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Songs of Notre Dame de Paris Part 2

Bohémienne Bohémienne is one of the few upbeat songs in Notre Dame de Paris. Pending on the cast you’re watching the number can be more upbeat, as most Esmeraldas do have dance choreography. The trouble with some Esmeraldas, is that … Continue reading

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Songs of Notre Dame de Paris Part 1

I might discuss aspects from other casts but I’m going to keep it to the original cast. Le Temps des Cathédrals (The Age of Cathedral)   This is the first number of the show. It’s sung by Pierre Gringoire who … Continue reading

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Before we start with the Songs of Notre Dame de Paris

Before we start tearing the songs of Notre Dame de Paris a new one, or unabashedly praising them, somethings to keep in mind. Number One – since there is like fifty songs in this musical, I’m going to take a … Continue reading

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Fleur-de-Lys of Notre Dame de Paris; She’s a Lamb Touched by Dirt

So often in adaptations of The Hunchback Notre Dame, Fleur-de-Lys gets shafted. Either she is not there, an extra or just in a few scenes and with in those scenes she is pretty much a rich bitch. The 1956 version … Continue reading

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Clopin of Notre Dame de Paris; Rules his Court from on High

Clopin is a complex character in Notre Dame de Paris. He is both intense and tender. If he differs between the cast versions, it’s it most likely that the he is either playing up his intenseness or keeping it to … Continue reading

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Phoebus of Notre Dame de Paris; He’s a Tramp but they love him

I have said this more than a few times but Phoebus is a character that can be molded to fit a few roles in a Hunchback narrative; he can be a the handsome hero, the vain villain or the expendable … Continue reading

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Korean Notre Dame de Paris

Apparently the actor playing Quasimodo, Kwang-ho Hong is quite popular. His credits go like this; 2014 Miss Saigon UK-Thuy, 2013 Notre dame de Paris-Quasimodo, 2012 Man of La mancha-Don quixote, 2012 Dr.Zhivago – Zhivago, 2011,2009 Jekyll and hyde-Jekyll, 2009~2010 the … Continue reading

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Quasimodo of Notre Dame de Paris; Love him Damn it

As is seemingly standard in Notre Dame de Paris, Quasimodo’s depiction is one of the best in any adaption of Hunchback, and for the record I’m getting a little tired saying that. Unlike Frollo and Esmeralda, Quasimodo’s characterization doesn’t differ … Continue reading

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Gringoire of Notre Dame de Paris; When you get the best songs you don’t need a character

I’m at a loss as to what to say about Gringoire in Notre Dame de Paris. Unlike Esmeralda and Frollo. Gringoire’s characterization doesn’t change version to version, so there isn’t a distinction between Bruno Pelletier’s Gringoire to the other actors. … Continue reading

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Frollo of Notre Dame de Paris; Richly Pathetic

Like Esmeralda, Frollo’s personality really come done to which Notre Dame de Paris cast you are watching. Some play him big and expressive while others are restrained. However no matter which cast you are watch, Frollo in Notre Dame de … Continue reading

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