Love Never Dies
In case you didn’t know, the writer of the PotO musical (Andrew Lloyd Webber) wrote a “sequel” called Love Never Dies. (It’s actually a stand alone piece, he says.) There’s one showing on Mar 7 if any of you are interested and it happens to be playing near you. Also, I’m guessing it’s a video of the musical rather than an actual movie. But it’s cheaper than Broadway, so hey.
I happened to be listening to the PotO audiobook before I even heard about this (I have impeccable timing, don’t I?). And I can’t stop drawing parallels between Rumpelstiltskin and Eric. Not to mention Beauty & the Beast. I’m sure at some point I’ll be motivated enough to write up a forum post on it. It is interesting to contrast them. Two beasts willing to love the girl, one not. Two girls willing to love the beast, one not.
I SEE THE PARALLELS TOO!!! Ever since “Desperate Souls” and “Skin Deep,” I’ve been searching for similarities between Rumpel and other famous tragic romantic figures. And I’d like to share a few with you. 😀
1. Eric from “The Phantom of the Opera”
2. Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series
4. The Beast from “Beauty and the Beast” (Too obvious? Yes, yes it was)
I’m particularly intrigued by the Rumpel/Snape comparison. I’ve always loved the idea of a dark figure changing his ways in an effort to honor their deceased beloved. *Sniffle Sniffle*