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In the book, the Phantom is described as a ghostly figure that did not have a nose and had a dressing resembling that of an undertaker. In addition, in the book, he is described as a very thin person, in fact a comparison is made to a skeleton. The Phantom possesses an ugly yellow skin, together with deep set eyes that glow in the dark (Leroux 13). The book denotes the Phantom to have been having 3-4 long black hairs which hung down from his forehead. In addition, the books describe the Phantom as having a head that constantly changed at will. In comparison to the movie, the Phantom is seen as a seemingly genuine and caring person. In contrast to the book, the movie brings out the Phantom as not that scaring and demon like (Joel). In addition, instead of a disfigured person, in the movie, the Phantom is seen as handsome shaped man that wore a beautiful white mask.
In regard to the lair, in the book, it is described as being a dark area except for some area on the floor which had a shaded lantern. The lantern in the book shines on a gushing fountain set positioned in the wall (Leroux 19). The wall had water splashing down it, and the water disappeared under the floor. Furthermore, it also had black demons that stirred fires in the book. It is described as having a nightmarish darkness, including tapestries on furniture, walls, vases, candlesticks and flowers (Leroux 21). In the book, Daae is seen as seen to be in a chaise lounge, which is a simple bedroom that contained a mahogany bed plus cretonne hangings existing on its walls. In the book, the room basically looked like a funeral room.
In comparison to the lair in the movie, it is portrayed as a beautiful place. The walls of the lair in the movie are seen as gray, though had candles placed everywhere that cast glow on the existing brick (Joel). In addition, the antique candlesticks plus the candelabras had been placed everywhere, books placed all around, silk curtains draped about, plus also had the art
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The rhythm of At the Edge was very uneven and unusual. The beginning seemed very uneven and choppy. There was really no rhyme or reason to the rhythm. It began slowly, then crescendoed a bit, and, all in all, the rhythm was so uneven that I couldn’t predict what was going to happen next.
Yet, not many of these overtly explain that the contents are about love, for example by incorporating the word 'love' in their titles. Well-known love stories, such as 'Titanic', 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Phantom of the Opera' have names, which do not directly say 'love' (Ryu).
In Webber’s musicals, songs have been written for and about the characters like Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar; Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Macavity in Cats; Evita, Juan Peron and Che in Evita and the Phantom, Raoul, and Christine in The Phantom Of The Opera.
He is none other than Mr. Robert Guillaume. Like any other Afro-American child during the mid 20th century, Robert's upbringing too was tough and filled with pain and obstacles. But what separated him from others, was he had a dream, a dream he was unwilling to get defeated by harsh realities around him.
Musical theatre has a long history comprising traditional forms and traditional structures. The art of writing musical is always stretching and involving new art forms. It is possible to say that musical theatre is researching the unexplored spaces.
Mackintosh’s combination of the traditional musical format with the infusion of cinematic visuals on the stage and strategic marketing; radically transformed the musical genre as an art form bringing theatre to the masses.
The Phantom’s voice brings terror on the people, including the killing of one of the stage hands in front of the stage audience. The opera was majestic visual arts success.
The high priced costumes of the actors represent the people during Paris’s 1870 period. The