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[[redirect:Literature/TheWomanInBlack]]''The Woman In Black'' may refer to:

* WomanInBlack, a trope.
* ''Literature/TheWomanInBlack'', a 1983 horror novel by Susan Hill.
* ''Film/TheWomanInBlack'', the 2012 feature film adaptation.

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10th Dec '11 4:42:44 AM movie007
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10th Dec '11 4:41:25 AM movie007
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A 1983 novel written by Susan Hill, with a 1989 MadeForTVMovie adaptation and a (still-running) 1989 stage adaptation. The story centers on a young solicitor, Arthur Kipps, who goes to a small market town on the east coast of Britain to attend to the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, an elderly widow who lived alone in solitary Eel Marsh House. She lived in a house isolated on an isle that is inaccessible for most of the day when the causeway floods. Oh, and it is haunted by her sister and mother of her adopted son (who died in an accident while still very young) Jennet. Whenever she is seen, a child dies.

Kipps is left a nervous wreck and returns to London to his fiancée.

The stage play has a different slant, in order to keep the budget low and to be able to do it as a two-hander play, it is instead portrayed as an elderly Kipps employing an actor to help him get the story across to his family.

The stage play adaptation has now been going on for 20 years at the Fortune theater, making it the longest-running thriller in London's West End (at, co-incidentally, the West End's smallest theater). This play is a favourite of school drama trips, making sure the audience usualy has a group of easily startled kids who will scream in all the right places...

In 2011, [[HammerHorror Hammer Films]] is producing a feature film version starring DanielRadcliffe. Coincidentally, the 1989 version starred Radcliffe's onscreen father Adrian Rawlins.
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'''This story contains examples of:'''
* BadBadActing: Kipps in the stage version, until about halfway through the first scene in his story.
* HammerHorror: Bears all of the moodiness and foreboding of a Hammer Film. Appropriately, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lReemWmO5o they are producing the Remake, which takes the atmosphere]] [[UpToEleven up to eleven.]]
* HauntedHouse: Eel Marsh.
* JumpScare: All over the place in the stage play. Audiences regularly shriek out loud, and that's kind of the point.
* JustEatGilligan: Kipps has to review all of Alice Drablow's documents, a task that will take several days at least. This apparently necessitates him staying in the creepy haunted house over several nights to do so. Instead of, for example, reviewing said documents in the relative safety of the town.
* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: Stage version only, with the actor being employed to take on Kipps' role and Kipps himself taking on the role of the people he encountered during the story.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: The WIB, bordering on HighOctaneNightmareFuel. The face alone qualifies her for the post. She kills children whenever she appears, and takes a fiendish delight in using the deaths for revenge. [[spoiler:She appears to the actor, who reveals that he has a wife and son, similarly to Kipps before they died. Kipps cannot see her. The play ends as the actor claps his hand to his mouth in horror, then runs offstage...]]
* PersonWithTheClothing
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: Older-Kipps.
* StellarName: Kipps' fiancée.
* StylisticSuck: Stage only, and lampshaded by the actor, referring to Kipps' manuscript of the event.

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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/WomanInBlack.jpg
A 1983 novel written by Susan Hill, with a 1989 MadeForTVMovie adaptation and a (still-running) 1989 stage adaptation. The story centers on a young solicitor, Arthur Kipps, who goes to a small market town on the east coast of Britain to attend to the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, an elderly widow who lived alone in solitary Eel Marsh House. She lived in a house isolated on an isle that is inaccessible for most of the day when the causeway floods. Oh, and it is haunted by her sister and mother of her adopted son (who died in an accident while still very young) Jennet. Whenever she is seen, a child dies.

Kipps is left a nervous wreck and returns to London to his fiancée.

The stage play has a different slant, in order to keep the budget low and to be able to do it as a two-hander play, it is instead portrayed as an elderly Kipps employing an actor to help him get the story across to his family.

The stage play adaptation has now been going on for 20 years at the Fortune theater, making it the longest-running thriller in London's West End (at, co-incidentally, the West End's smallest theater). This play is a favourite of school drama trips, making sure the audience usualy has a group of easily startled kids who will scream in all the right places...

In 2011, [[HammerHorror Hammer Films]] is producing a feature film version starring DanielRadcliffe. Coincidentally, the 1989 version starred Radcliffe's onscreen father Adrian Rawlins.
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'''This story contains examples of:'''
* BadBadActing: Kipps in the stage version, until about halfway through the first scene in his story.
* HammerHorror: Bears all of the moodiness and foreboding of a Hammer Film. Appropriately, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lReemWmO5o they are producing the Remake, which takes the atmosphere]] [[UpToEleven up to eleven.]]
* HauntedHouse: Eel Marsh.
* JumpScare: All over the place in the stage play. Audiences regularly shriek out loud, and that's kind of the point.
* JustEatGilligan: Kipps has to review all of Alice Drablow's documents, a task that will take several days at least. This apparently necessitates him staying in the creepy haunted house over several nights to do so. Instead of, for example, reviewing said documents in the relative safety of the town.
* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: Stage version only, with the actor being employed to take on Kipps' role and Kipps himself taking on the role of the people he encountered during the story.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: The WIB, bordering on HighOctaneNightmareFuel. The face alone qualifies her for the post. She kills children whenever she appears, and takes a fiendish delight in using the deaths for revenge. [[spoiler:She appears to the actor, who reveals that he has a wife and son, similarly to Kipps before they died. Kipps cannot see her. The play ends as the actor claps his hand to his mouth in horror, then runs offstage...]]
* PersonWithTheClothing
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: Older-Kipps.
* StellarName: Kipps' fiancée.
* StylisticSuck: Stage only, and lampshaded by the actor, referring to Kipps' manuscript of the event.

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21st Oct '11 10:48:00 AM nighttrainfm
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* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: Older-Kipps.
20th Aug '11 6:49:08 PM Mujaki
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In 2011, this will be a feature film version starring DanielRadcliffe. Coincidentally, the 1989 version starred Radcliffe's onscreen father Adrian Rawlins.

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In 2011, this will be [[HammerHorror Hammer Films]] is producing a feature film version starring DanielRadcliffe. Coincidentally, the 1989 version starred Radcliffe's onscreen father Adrian Rawlins.



* BadBadActing: Kipps in the stage version, until about halfway through the first scene in his story.

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* BadBadActing: Kipps in the stage version, until about halfway through the first scene in his story. story.
* HammerHorror: Bears all of the moodiness and foreboding of a Hammer Film. Appropriately, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lReemWmO5o they are producing the Remake, which takes the atmosphere]] [[UpToEleven up to eleven.]]
30th Mar '11 7:56:14 AM Hello999
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In 2011, this will be a feature film version starring DanielRadcliffe.

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In 2011, this will be a feature film version starring DanielRadcliffe. Coincidentally, the 1989 version starred Radcliffe's onscreen father Adrian Rawlins.
27th Feb '11 4:51:52 PM blackcat
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* HellIsThatNoise: If you see the stage version I guarantee that the sound of the rocking chair will become this for you, possibly also the horses hooves as the [[spoiler:ghostly]] pony and trap approaches.

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* HellIsThatNoise: If you see the stage version I guarantee that the sound of the rocking chair will become this for you, possibly also the horses hooves as the [[spoiler:ghostly]] pony and trap approaches.
27th Feb '11 4:49:54 PM blackcat
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* StellarName: Kipps' fiancée.



* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: Stage version only, with the actor being employed to take on Kipps' role and Kipps himself taking on the role of the people he encountered during the story.

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* JustEatGilligan: Kipps has to review all of Alice Drablow's documents, a task that will take several days at least. This apparently necessitates him staying in the creepy haunted house over several nights to do so. Instead of, for example, reviewing said documents in the relative safety of the town.
* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: Stage version only, with the actor being employed to take on Kipps' role and Kipps himself taking on the role of the people he encountered during the story. story.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: The WIB, bordering on HighOctaneNightmareFuel. The face alone qualifies her for the post. She kills children whenever she appears, and takes a fiendish delight in using the deaths for revenge. [[spoiler:She appears to the actor, who reveals that he has a wife and son, similarly to Kipps before they died. Kipps cannot see her. The play ends as the actor claps his hand to his mouth in horror, then runs offstage...]]




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* StellarName: Kipps' fiancée.



* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: The WIB, bordering on HighOctaneNightmareFuel. The face alone qualifies her for the post. She kills children whenever she appears, and takes a fiendish delight in using the deaths for revenge. [[spoiler:She appears to the actor, who reveals that he has a wife and son, similarly to Kipps before they died. Kipps cannot see her. The play ends as the actor claps his hand to his mouth in horror, then runs offstage...]]
* JustEatGilligan: Kipps has to review all of Alice Drablow's documents, a task that will take several days at least. This apparently necessitates him staying in the creepy haunted house over several nights to do so. Instead of, for example, reviewing said documents in the relative safety of the town.
27th Feb '11 4:46:32 PM blackcat
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Kipps is left a nervous wreck and returns to London to his fiancée. [[spoiler:But later, when he has a child of his own, The Woman In Black gets her revenge for his meddling by killing his wife and son.]]

The stage play has a different slant, in order to keep the budget low and to be able to do it as a two-hander play, it is instead portrayed as an elderly Kipps employing an actor to help him get the story across to his family. [[spoiler:The WIB is also present, although Kipps cannot see her.]]

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Kipps is left a nervous wreck and returns to London to his fiancée. [[spoiler:But later, when he has a child of his own, The Woman In Black gets her revenge for his meddling by killing his wife and son.]]\n\n

The stage play has a different slant, in order to keep the budget low and to be able to do it as a two-hander play, it is instead portrayed as an elderly Kipps employing an actor to help him get the story across to his family. [[spoiler:The WIB is also present, although Kipps cannot see her.]]\n


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9th Feb '11 8:33:27 AM Unda
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*JustEatGilligan: Kipps has to review all of Alice Drablow's documents, a task that will take several days at least. This apparently necessitates him staying in the creepy haunted house over several nights to do so. Instead of, for example, reviewing said documents in the relative safety of the town.
*HellIsThatNoise: If you see the stage version I guarantee that the sound of the rocking chair will become this for you, possibly also the horses hooves as the [[spoiler:ghostly]] pony and trap approaches.
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