History Theatre / Aida

13th Jan '17 7:30:33 AM DrOO7
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* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: While the racial difference isn't mentioned often, it's brought up enough for the audience to know that this is the major reason why Aida and Radames relationship is forbidden.


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** Plus, Aida' s slave status (and the way it happened, with her and her companions being abducted) and their racial difference seems eerily--and perhaps deliberately--reminiscent of slave days in the US.
9th Dec '16 12:51:09 PM Pamina
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Amneris is more sympathetic and less of a {{Clingy Jealous Girl}} than in the original opera.


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* CanonForeigner: Zoser and Mereb don't appear in Verdi's opera.


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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Aida's father is killed in the opera, but escapes in the musical, with [[CanonForeigner Mereb]] killed instead.]]
16th Oct '16 8:06:54 AM LittleGoat
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* OddFriendship: Aida and Amneris, though she technically owns Aida, Amenris treat's her kindly, and the two are able to relate well to one another, due to the fact that, unknown to Amneris, they both are Princess.

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* OddFriendship: Aida and Amneris, though she technically owns Aida, Amenris treat's treats her kindly, and the two are able to relate well to one another, due to the fact that, unknown to Amneris, they are both are Princess.princesses.



*** ''I feel better when beguiling/find that fashion keeps me smiling/but in my heart i know it's sad.../So I'll flutter to decieve/no, you must believe, that one day you'll find a different/a stronger suit.''

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*** ''I feel better when beguiling/find that fashion keeps me smiling/but in my heart i know it's sad.../So I'll flutter to decieve/no, deceive/no, you must believe, that one day you'll find a different/a stronger suit.''
28th Sep '16 8:47:49 PM DrOO7
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* ChildhoodFriendRomance[=/=]ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Radames tells Amneris, "I've loved you since we were children" and they've apparently been betrothed since then.
27th Jul '16 10:08:31 PM AnotherWanderingGhost
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* LoveTriangle: Aida, Radames and Amneris. [[TriangRelations Mixture of 1 and 3]], though Radames is definitely not neutral toward either woman.
** The show makes it even more blatant by having a laser triangle light up behind the three while they sing "A Step Too Far" at the beginning of Act II.

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* LoveTriangle: Aida, Radames and Amneris. [[TriangRelations Mixture of 1 and 3]], though Radames is definitely not neutral toward either woman.
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The show makes may make it even more blatant by having a laser triangle light up behind the three or positioning them to form a triangle while they sing "A Step Too Far" at the beginning of Act II.



* SexyDiscretionShot: Aida and Radames embrace passionately at the end of "Elaborate Lives". The scene fades to black. When it fades back in, they're lying in each others arms, with him shirtless and her dress now wrapped around her in ModestyBedsheet style.

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* SexyDiscretionShot: Aida and Radames embrace passionately at the end of "Elaborate Lives". The scene fades to black. When it fades back in, they're lying in each others other's arms, with him shirtless and her dress now wrapped around her in ModestyBedsheet style.


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* TriangRelations: Type 8: Radames and Amneris as childhood friends/arranged marriage, Amneris and Aida as friends, Aida and Radames as lovers. On romantic feelings alone, towards the beginning it's a type 5 or 10, and by the end more of a type 4 (Amneris A, Radames B, Aida C in both cases).
1st May '16 11:23:30 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CutSong: ''The Messenger''. Can be found on the concept album.
27th Mar '16 8:50:07 PM ajitter89
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* OddFriendship: Aida and Amneris, though she technically owns Aida, Amenris treat's her kindly, and the two are able to relate well to one another, due to the fact that, unknown to Amneris, they both are Princess.
-->'''Aida''': ''(about speaking to Radames on Amneris behalf)'' Princess... ''Please'' don't make me.
-->'''Amneris''': ''(tenderly)'' I would never make you, I am asking you, as my friend.
14th Oct '15 8:05:24 PM DrOO7
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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: "Every Story Is A Love Story" turns into "Fortune Favors The Brave". On the original cast recording, one can even hear Amneris singing the final note of the first song as the second one begins.
2nd Oct '15 5:43:42 PM DrOO7
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21st Sep '15 12:34:36 AM tenryufan
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* StuntCasting: The casting of R&B stars such as Toni Braxton, Michelle Williams, and Deborah Cox, in the title role. Fantastic singing, but some found the acting to border on {{Narm}}.
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