History Theatre / TrialByJury

9th Jan '16 11:48:56 PM Gideoncrawle
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A comic opera in one act by Creator/GilbertAndSullivan (their second, and oldest surviving collaboration), first produced in 1875, humorously dramatizing an action filed in the Court of Exchequer by Angelina against Edwin.
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A comic opera in one act by Creator/GilbertAndSullivan (their second, Creator/GilbertAndSullivan, their second collaboration and oldest surviving collaboration), first to survive intact.[[note]]The libretto for ''Theatre/{{Thespis}}'' survives, but most of the music has been lost.[[/note]] First produced in 1875, humorously dramatizing an action filed in the Court of Exchequer by Angelina against Edwin.
1st Aug '15 6:18:10 PM karstovich2
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Gilbert was a barrister (albeit an unsuccessful one) and knew all about the law and legal procedure, so it's natural that he would write an early work about a trial.
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Gilbert was a barrister (albeit an unsuccessful one) and knew all about the law and legal procedure, so it's natural that he would write an early work about a trial.
1st Aug '15 6:17:57 PM karstovich2
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Gilbert was a barrister (albeit an unsuccessful one) and knew all about the law and legal procedure, so it's natural that he would write an early work about a trial.
16th Jul '15 11:20:00 AM Jeduthun
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* MarryThemAll: The plaintiff proposes that it would resolve the dilemma if he would "marry this lady today, and marry the other tomorrow." Unfortunately, this is the crime of "[[{{Malaproper}} Burglaree]]."
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* MarryThemAll: The plaintiff defendant proposes that it would resolve the dilemma if he would "marry this lady today, and marry the other tomorrow." Unfortunately, this is the crime of "[[{{Malaproper}} Burglaree]]."
8th Nov '14 10:42:31 AM Bissek
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* GoldDigger: The Judge got his big break in practicing law by courting the ugly daughter of a wealthy attorney... who he dumped after getting the judgeship.
14th Jan '14 3:01:55 PM Prfnoff
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* HypocriticalHumor: The Usher urges the jury to put prejudice aside by sympathizing with the "broken-hearted bride" and not paying attention to anything "ruffianly defendant" might say.
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* HypocriticalHumor: The Usher urges the jury to put prejudice aside by sympathizing with the "broken-hearted bride" and not paying attention to anything the "ruffianly defendant" might say.
11th Dec '13 7:21:52 AM Jeduthun
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* ChewbaccaDefense: Naturally enough, since everyone in the courtroom operates on InsaneTrollLogic. * CourtroomAntics: The whole show.

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** The Judge tells the story of how he came to be a Judge, which involved committing breach of promise of marriage, the same crime the defendant is accused of.

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* KangarooCourt: PlayedForLaughs, of course.

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* MarryThemAll: The plaintiff proposes that it would resolve the dilemma if he would "marry this lady today, and marry the other tomorrow." Unfortunately, this is the crime of "[[{{Malaproper}} Burglaree]]." * OpeningChorus: "Hark, the Hour of Ten Is Sounding." * {{Pun}}: "Trial-la-law, trial-la-law, singing so merrily Trial-la-law!" * ShoutOut: The defendant and plaintiff are named Edwin and Angelia after a popular romantic poem by Oliver Goldsmith.
27th Nov '13 12:33:04 PM LadyJafaria
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* HaveAGayOldTime: "Be firm, be firm, my pecker." His pecker is his nose; he's trying to keep a StiffUpperLip, not a stiff...[[TheLoinsSleepTonight something else]].
24th Nov '13 5:13:40 AM LordGro
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A comic opera in one act by GilbertAndSullivan (their second, and oldest surviving collaboration), first produced in 1875, humorously dramatizing an action filed in the Court of Exchequer by Angelina against Edwin.
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A comic opera in one act by GilbertAndSullivan Creator/GilbertAndSullivan (their second, and oldest surviving collaboration), first produced in 1875, humorously dramatizing an action filed in the Court of Exchequer by Angelina against Edwin.
12th May '13 10:41:52 AM Kalmbach
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* IncessantChorus: The judge is repeatedly interrupted by the jury and the ladies in the gallery.
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