The specific scene I have chosen is Grizabella the Glamour Cat lamenting her faded youth and beauty in Memories. With the Mirror Scene in The Phantom of the Opera a realistic acting style would be very effective in convincing the audience of Christine’s belief in the Phantom. Everyone in the Opera house has doubts on the Phantom’s existence, causing Christine to believe she is losing her sense of reality when she hears the phantom’s voice guiding her in her singing. There will be a larger focus on external stimuli in order to convince the audience of the voice that she is hearing. There will be rapt attention focused on this voice even if the audience can’t hear
Internal Turmoil We are able to see the outer realities of all the characters in the play, Phantom of the Opera, but we can only see glimpses of the character’s inner realities. The Phantom and Christine are two characters who have an abundance of internal and external turmoil to talk about. The Phantom has experienced a great number of events throughout his life. He has been living alone in the basement of the opera house his whole life, so he doesn’t know how to interact with people well, other than Carriere who understands his situation. When Joseph Buquet goes downstairs, the Phantom kills him for seeing his face.
Initially, I found the script difficult to understand, particularly due to the sporadic use of a virtually unknown colloquial language, and I was somewhat concerned about whether or not the audience was going to understand the themes behind the play. However, after the final curtain fell, I can truly say that I enjoyed the production and that the production team was fairly successful
They dismiss the box-keeper as mad when shedefends the story of the Opera ghost. They decided that they must investigate Box Fiveon their own. This chapter gives the reader a deep look into Christine Daae’s life and the history of her relationship with Raoul de Chagny. As children, they spent time together in thecountryside and fell in love. Also, the reader hears the story of the Angel of Music andcomes to understand her deep emotional connection with this so-called Angel.
At first it is a bit confusing, as the costume changes are often not evident, or even glaring. However as the play goes on it becomes more evident through the conversations, tones, and appearance of the narrator that she takes on different characters. Although the prevalent prop in the play is the pavilion itself, as often it can be seen as a shadow cast upon the curtains in the background. It seems likely that it is representative of time, as it often depicts the characters swinging upon it, a memory of what has gone and passed, as swinging is something associated with youth. When the characters confront themselves near it, it still deals with time, only they are not recalling the time that has passed, but the passage of time that is occurring.
The Phantom was a product of the cruelty and maltreatment Erik the so called Phantom has received. The say the Phantom moves like a shadow and disappears as soon as he is seen. Soon, The Phantom was the point person for every little disaster that took place in the opera house. It all started when Christine Daae, a soprano singer from Sweden, suddenly
The music softened and the curtains opened to a primitive dance, causing mass hysteria throughout the theatre. The audience felt they were being attacked, for they had paid and dressed in ornate gowns to see the beauty and grace they feel reflected who they were, but instead they were shown a primal, barbaric scene. This piece had disrupted the order and harmony that one could associate ballet with. When hearing of this piece in
The score, or the background music of the scenes, subtly set the tone of the movie. It fit the mood of each scene perfectly, played in such a way that the viewer would not mind it. The intensity of the background music would match the intensity of the scene perfectly. During the peaceful, happy scenes, the music would be calm and quiet. In the heavy scenes, however, like when Frollo burns down the house and Phoebus defies him, or during the scenes when Frollo attacked the cathedral, the background music was loud and heavy, furthering the tense atmosphere.
The movie version sets the scene in a modern setting in an Italian village giving it a different atmosphere. The more modern Victorian setting doesn’t give a good magical ambiance as to the original play. The use of this modern atmosphere doesn’t allow the fairy world to present itself as another worldly place. It seems that the fairies could be more like the mortals than the play portrays them as. In the play the fairies use magic and are not actually aware of human actions.
The Phantom of the Opera is a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux. The book is set in the Paris Opera House, France. The book starts off in the early 1900's and is moved to the late 1800's. The general theme throughout the book is horror although it does have some romance. The book was first published in French in 1909 and later published in English in 1911 and its popularity has skyrocketed since then causing many stage and film adaptions.