History TearJerker / TheHunchbackofNotreDame

18th Apr '17 10:10:29 AM DoppleDelta
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* Phoebus's song in the USA production, Rest and Recreation. While it starts off fine, [[https://youtu.be/7x_CgJMu19c?t=50s the interlude]] offers something different - Phoebus is still haunted by his "four years at the front", and briefly imagines all those who died at his side

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* Phoebus's song in the USA production, Rest and Recreation. While it starts off fine, [[https://youtu.be/7x_CgJMu19c?t=50s the interlude]] offers something different - Phoebus is still haunted by his "four years at the front", and briefly imagines all those who died at his sideside. The MoodWhiplash back to the merry tune afterwards doesn't help at all!



-->'''Phoebus''': [[ShellShockedVeteran I will never go back again!]]

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-->'''Phoebus''': [[ShellShockedVeteran I will never go back again!]]again!
18th Apr '17 10:08:16 AM DoppleDelta
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--> Antoine: But we thought you were made of something stronger.

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--> Antoine: But we thought you were made of something susaomething stronger.


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* Phoebus's song in the USA production, Rest and Recreation. While it starts off fine, [[https://youtu.be/7x_CgJMu19c?t=50s the interlude]] offers something different - Phoebus is still haunted by his "four years at the front", and briefly imagines all those who died at his side
-->'''Congregation''': Summoned here to Paris, now I'm far away from battle / [[WarIsHell From clotting blood and rotting wounds of dead and dying men.]]
-->'''Phoebus & Congregation''': And whatever I do, I'll make sure this is true...
-->'''Phoebus''': [[ShellShockedVeteran I will never go back again!]]
17th Apr '17 11:07:11 AM masterofthehouse
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** And of course, what happens immediately after the song? [[spoiler:Frollo and his men invade the Court and take Esmeralda to her death]].

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** And of course, what happens immediately after the song? [[spoiler:Frollo [[spoiler:[[MoodWhiplash Frollo and his men invade the Court and take Esmeralda to her death]].death]]]].
13th Apr '17 3:37:23 PM masterofthehouse
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** The deleted song "In a Place of Miracles" is included in the show, but it's been reworked to be a much more bittersweet number. In the original scene, Esmeralda and Phoebus confess their love for one another, and while Quasimodo is heartbroken at first, he learns to accept their love after Phoebus and the others treat him with acceptance and kindness. In the show, he doesn't take it well at ''all'', and laments on how everyone has found their "place of miracles" except him (the DarkReprise of "Heaven's Light" is also worked into the song, making Quasi's situation even more tragic).

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** * The deleted song "In a Place of Miracles" is included in the show, but it's been reworked to be a much more bittersweet number. In the original scene, Esmeralda and Phoebus confess their love for one another, and while Quasimodo is heartbroken at first, he learns to accept their love after Phoebus and the others treat him with acceptance and kindness. In the show, he doesn't take it well at ''all'', and laments on how everyone has found their "place of miracles" except him (the DarkReprise of "Heaven's Light" is also worked into the song, making Quasi's situation even more tragic).
13th Apr '17 3:36:40 PM masterofthehouse
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* When the USA production played at the Papermill Playhouse, the already gutwrenching finale was slightly altered to tie in with [[spoiler:the original ending from the novel. After Quasi removes his "ugly" makeup, he faces the audience and tells them that years later, two skeletons were found in the crypts of Paris, one of a hunchbacked man and the other of a woman cradled in his arms. After someone tried removing the remains, they crumbled into dust]].

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* When the USA production played at the Papermill Playhouse, the already gutwrenching finale was slightly altered to tie in with [[spoiler:the original ending from the novel. After Quasi removes his "ugly" makeup, he faces the audience and tells them that years later, two skeletons were found in the crypts of Paris, one of a hunchbacked man and the other of a woman cradled in his arms. After someone tried removing the remains, they crumbled into dust]].dust]].
** The deleted song "In a Place of Miracles" is included in the show, but it's been reworked to be a much more bittersweet number. In the original scene, Esmeralda and Phoebus confess their love for one another, and while Quasimodo is heartbroken at first, he learns to accept their love after Phoebus and the others treat him with acceptance and kindness. In the show, he doesn't take it well at ''all'', and laments on how everyone has found their "place of miracles" except him (the DarkReprise of "Heaven's Light" is also worked into the song, making Quasi's situation even more tragic).
** When Clopin and the gypsies join in, they sing about their hopes of finding a place of miracles of their own, as in a place where their kind is accepted, not scorned. Clopin himself really hammers the point home.
-->'''Clopin''': Can there be a country kinder to our race?
** The number ends with Esmeralda, Phoebus, Clopin, and the other gypsies standing side by side and hand-in-hand, while a lonely Quasi watches from above. It's just one big bittersweet image.
** And of course, what happens immediately after the song? [[spoiler:Frollo and his men invade the Court and take Esmeralda to her death]].
1st Apr '17 3:52:49 PM masterofthehouse
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* [[spoiler:"Danse Mon Esmeralda" from the French rock opera version. Quasimodo goes into the catacombs to find Esmeralda's body and sings a very heartbreaking song about how much he loves her and that he will gladly stay with her body until he dies. IN the background are dancers on wires with them slowly working their way up to a light, possibly signifying that Esmeralda has gone to heaven.]]

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* [[spoiler:"Danse Mon Esmeralda" from the French rock opera version. Quasimodo goes into the catacombs to find Esmeralda's body and sings a very heartbreaking song about how much he loves her and that he will gladly stay with her body until he dies. IN the background are dancers on wires with them slowly working their way up to a light, possibly signifying that Esmeralda has gone to heaven.]]]]
* When the USA production played at the Papermill Playhouse, the already gutwrenching finale was slightly altered to tie in with [[spoiler:the original ending from the novel. After Quasi removes his "ugly" makeup, he faces the audience and tells them that years later, two skeletons were found in the crypts of Paris, one of a hunchbacked man and the other of a woman cradled in his arms. After someone tried removing the remains, they crumbled into dust]].
31st Mar '17 4:38:28 PM H8FearADRLuv
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*** Just to twist the knife, [[spoiler: a sadder reprise of "Out There" wordlessly plays as Quasimodo returns to the cathedral in the rain. It's even more tragic as it's coupled with his devastated expression at experiencing human cruelty. The song is like hearing Quasimodo's broken heart vow to never leave Notre Dame again...]]


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*** According to commentary from the directors, even the music makes a sound like a tiny glass heart breaking.


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*** And for twenty years, her son never knew the truth, never knew how much she unconditionally loved her baby.
8th Feb '17 6:42:44 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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*** From the libretto: the man and woman who begin the echo are the ghosts of Jehan Frollo and a gypsy woman...who is confirmed to be Quasimodo's mother. Ouch.

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*** From the libretto: the man and woman who begin the echo are the ghosts of Jehan Frollo and a gypsy woman...who is confirmed just referred to be as "Gypsy Woman" in the lyric booklet, but the actual score and libretto refer to her as Florika, aka Quasimodo's mother. Ouch.
6th Feb '17 8:27:53 AM rememberthehood1941
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* "What am I supposed to do? Go out there and rescue the girl from the, from the jaws of death and the whole town cheers like I'm some kind of a hero?! She already has her knight in shining armor and it's not me!" ''(deep breath)'' Frollo was right. Frollo was right about everything. And I'm tired of trying to be something that I'm not."
5th Feb '17 11:52:51 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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*** From the libretto: the man and woman who begin the echo are the ghosts of Jehan Frollo and a gypsy woman... probably Quasimodo's mother. Ouch.

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*** From the libretto: the man and woman who begin the echo are the ghosts of Jehan Frollo and a gypsy woman... probably who is confirmed to be Quasimodo's mother. Ouch.



* [[spoiler:"Danse Mon Esmeralda". Quasimodo goes into the catacombs to find Esmeralda's body and sings a very heartbreaking song about how much he loves her and that he will gladly stay with her body until he dies. IN the background are dancers on wires with them slowly working their way up to a light, possibly signifying that Esmeralda has gone to heaven.]]

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* [[spoiler:"Danse Mon Esmeralda".Esmeralda" from the French rock opera version. Quasimodo goes into the catacombs to find Esmeralda's body and sings a very heartbreaking song about how much he loves her and that he will gladly stay with her body until he dies. IN the background are dancers on wires with them slowly working their way up to a light, possibly signifying that Esmeralda has gone to heaven.]]
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