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One day Elphaba unexpectedly runs into Fiyero Tigelaar, an old friend from college. She tries to avoid him, The secret relationship lasts for several months. However, it does still bring to light issues of race, class, and the question of destiny and .. Glinda and Fiyero are very shallow in the beginning, as mentioned. 3 issues per volume In her article, '"Defying Gravity": Queer conventions in the musical Wicked', Stacy Wolf queers the stage by refocusing on the queer relationship between Glinda and Elphaba. By forcing Elphaba from the role of tom-boy to sexy witch and by reorganizing the Glinda/Elphaba/Fiyero love triangle, the.
Elphaba eventually gives in to this name even though she initially resented it. Though Elphaba had once considered sorcery to be nothing more than "entertainment" and was not interested in studying the art, she is revealed to have taken correspondence courses in magic during her time living in the Emerald City. While living at Kiamo Ko, Elphaba discovers the Grimmerie a book containing vast magical knowledge in the attic of the castle.
Using the limited amount of information that she can decipher from the cryptic book, she begins to practice sorcery with greater success than ever before. She mainly uses sorcery to aid, enhance and further the scientific investigations initially begun by Doctor Dillamond while she was at Shiz, her main use of sorcery is creating flying monkeys. The Wizard's Gale Forcers eventually capture Sarima and her family, Nor is later revealed to be the only survivor.
Elphaba is left unsatisfied as Sarima can no longer provide the forgiveness she desires and plunges into madness. After Nessarose is crushed by Dorothy Gale 's house, Elphaba attends her sister's funeral, where she meets with Glinda. The two are initially happy to be reunited, but when Elphaba learns that Glinda has given Nessarose's shoes to Dorothy, she is enraged, and this sparks a conflict between the two women which remains unresolved at the time of Elphaba's death.
The possibility of Elphaba coming back to life in a future novel in the series has been widely debated among Maguire's legions of fans for many years. The reason many seem to think that Elphaba will eventually return to Oz is because of the ending of Wicked. The bucket splash that supposedly ends her life connects to the novel's fable of Saint Aelphaba, for whom Elphaba is named, who was said to disappear beyond a waterfall, she returned several hundred years later before once again disappearing behind the waterfall.
This in turn connects Elphaba with the stories that Sarima tells her children about a wicked witch who disappears into a cave. At the end of the story it's tradition that the children ask if the witch ever comes out, to which Sarima replies "not yet".
At the end of Wicked, that dialogue is repeated and "not yet" are actually the final two words that close out the book, suggesting that Elphaba will eventually rise again. Furthermore, in several interviews, Maguire has stated "a witch may die, but she will always come back - always.
Before she does, she seems to have a realization of some sort and says "of course- she's coming back. Don't you understand, she's coming back! Many fans of the series think that she was talking about Elphaba, while others believe she may have been talking about the long-lost Ozma.
It is revealed that Nanny closed and locked the door of the tower room Elphaba died in, disallowing anyone to go in. Rain repeatedly asks her what she saw and she refuses to say. However, it may be that Elphaba's return is actually Rain herself, since once the spell disguising her green skin is removed she looks exactly like Elphaba.
Elphaba in the musical[ edit ] For the musical Wicked, Elphaba was written to be less cynical, more likable, and far more sympathetic than the novel counterpart. Her only abnormality is her green skin.
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In the book, Elphaba virtually goes insane, and genuinely becomes "wicked", though understandably so. In the musical, Elphaba is framed by the Wizard and Madame Morrible for crimes she "committed" on the Wizard's orders, and because she refused to turn her powerful magic to the wizard's sickening cause. Therefore, the public turns against her. She never truly turns wicked though she is depressed and frustrated that she could not save Fiyero.
Liir, Sarima and her children are not present in the musical, and a love triangle with Fiyero and Glinda exists instead of the posthumous one after Fiyero's death with Sarima. The young Elphaba shows interest in sorcery from the beginning of her education, as opposed to having it thrust upon her as in the book. Elphaba is explicitly shown to survive at the end, and goes to live a life beyond Oz with Fiyero, where in the book her impending resurrection is only hinted.
Elphaba is also the creator of the Tin Woodman through a spell to save Boq, who had had his heart shrunken to apparent non-existence by Nessarosethe Scarecrow through a spell with which she attempts to save Fiyero from being tortured to death on her account and the Cowardly Lion the Lion Cub she rescued from the class after Doctor Dillamond's removal ; in the book the former is a result of an axe bewitched by Nessarose, and the latter's existence has nothing to do with Fiyero, other than her slight suspicion that he might indeed be her love coming back to find her, which just proves to be a paranoid delusion.
Elphaba also has a less significant vendetta with Madame Morrible in the musical than in the book: In the novel, Elphaba relentlessly attempts to kill Morrible, but in the musical, Elphaba has virtually nothing to do with her after the conclusion of the first act, being more focused on the Wizard. Her relationship with Glinda called "Galinda" until she renames herself in the latter part of the first act claiming it to be in honor of Doctor Dillamond, in fact it is an attempt to get Fiyero to notice her again is a central feature of the musical.
As in the novel, the two initially despise each other, but eventually develop a strong friendship. For a while, Elphaba goes along with Glinda's attempts to make her popular, but her rebellious and revolutionary nature ultimately forces her to reject both social and political popularity in favor of doing what she knows to be right in fighting to save the Animals. Just prior to Elphaba's supposed melting, the two confess that each has been changed by their friendship.
In addition, Elphaba admits that Glinda was the only friend she ever had, and Glinda replies that Elphaba was the only friend she has ever had who really mattered.
In a sharp contrast, Brummel captured the cynical, brooding nature of Elphaba. For the most part, the supporting cast in Wicked serves only to enhance the characters of the two leading witches. Compared to the strong leading roles, however, Nessarose often fades in importance.
Initially appearing just as shallow and carefree as Glinda, this young prince ultimately becomes more selfless than either Glinda or Elphaba. The Emerald City, capital of Oz and home of the Wizard, is an overwhelming rush of green dresses, green hats, and green canes.
The elaborate, often gaudy costumes make it quite clear that the setting is somewhere more fantastic, more wonderful than anywhere on Earth. The Emerald City also features the most stunning effects in the musical, including the giant mechanical head that speaks for the Wonderful Wizard of Oz Don Amendolia.
The first thing audiences notice upon entering the theater is the large dragon head dominating the top of the stage. The purpose of this mechanical dragon is never fully explained, and it seems generally unnecessary except for dramatic effect. Most scenes have fairly simple sets, with a couple of beds to indicate a dormitory, for instance.
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In addition to the mechanical head, there are also steampunk-esque towers and gears that move around the stage. Although Wicked is an enjoyable escape from dreary Pittsburgh, it has its limits.