The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera was the fifth most popular US attraction in 1925, according to Richard Koszarski, An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915–28 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990), p.

Author: Gaston Leroux

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141938056

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Rumours that a ghost stalks the dark passages and cellars of the Paris Opera House, wreaking havoc, have long been rife among staff and performers. This Phantom also haunts the imagination of the beautiful and talented singer Christine Daaé, appearing to her as the 'Angel of Music' - a disembodied voice, coaching her to sing as she never could before. When Christine is courted by a handsome young Viscount, the mysterious spectre, who resides in the murky depths of the building, is consumed by jealousy and seeks revenge. With its pervading atmosphere of menace, tinged with dark humour, The Phantom of the Opera (1910) offers a unique mix of Gothic horror and tragic romance that has inspired film, stage and literature since its publication.

The Undergrounds of the Phantom of the Opera

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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 Phantom of the Opera

A disfigured man in a mask abducts the prima donna of the Paris Opera House to his lair in the sewers.

Author: Gaston Leroux

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1613104081

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The Phantom of the Opera

A disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opera House falls in love with a beautiful soprano and, in a desperate attempt to have his love returned, takes drastic action.

Author: Gaston Leroux

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904633792

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

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A disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opera House falls in love with a beautiful soprano and, in a desperate attempt to have his love returned, takes drastic action.

The Phantom of the Opera Companion

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.

Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781862057630

Category: Music

Page: 154

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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.

Phantom of the Opera

A viscount seeks to unravel the mystery of the Paris Opera House and rescue the woman he loves from the threat of the phantom of the opera.

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ISBN: 9780760703786

Category: Composers

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A viscount seeks to unravel the mystery of the Paris Opera House and rescue the woman he loves from the threat of the phantom of the opera.

The Phantom of the Opera

For the first time, the text of “The Magic Envelope” has been translated into English so that fans of The Phantom of the Opera can read this forgotten gem.

Author: Gaston Leroux

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494798437

Category: Fiction

Page: 44

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On September 23, 1909, the Parisian daily newspaper, Le Gaulois, published its first installment of Gaston Leroux's Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (The Phantom of the Opera). This type of serialized publication, in France called a “feuilleton,” was common from the middle of the 19th century through the beginning of the 20th century. Many authors of the day published their novels section by section in newspapers to gain readership and to work out ideas before the publication of the first edition. Between the newspaper printing and the first edition, it was common for chapters to be added, rewritten, or removed as part of the editing process. In the feuilleton of Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, Gaston Leroux wrote a chapter called “L'enveloppe magique” (“The Magic Envelope”). Leroux decided to omit this chapter from his first edition, and so it only appeared in Le Gaulois. Since the feuilleton has never been translated, few people apart from the most dedicated Phantom enthusiasts are familiar with this lost chapter. For the first time, the text of “The Magic Envelope” has been translated into English so that fans of The Phantom of the Opera can read this forgotten gem. This chapter provides explanations for several enigmas that have puzzled readers since Leroux's first edition, and it offers a fascinating glimpse into the writing process of one of France's literary icons.

The Phantom of the Opera

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Author: Peter F. Neumeyer

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9780879053307

Category: Horror stories.

Page: 52

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Under the Paris Opera House lives a disfigured musical genius who uses music to win the love of a beautiful opera singer.

The Complete Phantom of the Opera

This is the lavishly illustrated, definitive account of The Phantom of the Opera, tracing the Phantom legend from its origins in historical fact through Gaston Leroux's heartrending classic novel and other artistic incarnations to the ...

Author: George Perry

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780805017229

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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This is the lavishly illustrated, definitive account of The Phantom of the Opera, tracing the Phantom legend from its origins in historical fact through Gaston Leroux's heartrending classic novel and other artistic incarnations to the present day and Andrew Lloyd Webber's incredibly successful musical.

The Phantom of the Opera Official Graphic Novel

From the original libretto of Andrew Lloyd Webber's world-famous, multi-award-winning musical that has been playing continuously around the world for over 33 years comes this fully authorized graphic novel adaptation.

Author: Cavan Scott

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1787731901

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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From the original libretto of Andrew Lloyd Webber's world-famous, multi-award-winning musical that has been playing continuously around the world for over 33 years comes this fully authorized graphic novel adaptation. In 1881 the cast and crew of a new production, Hannibal, are terrorized by the Phantom of the Opera, a mysterious, hideously disfigured man who lives beneath the Paris Opera House. Hopelessly in love and obsessed with one of the chorus singers, the Phantom will stop at nothing to make her the star of the show, even if that means murder.