This show brings my decades-long obsession with The Phantom of the Opera together with my being a Disability-centred intersectional analysis nerd. I explore all facets of Phantom, though with a strong focus on the ALW stage-musical, through (occasionally heretical) Queer-Crip politics and desire. And hopefully, I provide lots of good, rich food for thought for my fellow Phans out there!!
Episode | September 22nd, 2018 | 28 mins 52 secs
alw, desire, disability, disability pride, phanship, phantom of the opera, politics, tdpm
Where I explore how Phantom shaped my Disabled identity and politics, in honour of Disability Pride 2018!
Episode | September 4th, 2018 | 35 mins 59 secs
alw, music, staging, title song
In which I nerd out on the awesome, multi-layered intricacies of the song entitled "The Phantom of the Opera" from the ALW stage-musical!
Article | August 26th, 2018
ableism, alw, disability, film, gerik, phantom of the opera, politics
Notes and references for episode 4 in which I discuss the Gerik.
Episode | August 6th, 2018 | 53 mins 1 sec
alw, disability, gerik, phantom of the opera, politics
In which I discuss some of the issues I have with the 2004 film adaptation of the ALW Phantom. Spoiler Alert!
Article | July 28th, 2018
disability, history, musicals, phantom of the opera" alw, 1980s, politics, normalcy, "social movements, theatre
Some of the quotes and sources referenced in episode 3 on the ALW stage-musical and the issue of "normalcy".
Episode | July 20th, 2018 | 40 mins 7 secs
1980s, alw, close reading, disability, history, normal, phantom of the opera, theatre
Part 2 of my discussion of Phantom and the concept of "normal/normalcy" in which I talk about the ALW musical.
Article | July 12th, 2018
disability, history, leroux, literature, normalcy, phantom of the opera, politics
The quotes and sources I referenced in episode 2.
Episode | July 7th, 2018 | 3 mins 42 secs
alw, choreography, dance, gillian lynne, memorial, phantom of the opera
A short tribute to Gillian Lynne, the original choreographer of the ALW stage-musical of Phantom, who recently passed away at the age of 92.
Episode | July 7th, 2018 | 48 mins 13 secs
close reading, disability, history, intersectionality, leroux, normal/normalcy, phantom of the opera, politics
An exploration of the original novel of Phantom by Gaston Leroux in its historical context, and how the novel treats the concept of "normal"/"normalcy". Content warning for references to sexism, racism, colonial and ableist violence, and eugenics.
Episode | June 12th, 2018 | 37 mins 31 secs
alw, disability, gender, intersectionality, phanship, phantom of the opera, politics, poto, queerness
Introducing myself and the podcast!