Date Thesis Awarded


Access Type

Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)


Literary and Cultural Studies


Colleen Kennedy

Committee Members

Simon Joyce

Katherine K. Preston


Since its original publication in 1909, the French novel The Phantom of the Opera has been adapted into countless film and theater productions, solidifying its position in the popular consciousness of twentieth- and twenty-first-century America. This cross-media analysis examines the original novel, the 1925 Lon Chaney silent film, and the 1986 Andrew Lloyd Webber megamusical, addressing the formal issues of adaptation from words to film to stage and the text s continuing cultural significance.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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