History Theatre / TheNormanConquests

19th Aug '17 8:10:56 AM PaulA
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-->'''Norman''': A man with my type of temperament should really be ideally square-jawed, broad-shouldered, have blue twinkling eyes, a chuckle in his voice and a spring in his stride. He should get through three women a day without even ruffling his hair. That's what I'm like inside.... The trouble is, I was born in the wrong damn body. Look at me. A gigolo trapped in a haystack. ''(Table Manners)''

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-->'''Norman''': -->'''Norman:''' A man with my type of temperament should really be ideally square-jawed, broad-shouldered, have blue twinkling eyes, a chuckle in his voice and a spring in his stride. He should get through three women a day without even ruffling his hair. That's what I'm like inside.... The trouble is, I was born in the wrong damn body. Look at me. A gigolo trapped in a haystack. ''(Table Manners)''



* ExtremeDoormat: Reg, but he kind of likes having Sarah boss him around.
-->'''Reg:''' I prefer being told what to do really. I think if nobody told me what to do I'd never do anything at all. I remember she went away once for a fortnight.... Left me on my own in the house. Do you know, I felt myself gradually slowing down. At the end of ten days I was hardly moving at all. Extraordinary. It was as if she'd wound me up before she left and now I was running down. ''(Living Together)''

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* ExtremeDoormat: ExtremeDoormat:
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Reg, but he kind of likes having Sarah boss him around.
-->'''Reg:''' --->'''Reg:''' I prefer being told what to do really. I think if nobody told me what to do I'd never do anything at all. I remember she went away once for a fortnight.... Left me on my own in the house. Do you know, I felt myself gradually slowing down. At the end of ten days I was hardly moving at all. Extraordinary. It was as if she'd wound me up before she left and now I was running down. ''(Living Together)''



-->'''Ruth''': You are deceitful, odious, conceited, self-centred, selfish, inconsiderate and shallow!
-->'''Norman''': I am ''not'' shallow!

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-->'''Ruth''': -->'''Ruth:''' You are deceitful, odious, conceited, self-centred, selfish, inconsiderate and shallow!
-->'''Norman''':
shallow!\\
'''Norman:'''
I am ''not'' shallow!



-->'''Sarah:''' It's no business of mine if you choose to deny yourself one of the greatest satisfactions in a woman'só
-->'''Ruth:''' There you go again! "Deny myself"? What's the matter with you all?
-->'''Sarah:''' I might well ask, what's the matter with ''you?''

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-->'''Sarah:''' It's no business of mine if you choose to deny yourself one of the greatest satisfactions in a woman'só
-->'''Ruth:'''
woman's--\\
'''Ruth:'''
There you go again! "Deny myself"? What's the matter with you all?
-->'''Sarah:'''
all?\\
'''Sarah:'''
I might well ask, what's the matter with ''you?''



-->'''Norman''': I'm just... magnetic or something.
-->'''Ruth''': No, you are not magnetic, Norman, not at all! You are odious! You are deceitful, odious, conceited, self-centred, selfish, inconsiderate and shallow!

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-->'''Norman''': -->'''Norman:''' I'm just... magnetic or something.
-->'''Ruth''':
something.\\
'''Ruth:'''
No, you are not magnetic, Norman, not at all! You are odious! You are deceitful, odious, conceited, self-centred, selfish, inconsiderate and shallow!
19th Aug '17 8:09:18 AM PaulA
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech[=/=]ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne:

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech[=/=]ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne:ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne:
19th Aug '17 8:08:50 AM PaulA
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech[=/=]ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne:
-->'''Ruth''': You are deceitful, odious, conceited, self-centred, selfish, inconsiderate and shallow!
-->'''Norman''': I am ''not'' shallow!



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech[=/=]ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne:

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech[=/=]ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne:TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:



-->'''Norman''': I am ''not'' shallow!
22nd Feb '16 7:07:50 AM jayoungr
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!!The Norman Conquests provides examples of the following:

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!!The !!''The Norman Conquests Conquests'' provides examples of the following:
6th Nov '15 5:35:58 AM Morgenthaler
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!!Theatre/TheNormanConquests provides examples of the following:

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!!Theatre/TheNormanConquests !!The Norman Conquests provides examples of the following:
15th Jul '15 7:35:55 AM jayoungr
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* PowerHair: Ruth, in the TV adaptation.

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* PowerHair: Ruth, in the TV adaptation.adaptation (a shorter [[TheSeventies seventies]] variant, but recognizable as the same effect).



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: In ''Table Manners,'' Norman eats Puffa Puffa Rice, which was only manufactured between 1967 and 1975, making it already dated by the time of the TV adaptation.
29th Oct '14 5:08:04 AM ClatoLawa
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech[=/=]ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne:
-->'''Norman''': I'm just... magnetic or something.
-->'''Ruth''': No, you are not magnetic, Norman, not at all! You are odious! You are deceitful, odious, conceited, self-centred, selfish, inconsiderate and shallow!
-->'''Norman''': I am ''not'' shallow!
7th Sep '14 9:46:07 AM jayoungr
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[[caption-width-right:320:Left to right: Sarah, Norman, Annie.]]


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* NotWantingKidsIsWeird: In ''Table Manners,'' Sarah criticizes Ruth for not wanting children:
-->'''Sarah:''' It's no business of mine if you choose to deny yourself one of the greatest satisfactions in a woman'só
-->'''Ruth:''' There you go again! "Deny myself"? What's the matter with you all?
-->'''Sarah:''' I might well ask, what's the matter with ''you?''
29th Jul '13 10:54:55 AM jayoungr
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* TheCaretaker: Annie.
19th Jul '13 5:02:17 PM jayoungr
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Reg's idle comment that Sarah having an affair might spice up their marriage may be what gives Norman the idea to pursue Sarah. Then again, Norman doesn't really need any encouragement to chase after anything female.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Reg's idle comment that Sarah having an affair might spice up their marriage may be what gives Norman the idea to pursue Sarah. Then again, Norman doesn't really need any encouragement to chase after anything female.female.
-->'''Reg:''' I've often thought it [an affair] might actually help a marriage sometimes. It gets a bit stale, between you, you know.... Perhaps if she--went off for a few days with someone--she might--well, it might make her a bit more--you know, give her a fresh--get her going again, for God's sake. If you follow me. ''(Round and Round the Garden)''



* TheCharmer: Norman would like to be this guy but ruefully admits he doesn't have the looks for it. (But he manages pretty well anyway.)

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* TheCharmer: Norman would like to be this guy but ruefully admits he doesn't have the looks for it. (But ([[KavorkaMan But he manages pretty well anyway.anyway]].)



* SexlessMarriage: Reg and Sarah, possibly. However, this is not presented as a sign that the marriage is in serious trouble, but more as the result of having children and general busy-ness.
-->'''Reg:''' I've often thought it [an affair] might actually help a marriage sometimes. It gets a bit stale, between you, you know.... Perhaps if she--went off for a few days with someone--she might--well, it might make her a bit more--you know, give her a fresh--get her going again, for God's sake. If you follow me. ''(Round and Round the Garden)''
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