History GenreDeconstruction / Theatre

12th Jan '17 7:47:06 AM creativename24
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* ''Theatre/NoisesOff'' is a farce that deconstructs a typical English {{farce}} by exploring everything that can go wrong with [[ShowWithinAShow Nothing On]], a poor farce being performed by a troupe of actors. Personal relationships get in the way between cast members and ever the show's director, and by the third act ''Nothing On'' descends into a madhouse.

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* ''Theatre/NoisesOff'' is a farce backstage comedy that deconstructs a typical English {{farce}} door-slamming sex {{farce}}, and how plays work in general, by exploring everything that can go wrong with [[ShowWithinAShow Nothing On]], a poor farce being performed by a troupe of actors. Personal relationships get in the way between cast members and ever the show's director, and by the third act ''Nothing On'' descends into a madhouse.
11th Jan '17 9:19:06 AM creativename24
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* ''Theatre/NoisesOff'' is a farce that deconstructs a typical English {{farce}} by exploring everything that can go wrong with [[ShowWithinAShow Nothing On]], a poor farce being performed by a troupe of actors. Personal relationships get in the way between cast members and ever the show's director, and by the third act ''Nothing On'' descends into a madhouse.
1st Dec '16 12:43:23 AM Furienna
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** ''Romeo And Juliet'' has been interpreted as a genre deconstruction of ''CommediaDellArte''. The stock characters are nearly all there, and the StarCrossedLovers plot, the ZanyScheme... only this time the zany scheme works just as well as an overly elaborate plot to get two teenagers together can be expected to and a lot of people die.

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** ''Romeo And Juliet'' has been interpreted as a genre deconstruction of ''CommediaDellArte''. The stock characters are nearly all there, and the StarCrossedLovers plot, the ZanyScheme... only this time the zany scheme works just as well as an overly elaborate plot to get two teenagers together can be expected to doesn't work, and a lot of five young people die.
19th Nov '16 3:27:24 PM Furienna
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** ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' can be read as a deconstruction of the idea that "LoveAtFirstSight" can exist, since Romeo and Juliet's attraction is interpreted by many readers as purely superficial, more to do with lust than love, and brings nothing but tragedy to everyone around them (and, of course, themselves). Again, [[Administrivia/TakeItToTheForums it's debatable]].

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** ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' can be read ''Romeo And Juliet'' has been interpreted as a genre deconstruction of ''CommediaDellArte''. The stock characters are nearly all there, and the idea that "LoveAtFirstSight" StarCrossedLovers plot, the ZanyScheme... only this time the zany scheme works just as well as an overly elaborate plot to get two teenagers together can exist, since Romeo be expected to and Juliet's attraction is interpreted by many readers as purely superficial, more to do with lust than love, and brings nothing but tragedy to everyone around them (and, a lot of course, themselves). Again, [[Administrivia/TakeItToTheForums it's debatable]].people die.



*** ''Romeo And Juliet'' has also, with some success, been interpreted as a genre deconstruction of ''CommediaDellArte''. The stock characters are nearly all there, and the StarCrossedLovers plot, the ZanyScheme... only this time the zany scheme works just as well as an overly elaborate plot to get two teenagers together can be expected to and a lot of people die.
9th Jun '16 12:08:03 PM Divra
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**** ''Romeo And Juliet'' has also, with some success, been interpreted as a genre deconstruction of ''CommediaDellArte''. The stock characters are nearly all there, and the StarCrossedLovers plot, the ZanyScheme... only this time the zany scheme works just as well as an overly elaborate plot to get two teenagers together can be expected to and a lot of people die.
9th May '16 10:01:54 PM damus2300
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* The musical ''{{Urinetown}}'' has the downtrodden people fighting to overthrow the oppressive system that heavily taxes and regulates their bathroom usage during a worldwide massive drought. They succeed, but [[spoiler: they are so caught up in the "freedom" that they don't control themselves at all and end up effectively squandering all the remaining water.]]

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* The musical ''{{Urinetown}}'' ''Theatre/{{Urinetown}}'' deconstructs a typical {{Dystopia}} story. It has the downtrodden people fighting to overthrow the oppressive system that heavily taxes and regulates their bathroom usage during a worldwide massive drought. They succeed, but [[spoiler: they are so caught up in the "freedom" that they don't control themselves at all and end up effectively squandering all the remaining water.]]
3rd Feb '16 6:50:26 PM ManicDepressiveMouse
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** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' has been read as a massive deconstruction of Elizabethan revenge dramas (although most of them end in tears for everyone).

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** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' has been read as a massive deconstruction of Elizabethan revenge dramas (although dramas. Although most of them end in tears for everyone). everyone, ''Hamlet'' deconstructs the genre by having the characters react to events like the ghost's appearance like a real person would (in a standard revenge play, the appearance of a vengeful ghost was an expected part of the genre, but Hamlet doubts the ghost's reality for half the play, as a real person who saw a ghost probably would).



** ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' can be read as a deconstruction of the idea that "LoveAtFirstSight" can exist, since Romeo and Juliet's attraction is implied to be purely superficial, more to do with lust than love, and brings nothing but tragedy to everyone around them (and, of course, themselves). Again, [[Administrivia/TakeItToTheForums it's debatable]].

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** ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' can be read as a deconstruction of the idea that "LoveAtFirstSight" can exist, since Romeo and Juliet's attraction is implied to be interpreted by many readers as purely superficial, more to do with lust than love, and brings nothing but tragedy to everyone around them (and, of course, themselves). Again, [[Administrivia/TakeItToTheForums it's debatable]].
16th Mar '15 8:43:00 PM jormis29
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* OlderThanFeudalism: Creator/{{Euripides}}' ''Trojan Women'' and ''Hecuba'' portrayed TheTrojanWar as a human tragedy rather than a sweeping epic tale of martial valor in the Creator/{{Homer}}ic tradition. In general, his tragedies are regarded as more "modern" than those of his predecessors because of their morally ambiguous protagonists, pervasive sense of [[{{Wangst}} anxiety and despair]], religious skepticism and overall portrayal of mythologycal subjects and characters as real people.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: Creator/{{Euripides}}' ''Trojan Women'' and ''Hecuba'' portrayed TheTrojanWar UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar as a human tragedy rather than a sweeping epic tale of martial valor in the Creator/{{Homer}}ic tradition. In general, his tragedies are regarded as more "modern" than those of his predecessors because of their morally ambiguous protagonists, pervasive sense of [[{{Wangst}} anxiety and despair]], religious skepticism and overall portrayal of mythologycal subjects and characters as real people.
7th Jan '15 9:05:22 PM damus2300
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*** It also deconstructs DeathFakedForYou. If you think this is CrazyEnoughToWork, it doesn't.
19th Feb '14 11:20:39 AM m8e
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** In a like manner, ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'' can be read as a Deconstruction (or even a Satire) of revenge dramas. The over-the-top blood and gore, and the obvious mental instability of ''everyone'', including the play's purported "heroes," have led some modern audiences to call this play the most "[[QuentinTarantino Tarantino-esque]]" of Shakespeare's works.

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** In a like manner, ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'' can be read as a Deconstruction (or even a Satire) of revenge dramas. The over-the-top blood and gore, and the obvious mental instability of ''everyone'', including the play's purported "heroes," have led some modern audiences to call this play the most "[[QuentinTarantino "[[Creator/QuentinTarantino Tarantino-esque]]" of Shakespeare's works.
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