History DealWithTheDevil / Theatre

5th Nov '16 1:05:43 PM Fauvelus
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* An OlderThanPrint version appears in the play ''The Miracle of Theophilus'' written circa 1260 by French poet Rutebeuf.
5th Oct '16 1:25:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* "[[ImAHumanitarian You eat blood]], [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors Audrey II]], let's face it. How am I going to keep on feeding you, kill people?" "''I'll make it worth your while...''"

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* ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'': "[[ImAHumanitarian You eat blood]], [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors Audrey II]], II, let's face it. How am I going to keep on feeding you, kill people?" "''I'll make it worth your while...''"
5th Oct '16 1:24:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* Discussed in Robert Bolt's ''AManForAllSeasons'', when Sir Thomas More tells Richard Rich (who had perjured himself, betraying More's trust, leading to More's arrest and Rich's promotion to Attorney General for Wales), "Why, Richard, it profits a man nothing to his soul for the whole world...but for ''Wales''?"

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* Discussed in Robert Bolt's ''AManForAllSeasons'', ''Theatre/AManForAllSeasons'', when Sir Thomas More tells Richard Rich (who had perjured himself, betraying More's trust, leading to More's arrest and Rich's promotion to Attorney General for Wales), "Why, Richard, it profits a man nothing to his soul for the whole world...but for ''Wales''?"
12th Sep '16 8:40:08 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/TheSoldiersTale'', the plot begins with the Soldier selling his old fiddle to the Devil in disguise in exchange for a book of riches (and a three-day reception which turns out to take [[YearOutsideHourInside quite a bit longer than promised]]).
30th Nov '14 12:29:56 PM AllenbysEyes
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* Bolt also explores this in his lesser-known ''Gentle Jack'', which features a meek office worker given supernatural powers by Jack, a Pan-like deity. The protagonist is initially thrilled, but reneges when Jack demands that he kill someone to keep the powers forever.

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* Bolt also explores this in his lesser-known ''Gentle Jack'', which features a meek office worker given supernatural powers by Jack, a Pan-like deity. The protagonist is initially thrilled, using his powers to help his friends and coworkers, but reneges [[FaustianRebellion reneges]] when Jack demands that he kill someone to keep the powers forever.
30th Nov '14 12:25:22 PM AllenbysEyes
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* Bolt also explores this in his lesser-known ''Gentle Jack'', which features a meek office worker given supernatural powers by Jack, a Pan-like deity. The protagonist is initially thrilled, but reneges when Jack demands that he kill someone to keep the powers forever.
1st Feb '14 9:59:11 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Theatre/DamnYankees'', aging Washington Senators fan Joe Boyd declares that he'd sell his soul to get his team to defeat the New York Yankees. Suddenly, a [[LouisCypher mysterious gentleman named Applegate]] appears to make him the living embodiment of his wish. The deal is concluded just with handshakes; Applegate calls signing in blood a "phony stunt." Lola, a seductive servant of the devil's, is later revealed to have made a similar deal in life; she was ugly and sold her soul for beauty. Interestingly, the devil ends up voiding his own deal with Joe, in a last-ditch attempt to keep the Senators from winning the pennant.

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* In ''Theatre/DamnYankees'', aging Washington Senators fan Joe Boyd declares that he'd sell his soul to get his team to defeat the New York Yankees. Suddenly, a [[LouisCypher mysterious gentleman named Applegate]] appears to make him the living embodiment of his wish. The deal is concluded just with handshakes; Applegate calls signing in blood a "phony stunt." Lola, a seductive servant of the devil's, is later revealed to have made a similar deal in life; she was ugly and sold her soul for beauty. Interestingly, the devil ends up voiding his own deal with Joe, in a last-ditch attempt to keep the Senators from winning the pennant.pennant.
* In ''Theatre/TwiceCharmed'', this is what the deal with Franco boils down to. He'll send the Tremaines back in time, but if they fail, they'll be cursed forever.
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20th Feb '13 5:28:21 AM MacronNotes
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* ''Theatre/DoctorFaustus'' names [[FaustianRebellion tropes to do with dealing with the devil.]]
* A deal with the devil is commonly used in pantomimes. A naive character (AKA: village idiot) is commonly corrupted by the villain with the promise of riches and power. This either leads to the villain holding him to ransom or the naive character returning in the second half hypnotised.
* "[[ImAHumanitarian You eat blood]], [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors Audrey II]], let's face it. How am I going to keep on feeding you, kill people?" "''I'll make it worth your while...''"
* Hertzog, from ''The Black Crook'', made a deal with the devil, who is referred to as Zamiel. In exchange for immortality, Hertzog must give Zamiel a fresh soul every New Year's Eve.
* Discussed in Robert Bolt's ''AManForAllSeasons'', when Sir Thomas More tells Richard Rich (who had perjured himself, betraying More's trust, leading to More's arrest and Rich's promotion to Attorney General for Wales), "Why, Richard, it profits a man nothing to his soul for the whole world...but for ''Wales''?"
* In ''Theatre/DamnYankees'', aging Washington Senators fan Joe Boyd declares that he'd sell his soul to get his team to defeat the New York Yankees. Suddenly, a [[LouisCypher mysterious gentleman named Applegate]] appears to make him the living embodiment of his wish. The deal is concluded just with handshakes; Applegate calls signing in blood a "phony stunt." Lola, a seductive servant of the devil's, is later revealed to have made a similar deal in life; she was ugly and sold her soul for beauty. Interestingly, the devil ends up voiding his own deal with Joe, in a last-ditch attempt to keep the Senators from winning the pennant.
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