History ExecutiveMeddling / Theatre

8th Jul '16 12:17:04 AM Ozian123
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-->"And the managers must learn\\

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-->"And the my managers must learn\\
5th Apr '16 7:38:54 AM Willbyr
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2nd Jul '15 2:24:23 PM karstovich2
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* It is widely speculated that the ending of Creator/{{Moliere}}'s scandalous play ''Theatre/{{Tartuffe}}'' may have been edited.

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* It is widely speculated that the ending of Creator/{{Moliere}}'s scandalous play ''Theatre/{{Tartuffe}}'' may have been edited.edited, as it involves a royal official [[DeusExMachina coming out of nowhere to haul Tartuffe away for his crimes]]. Even if there were no actual edits, Molière may have felt he needed to write the ending in a way that painted the king (whom, you might recall, was UsefulNotes/LouisXIV) in a good light, ''especially'' because the point of the play was making fun of the then-influential faction called the ''dévots''.
3rd Sep '14 9:22:57 PM DoctorNemesis
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** ExecutiveMeddling interfering with Hamlet [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jc-7cT12gE was parodied in a charity performance]] by Creator/RowanAtkinson and Creator/HughLaurie, playing Blackadder and Shakespeare, respectively.

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** ExecutiveMeddling interfering with Hamlet [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jc-7cT12gE was parodied in a charity performance]] by Creator/RowanAtkinson and Creator/HughLaurie, playing Blackadder and Shakespeare, respectively. In a bit of a twist, the Executive Meddling actually ''improves'' the play.
26th May '14 8:55:30 AM Sapphirea2
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* This is the reason the 2013 stage musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' incorporates one song, "Pure Imagination", from the [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory 1971 movie adaptation]] of [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory the source novel]] into an otherwise completely new score -- Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures executives pushed for its placement. Given how well it goes over with audiences (it's TheElevenOClockNumber in this version), it's arguably a case of TropesAreNotBad.
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16th Feb '14 12:01:29 PM m8e
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** ExecutiveMeddling interfering with Hamlet [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jc-7cT12gE was parodied in a charity performance]] by RowanAtkinson and HughLaurie, playing Blackadder and Shakespeare, respectively.

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** ExecutiveMeddling interfering with Hamlet [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jc-7cT12gE was parodied in a charity performance]] by RowanAtkinson Creator/RowanAtkinson and HughLaurie, Creator/HughLaurie, playing Blackadder and Shakespeare, respectively.
31st Dec '13 2:49:41 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}'' had many rewrites forced on the script by Creator/BobFosse. Schwartz and Hirson objected in particular to the abridgement of Pippin's final line, "Trapped, but happy..." to just "Trapped...", and the licensed version restored the two deleted words.
22nd Nov '13 2:41:43 PM LordGro
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* GilbertAndSullivan were quick to shoot down demands that they rename their operetta ''{{Ruddigore}}'' something less offensive to Victorian ears.

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* GilbertAndSullivan Creator/GilbertAndSullivan were quick to shoot down demands that they rename their operetta ''{{Ruddigore}}'' ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'' something less offensive to Victorian ears.



* An in-story example: in AndrewLloydWebber's ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', the theater managers refused to acquiesce to the Opera Ghost's demands that Christine Daae be cast as the Countess in ''[[ShowWithinAShow Il Muto]]'', instead casting Carlotta as the lead and Christine in a silent role. The Phantom was displeased. After humiliating Carlotta on stage, he later confronted the managers and demanded that they produce his new play, ''Don Juan Triumphant''... in the executive's favor, Don Juan Triumphant [[StylisticSuck kinda sucks]].

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* An in-story example: in AndrewLloydWebber's ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', the theater managers refused to acquiesce to the Opera Ghost's demands that Christine Daae be cast as the Countess in ''[[ShowWithinAShow Il Muto]]'', instead casting Carlotta as the lead and Christine in a silent role. The Phantom was displeased. After humiliating Carlotta on stage, he later confronted the managers and demanded that they produce his new play, ''Don Juan Triumphant''... in the executive's favor, Don Juan Triumphant [[StylisticSuck kinda sucks]].



* ''CyranoDeBergerac'': An example InUniverse: At Act II Scene VII, the play notes indicate that Cyrano is tempted to accept a patronage from [[MagnificentBastard Cardenal]] [[ManBehindTheMan Richelieu]], but then [[SpannerInTheWorks De Guiche mentions the one thing]] [[SmallNameBigEgo Cyrano will not tolerate: someone touching his verses.]] It’s necessary to empathize that [[RenaissanceMan Richelieu is a playwright himself, he knows about art]] and he will be paying for everything, so his ExecutiveMeddling could even [[TropesAreNotBad be beneficial to Cyrano’s work]].

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* ''CyranoDeBergerac'': ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': An example InUniverse: At Act II Scene VII, the play notes indicate that Cyrano is tempted to accept a patronage from [[MagnificentBastard Cardenal]] [[ManBehindTheMan Richelieu]], but then [[SpannerInTheWorks De Guiche mentions the one thing]] [[SmallNameBigEgo Cyrano will not tolerate: someone touching his verses.]] It’s necessary to empathize that [[RenaissanceMan Richelieu is a playwright himself, he knows about art]] and he will be paying for everything, so his ExecutiveMeddling could even [[TropesAreNotBad be beneficial to Cyrano’s work]].



* The PDQBach half-act opera ''The Stoned Guest'' was intended to end with all four characters with speaking roles (The fifth character is a dog) killing each other. Then his sponsor told him that the ending was too depressing. So the ending was edited so that all four characters kill each other - and then they all spontaneously come back to life and sing about how they've somehow achieved a happy ending.

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* The PDQBach Music/PDQBach half-act opera ''The Stoned Guest'' was intended to end with all four characters with speaking roles (The fifth character is a dog) killing each other. Then his sponsor told him that the ending was too depressing. So the ending was edited so that all four characters kill each other - and then they all spontaneously come back to life and sing about how they've somehow achieved a happy ending.
8th Nov '13 8:38:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* The musical ''CityOfAngels'' is all about this trope. It involves the struggles of a crime novel writer named Stine, as he attempts to adapt one of his crime novels as a movie. Unfortunately, the film's producer [[MeaningfulName Buddy Fiddler]] insists that he make all sorts of crazy changes to the script.

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* The musical ''CityOfAngels'' ''Theatre/CityOfAngels'' is all about this trope. It involves the struggles of a crime novel writer named Stine, as he attempts to adapt one of his crime novels as a movie. Unfortunately, the film's producer [[MeaningfulName Buddy Fiddler]] insists that he make all sorts of crazy changes to the script.
28th Aug '13 9:34:11 PM Bissek
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* The PDQBach half-act opera ''The Stoned Guest'' was intended to end with all four characters with speaking roles (The fifth character is a dog) killing each other. Then his sponsor told him that the ending was too depressing. So the ending was edited so that all four characters kill each other - and then they all spontaneously come back to life and sing about how they've somehow achieved a happy ending.
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