Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Literary and Cultural Studies
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.
Boos, Kristin, "The Mega-, Melo-, and Meta-Drama in Adaptations of The Phantom of the Opera" (2008). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 819.
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