Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

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For the musical, Les Misérables, what elements of the music, such as the tempo, influence the historical characteristics of the play?

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Though written and directed more than a decade later, the musical, Les Misérables, written and produced in 1985, is very reminiscent of the rock music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber for Jesus Christ Superstar in 1971. The composer for Les Misérables, Claude-Michel Schonberg, used similar chords, tempo, and electronic instrumentation that Andrew Lloyd Webber used to make Jesus Christ Superstar so famous.

Though the play is set during the July French Revolution of 1830 and the student-led uprising...

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