The Fantastical Elements of Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera In Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera fantastic literature is displayed at its best. Originally published in 1911, this French writer produced one of the most famous novels in French history. Created into a play and a musical produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this story has touched millions. However, this transition from a novel to a theatrical performance has caused much of the story to be left out of the production.
From that moment forward, Leroux would immerse himself in his work; he would just "...write another novel" (Deschanel). In 1910 Leroux would write The Phantom of the Opera serially, unfortunately its initial reception only received moderate sales and poor reviews ("Gaston"). He would publish thirty-three novels, screenplays, and write countless short stories. On 27 April 1927, Gaston Alfred Louis Leroux, the
GP NOTES 2010 (ESSAY) Content Page 1. Media a. New vs. Traditional b. New: narcissistic? c. Government Censorship d. Profit-driven Media e. Advertising f. Private life of public figures g. Celebrity as a role model h. Blame media for our problems i. Power + Responsibility of Media j. Media ethics k. New Media and Democracy 2. Science/Tech a. Science and Ethics b. Government and scientist role in science c. Rely too much on technology? d. Nuclear technology