If I had to venture a guess, I’d say this version of Quasimodo is more in keeping with the Laughton version. Indeed this Quasimodo falls into the more sad, devoted thoughtful brand of Quasimodo.
There is nothing in this characterization that is morose or hateful to the masses but nothing that worships Notre Dame either. Instead it seems like this Quasimodo wants to be a normal person and is devoted to Esmeralda.
Not a major departure for the character but you rarely see a Quasimodo trying to stand straight and failing.
All in all it’s a very safe approach to the character. Time tested and audience approved. People like the emotional pathos of the tragic disfigured figure of Quasimodo and this is the characterization the ballet offers.Follow thehunchblog