The Phantom of the Opera Companion

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Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781862057630

Category: Music

Page: 140

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One of the most successful musicals of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom of the Opera' has been running for nearly 20 years on Broadway and in the West End. It has delighted over 100 million people in 22 countries. 'The Phantom of the Opera Companion' is the definitive account of the award-winning masterpiece, tracing the phantom legend from its' origins in historical fact, through numerous artistic incarnations to the present-day theatre production and film. Divided into three parts, the first section introduces the reader to Gaston Leroux's classic story, based on the Paris Opera House during la belle époque; the second section provides a unique insight into the renowned theatre production, with backstage pictures and enlightening interviews with the director, designers and crew. The final section covers the making of Joel Schumacher's 2004 film production. As the authorised volume book to accompany the film, 'The Phantom of the Opera' is a lavish insight into this classic story and its' modern-day reincarnation.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera Companion

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Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Publisher: Pavilion Books Limited

ISBN: 9781862056916

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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One of the most successful musicals of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom Of The Opera' has now been adapted for the cinema. This book traces the 'Phantom' legend from Gaston Leroux's original story, covering both the history of the stage musical and the making of Joel Schumacher's film adaptation.

Phantom Variations

The Adaptations of Gaston Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera, 1925 to the Present

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Author: Ann C. Hall

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078645377X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 199

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This book examines the themes and variations of Phantom of the Opera, exploring the story’s appeal to multiple generations through numerous incarnations. After discussing Gaston Leroux’s original 1910 novel, the work turns first to Phantom on film from Lon Chaney’s 1925 Phantom through Dario Argento’s 1998 film. Stage versions of Phantom are then covered in detail, including Webber’s spectacular 1986 production and its lesser-known predecessors and competitors, and those that followed. A final section looks at novels and miscellaneous adaptations ranging from erotic fiction to a Donald Barthelme short story.

The Phantom of the Opera

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Author: Gaston Leroux,David Coward

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199694575

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

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Leroux's classic Gothic melodrama, here freshly presented in a vivid new translation, with informative introduction and notes. The original novel behind Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musical, The Phantom of the Opera tells of the masked Phantom whose obsessive love for Christine Daaé sets in chain a series of terrifying events.

The Undergrounds of the Phantom of the Opera

Sublimation and the Gothic in Leroux's Novel and Its Progeny

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Author: Jerrold E. Hogle

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312293468

Category: Drama

Page: 262

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This is the most comprehensive analytical study ever done of The Phantom of the Opera in its many different versions from the original Gaston Leroux novel to the present day. It proposes answers to the question, 'why do we keep needing this story told and retold in the Western world?' by revealing the history of deep cultural tensions that underlie the novel and each major adaptation. Using extensive historical and textual evidence and drawing on perspectives from several theories of cultural study, this book argues that we need this tale told and reconfigured because it provides us ways to both confront and disguise how we have fashioned our senses of identity in the Western middle class. The Phantom of the Opera - in varying ways over time - turns out like the 'Gothic' tradition it extends, to be deeply connected to Western self-fashioning in the face of conflicted attitudes about class, gender, race, religious beliefs, Freudian psychology, economic and international tensions, and especially the shifting and permeable boundaries between 'high' and 'low' culture. This book should interest all students of the history of Western culture, as well as those especially fascinated by Gothic fiction, opera, musical theatre, and film.

The Undergrounds of the Phantom of the Opera

Sublimation and the Gothic in Leroux's Novel and its Progeny

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Author: J. Hogle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137112883

Category: History

Page: 262

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This is the most comprehensive analytical study ever done of The Phantom of the Opera in its many different versions from the original Gaston Leroux novel to the present day. It proposes answers to the question, 'why do we keep needing this story told and retold in the Western world?' by revealing the history of deep cultural tensions that underlie the novel and each major adaptation. Using extensive historical and textual evidence and drawing on perspectives from several theories of cultural study, this book argues that we need this tale told and reconfigured because it provides us ways to both confront and disguise how we have fashioned our senses of identity in the Western middle class. The Phantom of the Opera - in varying ways over time - turns out like the 'Gothic' tradition it extends, to be deeply connected to Western self-fashioning in the face of conflicted attitudes about class, gender, race, religious beliefs, Freudian psychology, economic and international tensions, and especially the shifting and permeable boundaries between 'high' and 'low' culture. This book should interest all students of the history of Western culture, as well as those especially fascinated by Gothic fiction, opera, musical theatre, and film.

The Cambridge Companion to Opera Studies

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Author: Nicholas Till

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521855616

Category: Music

Page: 351

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The first comprehensive attempt to map the current field of opera studies by leading scholars in the discipline.

A Companion to Sensation Fiction

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Author: Pamela K. Gilbert

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444342215

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 680

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This comprehensive collection offers a complete introduction to one of the most popular literary forms of the Victorian period, its key authors and works, its major themes, and its lasting legacy. Places key authors and novels in their cultural and historical context Includes studies of major topics such as race, gender, melodrama, theatre, poetry, realism in fiction, and connections to other art forms Contributions from top international scholars approach an important literary genre from a range of perspectives Offers both a pre and post-history of the genre to situate it in the larger tradition of Victorian publishing and literature Incorporates coverage of traditional research and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship

The Phantom's Lullaby

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Author: Lauren Coker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595476953

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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Everyone in the Opera Populaire knew about the infamous Opera Ghost. They all respected and feared his word. And when he was presumed dead after the chandelier crash, all of Paris rejoiced. But behind the mask that the world was shown, Erik had a life. In a world where appearance is everything, he had been shunned from birth all because of his deformed face. But perhaps there are some out in the world who had not judged him by looks alone. There are many secrets about his life that he never shared, not even with the few who dared to know him closely. The Phantom had a past and now he has a future. And perhaps, in that future, he will have another chance at happiness. Lauren Coker dives into the world of the rejected, lost man named Erik in her companion novel to the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Her story tells of the Phantom's lonely life, his everlasting love, and his broken heart. But above all else, The Phantom's Lullaby tells of hope. Hope for the life and for the love that he had been forever denied.