History Radar / Theatre

24th Sep '17 3:06:10 PM nombretomado
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* Probably the current king of this in American musical theater goes to the Broadway Production of ''BillyElliot.'' At the 2009 Tony Awards, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH77znuqzk0 selection they showed from the show]] (which was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome amazing, by the way]]) featured several instances of Billy making an obscene hand gesture. To Americans, it looks like he's holding out the number two a lot with his hand - but it's the British equivalent of an extended middle finger. But because that same gesture is so meaningless to Americans, the censor let a ten-year-old boy flip the bird repeatedly on national TV in Prime Time. Pretty audacious.

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* Probably the current king of this in American musical theater goes to the Broadway Production of ''BillyElliot.''Theatre/BillyElliot.'' At the 2009 Tony Awards, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH77znuqzk0 selection they showed from the show]] (which was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome amazing, by the way]]) featured several instances of Billy making an obscene hand gesture. To Americans, it looks like he's holding out the number two a lot with his hand - but it's the British equivalent of an extended middle finger. But because that same gesture is so meaningless to Americans, the censor let a ten-year-old boy flip the bird repeatedly on national TV in Prime Time. Pretty audacious.
8th Sep '17 12:20:47 PM GrammarNavi
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* Creator/{{Shakespeare}} is a master of this. For all the high-brow main story, he was always certain to put in plenty of lower-class pleasing vulgarities throughout all of his plays.

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* Creator/{{Shakespeare}} [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] is a master of this. For all the high-brow main story, he was always certain to put in plenty of lower-class pleasing vulgarities throughout all of his plays.



** TheMikado was deliberately [[HollywoodMedievalJapan set in feudal Japan]] to mask its satirical skewering of Victorian Britain's political institutions.

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** TheMikado ''Theatre/TheMikado'' was deliberately [[HollywoodMedievalJapan set in feudal Japan]] to mask its satirical skewering of Victorian Britain's political institutions.
18th Aug '17 9:51:21 PM meticulousMorology
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* During "Light My Candle" in ''Theatre/{{RENT}}'', Mimi spills hot wax on her hand, and coos "I ''like'' it between my--" Roger suggests "fingers," but it sounds like she was going somewhere entirely different... (On the final Broadway performance DVD Mimi lifts her leg suggestively on the line, making the LastSecondWordSwap even more obvious.)
** If ''RENT'' [[RefugeInAudacity had a radar]], this might qualify.
8th Apr '17 1:56:19 PM nombretomado
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** If ''{{RENT}}'' [[RefugeInAudacity had a radar]], this might qualify.

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** If ''{{RENT}}'' ''RENT'' [[RefugeInAudacity had a radar]], this might qualify.
3rd Oct '16 6:41:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* During "Light My Candle" in ''{{RENT}}'', Mimi spills hot wax on her hand, and coos "I ''like'' it between my--" Roger suggests "fingers," but it sounds like she was going somewhere entirely different... (On the final Broadway performance DVD Mimi lifts her leg suggestively on the line, making the LastSecondWordSwap even more obvious.)

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* During "Light My Candle" in ''{{RENT}}'', ''Theatre/{{RENT}}'', Mimi spills hot wax on her hand, and coos "I ''like'' it between my--" Roger suggests "fingers," but it sounds like she was going somewhere entirely different... (On the final Broadway performance DVD Mimi lifts her leg suggestively on the line, making the LastSecondWordSwap even more obvious.)



* {{Aida}}: After bringing the captive Aida to his room, Radames removes his shirt, asking her "Do you know what's going to happen now?" Her fearful reaction indicates that she thinks he's about to force himself on her. Instead, he orders her to wash his back, something that essentially symbolizes exactly that.
* Theatre/AnythingGoes is the KING of this trope, especially the title song, which mentions orgies, strippers, jigolos, whores, prostitutes, [[UpToEleven OLD prostitutes]], molestation, nudist parties, divorce, and make-up sex.

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* {{Aida}}: ''Theatre/{{Aida}}'': After bringing the captive Aida to his room, Radames removes his shirt, asking her "Do you know what's going to happen now?" Her fearful reaction indicates that she thinks he's about to force himself on her. Instead, he orders her to wash his back, something that essentially symbolizes exactly that.
* Theatre/AnythingGoes ''Theatre/AnythingGoes'' is the KING of this trope, especially the title song, which mentions orgies, strippers, jigolos, whores, prostitutes, [[UpToEleven OLD prostitutes]], molestation, nudist parties, divorce, and make-up sex.
17th Jun '16 12:56:57 AM PaulA
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* Creator/OscarWilde's play ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' features this gem:
-->'''Lady Bracknell''': May I ask what position [Miss Prism] holds in your household?
-->'''Rev. Canon Chasuble''': I am a [[CelibateHero celibate]], madam.

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* Creator/OscarWilde's play ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' features this gem:
-->'''Lady Bracknell''': Bracknell:''' May I ask what position [Miss Prism] holds in your household?
-->'''Rev.
household?\\
'''Rev.
Canon Chasuble''': Chasuble:''' I am a [[CelibateHero celibate]], madam.
6th May '16 8:40:35 PM ClockStopping
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* In ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', when Hamilton first meets Angelica he makes a comment about how she seems to be like him - never satisfied with where she is, always fighting for more. Except, the way he says it implies something rather different, and from her reaction Angelica certainly takes it that way at first. (Interestingly, this exchange did also happen in real life, although there it was Angelica who was providing the innuendo.)
-->'''Hamilton:''' You strike me as a woman who has never been satisfied.
-->'''Angelica:''' I'm sure I don't know what you mean, you forget yourself...
6th Apr '16 9:05:09 PM MarkKB
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** In particular, the song "A Lotta Locomotion", which introduces the carriages, is full of euphanisms.
** The SpellingSong "U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D." is about Dinah's breakup/"uncoupling" with Greaseball, which she can't bring herself to say so she spells it instead. The last verse takes this opportunity to sneak in a swear word by spelling it too:

---> And I'm just U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D.\\
But I'll get my R.E.V.E.N.G.E.\\
He'll come crawling back one day\\
And I'll turn to him and say:\\
"Go away, you B.A.S.T.A.R.D."
5th Apr '16 1:12:21 AM PaulA
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* ''Under Milk Wood'' by DylanThomas is set in the fictional village of Llareggub (pronounced Khlar - regg - ib). This looks like a real Welsh place name to the untrained eye, but try reading it backwards ...

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* ''Under Milk Wood'' ''Theatre/UnderMilkWood'' by DylanThomas Creator/DylanThomas is set in the fictional village of Llareggub (pronounced Khlar - regg - ib). This looks like a real Welsh place name to the untrained eye, but try reading it backwards ...
2nd Feb '16 2:30:12 PM Assassin-sensei
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** The nurse on the morning Juliet is to be married to Paris tells her to get her rest now, because once she's married to Paris [[InsatiableNewlyweds she won't be allowed to sleep at all]].
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