History Theatre / TheResistibleRiseOfArturoUi

16th May '16 2:45:53 AM WillBGood
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-->'''Roma''': And all that will not help you. Not at all./All murder, fraud, and foaming at the mouth/And be you spitting lickspittle or threat/It's all in vain, in vain. The roots are rotten./Your crimes will never blossom forth, Arturo./Treason is bad manure. Go lie and slaughter./Cheat all the Clarks and murder all the Dullfeets!/But don't you touch your own men. Plot against the world/But not against your fellow plotters, please!/Tell barefaced lies to everybody's face,/But not the face you're facing in the mirror./You struck yourself down when you struck me down./I was devoted to you in the days/When you were just a shadow falling down/The flophouse floor whose warmth we shared together./And now I shiver in the draft of all/Eternity, while you go dining with/Your mighty friends. [[BeingEvilSucks Treason has made you big./Treason will make you fall.]] The way you did/Betray me, [[VillainousFriendship your friend and aide,]] you will/Betray them all, and in the end, Arturo/[[LaserGuidedKarma they'll all betray you one by one.]]/Green grass grows over Ernie Roma now,/Not over you and your disloyalty!/It's swing in the breeze above the graves/Like someone hung up from his toes. It is/Observed by all, this faithlessness of yours,/Especially by those who dig your grave./The day will come when everyone you smashed/Will rise. Arise, arise will all the men/Already crushed and to be crushed tomorrow./And they'll be marching down the street to you,/A bloody world and full of hate. You'll stand/And look around for help. That's how I stood./Then will you beg and bully, curse and lie./No one will hear you. No one heard me cry.

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-->'''Roma''': --->'''Roma''': And all that will not help you. Not at all./All murder, fraud, and foaming at the mouth/And be you spitting lickspittle or threat/It's all in vain, in vain. The roots are rotten./Your crimes will never blossom forth, Arturo./Treason is bad manure. Go lie and slaughter./Cheat all the Clarks and murder all the Dullfeets!/But don't you touch your own men. Plot against the world/But not against your fellow plotters, please!/Tell barefaced lies to everybody's face,/But not the face you're facing in the mirror./You struck yourself down when you struck me down./I was devoted to you in the days/When you were just a shadow falling down/The flophouse floor whose warmth we shared together./And now I shiver in the draft of all/Eternity, while you go dining with/Your mighty friends. [[BeingEvilSucks Treason has made you big./Treason will make you fall.]] The way you did/Betray me, [[VillainousFriendship your friend and aide,]] you will/Betray them all, and in the end, Arturo/[[LaserGuidedKarma they'll all betray you one by one.]]/Green grass grows over Ernie Roma now,/Not over you and your disloyalty!/It's swing in the breeze above the graves/Like someone hung up from his toes. It is/Observed by all, this faithlessness of yours,/Especially by those who dig your grave./The day will come when everyone you smashed/Will rise. Arise, arise will all the men/Already crushed and to be crushed tomorrow./And they'll be marching down the street to you,/A bloody world and full of hate. You'll stand/And look around for help. That's how I stood./Then will you beg and bully, curse and lie./No one will hear you. No one heard me cry.



-->'''Betty''': Can anybody/Feel the way you speak? Yes, I believe you can./You murder from the bottom of your heart,/[[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad Your crimes are deeply felt as other people's/Charity. You trust in treason as we trust/In God. Steadfast you are in fickleness,/And incorruptible by any noble passions./Sincere in lying, honest in deceiving,/Inspired by any beastly act, and most/Enthusiastic at the sight of blood./Was there brutality? Your heart leaps at the news./Is that a dirty deal? You are reduced to tears./And every deed of kindness makes you moved/With hatred and revenge.]]//

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-->'''Betty''': --->'''Betty''': Can anybody/Feel the way you speak? Yes, I believe you can./You murder from the bottom of your heart,/[[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad Your crimes are deeply felt as other people's/Charity. You trust in treason as we trust/In God. Steadfast you are in fickleness,/And incorruptible by any noble passions./Sincere in lying, honest in deceiving,/Inspired by any beastly act, and most/Enthusiastic at the sight of blood./Was there brutality? Your heart leaps at the news./Is that a dirty deal? You are reduced to tears./And every deed of kindness makes you moved/With hatred and revenge.]]//



-->'''Betty''': Yes, life goes on and indeed I will use it/To tell the world what pestilence you are./You made this happy town your Hell. Oh god,/I swear by Dullfeet's corpse that I will hate/My voice whene'er it says "Good morning!" or/"What's there for lunch?" instead of crying out/The one and only thing that must be cried: Exterminate Ui!

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-->'''Betty''': --->'''Betty''': Yes, life goes on and indeed I will use it/To tell the world what pestilence you are./You made this happy town your Hell. Oh god,/I swear by Dullfeet's corpse that I will hate/My voice whene'er it says "Good morning!" or/"What's there for lunch?" instead of crying out/The one and only thing that must be cried: Exterminate Ui!



-->'''Betty''': You say that to my face? I am the widow/Of the man you murdered. You monstrosity!/I knew you'd come because you always come,/Returning to the scene of crime, [[NeverMyFault accusing others/Of your crime. "I didn't do it"/Or: "it was someone else" "I know from nothing"]]/[[{{Hypocrite}} "Help! I've been raped!" cries Rape. And "Call the cops!/There's been a murder!" Mr. Murder cries.]] [...] Oh, God protect us from protectors!

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-->'''Betty''': --->'''Betty''': You say that to my face? I am the widow/Of the man you murdered. You monstrosity!/I knew you'd come because you always come,/Returning to the scene of crime, [[NeverMyFault accusing others/Of your crime. "I didn't do it"/Or: "it was someone else" "I know from nothing"]]/[[{{Hypocrite}} "Help! I've been raped!" cries Rape. And "Call the cops!/There's been a murder!" Mr. Murder cries.]] [...] Oh, God protect us from protectors!



-->If we could learn to look instead of gawking,/We'd see the horror in the heart of farce,/If only we could act instead of talking,/We wouldn't always end up on our arse./This was the thing that nearly had us mastered;/Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men!/Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard,/The bitch that bore him is in heat again.

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-->If --->If we could learn to look instead of gawking,/We'd see the horror in the heart of farce,/If only we could act instead of talking,/We wouldn't always end up on our arse./This was the thing that nearly had us mastered;/Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men!/Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard,/The bitch that bore him is in heat again.
24th Apr '16 12:20:19 PM ading
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* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Ernesto Roma praises Ui for how loyal he is to his fellow mobsters. After Ui has Roma assassinated, Ui is wracked with guilt and dreams of the ghost of Roma coming to him in a dream and telling him that, [[EvenEvilHasStandards while he's fine with murder and treason, Ui went too far by killing a fellow murderer.]]

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* EvilIsNotAToy: A recurring theme. Ui's allies are no safer than his enemies.
** Bowl strikes a deal with Ui to get revenge on Old Dogsborough for firing him. After Ui forms an alliance with Dogsborough, Ui's [[TheBrute Brute]] Manuele Giri kills Bowl to prevent him from testifying against Dogsborough in court.
** Old Dogsborough himself ends up the victim of this after having a fit of conscience and attempting to make up for his misdeeds by confessing his and Ui's crimes in his will. Ui's mob saw this coming, and Giri has Dogsborough poisoned, then steals the document and replaces it with one which gives Ui Dogsborough's job and Ui's [[TheDragon Dragon]] Ernesto Roma custody over his son.
** Ernesto Roma is in turn assassinated by Ui, who is under the belief that Roma is TheStarscream.
** One-scene character Ignatius Dullfeet reluctantly forms an alliance with Ui later. Ui and Giri are plotting his assassination before he's even left the room.
* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Ernesto Roma praises Ui for how loyal he is to his fellow mobsters. After Ui has Roma assassinated, Ui is wracked with guilt and dreams of the ghost of Roma coming comes to him in a dream and telling tells him that, [[EvenEvilHasStandards while he's fine with murder and treason, Ui went too far by killing a fellow murderer.]]



** TheEvilGenius: Givola

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** TheEvilGenius: Giuseppe Givola
7th Apr '16 5:57:54 PM ading
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* BullyingADragon: A few characters are quite open about their hatred of Ui and his gang. They tend not to survive to the next scene.
* CaptainErsatz: All the major characters are ersatzes of people involved in the rise of Hitler:
** Ui is Hitler himself. Most productions have him looking like Hitler to make it even more obvious.
** Ernesto Roma, as his name suggests, is Ernst Röhm, one of the founders of the Nazi Party whom Hitler had assassinated.
** Giuseppe Givola is Joseph Goebbels, right down to the limp.
** Manuele Giri, who takes over as Ui's [[TheDragon Dragon]] after Roma's death, is based on Hermann Goering. There's even a similar structure of names: ''Gi''vola-''Gi''ri and ''Goe''bb els-''Goe''ring.
** Old Dogsborough is Paul von Hindenburg, the chancellor who appointed Hitler. As with Roma, this is indicated in his name-see BilingualBonus above.
** One-scene character Ignatius Dullfeet is Engelbert Dollfuss, an Austrian chancellor who banned the Austrian Nazi Party and was subsequently assassinated as part of a Nazi coup.
** Clark is Franz von Papen, one of the group of advisers who [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom persuaded Hindenburg to appoint Hitler]], [[TemptingFate believing that Hitler could be easily controlled.]] The Trust in general represent the attitude of the landed nobility in Prussia, who had a major influence on German politics at the time.
** Charles Fish is Marinus van der Lubbe, and the allegations of his burning down the warehouse mirror those of van der Lubbe burning down the Reichstag (though [[HistoryMarchesOn most historians now believe that it really was van der Lubbe who burned down the Reichstag, and the timing happened to play into Hitler's hands, contrary to most people's assumption at the time that the Nazi Party burned down the Reichstag.]])



* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Or so Ernesto Roma believes; after Ui has him assassinated, his ghost comes to Ui in a dream and tells him that, [[EvenEvilHasStandards while he's fine with murder and treason, Ui went too far by killing a fellow murderer.]]

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* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Or so Ernesto Roma believes; after praises Ui for how loyal he is to his fellow mobsters. After Ui has him Roma assassinated, his Ui is wracked with guilt and dreams of the ghost comes of Roma coming to Ui him in a dream and tells telling him that, [[EvenEvilHasStandards while he's fine with murder and treason, Ui went too far by killing a fellow murderer.]]



* ForegoneConclusion: It's in the title

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* ForegoneConclusion: It's in the titletitle.



* InformedAttribute: Ui's rise doesn't seem all that resistible, seeing as everyone who tried ended up murdered.



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: When they're first introduced, it's hard to take Arturo Ui and Giri seriously, both in-universe and out. Since they're stand-ins for UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and Hermann Goering, they end up being a much bigger threat than anyone realizes.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: When they're first introduced, it's hard to take Arturo OpenSecret: Everyone knows Ui and Giri seriously, both in-universe and out. Since they're stand-ins for UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and Hermann Goering, they end his FiveBadBand are criminals. Their attempts to cover up being a their crimes go about as far as not turning themselves in; most people fear him too much bigger threat than anyone realizes.to report him, and those that dare don't live long enough to get the chance.
* PlayingTheVictimCard: When around people not part of his mob, Ui insists that he's a helpless victim of slander.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Ui laments how full of Jews the world is.
21st Feb '16 6:28:57 AM ading
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* BigBad: Arturo Ui.



** Giavola, Ui's EvilGenius is (like every character) inspired by people related to Hitler's rise, and in Giavola's case, he's supposed be Joseph Goebbels. Like Goebbels, Giavola, has a crippled leg and walks with a limp. The play refers to his (paraphrased) "crooked body and crooked mind".

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** Giavola, Givola, Ui's EvilGenius is (like is-like every character) inspired character-inspired by people related to Hitler's rise, and in Giavola's Givola's case, he's supposed be Joseph Goebbels. Like Goebbels, Giavola, has a crippled leg and walks with a limp. The play refers to his (paraphrased) "crooked body and crooked mind".


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* FauxAffablyEvil: Arturo Ui often acts as though he's friends with everyone around him in order to get what he wants, but will kill these same people without a second thought if they defy him (or even if they don't defy him but cease to be useful to him).
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Arturo Ui
** TheDragon: Ernesto Roma (until his death).
** TheEvilGenius: Givola
** TheBrute: Manuele Giri
** TheDarkChick: Dockdaisy


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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Many, many Shakespeare quotes are used throughout the play. Ui is explicitly compared to ''Theatre/RichardIII'', and later is visited by the ghost of one of his victims in reference to ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.


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* VillainousFriendship: Arturo Ui and Ernesto Roma refer to each other as "my friend" and it's clear that they feel deeply loyal to each other. That is, until Ui comes to believe that Roma is TheStarscream and has him assassinated.
29th Jan '16 6:54:19 PM ading
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-->'''Betty''': You say that to my face? I am the widow/Of the man you murdered. You monstrosity!/I knew you'd come because you always come,/Returning to the scene of crime, [[NeverMyFault accusing others/Of your crime. "I didn't do it"/Or: "it was someone else" "
I know from nothing"]]/[[{{Hypocrite}} "Help! I've been raped!" cries Rape. And "Call the cops!/There's been a murder!" Mr. Murder cries.]] [...] Oh, God protect us from protectors!

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-->'''Betty''': You say that to my face? I am the widow/Of the man you murdered. You monstrosity!/I knew you'd come because you always come,/Returning to the scene of crime, [[NeverMyFault accusing others/Of your crime. "I didn't do it"/Or: "it was someone else" "
I
"I know from nothing"]]/[[{{Hypocrite}} "Help! I've been raped!" cries Rape. And "Call the cops!/There's been a murder!" Mr. Murder cries.]] [...] Oh, God protect us from protectors!
5th Jan '16 4:48:58 PM ading
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-->'''Betty''': You say that to my face? I am the widow/Of the man you murdered. You monstrosity!/I knew you'd come because you always come,/Returning to the scene of crime, [[NeverMyFault accusing others/Of your crime. "I didn't do it"/Or: "it was someone else"-"
I know from nothing"]]/ [[{{Hypocrite}} "Help! I've been raped!" cries Rape. And "Call the cops!/There's been a murder!" Mr. Murder cries.]] [...] Oh, God protect us from protectors!

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-->'''Betty''': You say that to my face? I am the widow/Of the man you murdered. You monstrosity!/I knew you'd come because you always come,/Returning to the scene of crime, [[NeverMyFault accusing others/Of your crime. "I didn't do it"/Or: "it was someone else"-"
else" "
I know from nothing"]]/ [[{{Hypocrite}} nothing"]]/[[{{Hypocrite}} "Help! I've been raped!" cries Rape. And "Call the cops!/There's been a murder!" Mr. Murder cries.]] [...] Oh, God protect us from protectors!protectors!
** The epilogue is the actor playing Arturo Ui giving one [[BreakingTheFourthWall to the audience.]]
-->If we could learn to look instead of gawking,/We'd see the horror in the heart of farce,/If only we could act instead of talking,/We wouldn't always end up on our arse./This was the thing that nearly had us mastered;/Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men!/Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard,/The bitch that bore him is in heat again.
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I know from nothing"/]] [[{{Hypocrite}} "Help! I've been raped!" cries Rape. And "Call the cops!/There's been a murder!" Mr. Murder cries.]] [...] Oh, God protect us from protectors!

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I know from nothing"/]] nothing"]]/ [[{{Hypocrite}} "Help! I've been raped!" cries Rape. And "Call the cops!/There's been a murder!" Mr. Murder cries.]] [...] Oh, God protect us from protectors!
5th Jan '16 4:45:04 PM ading
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* ChurchgoingVillain: Arturo Ui is a Christian, though he considers the Ten Commandments to be "too demanding and impractical."



* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Or so Ernesto Roma believes; after Ui has him assassinated, his ghost comes to Ui in a dream and tells him that, [[EvenEvilHasStandards while he's fine with murder and treason, Ui went too far by killing a fellow murderer.]]
-->'''Roma''': Plot against the world/But not against your fellow plotters, please!



* GreaterScopeVillain: Arturo Ui's rise takes place at the same time as, and mirrors, that of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, but Hitler never actually appears.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: Arturo Ui's rise takes place at the same time as, and mirrors, as that of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, and most of his crimes are smaller-scale versions of things Hitler actually did, but Hitler never actually appears.


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* StraightEdgeEvil: Arturo Ui.
-->'''Ui''': Liquor, tobacco, sex, they make me panic.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** Ernesto Roma's ghost gives a "villain to a villain" variation to Ui in a dream.
-->'''Roma''': And all that will not help you. Not at all./All murder, fraud, and foaming at the mouth/And be you spitting lickspittle or threat/It's all in vain, in vain. The roots are rotten./Your crimes will never blossom forth, Arturo./Treason is bad manure. Go lie and slaughter./Cheat all the Clarks and murder all the Dullfeets!/But don't you touch your own men. Plot against the world/But not against your fellow plotters, please!/Tell barefaced lies to everybody's face,/But not the face you're facing in the mirror./You struck yourself down when you struck me down./I was devoted to you in the days/When you were just a shadow falling down/The flophouse floor whose warmth we shared together./And now I shiver in the draft of all/Eternity, while you go dining with/Your mighty friends. [[BeingEvilSucks Treason has made you big./Treason will make you fall.]] The way you did/Betray me, [[VillainousFriendship your friend and aide,]] you will/Betray them all, and in the end, Arturo/[[LaserGuidedKarma they'll all betray you one by one.]]/Green grass grows over Ernie Roma now,/Not over you and your disloyalty!/It's swing in the breeze above the graves/Like someone hung up from his toes. It is/Observed by all, this faithlessness of yours,/Especially by those who dig your grave./The day will come when everyone you smashed/Will rise. Arise, arise will all the men/Already crushed and to be crushed tomorrow./And they'll be marching down the street to you,/A bloody world and full of hate. You'll stand/And look around for help. That's how I stood./Then will you beg and bully, curse and lie./No one will hear you. No one heard me cry.
** Betty Dullfeet gives Ui three-''all in one scene''.
-->'''Betty''': Can anybody/Feel the way you speak? Yes, I believe you can./You murder from the bottom of your heart,/[[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad Your crimes are deeply felt as other people's/Charity. You trust in treason as we trust/In God. Steadfast you are in fickleness,/And incorruptible by any noble passions./Sincere in lying, honest in deceiving,/Inspired by any beastly act, and most/Enthusiastic at the sight of blood./Was there brutality? Your heart leaps at the news./Is that a dirty deal? You are reduced to tears./And every deed of kindness makes you moved/With hatred and revenge.]]//
*** Later in the same scene:
-->'''Betty''': Yes, life goes on and indeed I will use it/To tell the world what pestilence you are./You made this happy town your Hell. Oh god,/I swear by Dullfeet's corpse that I will hate/My voice whene'er it says "Good morning!" or/"What's there for lunch?" instead of crying out/The one and only thing that must be cried: Exterminate Ui!
*** And ''again'' when Ui still tries to get her to accept his protection.
-->'''Betty''': You say that to my face? I am the widow/Of the man you murdered. You monstrosity!/I knew you'd come because you always come,/Returning to the scene of crime, [[NeverMyFault accusing others/Of your crime. "I didn't do it"/Or: "it was someone else"-"
I know from nothing"/]] [[{{Hypocrite}} "Help! I've been raped!" cries Rape. And "Call the cops!/There's been a murder!" Mr. Murder cries.]] [...] Oh, God protect us from protectors!
3rd Jan '16 10:07:07 AM ading
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* BigBad: Arturo Ui.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: Arturo Ui's rise takes place at the same time as, and mirrors, that of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, but Hitler never actually appears.


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* VillainOfAnotherStory:
** Each scene ends with a news headline showing the event in Hitler's rise which the scene is supposed to mirror. However, the Fuehrer himself never actually appears.
** UsefulNotes/AlCapone is also mentioned in passing.
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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: When they're first introduced, it's hard to take Arturo Ui and Ernesto Roma seriously, both in-universe and out. Since they're stand-ins for UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and UsefulNotes/HermannGoering, they end up being a much bigger threat than anyone realizes.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: When they're first introduced, it's hard to take Arturo Ui and Ernesto Roma Giri seriously, both in-universe and out. Since they're stand-ins for UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and UsefulNotes/HermannGoering, and Hermann Goering, they end up being a much bigger threat than anyone realizes.
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