History Literature / Bluebeard

20th Oct '16 5:59:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The musical being staged on the night of the 1903 Iroquois theater fire in Chicago was a very loose adaptation of the folk tale which turned it into a musical comedy. Entitled ''Mr Bluebeard'', it moved the action to a heavily exoticized version of [[ArabianNightsDays Baghdad]], not that this stopped the show including Irish charmers, a number about ''Hamlet'' and a platoon of singing Hussars, or paying a whistle-stop tour of [[InterchangeableAsianCultures India and Japan]]. The characters had [[StockForeignName stock foreign names]] like Fatima, Abulim, Beco, Zoli and, most bafflingly of all, ''[[TheyJustDidntCare Anne]]''. Even by the standards of the time it wasn't considered a very good show, and the fire is probably the only reason anyone remembers ''Mr Bluebeard'' at all.

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* The musical being staged on the night of the 1903 Iroquois theater fire in Chicago was a very loose adaptation of the folk tale which turned it into a musical comedy. Entitled ''Mr Bluebeard'', it moved the action to a heavily exoticized version of [[ArabianNightsDays Baghdad]], not that this stopped the show including Irish charmers, a number about ''Hamlet'' and a platoon of singing Hussars, or paying a whistle-stop tour of [[InterchangeableAsianCultures India and Japan]]. The characters had [[StockForeignName stock foreign names]] like Fatima, Abulim, Beco, Zoli and, most bafflingly of all, ''[[TheyJustDidntCare Anne]]''.''Anne''. Even by the standards of the time it wasn't considered a very good show, and the fire is probably the only reason anyone remembers ''Mr Bluebeard'' at all.
9th Jul '16 10:49:42 PM lily-sally
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* Track 7 of SoundHorizon's ''Märchen'' is based on this fairy tale.



* SoundHorizon's song "Aoki Hakushaku no Shiro" on their ''Marchen'' album is based around this story.

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* SoundHorizon's song "Aoki Hakushaku no Shiro" on their ''Marchen'' album is based around this story. In a small twist, the story is told from the perspective of the ghost of his first wife.
1st Nov '15 12:56:57 PM Sheora
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%% * AnAesop

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%% * AnAesopAnAesop: Perrault leaves comments at the end of the tale about the moral within.



%%* DamselInDistress

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%%* DamselInDistress* DamselInDistress: The wife, as she stalls for time as her relatives approach.



%%* ForbiddenFruit

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%%* ForbiddenFruit* ForbiddenFruit: The forbidden chamber.



%%* SerialKiller

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%%* SerialKiller* SerialKiller: Bluebeard has murdered all his previous wives for disobeying him.


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* UglyGuyHotWife: Bluebeard's blue beard puts people off. But his wealth and apparent generosity keeps getting him young, beautiful wives from time to time.


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17th Oct '15 7:37:54 PM nombretomado
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* A villain named Bluebeard appeared in the 1949 PorkyPig short "Bye Bye Bluebeard", where he was wolf-like and did, indeed, have a blue beard. (He was [[VileVillainSaccharineShow far more evil]] than most ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' villains, tying poor Porky up and building a guillotine to use on him. Fortunately for Porky, this version is a VillainousGlutton, and he's saved when a mouse tricks Bluebeard into eating bombs disguised as popovers.)

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* A villain named Bluebeard appeared in the 1949 PorkyPig WesternAnimation/PorkyPig short "Bye Bye Bluebeard", where he was wolf-like and did, indeed, have a blue beard. (He was [[VileVillainSaccharineShow far more evil]] than most ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' villains, tying poor Porky up and building a guillotine to use on him. Fortunately for Porky, this version is a VillainousGlutton, and he's saved when a mouse tricks Bluebeard into eating bombs disguised as popovers.)
27th Aug '15 8:23:48 PM Vox
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Is not [[CaptainColorbeard a pirate]].

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Is Despite what [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] may tell you, the titular character is not [[CaptainColorbeard a pirate]].
12th Aug '15 7:53:22 AM narm00
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* TheBluebeard: TropeNamer.



* TheBluebeard: TropeNamer.



!! Adaptions of the tale or appearances of the character in other works:

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!! Adaptions Adaptations of the tale or appearances of the character in other works:



* A ballad ''Bridegroom'' by Creator/AlexanderPushkin is similar to "Mr.Fox" version. A merchant's daughter got lost in the woods and came back 3 days later after experiencing something horrible, which she refuses to tell. Later she is [[ArrangedMarriage forced to marry]] some man she is afraid of. At the wedding she [[AllJustADream retells a nightmare]], where she stumbles upon a strange house, hides and watches a wedding of a bandit leader that ends with the bride's murder and chopping her hand off. Then she asks her groom if he recognizes [[ThatWasNotADream the ring from that hand]]. The groom is promptly arrested, tried and executed.
* Russian folktale "The Cat with the Golden Tail" replaces Bluebeard with a ''bear'', who kidnaps girls and forces them to live in his house as his wife and housekeeper. He murders them for entering a forbidden storehouse with kegs of magic liquids (that can turn anything to gold, to silver, [[HealingSpring resurrect dead]] or [[GrimyWater heal wounds but kill the patient]]). He also ends up storing the corpses next to kegs.[[note]] The third girl resurrects her sisters, tricks the bear into carrying them all home and arranges the accident that kills him.[[/note]]

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* A The ballad ''Bridegroom'' by Creator/AlexanderPushkin is similar to "Mr.the "Mr. Fox" version. A merchant's daughter got lost in the woods and came back 3 days later after experiencing something horrible, which she refuses to tell. Later she is [[ArrangedMarriage forced to marry]] some man she is afraid of. At the wedding she [[AllJustADream retells a nightmare]], where she stumbles upon a strange house, hides and watches a wedding of a bandit leader that ends with the bride's murder and chopping her hand off. Then she asks her groom if he recognizes [[ThatWasNotADream the ring from that hand]]. The groom is promptly arrested, tried and executed.
* Russian folktale "The Cat with the Golden Tail" replaces Bluebeard with a ''bear'', who kidnaps girls and forces them to live in his house as his wife and housekeeper. He murders them for entering a forbidden storehouse with kegs of magic liquids (that can turn anything to gold, to silver, [[HealingSpring resurrect the dead]] or [[GrimyWater heal wounds but kill the patient]]). He also ends up storing the corpses next to kegs.[[note]] The third girl resurrects her sisters, tricks the bear into carrying them all home and arranges the accident that kills him.[[/note]]



* A villain named Bluebeard appeared in the 1949 PorkyPig short "Bye Bye Bluebeard", where he was wolf-like and did, indeed, have a blue beard. (He was [[VileVillainSaccharineShow far more evil]] than most ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' villains, tying poor Porky up and building a guillotine to use on him. Fortunately for Porky, this version is a VillainousGlutton who is saved when a mouse tricks him into eating bombs disguised as popovers.

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* A villain named Bluebeard appeared in the 1949 PorkyPig short "Bye Bye Bluebeard", where he was wolf-like and did, indeed, have a blue beard. (He was [[VileVillainSaccharineShow far more evil]] than most ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' villains, tying poor Porky up and building a guillotine to use on him. Fortunately for Porky, this version is a VillainousGlutton who is VillainousGlutton, and he's saved when a mouse tricks him Bluebeard into eating bombs disguised as popovers. popovers.)
16th Jul '15 5:42:17 PM PaulA
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* Creator/UrsulaVernon's short story "Bluebeard's Wife" (in which Bluebeard marries a woman who grew up in a nosy family and consequently determines that if he wants his own private space she's not going to intrude) and novel ''The Seventh Bride'' (in which the Bluebeard character is a sorcerer and the price for failing his tests is not so simple as death).
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7th Jun '15 8:05:53 AM StFan
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** Of course, there is also Henry the VIII. GrimmsFairyTaleClassics lampshaded this.

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** Of course, there is also Henry the VIII. GrimmsFairyTaleClassics ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' lampshaded this.
10th May '15 1:50:51 PM laila
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* The musical being staged on the night of the 1903 Iroquois theater fire in Chicago was a loose adaptation of the folk tale. Entitled ''Mr Bluebeard'', it moved the action to a heavily exoticized version of [[ArabianNightsDays Baghdad]], not that this stopped the show including Irish charmers, a number about ''Hamlet'' and a platoon of singing Hussars, or paying a whistle-stop tour of [[InterchangeableAsianCultures India and Japan]]. The characters had [[StockForeignName stock foreign names]] like Fatima, Abulim, Beco, Zoli and, most bafflingly of all, ''[[TheyJustDidntCare Anne]]''. Even by the standards of the time it wasn't considered a very good show, and the fire is probably the only reason anyone remembers ''Mr Bluebeard'' at all.

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* The musical being staged on the night of the 1903 Iroquois theater fire in Chicago was a very loose adaptation of the folk tale.tale which turned it into a musical comedy. Entitled ''Mr Bluebeard'', it moved the action to a heavily exoticized version of [[ArabianNightsDays Baghdad]], not that this stopped the show including Irish charmers, a number about ''Hamlet'' and a platoon of singing Hussars, or paying a whistle-stop tour of [[InterchangeableAsianCultures India and Japan]]. The characters had [[StockForeignName stock foreign names]] like Fatima, Abulim, Beco, Zoli and, most bafflingly of all, ''[[TheyJustDidntCare Anne]]''. Even by the standards of the time it wasn't considered a very good show, and the fire is probably the only reason anyone remembers ''Mr Bluebeard'' at all.
10th May '15 1:48:35 PM laila
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* The musical being staged on the night of the 1903 Iroquois theater fire in Chicago was a loose adaptation of the folk tale. Entitled ''Mr Blue Beard'', it moved the action to a heavily exoticized version of [[ArabianNightsDays Baghdad]], not that this stopped the show including Irish dock workers, a number about ''Hamlet'' and a platoon of singing Hussars, or paying a whistle-stop tour of [[InterchangeableAsianCultures China and Japan]]. The characters had [[StockForeignName stock foreign names]] like Fatima, Abulim, Beco, Zoli and, most bafflingly of all, ''[[TheyJustDidntCare Anne]]''. Even by the standards of the time it wasn't considered a very good show, and the fire is probably the only reason anyone remembers ''Mr Blue Beard'' at all.

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* The musical being staged on the night of the 1903 Iroquois theater fire in Chicago was a loose adaptation of the folk tale. Entitled ''Mr Blue Beard'', Bluebeard'', it moved the action to a heavily exoticized version of [[ArabianNightsDays Baghdad]], not that this stopped the show including Irish dock workers, charmers, a number about ''Hamlet'' and a platoon of singing Hussars, or paying a whistle-stop tour of [[InterchangeableAsianCultures China India and Japan]]. The characters had [[StockForeignName stock foreign names]] like Fatima, Abulim, Beco, Zoli and, most bafflingly of all, ''[[TheyJustDidntCare Anne]]''. Even by the standards of the time it wasn't considered a very good show, and the fire is probably the only reason anyone remembers ''Mr Blue Beard'' Bluebeard'' at all.
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