History Theatre / Patience

3rd Apr '16 12:49:21 AM SirFrederick
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* ExpospeakGag: Bunthorne's first poem, "Oh, Hollow! Hollow! Hollow!", is about how he has an upset stomach (presumably from eating straight butter while following Patience around the dairy) and now has to take laxatives or purgatives to treat it.
2nd Apr '16 2:52:42 PM tropesinreadiness
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* PatterSong: "If You Want a Receipt for That Popular Mystery." (Doubles as an IAmSong since the Dragoons are introducing themselves.)

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* PatterSong: ''Patience'' offers several different flavors:
** We get the ListSong variety with
"If You Want a Receipt for That Popular Mystery." (Doubles as an IAmSong since the Dragoons are introducing themselves.))
** A more straightforward IAmSong in patter style is Bunthorne's "If You're Anxious For To Shine," though it could also be called an I-Am-Pretending-To-Be Song or even an I-Am-A-Shameless-Hypocrite Song.
** "Come, Walk Up, and Purchase with Avidity" is classic G&S patter in the tradition of the MajorGeneralSong, complete with choral echoes.
** "When I Go Out of Door" is a full-fledged, no-holds-barred patter ''duet'', an achievement unrivaled until the invention of the patter ''trio'' "My Eyes are Fully Open" for ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}''.


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* StrawCritic: Bunthorne. "Of course you will pooh-pooh whatever's fresh and new, and declare it's crude and mean, / For art stopped short in the cultivated court of the Empress Josephine."
2nd Dec '15 12:18:51 PM SchrodingersDuck
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Of all the 14 operettas in the Gilbert & Sullivan series, the subject matter of ''Patience'' is the most remote to modern audiences because aestheticism was a fad of Gilbert's day and did not have a lasting impact.

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Of all the 14 operettas in the Gilbert & Sullivan series, the subject matter of ''Patience'' is the most remote to modern audiences because aestheticism was a fad of Gilbert's day and did not have a lasting impact.impact, although the more general theme of artists being self-obsessed, pretentious and followed by an adoring inner circle remains topical to this day.
29th Mar '15 11:01:56 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* TheIngenue: Patience is woefully naive when it comes to matters of love, which is a major plot point.



* TheIngenue: Patience is woefully naive when it comes to matters of love, which is a major plot point.
8th Mar '15 6:39:09 PM Gideoncrawle
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Of all the 14 operettas in the Gilbert & Sullivan series, the subject matter of ''Patience'' is the most remote to modern audiences because aestheticism was a fad of Gilbert's day and did not have a lasting impact.



* [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys All Girls Want Decadent Poets]]: All except Patience, that is.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Any resemblance of certain characters in this play to OscarWilde is probably not unintentional.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Any resemblance of certain characters in this play Although Bunthorne is widely thought to OscarWilde represent Creator/OscarWilde, he is probably not unintentional.made up to look like Wilde, but more like James Whistler, the American artist of "Whistler's Mother" fame. Grosvenor is thought to represent the English poet, Algernon Charles Swinburne.
24th Jan '15 8:55:27 PM TheDwarf
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* ReferenceOverdosed: "If You Want a Receipt" rattles off {{Shout Out}}s to a bewildering number of famous figures, some of them well-known but many of them well into ViewersAreGeniuses territory.

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* ReferenceOverdosed: "If You Want a Receipt" rattles off {{Shout Out}}s to a bewildering number of famous figures, some of them well-known but many of them well into ViewersAreGeniuses territory.territory (less so at the time, of course).
18th Dec '13 8:09:11 AM Jeduthun
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* AffectionateParody: The show makes fun of the "aesthetic movement" as popularized by Creator/OscarWilde, but Wilde himself was a fan and even went on tour in America to help publicize the show. (It helped that G&S's producer, Richard D'Oyly Carte, was also Wilde's booking agent.)
17th Dec '13 5:55:49 PM Jeduthun
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* ReferenceOverdosed: "If You Want a Receipt" rattles off ShoutOuts to a bewildering number of famous figures, some of them well-known but many of them well into ViewersAreGeniuses territory.

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* ReferenceOverdosed: "If You Want a Receipt" rattles off ShoutOuts {{Shout Out}}s to a bewildering number of famous figures, some of them well-known but many of them well into ViewersAreGeniuses territory.
17th Dec '13 5:51:25 PM Jeduthun
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* PatterSong: "If You Want a Receipt for That Popular Mystery." (Doubles as an IAmSong since the Dragoons are introducing themselves.)


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* ReferenceOverdosed: "If You Want a Receipt" rattles off ShoutOuts to a bewildering number of famous figures, some of them well-known but many of them well into ViewersAreGeniuses territory.


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* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: [[{{Invoked}} Parodied]]. "If this young man expresses himself in terms too deep for me / Why, what a very singularly deep young man this deep young man must be!"


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* ViewersAreGeniuses: If you get even half the references in "If You Want a Receipt for that Popular Mystery," you may consider yourself remarkably well-read.
7th Dec '13 10:21:15 PM BibsDibs
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* {{Moe}}: Patience and Grosvenor



* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Parodied. "If this young man expresses himself in terms too deep for me / Why, what a very singularly deep young man this deep young man must be!"
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