The Complete Phantom of the Opera review Ý 3

George C. Perry í 3 review

Ing classic novel and other artistic incarnations to the present day and Andrew Lloyd Webber's incredibly successful musical This is my 500th read book on goodreads and HOW perfect is that I love Phantom of the Opera so it was really fascinating to see photos from the original 1986 production with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman I ve never seen those images before I enjoyed reading about the musical s origins the decisions Webber made to omit certain characters of the novel to centralize the main three Christine Phantom and Raoul and the closeups on the costume designs and sketches It was a nice companion book to the musical illustrating many behind the scenes elements Now maybe I ll listen to the music

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The Complete Phantom of the Opera

This is the lavishly illustrated definitive account Phantom of PDFEPUB #187 of The Phantom of The Complete PDFEPUBthe Opera t A very nice compact look at the origins of the novel and its subseuent forays into film and musicals with focus on the Andrew Lloyd Weber version This edition came out in 1988 just after Weber s Phantom hit theaters so there isn t anything about any other versions after that or much about the continuing impact of that show or its success which would have been nice But a nice easy read with lots of photos the photos of the ALW cast costumes set decorations and so forth especially the Phantom make up are very nice

review The Complete Phantom of the Opera

Racing the Phantom legend from its origins in historical fact Complete Phantom of MOBI #239 through Gaston Leroux's heartrend More of a 45 rating This book offers a glimpse into the past of the Phantom Mainly delving into the origins of the Paris Opera House and the mad genius of its architect Charles Garnier the interesting life of the Phantom s maker Gaston Leroux and how the compelling story went from book to silver screen and to the theatre where it reins to this dayI loved learning all of the little details about the most singular Opera House Indeed it doesn t hold the biggest auditorium and has limited seating but it is the largest in the world What a grand setting How could Leroux go there and not create such a fantastic story They shouldn t have replaced the ceiling covers though the new one looks out of place hereI find Gaston Leroux a fascinating man in his own write Not so much his career as a writer since most start out as journalists But so for the little tidbits about him Like the fact that he was born in an undertaker s business complete with his own dramatic uote about his birth There where I sought a cradle I found a coffinSome of the pictures were lovely It was wonderful to see the makeup transformation up close and the sketches of the clothes and costumes and wigs I would totally kill to have one of Maria Bjornson s models of the set I could probably make one but damn they re beautifulIt was also nice to find out about the people who helped create the show behind the scenes I was really surprised that so many people came from the opera but I guess that should have been obvious Phantom of the oh what was itI really liked that the libretto was included The differences between the stage version and recent movie version might confuse some other people but I enjoyed reading it and looking for the differences It was much easier to read this one than to stare at the one provided with the original cast recording It s always fun to be able to read the correct lyrics or just to see what all of the characters have to say during the really big numbers In the 2004 movie some parts get drowned outOverall a very enjoyable book and worthy of a phan s collection


10 thoughts on “The Complete Phantom of the Opera

  1. says:

    Our villain who was abused and used as a freak show attraction in a gypsy circus finds it easy to inflict pain on others I had never read the book before now I had only seen the movies so I never really thought about Erik as a hideous beast I thought of him as a poor soul who was disfigured and deformed a man with a poor lot in life After reading the story I found that he was much intelligent and skilled and his story was much

  2. says:

    Phantom was always memorable for me as it began my re discovery of musical theatreAll I knew then of musicals were the old Rodgers and Hammerstein movie versions that we all used to watch when we were growing up But when I saw the video of All I Ask of You with the divine Sarah Brightman and Cliff Richard back in 1986 and learned that it was from a stage musical my curiosity got piuedI have never seen any footage from t

  3. says:

    A very nice compact look at the origins of the novel and its subseuent forays into film and musicals with focus on the Andrew Lloyd Weber version This edition came out in 1988 just after Weber's Phantom hit theaters so there isn't anything about any other versions after that or much about the continuing impact of that show or its success which would have been nice But a nice easy read with lots of photos; the p

  4. says:

    This was really cool There is so much about the Opera House the many many different Phantom adaptations Gaston and of course the Weber version Plus the pictures are amazing

  5. says:

    More of a 45 rating This book offers a glimpse into the past of the Phantom Mainly delving into the origins of the Paris Opera House and the mad genius of its architect Charles Garnier the interesting life of the Phantom's maker Gaston Leroux and how the compelling story went from book to silver screen and to the theatre where it reins to this dayI loved learning all of the little details about the most singu

  6. says:

    I've been in love with Phantom of the Opera since I was three years old and this book is a must have for people who love the Gaston

  7. says:

    This book is one of my favorites It's an epic haunting classic that is a must read

  8. says:

    This is my 500th read book on goodreads and HOW perfect is that I love Phantom of the Opera so it was really fascinating to see photos from the original 1986 production with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman I’ve neve

  9. says:

    If you are a Phantom junkie like me you'll adore this coffee table book about all things Leroux Lloyd Webber and l'Opera There were so many lavish photographs so much backstory I didn't anticipate so many wonderfully inter

  10. says:

    Covers the history of 'Phantom' from its literary publication to its cinematic adaptions to becoming one of the world's bestloved stag

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