History TitleDrop / Theatre

27th Nov '16 3:19:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* "The sight is dismal, and our affairs from England come too late. The ears are senseless that should give us hearing, to tell him his commandment is fulfilled, that ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''."

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* "The sight is dismal, and our affairs from England come too late. The ears are senseless that should give us hearing, to tell him his commandment is fulfilled, that ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''.''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''."
6th Oct '16 7:05:03 AM Prfnoff
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* "You're a good man, [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]]." Not only the first song, but the last line of the play (said by Lucy, of all people).
16th Mar '16 2:42:17 AM PaulA
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* In ''Theatre/ThePlayboyOfTheWesternWorld'', Pegeen Mike builds up Christy Mahon in her mind as a dashing, romantic figure, breaks off the relationship when she realizes she's been LovingAShadow, and then discovers, when it's too late to get him back, that in every way that matters he really is everything she'd hoped of him. The last line of the play is her lament that she's "lost the only Playboy of the Western World".
29th Nov '15 3:47:24 PM FF32
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* "There are no AngelsInAmerica" re: the lack of spiritual or ethnic history in the nation's culture--it's a big rant about how everything is political. Although, in the context of this play, there [[spoiler: are angels in America]], and Louis is, as Belize says "so full of piping hot crap that the mention of [his] name draws flies" in the monologue/monolith in which he makes the above statement.

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* "There are no AngelsInAmerica" Theatre/AngelsInAmerica" re: the lack of spiritual or ethnic history in the nation's culture--it's a big rant about how everything is political. Although, in the context of this play, there [[spoiler: are angels in America]], and Louis is, as Belize says "so full of piping hot crap that the mention of [his] name draws flies" in the monologue/monolith in which he makes the above statement.
25th Nov '15 5:06:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''YouCantTakeItWithYou'', Grandpa drops the title in reference to Mr. Kirby's wealth.

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* In ''YouCantTakeItWithYou'', ''Theatre/YouCantTakeItWithYou'', Grandpa drops the title in reference to Mr. Kirby's wealth.



* ''InheritTheWind'' has Matthew Harrison Brady [[AsTheGoodBookSays quote scripture]]. It becomes considered for his [[spoiler:epitaph]].
* "Don't forget that a few years ago we came through the depression by TheSkinOfOurTeeth. One more tight squeeze like that and where would we be?"
* In ''WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'', the TitleDrop occurs as a bit of drunken singing (parodying "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf").

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* ''InheritTheWind'' ''Theatre/InheritTheWind'' has Matthew Harrison Brady [[AsTheGoodBookSays quote scripture]]. It becomes considered for his [[spoiler:epitaph]].
* "Don't forget that a few years ago we came through the depression by TheSkinOfOurTeeth.Theatre/TheSkinOfOurTeeth. One more tight squeeze like that and where would we be?"
* In ''WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'', ''Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'', the TitleDrop occurs as a bit of drunken singing (parodying "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf").



* In ''Up The Down Staircase'', the title (an offense one of the protagonist's students is detained for) is rather painfully dropped twice, once near the beginning and once at the play's "climax."
* "When he died--- and by the way he died the '''DeathOfASalesman''', in his green velvet slippers in the smoker of the New York, New Haven and Hartford, going into Boston---when he died, hundreds of salesman and buyers were at his funeral. Things were sad on a lotta trains for months after that."

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* In ''Up The Down Staircase'', ''Theatre/UpTheDownStaircase'', the title (an offense one of the protagonist's students is detained for) is rather painfully dropped twice, once near the beginning and once at the play's "climax."
* "When he died--- and by the way he died the '''DeathOfASalesman''', '''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman''', in his green velvet slippers in the smoker of the New York, New Haven and Hartford, going into Boston---when he died, hundreds of salesman and buyers were at his funeral. Things were sad on a lotta trains for months after that."



* ''AStreetcarNamedDesire'' has a literal TitleDrop in its first scene, where Blanche tells how she came to the house on Elysian Fields. Later, there is a less literal but more meaningful reference:

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* ''AStreetcarNamedDesire'' ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' has a literal TitleDrop in its first scene, where Blanche tells how she came to the house on Elysian Fields. Later, there is a less literal but more meaningful reference:



* A double title drop is done in AndrewLloydWebber's ''Tell Me on a Sunday''. There's the title song, but it also contains the lyrics "let me down easy, no big song and dance". ''Tell Me on a Sunday'' was combined with ''Variations'' to form the reworked show ''Song and Dance'', consisting of one "song" act (Tell Me on a Sunday) and one "dance" act (Variations), so this one is a retroactive title drop as well.

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* A double title drop is done in AndrewLloydWebber's Creator/AndrewLloydWebber's ''Tell Me on a Sunday''. There's the title song, but it also contains the lyrics "let me down easy, no big song and dance". ''Tell Me on a Sunday'' was combined with ''Variations'' to form the reworked show ''Song and Dance'', consisting of one "song" act (Tell Me on a Sunday) and one "dance" act (Variations), so this one is a retroactive title drop as well.
7th Sep '15 6:59:13 PM nombretomado
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* Natalie drops the title in a bittersweet duet with her mother in {{Next to Normal}}:

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* Natalie drops the title in a bittersweet duet with her mother in {{Next ''Theatre/{{Next to Normal}}:Normal}}'':
30th Aug '15 4:12:28 PM beautifultomorrow
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* Natalie drops the title in a bittersweet duet with her mother in {{Next to Normal}}:
--->'''Diana''': We tried to give you a normal life. I realize now I have no clue what that is.
--->'''Natalie''': I don't need a life that's normal, that's way too far away, but something next to normal would be okay.
12th Aug '15 4:45:04 AM gallium
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* This mixes with AsTheGoodBookSays in ''Theatre/ThereShallBeNoNight'', when Kaarlo quotes Revelation 22:4-5. "And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever." The quote is from the vision of a new Eden in the last chapter of Revelation; Kaarlo means it to reflect his hope for the future of man.
11th Jul '15 9:33:32 PM gallium
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* Subverted in ''Ah, Wilderness!'' by Eugene O'Neill: the character is interrupted just before getting to that line in a poem.

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* Subverted in ''Ah, Wilderness!'' by Eugene O'Neill: Creator/EugeneONeill: the character is interrupted just before getting to that line in a poem.
24th Jun '15 5:52:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheCatAndTheCanary'', no cats or canaries are brought up until the second act, when Annabelle starts flipping through a random book and finds herself reading about fear and how to overcome it through understanding:

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* In ''TheCatAndTheCanary'', ''Theatre/TheCatAndTheCanary'', no cats or canaries are brought up until the second act, when Annabelle starts flipping through a random book and finds herself reading about fear and how to overcome it through understanding:
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