The Phantom of the Opera: Ideas for Research and Discussion

You could spend a full day discussing The Phantom of the Opera and not scratch the surface, but a set of lessons about the literary elements and themes of the musical production is a great start. Young thespians build upon the background of the story, compare the symbolism of music and masks to other works of literature, and analyze Christine's character in an inspiring and engaging series of activities and discussion points.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring to a theater or language arts class when discussing stage productions
  • Have learners compare their short answers and creative writing with small groups
Classroom Considerations

  • Most of the packet would be best used as a projection, rather than handouts
  • The lessons focus on the stage production, based on the novel by Gaston Leroux
Pros

  • Fill-in-the-blanks activity is a great springboard for creative writing
  • Encourages literary analysis and comparing main ideas across works of literature
Cons

  • None