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17th Jan '17 5:47:32 PM ManicDepressiveMouse
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* In Don DeLillo's surrealist play ''The Day Room,'' a motel TV set is played by an actor in a straitjacket. (Although it has a substantial amount of dialogue, including a fairly lengthy monologue.)
7th Jan '17 2:33:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happened once to the title character of ''{{Madeline}}'' and a few of her friends. The director lifted their spirits by giving them a dance number.

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* Happened once to the title character of ''{{Madeline}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'' and a few of her friends. The director lifted their spirits by giving them a dance number.
30th Dec '16 12:00:48 AM IvanovTroping97
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-->'''Bender:''' Now THAT'S coma acting!

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-->'''Bender:''' Now THAT'S coma acting!hospital dancing!
29th Dec '16 2:18:59 AM JackG
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In ''The Art of Coarse Acting'' by Michael Green, the author relates how he was in a play where the set designer had the idea of using three pieces of mobile scenery, made up of flats joined into a triangle on wheels, with an operator in the middle to spin or move the arrangement when required for a scene change. Things went well until Michael Green, who was one of the operators, got disoriented during a black-out and nearly wandered off the stage, stopping only when he heard a terrified shriek and the sound of the audience fleeing the front row.

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* In ''The Art of Coarse Acting'' by Michael Green, the author relates how he was in a play where the set designer had the idea of using three pieces of mobile scenery, made up of flats joined into a triangle on wheels, with an operator in the middle to spin or move the arrangement when required for a scene change. Things went well until Michael Green, who was one of the operators, got disoriented during a black-out and nearly wandered off the stage, stopping only when he heard a terrified shriek and the sound of the audience fleeing the front row.
29th Dec '16 2:18:39 AM JackG
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In ''The Art of Coarse Acting'' by Michael Green, the author relates how he was in a play where the set designer had the idea of using three pieces of mobile scenery, made up of flats joined into a triangle on wheels, with an operator in the middle to spin or move the arrangement when required for a scene change. Things went well until Michael Green, who was one of the operators, got disoriented during a black-out and nearly wandered off the stage, stopping only when he heard a terrified shriek and the sound of the audience fleeing the front row.


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7th Dec '16 9:30:04 AM Doug86
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* In ''VisualNovel/KamigamiNoAsobi'', the characters - Yui and her HotGod [[HaremGenre harem]] - have a school play of Cinderella. They draw roles out of a hat, and [[NorseMythology Thor]] gets "various". He ends up playing a mouse (which Apollon comments he may be too big for), a horse, and finally, yes, a tree. Just then, Loki, who [[AttentionWhore didn't want to play the Prince's servant]], decides to stage a coup d'etat... and a ''fight breaks out'' on stage.

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* In ''VisualNovel/KamigamiNoAsobi'', the characters - Yui and her HotGod [[HaremGenre harem]] - have a school play of Cinderella. They draw roles out of a hat, and [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Thor]] gets "various". He ends up playing a mouse (which Apollon comments he may be too big for), a horse, and finally, yes, a tree. Just then, Loki, who [[AttentionWhore didn't want to play the Prince's servant]], decides to stage a coup d'etat... and a ''fight breaks out'' on stage.
17th Nov '16 1:30:12 AM PaulA
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* Creator/EugeneIonesco's [[{{Absurdism}} absurdist]] play, ''The Bald Soprano'', features a character who plays the house door. [[spoiler:It's then subverted when, after waiting ''just'' long enough to convince the audience that this man with a doorknob attached to his elbow isn't going to move, he is greeted enthusiastically by one of the other characters and they proceed as though he was a normal person.]] It's [[MindScrew that kind of play]].

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* Creator/EugeneIonesco's [[{{Absurdism}} absurdist]] play, ''The Bald Soprano'', ''Theatre/TheBaldSoprano'', features a character who plays the house door. [[spoiler:It's then subverted when, after waiting ''just'' long enough to convince the audience that this man with a doorknob attached to his elbow isn't going to move, he is greeted enthusiastically by one of the other characters and they proceed as though he was a normal person.]] It's [[MindScrew that kind of play]].
17th Nov '16 12:30:44 AM PaulA
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* Eugene Ionesco's [[{{Absurdism}} absurdist]] play, ''The Bald Soprano'', features a character who plays the house door. [[spoiler:It's then subverted when, after waiting ''just'' long enough to convince the audience that this man with a doorknob attached to his elbow isn't going to move, he is greeted enthusiastically by one of the other characters and they proceed as though he was a normal person.]] It's [[MindScrew that kind of play]].

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* Eugene Ionesco's Creator/EugeneIonesco's [[{{Absurdism}} absurdist]] play, ''The Bald Soprano'', features a character who plays the house door. [[spoiler:It's then subverted when, after waiting ''just'' long enough to convince the audience that this man with a doorknob attached to his elbow isn't going to move, he is greeted enthusiastically by one of the other characters and they proceed as though he was a normal person.]] It's [[MindScrew that kind of play]].
11th Nov '16 11:56:43 AM SteelEdge
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* ''Webcomic/Persona4TW'' has the Death Social Link, Hisano, mention that in the first play she saw her husband perform in, he was a mushroom. There's a BrickJoke later, when the MC is cast as in a play as Mushroom #2. Mushroom #1 was played by a chair.
7th Nov '16 8:02:07 AM BunnyStar
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A character is tricked into performing in a play as an inanimate object. It's often used to undermine a character, making them TheChewToy of the moment. The need to have actors essentially playing props can be justified for school productions in which everyone in a class has to have ''something'' to do, and the adults in charge are forced to stretch the definitions of "actor" and "character".

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A character is tricked into performing performs in a play as an inanimate object. It's often used to undermine a character, making them TheChewToy of the moment. The need to have actors essentially playing props can be justified for school productions in which everyone in a class has to have ''something'' to do, and the adults in charge are forced to stretch the definitions of "actor" and "character".
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