History Theatre / RENT

21st Feb '18 3:45:35 PM lakingsif
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* TragicAIDSStory: Many characters have and die from the disease, the most prominent being Angel. Mimi, a drug addict, comes close, and likely dies soon after the play ends, but still makes it to the final curtain. Roger's ex-girlfriend killed herself because she didn't want to live with it shortly before the events of the musical, and Roger himself suffers depression from it. The message implied was that Angel was TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth.
4th Feb '18 9:51:52 AM CJCroen1393
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* CondescendingCompassion: At one point, after Mark intervenes to help a homeless woman being harassed by the police by filming their encounter, she angrily rejects his assistance by accusing him of just trying to appropriate and exploit her unfortunate circumstances as inspiration for his art rather than acting out of any sincere desire to help.

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* CondescendingCompassion: At one point, after Mark intervenes to help a homeless woman being harassed by the police by filming their encounter, she angrily rejects his assistance by accusing him of just trying to appropriate and exploit her unfortunate circumstances as inspiration for his art rather than acting out of any sincere desire to help. Tellingly, she proceeds to ask him if he has any money to spare. As he just stands there in guilty silence, she coldly remarks "Yeah, didn't think so..." before leaving.
2nd Feb '18 3:23:29 AM murbek
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*** Arguable that that was ever the implication. The drug dealer is shown to have baggies of heroin, and in a later scene does provide Mimi with heroin. AZT is never mentioned in direct connection with said drug dealer.
2nd Feb '18 2:17:56 AM murbek
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-->'''Mark:''' The musician lights up the night with passionate fire.\\

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-->'''Mark:''' The musician lights up music ignites the night with passionate fire.\\
2nd Feb '18 1:19:03 AM murbek
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** There is plenty room to argue the non-straightness of even the straight characters. In fact, in some of the original notes, Mark was also flamingly bisexual, as Roger mentions to Mimi that Mark slept with half the guys in his film class. [[note]]Unfortunately these notes have not been publically shared, and can only be seen by visiting the Library of Congress.[[/note]]

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** There is plenty room to argue the non-straightness of even the straight characters. In fact, in some of the original notes, Mark was also flamingly bisexual, as Roger mentions to Mimi that Mark slept with half the guys in his film class. [[note]]Unfortunately these notes have not been publically shared, and can only be seen by visiting the Library of Congress.[[/note]][[/note]] And considering it's also made clearer that Mark and Benny know each other from film class, you can also question the nature of their relationship.
2nd Feb '18 1:15:39 AM murbek
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** There is plenty room to argue the non-straightness of even the straight characters. In fact, in some of the original notes, Mark was also flamingly bisexual, as Roger mentions to Mimi that Mark slept with half the guys in his film class. [[note]]Unfortunately these notes have not been publically shared, and can only be seen by visiting the Library of Congress.[[/note]]
23rd Jan '18 5:09:57 PM coralina33
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* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: Angel is DMAB, dating a gay man, dresses like a drag queen, acts femininely, and is hinted to prefer the pronoun "she" but apparently doesn't mind masculine pronouns either. Their actual gender is never explicitly stated, so it's entirely up to the actor, director, and perhaps audience.

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* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: Angel is DMAB, DMAB [[note]]designated male at birth[[/note]], dating a gay man, dresses like a drag queen, acts femininely, and is hinted to prefer the pronoun "she" but apparently doesn't mind masculine pronouns either. Their actual gender is never explicitly stated, so it's entirely up to the actor, director, and perhaps audience.
1st Dec '17 10:06:57 PM tioseafj
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* AmbiguousGender: Angel. An unusual case, as it isn't because of androgyny, but because Angel is DMAB, dating a gay man, dresses like a drag queen, acts femininely, and is hinted to prefer the pronoun "she" but apparently doesn't mind masculine pronouns either. Their actual gender is never explicitly stated, so it's entirely up to the actor, director, and perhaps audience.

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* AmbiguousGender: Angel. An unusual case, as it isn't because of androgyny, but because AmbiguousGenderIdentity: Angel is DMAB, dating a gay man, dresses like a drag queen, acts femininely, and is hinted to prefer the pronoun "she" but apparently doesn't mind masculine pronouns either. Their actual gender is never explicitly stated, so it's entirely up to the actor, director, and perhaps audience.
25th Oct '17 4:25:47 PM Snowsky
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-->'''Maureen:''' You are the one I choose
-->Folks would kill to fill your shoes
-->You love the limelight too, now, baby
-->So be mine and don't waste my time
-->Cryin', "Oh, Honeybear, are you still my, my, my baby?"
25th Oct '17 3:44:44 PM Snowsky
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* UptightLovesWild: Joanne and Maureen.

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* UptightLovesWild: Joanne and Maureen.Maureen, a prim, proper by-the-book lawyer and a free-spirited, spontaneous performance artist.


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* YourCheatingHeart: Discussed. In the movie, Joanne and Maureen have an argument at their engagement party, where Joanne brings up Maureen's flirting with another woman at the Kink Club. When the scene segues into "Take Me or Leave Me", Maureen retorts that she shouldn't have a problem with it--she may flirt with other women ([[BiTheWay and men]]), but Joanne is her one and only. Joanne isn't placated.
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