|Arriving to Siam|
The interaction between the King and Anna is both tense yet loving throughout the play, as these two cultures collide. Anna quickly learns that in Siam, the King’s subjects bow very low to the ground. She hates this practice where in her words, everyone “grovels around the king like toads.” Her heart melts as the Siamese children and wives are introduced to her in “The March of Siamese Children”. Her fondness for the children is expressed in the school room as she sings "Getting to Know You". Humorous tension between the King and Anna continues throughout the play when the tenacious strong-willed teacher continues to remind the King that he is not abiding by his promises to provide her with a house as she is instructed to live in the palace. Yet in the second half of the play, Anna teaches the King about courtship as they waltz together performing,Shall We Dance?".
|Anna with the King's children|
Think of ways to encourage one another to outburst of love and good deeds. (Hebrews 10:24)