History Theatre / Oliver

16th Oct '17 12:01:26 PM RicPot
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* LighterAndSofter

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* LighterAndSofterLighterAndSofter: The book on which it's based ''Literature/OliverTwist'' is much darker and more grim than the musical.
9th Sep '17 3:02:41 PM MinisterOfSinister
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* CreepyMortician: Both the stage and film versions have the Sowberrys, a whole family of this. They even get a song, "That's Your Funeral."

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* CreepyMortician: Both the stage and film versions have the Sowberrys, Sowerberrys, a whole family of this. They even get a song, "That's Your Funeral."
9th Sep '17 3:00:42 PM MinisterOfSinister
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* BeingEvilSucks: Alone, we see Fagin contemplating this during "Reviewing the Situation", but also noting how hard it would be to start over as a good guy.
-->'''Fagin:''' And though I'd be the first one to say that I wasn't a saint/I'm finding it hard to be truly as black as they paint...



* CreepyMortician: Both the stage and film versions, has a whole family like this. They even get a song, "That's Your Funeral."

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* CreepyMortician: Both the stage and film versions, has versions have the Sowberrys, a whole family like of this. They even get a song, "That's Your Funeral."



* DisproportionateRetribution: Speaking Bill Sykes' name aloud is, apparently, grounds for being killed, even if it's a whisper. He claims he actually followed through and ''did'' kill someone for taking his name in vain.



* TheDreaded: Sykes. The moment he arrives in the tavern after "Oom-Pah-Pah" the whole place goes dead quiet, seguing perfectly into his VillainSong.
-->'''Sykes:''' Strong men tremble when they hear it\\
They've got cause enough to fear it\\
It's much blacker than they smear it\\
Nobody mentions... my name.



* JerkAss:

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* JerkAss:{{Jerkass}}:
10th Jun '17 1:28:52 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Fagin seems to dislike Bill Sikes's penchant for violence and his treatment of Nancy. The thieves and pickpockets under his care also react with horror when Sikes beats Nancy in front of them. Also, [[spoiler:when Sikes tells the gang that he murdered Nancy, Fagin is visibly horrified and refuses to help him escape]].



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Fagin seems to dislike Bill Sikes's penchant for violence and his treatment of Nancy. The thieves and pickpockets under his care also react with horror when Sikes beats Nancy in front of them. Also, [[spoiler:when Sikes tells the gang that he murdered Nancy, Fagin is visibly horrified and refuses to help him escape]].
9th Jun '17 9:59:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BerserkButton: [[BewareTheNiceOnes Do not insult Oliver's dead mother.]] Or call him a liar for that matter, doesn't matter whether you are a "work ass" calling jerkass or Bill BigBad Sikes himself, you will make an ugly scene.

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* BerserkButton: [[BewareTheNiceOnes Do not insult Oliver's dead mother.]] Or call him a liar for that matter, doesn't matter whether you are a "work ass" calling jerkass {{jerkass}} or Bill BigBad Sikes himself, you will make an ugly scene.



** Fagin, de-emphasizing his GreedyJew characterization in the original. Particularly notable is Ron Moody's cheerfully hammy performance in the 1968 film version. (He even stands up for Oliver on two occasions.)

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** Fagin, de-emphasizing [[AdaptationalHeroism de-emphasizing]] his GreedyJew characterization in the original. Particularly notable is Ron Moody's cheerfully hammy performance in the 1968 film version. (He even stands up for Oliver on two occasions.)
9th Jun '17 9:57:12 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AffablyEvil: Fagin and Dodger, who, while genuinely pleasant to the kids under their care, actively look for children to recruit using many of the same criteria as modern cults. [[spoiler: Fagin, however, after seeing how Nancy and Bill turned out, has something of a change of heart and, after some soul-searching and the destruction of his operation, resolves to turn over a new leaf.]]



* AffablyEvil: Fagin and Dodger, who, while genuinely pleasant to the kids under their care, actively look for children to recruit using many of the same criteria as modern cults. [[spoiler: Fagin, however, after seeing how Nancy and Bill turned out, has something of a change of heart and, after some soul-searching and the destruction of his operation, resolves to turn over a new leaf.]]



* UnholyMatrimony: Subverted with the Bumbles. In their early scenes, they flirt a lot and get a whole silly love song to themselves, but by the end of the play when they reappear, having finally tied the knot, it's clear that, being awful people, they have only managed to make one another miserable.

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* UnholyMatrimony: Subverted with the Bumbles. In their early scenes, they flirt a lot and get a whole silly love song to themselves, but by the end of the play when they reappear, having finally tied the knot, it's clear that, being awful people, they have only managed to [[AwfulWeddedLife make one another miserable.miserable]].
27th Apr '17 6:38:32 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ArtfulDodger: Well of course. In fact even more so than in the book.

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* ArtfulDodger: TheArtfulDodger: Well of course. In fact even more so than in the book.
17th Apr '17 3:35:31 AM dieseldragons
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* CheerfulChild: Oliver brings out the best in nearly everyone he meets, even Fagin. The exceptions to this [[HumansAreBastards are the completely heartless]].
17th Apr '17 3:27:21 AM dieseldragons
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* BerserkButton: [[BewareTheNiceOnes Do not insult Oliver's dead mother.]]

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* BerserkButton: [[BewareTheNiceOnes Do not insult Oliver's dead mother.]]]] Or call him a liar for that matter, doesn't matter whether you are a "work ass" calling jerkass or Bill BigBad Sikes himself, you will make an ugly scene.


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* ContrivedCoincidence: Oliver witnesses and initially gets blamed for Dodger pick-pocketing, [[spoiler: his own great uncle, no less.]]
26th Feb '17 12:06:34 AM PaulA
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