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** ''Disney/TheLionKing'' had its tenth anniversary celebration in Johannesburg in 2007, and ran for about a year there.

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** ''Disney/TheLionKing'' ''Theatre/TheLionKing'' had its tenth anniversary celebration in Johannesburg in 2007, and ran for about a year there.



* In an OlderThanFeudalism example, Plutarch writes that once the Athenian expedition to Sicily failed, many of the captives were released for teaching the locals what they could remember from their beloved {{Creator/Euripides}}.

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\n* In an OlderThanFeudalism example, Plutarch writes that once the Athenian expedition to Sicily failed, many of the captives were released for teaching the locals what they could remember from their beloved {{Creator/Euripides}}.Creator/{{Euripides}}.



* ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'' is beloved in Japan, to the point that {{Takarazuka}} stages one performance (with different troupes) every year, each of which get their own DVD. The popularity can attributed to Zuka emphasizing the romantic angle between Death and Elisabeth, the signature sparkly aesthetic and LighterAndSofter direction, and the array of beautiful actresses (Death is typically the main attraction with his androgynous beauty, the IJustWantToBeLoved trope being added to his motivation, and his interactions with Crown Prince Rudolf.) Toho also does mixed-genders performances that are TruerToTheText [[note]]including ''Hass'', which is basically early antisemitism in song form[[/note]].

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* ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'' is beloved in Japan, to the point that {{Takarazuka}} Creator/TakarazukaRevue stages one performance (with different troupes) every year, each of which get gets their own DVD. The popularity can be attributed to Zuka emphasizing the romantic angle between Death and Elisabeth, the signature sparkly aesthetic and LighterAndSofter direction, and the array of beautiful actresses (Death is typically the main attraction with his androgynous beauty, the IJustWantToBeLoved trope being added to his motivation, and his interactions with Crown Prince Rudolf.) Toho also does mixed-genders performances that are TruerToTheText [[note]]including ''Hass'', which is basically early antisemitism in song form[[/note]].


* Creator/WilliamShakespeare was a well-regarded dramatist in England during his time and after, but it was in early 19th-century Germany that his reputation truly took flight, where the intellectuals of German {{Romanticism}} discovered and fell in love with his works. August Wilhelm Schlegel's German-language translations of Shakespeare's corpus are now considered Geerman classics in their own right, much like Alexander Pope's English-language translations of {{Creator/Homer}}.
** In his notes to ''Heartbreak House'', George Bernard Shaw noted that at the time (i. e. before and during World War One), Germans took their Shakespeare more serious than the British. The relevant section is headlined: "Unser Shakespeare".



* In his notes to ''Heartbreak House'', George Bernard Shaw noted that at the time (i. e. before and during World War One), Germans took their Shakespeare more serious than the British. The relevant section is headlined: "Unser Shakespeare".


* ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' is wildly popular in Japan, with a total of six Japanese-language cast recordings and has been running in Tokyo for over 20 years. Lampshaded in the game ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', where posters of the play 'Loveless' that resemble the iconic Cosette poster are part of the dour backdrops of Midgar. There is even a ''[[http://lesmisgame.com/arm_joe.html doujin fighting game]]'' based on ''Les Miserables''.

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* ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' is wildly popular in Japan, with a total of six Japanese-language cast recordings and has been running sporadically in Tokyo for over 20 years. Lampshaded in the game ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', where posters of the play 'Loveless' that resemble the iconic Cosette poster are part of the dour backdrops of Midgar. There is even a ''[[http://lesmisgame.com/arm_joe.html doujin fighting game]]'' based on ''Les Miserables''.

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* In an OlderThanFeudalism example, Plutarch writes that once the Athenian expedition to Sicily failed, many of the captives were released for teaching the locals what they could remember from their beloved {{Creator/Euripides}}.

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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', despite its very American focus, has become quite popular worldwide (largely in part due to its cast recording, which is almost treated as a concept album in its own right). The United Kingdom were the first other country to have their own production, where it was promptly nominated for a record-breaking thirteen Olivier Awards. It's also become quite popular in Latin America, due to the show's embrace of immigrants' roles in shaping America and Creator/LinManuelMiranda's proudly flaunting his Latino heritage. This was helped by Lin returning to the role of Alexander Hamilton after three years for a limited run in Puerto Rico.


** ''{{The Phantom of the Opera}}''. In Hungary and Poland, the versions are not "clones" of the original English version, as in they have all-new set and costume design and other elements while retaining the songs and story. They have become popular enough that the creative teams are given new free rein.

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** ''{{The Phantom of the Opera}}''.''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''. In Hungary and Poland, the versions are not "clones" of the original English version, as in they have all-new set and costume design and other elements while retaining the songs and story. They have become popular enough that the creative teams are given new free rein.


* ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'' is beloved in Japan, to the point that the {{Takarazuka}}Revue stages one performance (with different troupes) every year, each of which get their own DVD. The popularity can attributed to Zuka emphasizing the romantic angle between Death and Elisabeth, the signature sparkly aesthetic and LighterAndSofter direction, and the array of beautiful actresses (Death is typically the main attraction with his androgynous beauty, the IJustWantToBeLoved trope being added to his motivation, and his interactions with Crown Prince Rudolf.) Toho also does mixed-genders performances that are TruerToTheText [[note]]including ''Hass'', which is basically early antisemitism in song form[[/note]].

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* ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'' is beloved in Japan, to the point that the {{Takarazuka}}Revue {{Takarazuka}} stages one performance (with different troupes) every year, each of which get their own DVD. The popularity can attributed to Zuka emphasizing the romantic angle between Death and Elisabeth, the signature sparkly aesthetic and LighterAndSofter direction, and the array of beautiful actresses (Death is typically the main attraction with his androgynous beauty, the IJustWantToBeLoved trope being added to his motivation, and his interactions with Crown Prince Rudolf.) Toho also does mixed-genders performances that are TruerToTheText [[note]]including ''Hass'', which is basically early antisemitism in song form[[/note]].


* ''La muette de Portici'' has somewhat of a following in its native France, as it was the TropeNamer of Grand Opera, but is hardly well-known there outside of opera enthusiasts. In Belgium, it is one of the most recognizable opera's ever, as it is taught in history classes as being one of the reasons why Belgians wanted to become independent.

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* ''La muette de Portici'' has somewhat of a following in its native France, as it was the TropeNamer of Grand Opera, but is hardly well-known there outside of opera enthusiasts. In Belgium, it is one of the most recognizable opera's operas ever, as it is taught in history classes as being one of the reasons why Belgians wanted to become independent.independent.
* ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'' is beloved in Japan, to the point that the {{Takarazuka}}Revue stages one performance (with different troupes) every year, each of which get their own DVD. The popularity can attributed to Zuka emphasizing the romantic angle between Death and Elisabeth, the signature sparkly aesthetic and LighterAndSofter direction, and the array of beautiful actresses (Death is typically the main attraction with his androgynous beauty, the IJustWantToBeLoved trope being added to his motivation, and his interactions with Crown Prince Rudolf.) Toho also does mixed-genders performances that are TruerToTheText [[note]]including ''Hass'', which is basically early antisemitism in song form[[/note]].


* ''Theatre/StarlightExpress'' was probably Creator/AndrewLloydWebber's least impressive work, yet is still running today in Germany. They specially built a theatre just for ''Starlight Express'' in Bochum, including race tracks on three levels on stage as well as two looping through the audience. It would be really weird to stage anything else there. [[http://www.starlight-express.de/360-Panorama.259.0.html Panorama can be viewed here.]] (Requires Java, "Hohe Auflösung" = high resolution, "Niedrige Auflösung" = low resolution.)

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* ''Theatre/StarlightExpress'' was probably Creator/AndrewLloydWebber's least impressive work, yet is still running today in Germany. They specially built a theatre just for ''Starlight Express'' in Bochum, including race tracks on three levels on stage as well as two looping through the audience. It would be really weird to stage anything else there. [[http://www.starlight-express.de/360-Panorama.259.0.html Panorama de/360-rundgang-panorama.html#go A panorama of the theatre can be viewed here.]] (Requires Java, "Hohe Auflösung" = high resolution, "Niedrige Auflösung" = low resolution.)]]


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** ''Theatre/{{Death of a Salesman}}'', the "greatest American play", is also extremely popular in, of all countries, ''China''. No, not because it's a criticism of capitalism and the American Dream, but because of its intense focus on father-son relationships.
** ''Theatre/TheCrucible'' is also popular, especially with the the generation that lived through the Cultural Revolution. Arthur Miller wrote that he had learned to expect to hear that it was being performed in countrie, where a dangerously authoritarian administration seemed to be on its way or had just been overthrown.

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** ''Theatre/{{Death of a Salesman}}'', ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'', the "greatest American play", is also extremely popular in, of all countries, ''China''. No, not because it's a criticism of capitalism and the American Dream, UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream, but because of its intense focus on father-son relationships.
** ''Theatre/TheCrucible'' is also popular, popular in China, especially with the the generation that lived through the Cultural Revolution. Arthur Miller wrote that he had learned to expect to hear that it was being performed in countrie, countries where a dangerously authoritarian administration either [[DayOfTheJackboot seemed to be on its way way]] or had just been overthrown.


* ''OurAmericanCousin'' has Lord Dundreary, who is this and an EnsembleDarkhorse. His popularity in America was due to him being an exaggerated British stereotype in a play that was mocking Americans.

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* ''OurAmericanCousin'' ''Our American Cousin'' has Lord Dundreary, who is both this and ''and'' an EnsembleDarkhorse. His popularity in America was due to him being an exaggerated British stereotype in a play that was mocking Americans.


* ''Theatre/DinnerForOne'' is a British {{vaudeville}} which is obscure at best in the United Kingdom where it hasn't been shown on TV even once but a CultClassic in many European countries, starting with Germany where it has been aired by just about every PBS station each New Year's Eve since 1972.

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* ''Theatre/DinnerForOne'' is a British {{vaudeville}} {{vaudeville}}, which is obscure at best in the United Kingdom Kingdom, where it hasn't has not been shown on TV even once once, but a CultClassic in many European countries, starting with Germany where it has been aired by just about every PBS station each New Year's Eve since 1972.1972.
** It is a huge New Year's tradition in Sweden as well.



* ''Theatre/OurAmericanCousin'' has Lord Dundreary, who is this and an EnsembleDarkhorse. His popularity in America was due to him being an exaggerated British stereotype in a play that was mocking Americans.
* ''La muette de Portici'' has somewhat of a following in its native France as it was the TropeNamer of Grand Opera, but is hardly well-known there outside of opera enthusiasts. In Belgium it is one of the most recognizable opera's ever, as it is taught in history classes as being one of the reasons why Belgians wanted to become independent.

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* ''Theatre/OurAmericanCousin'' ''OurAmericanCousin'' has Lord Dundreary, who is this and an EnsembleDarkhorse. His popularity in America was due to him being an exaggerated British stereotype in a play that was mocking Americans.
* ''La muette de Portici'' has somewhat of a following in its native France France, as it was the TropeNamer of Grand Opera, but is hardly well-known there outside of opera enthusiasts. In Belgium Belgium, it is one of the most recognizable opera's ever, as it is taught in history classes as being one of the reasons why Belgians wanted to become independent.


* Several big spectacle musicals like ''Les Mis'' have had stagings in other countries and have become very popular in some of them. ''{{The Phantom of the Opera}}''. In Hungary and Poland, the versions are not "clones" of the original English version, as in they have all-new set and costume design and other elements while retaining the songs and story-they have become popular enough that the creative teams are given new free rein. ''Disney/TheLionKing'' had its tenth anniversary celebration in Johannesburg in 2007, and ran for about a year there.

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* Several big spectacle musicals like ''Les Mis'' have had stagings in other countries and have become very popular in some of them.
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''{{The Phantom of the Opera}}''. In Hungary and Poland, the versions are not "clones" of the original English version, as in they have all-new set and costume design and other elements while retaining the songs and story-they story. They have become popular enough that the creative teams are given new free rein. rein.
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''Disney/TheLionKing'' had its tenth anniversary celebration in Johannesburg in 2007, and ran for about a year there.


** ''Theatre/TheCrucible'' is also popular, especially with the the generation that lived through the Cultural Revolution. Arthur Miller wrote that he had learned to expect to hear that it was being performed in countries where either a dangerously authoritarian administration seemed to be on its way, or one had just been overthrown. He ''was'' accused of being a [[DirtyCommunists Dirty Commie]] in the 60's.

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** ''Theatre/TheCrucible'' is also popular, especially with the the generation that lived through the Cultural Revolution. Arthur Miller wrote that he had learned to expect to hear that it was being performed in countries countrie, where either a dangerously authoritarian administration seemed to be on its way, way or one had just been overthrown. He ''was'' accused of being a [[DirtyCommunists Dirty Commie]] in the 60's.overthrown.

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