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* [[spoiler: AnimalsHateHer: The reason for Clara's brain damage is because she was kicked in the head by a pony.]]

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* [[spoiler: AnimalsHateHer: The [[spoiler:The reason for Clara's brain damage is because she was kicked in the head by a pony.]]



* [[spoiler: ChildhoodBrainDamage: Clara]]

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* [[spoiler: ChildhoodBrainDamage: Clara]][[spoiler:Clara]]


* [[spoiler: AnimalsHateHer: The reason for Clara's brain damage is that she was kicked by a pony.]]

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* [[spoiler: AnimalsHateHer: The reason for Clara's brain damage is that because she was kicked in the head by a pony.]]

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* [[spoiler: AnimalsHateHer: The reason for Clara's brain damage is that she was kicked by a pony.]]


The novella was adapted into a non-musical 1962 feature film, ''Light in the Piazza'', starring Creator/OliviaDeHavilland as Meg, Yvette Mimieux as Clara, and Creator/GeorgeHamilton as Fabrizio.

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The novella was adapted into a non-musical 1962 feature film, ''Light in the Piazza'', ''Film/LightInThePiazza'', starring Creator/OliviaDeHavilland as Meg, Yvette Mimieux as Clara, and Creator/GeorgeHamilton as Fabrizio.


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* ItsAllMyFault: It's revealed that Margaret blames herself for [[spoiler: Clara's brain injury. For one thing, she and her husband rented the pony for her tenth birthday party; then, when Clara and her friends were playing with the pony, Margaret took her eyes off of her for a moment to answer the phone...and that's when the pony kicked Clara in the head.]]



* MyGreatestFailure: For Margaret, it's [[spoiler: turning to answer the phone while Clara and her friends were playing with the Shetland pony that they rented for a birthday party; the pony kicked Clara in the head and caused permanent brain damage. "I thought if I had a child, I would take such care of her..."]]



* OlderThanSheLooks: [[spoiler: Clara]]

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* OlderThanSheLooks: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] with [[spoiler: Clara]]Clara--she's 26 years old and looks it, but acts like a much younger woman or even a teenager at times. It turns out that the injury she received as a child led her to become emotionally and mentally handicapped--her brain develops far more slowly than her body.]]



* SlapSlapKiss: Franca and Giuseppe
* SlowMotionFall: Not seen, but described by Margaret while talking about [[spoiler: Clara's accident with the pony as a child]]
* StepfordSmiler: Franca, in The Joy You Feel. Also, Margaret is this in some productions, depending on how they play her relationship with her husband (in case [[spoiler: Clara's brain damage]] didn't meet the criteria already).

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* SlapSlapKiss: Franca and Giuseppe
Giuseppe.
* SlowMotionFall: Not seen, but described by Margaret while talking about [[spoiler: Clara's accident with the pony as a child]]
child.]]
* StepfordSmiler: Franca, in The "The Joy You Feel. Feel." Also, Margaret is this in some productions, depending on how they play her relationship with her husband (in case [[spoiler: Clara's brain damage]] didn't meet the criteria already).


[[caption-width-right:203: The MeetCute]]''The Light in the Piazza'' is a musical based on a 1960 novella by Elizabeth Spencer, with a book by Craig Lucas and music and lyrics by Adam Guettel. It ran on Broadway from 2005-2006 and was nominated for 11 Tony awards, winning 6 of them, including Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Shortly before closing, it was filmed as part of PBS' ''Live from the Lincoln Center'' series.

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[[caption-width-right:203: The MeetCute]]''The Light in the Piazza'' is a musical based on a 1960 novella by Elizabeth Spencer, with a book by Craig Lucas and music and lyrics by Adam Guettel. It ran on Broadway from 2005-2006 and was nominated for 11 Tony awards, Awards, winning 6 six of them, including Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Shortly before closing, it was filmed as part of PBS' Creator/{{PBS}}' ''Live from the Lincoln Center'' series.



The novel was adapted into a non-musical 1962 feature film, ''Light in the Piazza'', starring Creator/OliviaDeHavilland as Meg.

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The novel novella was adapted into a non-musical 1962 feature film, ''Light in the Piazza'', starring Creator/OliviaDeHavilland as Meg.Meg, Yvette Mimieux as Clara, and Creator/GeorgeHamilton as Fabrizio.



* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations: Based on a 1960 Novella by Elizabeth Spencer of the same name.

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* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations: Based on a 1960 Novella novella of the same name by Elizabeth Spencer of the same name.Spencer.


* {{Bowdlerise}}: In many productions, Frabrizio and Clara don't have sex.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Signora Naccarelli, in the Act II opener "Aiutami"

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: In many productions, Frabrizio Fabrizio and Clara don't have sex.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Signora Naccarelli, in the Act II opener "Aiutami""Aiutami":



* DarkReprise: "The Beauty is", first sung by Clara and reprised by Margaret.

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* DarkReprise: "The Beauty is", Is", first sung by Clara and reprised by Margaret.


* MeaningfulEcho: First Fabrizio calls Clara 'la luce nella piazza' ([[TitleDrop the light in the piazza]]), later Clara calls Fabrizio 'the light in the piazza' and finally, Margaret calls Clara 'the light in the piazza' just before [[spoiler: Clara and Fabrizio are married]]

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* MeaningfulEcho: First Fabrizio calls Clara 'la luce nella piazza' ([[TitleDrop the light in the piazza]]), later Clara calls Fabrizio 'the light in the piazza' and finally, Margaret calls Clara 'the light in the piazza' just before [[spoiler: Clara and Fabrizio are married]]married]].



* StepfordSmiler: Franca, in The Joy You Feel. Also, Margaret is this in some productions, depending on how they play her relationship with her husband (in case [[spoiler: Clara's brain damage]] didn't meet the criteria already.

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* StepfordSmiler: Franca, in The Joy You Feel. Also, Margaret is this in some productions, depending on how they play her relationship with her husband (in case [[spoiler: Clara's brain damage]] didn't meet the criteria already.already).

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The novel was adapted into a non-musical 1962 feature film, ''Light in the Piazza'', starring Creator/OliviaDeHavilland as Meg.


* StepfordSmiler: Franca, in The Joy You Feel.

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* StepfordSmiler: Franca, in The Joy You Feel. Also, Margaret is this in some productions, depending on how they play her relationship with her husband (in case [[spoiler: Clara's brain damage]] didn't meet the criteria already.

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* OhCrap: in a rare funny moment, Margaret has this reaction to Signor Naccarelli insisting Clara convert to Catholicism before she marries Fabrizio.


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* StepfordSmiler: Franca, in The Joy You Feel.


* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/{{Glee}} Will Schuester]] is a lovesick Italian?
** [[Film/ThePrincessBride Prince Humperdink]] is his father?


* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{Glee}} Will Schuester]] is a lovesick Italian?

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{Glee}} [[Series/{{Glee}} Will Schuester]] is a lovesick Italian?


* BilingualBonus / WorldOfPun: Any of the Italian scenes to Italian speakers, since none of them are translated (save for one scene). They tend to feature a lot of {{pun}}s and snarking duels.

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* BilingualBonus / WorldOfPun: BilingualBonus: Any of the Italian scenes to Italian speakers, since none of them are translated (save for one scene). They tend to feature a lot of {{pun}}s and snarking duels.


* StalkingIsLove: Fabrizio follows Clara to her hotel room after she loses her way through the city's streets at night. CoitusEnsues.

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