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The Phantom of the Opera
I coudn't find a discussion about The Phantom of the Opera, so I created one. Open to absolutley any related discussion; the original, the stage versions, etc.

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P Marlowe - 12:17am Sep 29, 2000 PST(#8 of 22)
Glenview 7537 - Hollywood

Thank you, Katarina for that wonderful explanation. Believe I had heard before that the Phantom (although pitied) was not the good person we think he is (such as played by Claude Rains and Herbert Lom). Rather more like the somewhat corrupted Lon Chaney portrayal, but Lon Chaney is a force to behold in any of his films.

P Marlowe - 12:18am Sep 29, 2000 PST(#9 of 22)
Glenview 7537 - Hollywood

Lon Chaney, Sr. that is.

russell doyle - 10:32am Oct 18, 2000 PST(#10 of 22)

I haven't read the origional Leroux in the origional french, but i've read some good translations. O.G. is definently the hero.

Jason Helleloid - 09:11pm Nov 28, 2000 PST(#11 of 22)

This is my favorite musical, I firmly believe that hte Phantom is hte hero of the play, as he was only trying to help Christine achieve her greatness in the theater. He was the one that helped her at least get to the point in her career where she can be recognized. She was also the only one that didnt run away from him when she was with him. This was a classical love story.

russell doyle - 01:21pm Dec 2, 2000 PST(#12 of 22)

not quite classical, but seeming so.

russell doyle - 06:58pm Aug 14, 2001 PST(#13 of 22)

Has anyone read Phantom? I can't remember the author, but it's Erik's story, from birth to beyond his death, told by his mother and him and a few other people, very very good.

Ila Jones - 04:18pm Oct 13, 2001 PST(#14 of 22)

You mean Phantom by Susan Kay, right? I have read it and I loved it =)

russell doyle - 01:39pm Oct 24, 2001 PST(#15 of 22)

Yah, that's the one I meant...didn't it explain so much? It might even be better than the origonal.

russell doyle - 08:14pm Dec 5, 2001 PST(#16 of 22)

Hello.... Does anybody come here anymore? Echo...echo....echo....

Saber Fencer - 02:28pm Mar 25, 2002 PST(#17 of 22)
I am nobody, and nobody's perfect, therefore, I am perfect

Hi! I don't know if anyone is out there.... I read the book, saw the musical AND saw the Wishbone version!!! LOL

Jim Sedgwick - 11:56am Dec 5, 2002 PST(#18 of 22)

Yeah, Susan Kay's "Phantom" was wonderful. I couldn't put it down

Kerri Camp - 06:49pm Dec 22, 2002 PST(#19 of 22)

I just saw this musical on Broadway and I loved it! The music is great, and the story, it really makes you think about stuff.....

Pam Poels - 03:13pm Sep 12, 2003 PST(#20 of 22)

I just signed on Russell and you look like I can talk to you! Did you read the book?

Fran Hinkel - 08:55am Jul 16, 2004 PST(#21 of 22)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Anyone interested in discussing the play, we have a separate area you might like to visit. Just click the link on the left of this page for "Stage".

Chalia M - 02:27pm Aug 10, 2005 PST(#22 of 22)
~SHACKLED to Jesus~ ... Good morning, star*shine!

I love this show...I think it's beautiful. Anyways I just saw this dollhouse of POTO and it was LOVELY...I wish I had made it...

For somebody who asked what the Wishbone version was like, it was very concise and condensed because they told the story in about 10 minutes. Wishbone played the phantom of course.

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