Posts Tagged “Montfermeil”
- Sunday in the Park with Fantine
We meet Fantine when she's carefree and still with Cosette's father; the Thenardiers on a day when they look ALMOST respectable; the mysterious M.Madeleine.
- Off the Deep End
Valjean is recaptured, tried, and sent back to prison. He doesn't stay long, which may be why the musical skips over the Orion entirely.
- Escape from Montfermeil
It takes 45 pages to get Cosette away from the Thenardiers. It's not complicated, just very, very detailed. Also: They're NOT comic relief, even remotely.
- Back on the Chain Gang
What happens when Jean Valjean is recaptured, and how he fakes his death...but accidentally tips off Javert with a good deed.
- Rescuing Cosette
The woodcut of Little Cosette drastically understates how badly she’s treated by the Thénardiers. So do all the adaptations I’ve seen.