History Theatre / TheResistibleRiseOfArturoUi

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.
5th Jan '16 4:45:32 PM ading
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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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* GreaterScopeVillain: StraightEdgeEvil: Arturo Ui's rise takes place 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 time as, scene: -->'''Betty''': Yes, life goes on and mirrors, 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 UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, but Hitler never actually appears.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.
3rd Jan '16 5:32:58 AM ading
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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.
3rd Jan '16 5:32:04 AM ading
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* NewEraSpeech: Ui ends the play with one
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* NewEraSpeech: Ui ends the play with oneone. * 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.
20th Dec '15 11:11:23 AM Hodor2
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* 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, 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".
20th Dec '15 11:11:08 AM Hodor2
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* EvilCripple: * 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". ** Ui himself is shown as hunchbacked in some productions, probably a combination of having him walk like Hitler (of whom he's a stand in) and to further the play's explicit invocation of Richard III.
25th Oct '14 4:38:38 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: It's not uncommon for productions to give Arturo a [[AdolfHitler toothbrush mustache]] to drive the point home.
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: It's not uncommon for productions to give Arturo a [[AdolfHitler [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler toothbrush mustache]] to drive the point home.
25th Oct '14 4:38:38 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: It's not uncommon for productions to give Arturo a [[AdolfHitler toothbrush mustache]] to drive the point home.
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: It's not uncommon for productions to give Arturo a [[AdolfHitler [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler toothbrush mustache]] to drive the point home.
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