Much of the work that is going into making this musical play concerns reading books as secondary research, watching films, and performing as much primary research as possible.

Some of our observations are indexed below.
Three and a Half Tombs:
 Filming Thea von Harbou’s
The Indian Tomb
(Das indische Grabmal)
Strange Butterfly:
Fritz' Lang's Harakiri
​in Context
Translators' Preface
by John Mucci
​& Richard Felnagle