French Literature, History and Culture

Gaston Leroux's "Phantom of the Opera" Synopsis and Impressions - The original musical by the Shiki Theatre Company was full of suspense!

The Phantom of the Opera is a musical that I also love. It was a very enjoyable read of its original work. It is best to think of it as something completely different from the musical. This is one story that can be enjoyed as such. It is easy to read and the harrowing developments made it a quick read.

I highly recommend it to fans of musicals. It shows what a monster Andrew Lloyd-Webber was in adapting this original story into a musical. This was very interesting to me as well. I highly recommend you pick up a copy.

Notre DameFrench Literature, History and Culture

Hugo's "Notre-Dame de Paris" Synopsis and Impressions - Based on the Disney film "The Bells of Notre-Dame




Javert.To enjoy "Les Miserables" even more

Part I: "Fancine" Synopsis and Comments - Who is Jean Valjean, the great protagonist?