History DrivenToSuicide / Theatre

2nd Aug '17 5:43:27 PM Maryloohoo
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* [[spoiler: Jason]] in bare: a pop opera. He's feeling so much angst about being gay, he got [[spoiler: Ivy]] pregnant, his friends have left him and when he asks Peter to run away with him, Peter refuses and says he can't hide anymore. The audience is left drowning in their own tears.

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* [[spoiler: Jason]] in bare: a pop opera.Theatre/BareAPopOpera. He's feeling so much angst about being gay, he got [[spoiler: Ivy]] pregnant, his friends have left him and when he asks Peter to run away with him, Peter refuses and says he can't hide anymore. The audience is left drowning in their own tears.
13th Jun '17 12:50:57 PM vifetoile
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** ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'', in its tragic [[TearJerker tearjerking]] finale, has poor Cio-Cio-San committing ''{{seppuku}}'' with the dagger given to her by the Mikado after learning that her lover Pinkerton is not coming for her like he promised her he would and that he has married another.

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** ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'', in its tragic [[TearJerker tearjerking]] finale, has poor Cio-Cio-San committing ''{{seppuku}}'' with the dagger given to her by the Mikado after learning that her lover Pinkerton is not coming for her like he promised her he would has truly abandoned her, and that he has married another.another, and is going to take away his son, the only joy in Cio-Cio-San's life.
9th Jun '17 9:38:00 PM angryclickernoise
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* ''Theatre/DearEvanHansen'' sees Connor Murphy killing himself offscreen not 20 minutes in. [[spoiler: Evan himself also attempted to kill himself by jumping out of a tree before the events of the musical.]]
7th May '17 4:28:43 PM lipranzer
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* In both the play and film version of ''Theatre/SixDegreesOfSeparation'', [[spoiler: Rick, after realizing how he'd screwed up in letting ConMan Paul spend all of his and his girlfriend Elizabeth's savings, jumps out of the window of their apartment. Also, at the end, it's implied Paul kills himself in prison at the end, though we don't know for sure]].
11th Mar '17 5:14:59 PM nombretomado
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*** And the Broadway interpretation MissSaigon does something similar, when the protagonist shoots herself both in despair over the loss of Chris and to force him to take their son Tam back to America with him.

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*** And the Broadway interpretation MissSaigon ''Theatre/MissSaigon'' does something similar, when the protagonist shoots herself both in despair over the loss of Chris and to force him to take their son Tam back to America with him.
18th Feb '17 9:56:19 PM _ballerina_
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* In ''Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812'', based off a section of ''War and Peace'', Natasha takes arsenic trying to kill herself after finding out that Anatole, who she planned to elope with, was already married and had never told her. After taking only a little, though, she gets scared, wakes up her cousin, and is saved by doctors.
8th Jun '16 5:14:03 PM WillBGood
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** Ajax, after his madness dissipates, is in such a state of dishonour that he cannot allow himself to try and reconcile with the [[UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar Greeks]] in ''Theatre/{{Ajax}}'', in spite of the pleas of his family and friends. He tricks them into thinking is is fine but then goes off to commit suicide on [[{{Irony}} Hektor's sword]].

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** Ajax, after his madness dissipates, is in such a state of dishonour that he cannot allow himself to try and reconcile with the [[UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar Greeks]] in ''Theatre/{{Ajax}}'', in spite of the pleas of his family and friends. He tricks them into thinking is he is fine but then goes off to commit suicide on [[{{Irony}} Hektor's sword]].
12th Mar '16 2:04:17 AM GrammarNavi
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** Floria Tosca of the opera ''{{Tosca}}'' throws herself off a tower after a harrowing BreakTheCutie ordeal that ends with her being forced to accept the original ScarpiaUltimatum to keep her lover Mario Cavaradossi from being executed, killing Scarpia before he can rape her, and then finding out that he had ordered Mario's real execution instead of the false one he had promised her if she agreed to it.

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** Floria Tosca of the opera ''{{Tosca}}'' ''Theatre/{{Tosca}}'' throws herself off a tower after a harrowing BreakTheCutie ordeal that ends with her being forced to accept the original ScarpiaUltimatum to keep her lover Mario Cavaradossi from being executed, killing Scarpia before he can rape her, and then finding out that he had ordered Mario's real execution instead of the false one he had promised her if she agreed to it.
7th Mar '16 2:20:07 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Very'' prominent in Greek tragedy.

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* ''Very'' prominent in Greek tragedy.tragedy:



* ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour''': [[spoiler:Martha actually does commit suicide after the rumor of her being a lesbian becomes too much.]]
** To specify: She considers her and her best friends lives ruined because of said rumor, a rumor that occured because [[spoiler:she ''did'' have feelings for Karen]]. Karen's fiance [[spoiler:leaving her due to doubting her fidelity]] only made everything worse. Combine this extra stress and guilt with the fact she's a lesbian in TheTwenties, possibly TheThirties, and the fact she has an unrequited love and...

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* ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour''': [[spoiler:Martha actually does commit In ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'' [[spoiler:Martha]] commits suicide after the rumor of her being a lesbian becomes too much.]]
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due to various reasons, mostly stemming from [[spoiler:heavy {{gayngst}}]]. She considers her and her best friends lives ruined because of said rumor, a rumor that occured because [[spoiler:she ''did'' have feelings for Karen]]. Karen's fiance [[spoiler:leaving her due to doubting her fidelity]] only made everything worse. Combine this extra stress and guilt with the fact she's a lesbian in TheTwenties, possibly TheThirties, TheTwenties (possibly TheThirties) and the fact she has an unrequited love and...
25th Nov '15 4:46:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/HenrikIbsen ''loved'' this trope. He wrote suicidal characters in ''Theatre/ADollsHouse'', ''Ghosts'' (assisted suicide), ''Theatre/TheWildDuck'', ''Theatre/{{Rosmersholm}}'', and ''HeddaGabler''. Not all of them go through with it, but for those five plays, the final tally is: 4 suicides in the text, 1 in the backstory, and possibly 2 others, depending on your character interpretation. As great a writer as he was, Ibsen really could have used a hug.

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* Creator/HenrikIbsen ''loved'' this trope. He wrote suicidal characters in ''Theatre/ADollsHouse'', ''Ghosts'' (assisted suicide), ''Theatre/TheWildDuck'', ''Theatre/{{Rosmersholm}}'', and ''HeddaGabler''.''Theatre/HeddaGabler''. Not all of them go through with it, but for those five plays, the final tally is: 4 suicides in the text, 1 in the backstory, and possibly 2 others, depending on your character interpretation. As great a writer as he was, Ibsen really could have used a hug.
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