Les Misérables

White People and Their Glory

A review of Les Misérables by Elena Maria Piech

Les Misérables White people share their white suffering. It was beautiful, but do we need more shows like this?

“Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s bid to convert Victor Hugo’s sprawling 1862 novel into gripping theatre was first set before the critics at the Barbican in October 1985” – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/30-reasons-why-les-mis-has-lasted-30-years/
“there are approximately 101 cast and crew involved in every performance; and it shows. Each performance involves 392 costumes, consisting of 1782 items of clothing.”

Moonlight v. La La Land — This discussion is important

Lighting was gorgeous

Ex-convict 24601 Jean Valjean is a slave but because he is white, he won’t be branded as a slave for life. No POC in the entire thing.

Elaborate sets, but did it do more showing rather than telling.


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