first released in 1982, but as Morpurgo has explained before, he felt its publication was a bit of a "non-event" and consequently was shocked to be approached two decades later by the National Theatre.
Straight after filming War Horse " where Dylan could be seen riding his horses in cavalry charges as both a British and German Cavalryman, he worked on the Warner Brothers movie, Wrath of the Titans and Series 2-5 of Merlin for the BBC.
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War Horse, the National Theatre smash hit show, has officially sold out its 31-performance run at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre.
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