History Theatre / TheLastFiveYears

20th Jan '17 2:10:32 PM Sheepeditor
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** Jamie's "Since I have to be in love with someone …" verse at the end of "Nobody Needs To Know" was ''meant'' to be a motif, but the song where it was first introduced ("Irish Girls") was cut in try-outs and replaced with "Shiksa Goddess". The latter song ends in a similar-ish fashion, but motif isn't quite as recognisable.
20th Jan '17 2:00:39 PM Sheepeditor
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** The musical starts and ends with the same haunting waltz melody.
** "I Could Never Rescue You" (at the very end of the musical) shows Jamie writing Cathy a farewell letter; "I'm Still Hurting" (at the very beginning) shows Cathy reading it.
15th Jan '17 8:50:42 AM shootski
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** The opening riff of "Still Hurting"--the I-VII♭-v(dim)-I sequence--plays whenever Cathy is hurt by something Jamie does ("A Part of That" and ''all over'' "If I Didn't Believe In You").

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** The opening riff of "Still Hurting"--the I-VII♭-v(dim)-I I-IV[[superscript:6]]-♭VII(add2)-I sequence--plays whenever Cathy is hurt by something Jamie does ("A Part of That" and ''all over'' "If I Didn't Believe In You").
14th Jan '17 9:18:26 AM Sheepeditor
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*** It can also be heard buried in the accompaniment at the end of both "A Summer In Ohio" and "I Can Do Better Than That".
30th Sep '16 5:04:02 AM AdelePotter
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* DirtyCoward: Jamie comes off as this when [[spoiler:you realize he dumps Cathy via a letter that he leaves for her to find in their apartment, and doesn't tell her he was cheating and that he's divorcing her to her face. Cheating on your wife wasn't enough, Jamie?]]
29th Sep '16 10:02:56 PM slvstrChung
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* TheComicallySerious: Cathy doesn't display much of a sense of humor over the course of the show, but is ''hysterical'' when she's angry.
10th Sep '16 3:23:11 AM almightyblue
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11th Aug '16 6:36:59 PM slvstrChung
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* ShiksaGoddess: A whole song by this title, in which Jamie rejoices that his new girlfriend is not Jewish and admits that he doesn't really care about anything else. If you were imply from this that Jamie's and Cathy's relationship is a little shallow… you might be right.

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* ShiksaGoddess: A whole song by this title, in which Jamie rejoices that his new girlfriend is not Jewish and admits that he doesn't really care about anything else. If you were imply infer from this that Jamie's and Cathy's relationship is a little shallow… you might be right.
7th Aug '16 4:38:09 PM martod
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What elevates the show to a different level is its structure. The score consists of alternating solos; Cathy or Jamie occupy the stage separately, and while each song is being sung to a specific person (sometimes each other, sometimes to friends and family), that person is rarely present and certainly never responds. This gives both characters a chance to tell their side of the story, without anyone interrupting to rebut, defend or correct. Furthermore, there is AnachronicOrder involved: Cathy, the careful and introspective one, tells the story BackToFront, starting [[ForegoneConclusion after Jamie has left her]] and moving towards their first date; headstrong, reckless Jamie goes in the normal chronological direction. The only moment the timelines cross, the exact {{Climax}} of the show, is their WeddingDay. The show's structure accents its characters, who, despite their love, are fundamentally at odds with each other.

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What elevates the show to a different level is its structure. The score consists of alternating solos; Cathy or Jamie occupy the stage separately, and while each song is being sung to a specific person (sometimes each other, sometimes to friends and family), that person is rarely present and certainly never responds. This gives both characters a chance to tell their side of the story, without anyone interrupting to rebut, defend or correct. Furthermore, there is AnachronicOrder involved: Cathy, the careful and introspective one, tells the story BackToFront, starting [[ForegoneConclusion after Jamie has left her]] and moving towards their first date; headstrong, reckless Jamie goes in the normal chronological direction. The only moment the timelines cross, the exact {{Climax}} of the show, is their WeddingDay. The show's structure accents its characters, who, despite their love, are fundamentally at odds with each other.
other, while also ensuring the show constantly alternates between the perspective of someone experiencing the successful courtship, and someone experiencing the failing marriage.
4th Jun '16 7:52:38 PM Eievie
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-->'''Jamie''': All that I ask for\\
Is one little corner\\
One private room\\
At the back of my heart\\
Tell her I've found one\\
She sends out battalions\\
To claim it\\
And blow it apart
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