History Theatre / Jerusalem

16th Apr '16 10:09:35 PM KevinKlawitter
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''Jerusalem'' is a critically acclaimed 2009 play by Jez Butterworth, frequently hailed as the most important new play of the 21st century and a seminal classic in the making. Of particular note is the almost universally lauded performance of longtime leading man Mark Rylance, whose profile soared on the strength of his turn as Johnny "Rooster" Byron (some critics went so far as to compare him to LaurenceOlivier)

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''Jerusalem'' is a critically acclaimed 2009 play by Jez Butterworth, frequently hailed as the most important new play of the 21st century and a seminal classic in the making. Of particular note is the almost universally lauded performance of longtime leading man Mark Rylance, Creator/MarkRylance, whose profile soared on the strength of his turn as Johnny "Rooster" Byron (some critics went so far as to compare him to LaurenceOlivier)
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24th Mar '16 7:11:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeroesPreferMotorcycles: In days gone past, Johnny was a motorcycle-jumping daredevil and the town hero.
25th Dec '15 6:24:00 PM FF32
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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: There's a running gag that Ginger fancies himself a DJ but never actually DJs.

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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: There's a running gag that Ginger fancies himself a DJ but never actually DJs.[=DJs=].
6th Nov '15 4:23:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* WateringItDown: Johnny apparently cuts his meth with chalk. He notes that no one complains once they're high.
6th Nov '15 4:23:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: The county workers are pale, callow caricatures, and Johnny is certainly right when he points out that his critics are by and large hypocrites--but that doesn't mean they're wrong about him.
6th Nov '15 4:14:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheRevolutinWillNotBeCivilized: Johnny and his sidekicks stage a mock revolution (just a party, as usual) in protest of the housing development. Even the Professor joins in, noting that "English revolutions are by their nature bloody affairs" and encouraging an attitude of casual violence. (He's joking. Also, incredibly high.)

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* TheRevolutinWillNotBeCivilized: TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: Johnny and his sidekicks stage a mock revolution (just a party, as usual) in protest of the housing development. Even the Professor joins in, noting that "English revolutions are by their nature bloody affairs" and encouraging an attitude of casual violence. (He's joking. Also, incredibly high.)
10th May '15 11:34:38 AM beack7
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* JerkAss: Pretty much everyone at some point. But Troy is the designated "town cunt."

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* JerkAss: Pretty much everyone Everyone at some point. But Troy is the designated "town cunt."



* TheRevolutinWillNotBeCivilized: Johnny and his sidekicks stage a mock revolution (basically just a party, as usual) in protest of the housing development. Even the Professor joins in, noting that "English revolutions are by their nature bloody affairs" and encouraging an attitude of casual violence. (He's joking. Also, incredibly high.)

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* TheRevolutinWillNotBeCivilized: Johnny and his sidekicks stage a mock revolution (basically just (just a party, as usual) in protest of the housing development. Even the Professor joins in, noting that "English revolutions are by their nature bloody affairs" and encouraging an attitude of casual violence. (He's joking. Also, incredibly high.)
10th May '15 10:41:38 AM LordGro
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!! This show contains examples of the following:



* TheDragonSlayer: The play is set on St. George's Day, and the myth of St. George slaying the dragon is an important leitmotif. It is possible that Johnny is meant to be the dragon, or that he is meant to be the knight--or perhaps both.

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* TheDragonSlayer: The play is set on St. George's Day, and the myth of [[Myth/SaintGeorge St. George slaying the dragon dragon]] is an important leitmotif. It is possible that Johnny is meant to be the dragon, or that he is meant to be the knight--or perhaps both.


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29th Dec '14 11:57:53 AM TheUnsquished
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* TheBBC: The gang debate whether or not the BBC still has the journalistic wherewithal to report on the appearance of a 90-foot giant in the English countryside. It's a surprisingly nuanced exchange.

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* TheBBC: Creator/TheBBC: The gang debate whether or not the BBC still has the journalistic wherewithal to report on the appearance of a 90-foot giant in the English countryside. It's a surprisingly nuanced exchange.
30th Jan '14 1:02:12 AM TamLin
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Johnny Byron, an eccentric ex-daredevil turned hard-drinking, trailer-dwelling hermit, lives in the midst of an idyllic pastoral forest on the outskirts of his small town. He attracts a royal court of misfits and outsiders, including some local teenagers with whom he supplies drugs and alcohol. Johnny's drunken antics and drug-peddling make him a bur under the town's saddle and as the play begins a longtime campaign to evict and/or arrest him nears its endgame. At stake is more than just Johnny's wayward lifestyle; developers have an eye on turning his plot of forest into suburban sprawl, as they have most of the surrounding region. On St. George's Day, Johnny makes his last stand, and he and his followers have the chance to learn what they and each other are really made of.

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Johnny Byron, an eccentric ex-daredevil turned hard-drinking, trailer-dwelling hermit, lives in the midst of an idyllic pastoral forest on the outskirts of his small town. He attracts a royal court of misfits and outsiders, including some local teenagers with whom he supplies drugs and alcohol. Johnny's drunken antics and drug-peddling make him a bur under the town's saddle and as the play begins a longtime campaign to evict and/or arrest him nears its endgame. At stake is more than just Johnny's wayward lifestyle; developers have an eye on turning his plot of forest into suburban sprawl, as they have most of the surrounding region. On St. George's Day, Johnny makes his last stand, and he and his followers have the chance to learn what they and each other are really made of.
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