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Hadestown Plot Question#1
Posted: 2/12/20 at 8:44am

Plot question and possible minor Act 1 spoiler below:

 
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Is it implied that Eurydice sleeps with Hades at the end of Act 1?  I always assumed that they go into his office to sign on the dotted line but nothing more. That Persephone is jealous that Hades is giving another woman his attention - not that Eurydice and Hades had been intimate.  But after really listening to the first verse of Flowers, I'm thinking maybe Eurydice is singing about being forced to sleep with Hades. 

Any thoughts on this interpretation?

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Hadestown Plot Question#2
Posted: 2/12/20 at 8:58am

Piparoo said: "Plot question and possible minor Act 1 spoiler below:

 
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Is it implied that Eurydice sleeps with Hades at the end of Act 1? I always assumed that they go into his office to sign on the dotted line but nothing more. ThatPersephone is jealous that Hades is giving another woman his attention - not that Eurydice and Hades had been intimate. But after really listening to the first verse of Flowers, I'm thinking maybe Eurydice is singing about being forced to sleep with Hades.
 
Oh, I definitely assumed they slept together.

Any thoughts on this interpretation?"

 

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Hadestown Plot Question#3
Posted: 2/12/20 at 9:36am

I don't know how to do spoiler tag, but I didn't get that at all. I don't think they ...

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Hadestown Plot Question#4
Posted: 2/12/20 at 9:48am

I feel like there was a long thread about this at one point with many people on both sides. I still don't know what I think.

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Hadestown Plot Question#5
Posted: 2/12/20 at 10:00am

initially i didn't get that from the recording, but after seeing the show it definitely seems that they did, at least as far as Persephone is concerned. (doe does this hilarious bump and grind movement in the act 2 opener)

or maybe Persephone only assumes they did.....

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Hadestown Plot Question#6
Posted: 2/12/20 at 11:09am

I didn't think so at all til my mom and I talked about it. 

What sold me was persephone outside the room doing air quotes. Im completely 50/50.

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Hadestown Plot Question#7
Posted: 2/12/20 at 11:10am

Yeah they did, but like... she didn't come, because that 'girl means nothing to him'.

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Hadestown Plot Question#8
Posted: 2/12/20 at 11:49am

When i first saw the show (having never listened to the album before) I automatically assumed they slept together and then was suprised afterwards that others didn't get that at all. For me it was Hades loosening his tie before stepping through the door after Eurydice. Like why else would he do that?

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Hadestown Plot Question#9
Posted: 2/12/20 at 12:45pm

If they did, it makes it A LOT harder for me to forgive Hades during the Act II dance with Persephone.

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Hadestown Plot Question#10
Posted: 2/12/20 at 3:39pm

Valentina3 said: "Yeah they did, but like... she didn't come, because that 'girl means nothing to him'."

No, she didn’t come because the lyric ended in a perfect rhyme

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Hadestown Plot Question#11
Posted: 2/12/20 at 6:42pm

Alex Kulak2 said: "Valentina3 said: "Yeah they did, but like... she didn't come, because that 'girl means nothing to him'."

No, she didn’t come because the lyric ended in a perfect rhyme
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DYING! Hahaha

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Hadestown Plot Question#12
Posted: 2/12/20 at 11:43pm
Never got that. Didn’t even really occur to me and I’ve seen it a few times. I guess it’s possible
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Hadestown Plot Question#13
Posted: 2/13/20 at 12:17am

schubox said: "Never got that. Didn’t even really occur to me and I’ve seen it a few times. I guess it’s possible"

That's exactly where I'm at.

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Hadestown Plot Question#14
Posted: 2/13/20 at 6:27am
It makes more sense that they have when Persephone uses that he has no FEELINGS for her, so why not give Eurydice and Orpheus a chance.

But, I'm also not sure it matters.
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Hadestown Plot Question#15
Posted: 2/13/20 at 7:08am

dramamama611 said: "It makes more sense that they have when Persephone uses that he has no FEELINGS for her, so why not give Eurydice and Orpheus a chance.

But, I'm also not sure it matters.
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It makes me view the relationships between both couples differently, if true.

 

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Hadestown Plot Question#16
Posted: 2/13/20 at 3:12pm

He absolutely did.

When Hades is on the steps walking up to the office, he UNBUTTONS his suit and says "step into my office, there are papers to be signed."

And in Act 2, the fates sing "and Hades laid his hand on you, and gave you everlasting life (while they all put their hands up and down Eurydice's body)."

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