History LampshadeHanging / Theater

1st Jan '16 12:16:15 AM stardreamer
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
** In ''Theatre/{{The Mikado}}'': --->'''Mikado:''' And justice is triumphant only in theatrical performances!
1st Dec '15 8:58:22 AM BugsFan17
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* [[Theater/Hamilton "Can we get back to politics?" "Please?"]]
to:
* [[Theater/Hamilton "Can In ''{{Theater/Hamilton}}'', following a particularly devastating time for our hero: -->'''Lafayette:''' Can we get back to politics?" "Please?"]]politics? -->'''Hamilton:''' [[TheWoobie Please?]]
1st Dec '15 8:55:59 AM BugsFan17
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* [[Theater/Hamilton "Can we get back to politics?" "Please?"]]
22nd Nov '14 4:13:13 PM Alberich
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
** In Theater/HenryVIPart3, things are going badly for the Yorkists at the Battle of Towton. The leaders gather and exchange poetic speeches about how badly it's going, that being how characters do things in these plays. Warwick reproves them thusly: -->''Why stand we like soft-hearted women here,'' -->''Wailing our losses, whiles the foe doth rage;'' -->''And look upon, as if the tragedy'' -->''Were play'd in jest by counterfeiting actors?''
28th Sep '14 3:14:46 PM tropesinreadiness
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* The play (and later film) ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' has a classic moment when [[OnlySaneMan one character]], who is [[InformedAbility allegedly]] an intelligent and erudite theater critic, starts talking about how a character in a play who is supposed to be intelligent [[IdiotBall does something really stupid]]. You see, in that play, the allegedly smart guy was in a house with a bunch of murderers, and he doesn't try to leave. He doesn't even have the sense to be scared! Instead, he sits down in a chair and stops paying attention, while one of the murderers sneaks up behind him and ties him up with the curtain cord! Meanwhile, the theater critic, who also happens to be in a house full of murderers and not at all concerned about this, sits down in a chair, and one of the murderers sneaks up behind him and ties him up with, you guessed it, the curtain cord!
to:
* The play (and later film) ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' has ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'': ** There's a classic moment when [[OnlySaneMan one character]], who is [[InformedAbility allegedly]] an intelligent and erudite theater critic, starts talking about how a character in a play who is supposed to be intelligent [[IdiotBall does something really stupid]]. You see, in that play, the allegedly smart guy was in a house with a bunch of murderers, and he doesn't try to leave. He doesn't even have the sense to be scared! Instead, he sits down in a chair and stops paying attention, while one of the murderers sneaks up behind him and ties him up with the curtain cord! Meanwhile, the theater critic, who also happens to be in a house full of murderers and not at all concerned about this, sits down in a chair, and one of the murderers sneaks up behind him and ties him up with, you guessed it, the curtain cord!cord! ** There's also a gag about one of the characters looking uncannily like Creator/BorisKarloff. Guess who played that character in the original production?
13th May '14 12:28:50 PM Sandtalon
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Which was both pointed out in-character and basically became a plot point in Terry Pratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Maskerade'' that gave its own spin to the ''The Phantom of the Opera'' plot by [[SubvertedTrope subverting]], [[DoubleSubversion double subverting]], [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] and [[SatireParodyPastiche parodying]] the hell out of it.
to:
* ** Which was both pointed out in-character and basically became a plot point in Terry Pratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Maskerade'' that gave its own spin to the ''The Phantom of the Opera'' plot by [[SubvertedTrope subverting]], [[DoubleSubversion double subverting]], [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] and [[SatireParodyPastiche parodying]] the hell out of it.
20th Nov '13 12:41:08 PM LordGro
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* OlderThanFeudalism: {{Terence}} does this twice in his ''The Girl from Andros''. In ancient Roman theater, the stage was always an outside (a street, a square), so if you wanted to tell the audience something happened in-doors, the people on the stage (outside) would have to comment on something happening inside the house, sometimes by speaking to people unseen, supposedly still inside the house. In addition, in many comedies pregnant women would give birth very quickly and very easily (sorta like InstantBirthJustAddWater). In the play, the protagonist Simo comments on both these things[[note]]'''SIMO''': "Even this, who is there that knows you that would not believe that it originated in you?" '''DAVUS''': "Why, what is this?" '''SIMO''': "She didn't order in their presence what was requisite to be done for the woman lying in; but after she has come out, she bawls from the street to those who are in the house. O Davus, am I thus trifled with by you? Or pray, do I seem to you so very well suited to be thus openly imposed upon by your tricks? At all events it should have been with pre-caution; that at least I might have seemed to be feared, if I should detect it."[[/note]], citing them as proof he is being scammed to believe Glycerium is pregnent with his grandson.
to:
* OlderThanFeudalism: {{Terence}} Creator/{{Terence}} does this twice in his ''The Girl from Andros''. In ancient Roman theater, the stage was always an outside (a street, a square), so if you wanted to tell the audience something happened in-doors, the people on the stage (outside) would have to comment on something happening inside the house, sometimes by speaking to people unseen, supposedly still inside the house. In addition, in many comedies pregnant women would give birth very quickly and very easily (sorta like InstantBirthJustAddWater). In the play, the protagonist Simo comments on both these things[[note]]'''SIMO''': "Even this, who is there that knows you that would not believe that it originated in you?" '''DAVUS''': "Why, what is this?" '''SIMO''': "She didn't order in their presence what was requisite to be done for the woman lying in; but after she has come out, she bawls from the street to those who are in the house. O Davus, am I thus trifled with by you? Or pray, do I seem to you so very well suited to be thus openly imposed upon by your tricks? At all events it should have been with pre-caution; that at least I might have seemed to be feared, if I should detect it."[[/note]], citing them as proof he is being scammed to believe Glycerium is pregnent with his grandson.

* ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'': "You'd never get away / With all this in a play / But if it's loudly sung / And in a foreign tongue / It's just the sort of story / Audiences adore / In fact, a perfect opera!"
to:
* ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'': ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'': "You'd never get away / With all this in a play / But if it's loudly sung / And in a foreign tongue / It's just the sort of story / Audiences adore / In fact, a perfect opera!"

* Used by GilbertAndSullivan on many instances:
to:
* Used by GilbertAndSullivan Creator/GilbertAndSullivan on many instances:
9th Aug '13 6:39:43 AM Viira
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* OlderThanFeudalism: {{Terence}} does this twice in his ''The Girl from Andros''. In ancient Roman theater, the stage was always an outside (a street, a square), so if you wanted to tell the audience something happened in-doors, the people on the stage (outside) would have to comment on something happening inside the house, sometimes by speaking to people unseen, supposedly still inside the house. In addition, in many comedies pregnant women would give birth very quickly and very easily (sorta like InstantBirthJustAddWater). In the play, the protagonist Simo comments on both these things[[hottip:*:'''SIMO''': "Even this, who is there that knows you that would not believe that it originated in you?" '''DAVUS''': "Why, what is this?" '''SIMO''': "She didn't order in their presence what was requisite to be done for the woman lying in; but after she has come out, she bawls from the street to those who are in the house. O Davus, am I thus trifled with by you? Or pray, do I seem to you so very well suited to be thus openly imposed upon by your tricks? At all events it should have been with pre-caution; that at least I might have seemed to be feared, if I should detect it."]], citing them as proof he is being scammed to believe Glycerium is pregnent with his grandson.
to:
* OlderThanFeudalism: {{Terence}} does this twice in his ''The Girl from Andros''. In ancient Roman theater, the stage was always an outside (a street, a square), so if you wanted to tell the audience something happened in-doors, the people on the stage (outside) would have to comment on something happening inside the house, sometimes by speaking to people unseen, supposedly still inside the house. In addition, in many comedies pregnant women would give birth very quickly and very easily (sorta like InstantBirthJustAddWater). In the play, the protagonist Simo comments on both these things[[hottip:*:'''SIMO''': things[[note]]'''SIMO''': "Even this, who is there that knows you that would not believe that it originated in you?" '''DAVUS''': "Why, what is this?" '''SIMO''': "She didn't order in their presence what was requisite to be done for the woman lying in; but after she has come out, she bawls from the street to those who are in the house. O Davus, am I thus trifled with by you? Or pray, do I seem to you so very well suited to be thus openly imposed upon by your tricks? At all events it should have been with pre-caution; that at least I might have seemed to be feared, if I should detect it."]], "[[/note]], citing them as proof he is being scammed to believe Glycerium is pregnent with his grandson.
2nd Apr '13 12:24:17 PM LordGro
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Gaston and [=LeFou=] do this in the stage musical of ''BeautyAndTheBeast'':
to:
* Gaston and [=LeFou=] do this in the stage musical of ''BeautyAndTheBeast'':''Theatre/BeautyAndTheBeast'':
30th Dec '12 9:36:05 AM Psychobabble6
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Formatting.
* Gaston and LeFou do this in the stage musical of ''Beauty and the Beast''
to:
* Gaston and LeFou [=LeFou=] do this in the stage musical of ''Beauty and the Beast''''BeautyAndTheBeast'':

'''LeFou:''' Entertains like Gaston?\\ '''Gaston and LeFou:''' Who can make up these endless refrains like Gaston?
to:
'''LeFou:''' '''[=LeFou=]:''' Entertains like Gaston?\\ '''Gaston and LeFou:''' [=LeFou=]:''' Who can make up these endless refrains like Gaston?
This list shows the last 10 events of 20. Show all.