Some songs are written about mythical female characters from legends and stories. The songs are about a goddess, the heroine, or some other interesting character. When these stories become theatrical productions, songs help bring the characters to life, goading our emotions into caring for the characters. They may not have been real actual people, but we care about them as if they were. This is true even with animated movies. An excellent example of this is the song “Belle” about the lead character in the 1991 Disney production of Beauty and the Beast. The animated movie was also adapted and produced as a very successful Broadway musical in 1994 and most recently, now in 2017 released as a full length live-action movie. The beautiful song, Belle was composed by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman and sung by Paige O'Hara (Belle).

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