History Theatre / TheMadnessOfGeorgeIII

18th Feb '15 5:43:03 PM Quag15
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: At the end, Pitt casually mentions the "minor disturbances in Paris," but he doesn't think [[TheFrenchRevolution they're anything to worry about]].

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: At the end, Pitt casually mentions the "minor disturbances in Paris," but he doesn't think [[TheFrenchRevolution [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution they're anything to worry about]].
15th Jun '14 9:04:21 PM PaulA
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Zadok the Priest swelling to a crescendo as the King is restrained. In the David Haig revival, the song was sung by the full cast who slowly made their entrance as the music built up.
15th Jun '14 3:59:29 PM bernardthebeanpole
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Zadok the Priest swelling to a crescendo as the King is restrained. In the David Haig revival, the song was sung by the full cast who slowly made their entrance as the music built up.
3rd Feb '14 6:56:02 PM PaulA
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* TheAlcoholic: Pitt drinks every time he's on stage; the script indicates that he should be drinking whether or not the stage directions explicitly call for it. (The film only mentions this in passing.)
** TruthInTelevision: Even in the eighteenth century, when heavy drinking was relatively normal, Pitt's intake was considered shocking.
* CallForward: At the end, Pitt casually mentions the "minor disturbances in Paris," but he doesn't think [[TheFrenchRevolution they're anything to worry about]].

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* TheAlcoholic: Pitt (whose intake was considered shocking even in the eighteenth century, when heavy drinking was relatively normal) drinks every time he's on stage; the script indicates that he should be drinking whether or not the stage directions explicitly call for it. (The film only mentions this in passing.)
** TruthInTelevision: Even in the eighteenth century, when heavy drinking was relatively normal, Pitt's intake was considered shocking.
* CallForward: At the end, Pitt casually mentions the "minor disturbances in Paris," but he doesn't think [[TheFrenchRevolution they're anything to worry about]].
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: At the end, Pitt casually mentions the "minor disturbances in Paris," but he doesn't think [[TheFrenchRevolution they're anything to worry about]].
1st Feb '14 9:16:25 PM Miriam
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* TheAlcoholic: Pitt drinks every time he's on stage; the script indicates that he should be drinking whether or not the stage directions explicitly call for it. (The film only mentions this in passing.)
** TruthInTelevision: Even in the eighteenth century, when heavy drinking was relatively normal, Pitt's intake was considered shocking.
* DeadpanSnarker: Sheridan. Pitt, on occasion.

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* TheAlcoholic: Pitt drinks every time he's on stage; the script indicates that he should be drinking whether or not the stage directions explicitly call for it. (The film only mentions this in passing.)
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** TruthInTelevision: Even in the eighteenth century, when heavy drinking was relatively normal, Pitt's intake was considered shocking.
* CallForward: At the end, Pitt casually mentions the "minor disturbances in Paris," but he doesn't think [[TheFrenchRevolution they're anything to worry about]].
* DeadlyDoctor: Pepys, Warren, and Baker. Not out of malice, but because of the state of late eighteenth-century medicine.

* DeadpanSnarker: Sheridan. Pitt, Just about all of Sheridan's dialogue. Pitt and Dundas, on occasion. Even George III manages.
--> '''George III''': And too many ideas. Not like you, Mr. Pitt. You don't have ideas.


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* FlashForward: At the end, Ida [=McAlpine=], responsible for popularizing the theory that the King suffered from porphyria, suddenly appears and explains the situation to Fitzroy and Papandiek.
* HappilyMarried: George III and Charlotte. Thurlow and Dundas believe that their mutual fidelity is part of the ''problem.''


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* LastNameBasis: The politicians and doctors, with a couple of notable exceptions:
** The Prince of Wales calls Fox "Charles."
** In private, Dundas calls Pitt "William."


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* TheStoic: Pitt, although his hyper-rationalism can sometimes ascend to StrawVulcan levels.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Sheridan and Burke.
* TurnCoat: Lord Chancellor Thurlow spends the entire play looking out for the main chance.
17th Dec '13 4:28:23 PM Miriam
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* TheAlcoholic: Pitt, in the play (the film only mentions this in passing).

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* TheAlcoholic: Pitt, in Pitt drinks every time he's on stage; the play (the script indicates that he should be drinking whether or not the stage directions explicitly call for it. (The film only mentions this in passing). passing.)
** TruthInTelevision: Even in the eighteenth century, when heavy drinking was relatively normal, Pitt's intake was considered shocking.
* DeadpanSnarker: Sheridan. Pitt, on occasion.


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* OhCrap: Pitt's response when Willis' report to Parliament is too honest about the king's condition.
19th Jun '12 10:06:47 AM Catbert
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* TheIshmael: Captain Greville.
** TruthInTelevision, as Bennett used Greville's memoirs as one of his sources.
24th May '12 11:10:25 PM PaulA
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In late 1788, George III once again began showing signs of the mysterious mental illness that had first plagued him in the 1760s. Politicians, scenting the possibility of change, homed in for the kill. So, for that matter, did the king's much-disliked son and heir, the Prince of Wales. But in 1789, just as the Prince was on the verge of becoming Regent...the king made a miraculous (and mysterious) recovery.

A little over two centuries later, the playwright Alan Bennett turned this material into ''The Madness of George III'' (1991), which proved to be an international hit.

Bennett and director Nicholas Hytner adapted it to film as ''Film/TheMadnessOfKingGeorge'' (1994).
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!!The play provides examples of:

* TheAlcoholic: Pitt, in the play (the film only mentions this in passing).
* DysfunctionalFamily: The Prince of Wales vs. Ma and Pa.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Virtually the entire cast of characters, except for Captain Fitzroy.
* TheIshmael: Captain Greville.
** TruthInTelevision, as Bennett used Greville's memoirs as one of his sources.
* RoyallyScrewedUp: By porphyria, as explained by a combination of FlashForward and BreakingTheFourthWall.
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