Beauty and the Beast

June 28

August 26, 2012

in CST's Courtyard Theater

music by Alan Menken
lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
book by Linda Woolverton
directed by Rachel Rockwell

Who is the Villian?

Fairytales often use the same types of characters to create different stories. How many stories can you think of that have a princess? How many can you think of with witches or wizards?

A villain is an evil character in a play or a book. If you don't know the story of Disney's Beauty and the Beast very well, make a prediction on who will be the villain of the story. Draw a picture of what you are imagining.

If you have seen the movie or read the book of Disney's Beauty and the Beast before, do you remember who the villain is? What actions make him a villain? Can you think of characters from other stories that have a villain?

After you have seen the play, who do you think the villain is? Is it the same as what you thought before?

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