| Terry Pratchett|
The Discworld series
18th novel – 5th witches story
|Characters:|| Granny Weatherwax|
|Motifs:||Opera, The Phantom of the Opera|
|Year of release:||1995|
|Paperback ISBN:||ISBN 0552142360|
|Notes:||Adapted as a play by Stephen Briggs.|
Maskerade is a novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. The witches Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg visit the Ankh-Morpork Opera House to find Agnes Nitt and get caught up in a story similar to The Phantom of the Opera.
A significant character in the book is Walter Plinge, the Opera House's clumsy and not-too-bright odd-job man. He is, quite possibly, really the suave "Opera Ghost", but is described in terms remeniscent of Frank Spencer, the lead character of the BBC sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. The joke is that this character was played by Michael Crawford, who went on to play the Phantom in the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical.
The title is a pun on Masquerade, a key song in the musical.
- Маскарад (Bulgarian)
- Masquarade (French)
- Maskarada (Polish)
- Masker (Swedish)
- Mummenschanz (German)
- Makaráda (Czech)
|Terry Pratchett's Discworld|
The Colour of Magic – The Light Fantastic – Equal Rites – Mort – Sourcery – Wyrd Sisters – Pyramids – Guards! Guards! – Eric – Moving Pictures – Reaper Man – Witches Abroad – Small Gods – Lords and Ladies – Men at Arms – Soul Music - Interesting Times – Maskerade – Feet of Clay – Hogfather - Jingo - The Last Continent – Carpe Jugulum – The Fifth Elephant - The Truth – Thief of Time – The Last Hero - Night Watch – Monstrous Regiment - Going Postal - Thud
Albert - Angua - Carrot Ironfoundersson - Cohen the Barbarian - Fred Colon - Death - Detritus – C.M.O.T. Dibbler - Gaspode - Greebo - Igor - Bloody Stupid Johnson - Leonard of Quirm - The Librarian - Lu-Tze - The Luggage - Mort - C.W.St J. Nobbs - Susan Sto Helit - Rincewind - Havelock Vetinari – Samuel Vimes – The Witches - Discworld gods – Other characters