Das Phantom der Oper Nerd with me

Phantomess posted on May 28, 2009 at 09:10PM
OK, so I haven't had the chance to have a real good honest to God discussion about Phantom in a long long time. So I would like to open up this thread for brief thesis on the themes, psychological aspects, moral issues, and societal commentary brought to the fore by the novel (or the stage version). I'm interested to know people's take on why the characters are the way they are, or personal experiences that have been heavily influenced by your aquaintance with Phantom.

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Vor mehr als einem Jahr Phantomess said…
I'd also like to throw this open to share research that you have done or found on the subject of Phantom. Variations on the ghost stories told around the Opera, which characters may have been based on real persons, studies on what Leroux researched for the book and how it compares to actual events mentioned. I'm interested to see what other phans have thought about in terms of the historical context of the story.