History Series / TheHollowCrown

12th Mar '17 11:32:35 AM Lythande
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* LecherousLicking: Creator/BenedictCumberbatch does one over previous adaptations of ''Theatre/RichardIII'' by ''[[{{Main}} actively slurping Anne Neville's spit]].''

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* LecherousLicking: Creator/BenedictCumberbatch does one over previous adaptations of ''Theatre/RichardIII'' by ''[[{{Main}} actively ''actively slurping Anne Neville's spit]].spit.''
17th Feb '17 2:31:58 PM Thorion
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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Henry V''. The RousingSpeech for both Harfleur and Agincourt are often desperate attempts to pick up terrified soldiers suffering the beginnings of PTSD. Henry himself seems brave--but unsure and increasingly weighted down by his decisions: it really does seem like he might lose at Agincourt (which, historically, he was). His victories are not triumphs, and their cost shows on his face and in his army. The only really visually "glorious" moment is his funeral. While almost all productions have the Chorus remind the audience how short Henry's life was, it's rare to actually see him dead, and England in mourning.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Henry V''. The RousingSpeech for both Harfleur and Agincourt are often desperate attempts to pick up terrified soldiers suffering the beginnings of PTSD. Henry himself seems brave--but unsure and increasingly weighted down by his decisions: it really does seem like he might lose at Agincourt (which, historically, he was).Agincourt. His victories are not triumphs, and their cost shows on his face and in his army. The only really visually "glorious" moment is his funeral. While almost all productions have the Chorus remind the audience how short Henry's life was, it's rare to actually see him dead, and England in mourning.
1st Jan '17 6:32:49 AM Hjortron18
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** Richard III's angsting about how deformed and undesirable he is ([[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/05/15/00/342B67C800000578-3590907-image-m-81_1463268293492.jpg despite being true on-screen]]) might ring hollow considering he's still freaking BenedictCumberbatch.

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** Richard III's angsting about how deformed and undesirable he is ([[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/05/15/00/342B67C800000578-3590907-image-m-81_1463268293492.jpg despite being true on-screen]]) might ring hollow considering he's still freaking BenedictCumberbatch.Creator/BenedictCumberbatch.
28th Dec '16 4:52:40 PM Miriam
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* ManlyTears: In ''Richard III,'' the Lord Lieutenant of the Tower weeps as the two princes are murdered.


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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: A motif in ''Richard III.'' Richard mostly plays chess against himself, but we also see him playing a game with the Duke of Buckingham.
18th Dec '16 7:28:33 AM StFan
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--> ''Lordings, farewell; and say, when I am gone,''
--> ''I prophesied France will be lost ere long!''
--> -- ''Henry VI Part 2'' I.1.152-153.

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--> ''Lordings, --->''Lordings, farewell; and say, when I am gone,''
--> ''I
gone,\\
I
prophesied France will be lost ere long!''
-->
long!''\\
-- ''Henry VI Part 2'' I.1.152-153.



--->To shrink mine arm up like a withered shrub;
--->To make an envious mountain on my back,
--->Where sits Deformity to mock my body;
--->To shape my legs of an unequal size;
--->To disproportion me in every part,
--->Like to a '''[[SuddenlyShouting CHAOOOSS]]!!!'''

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--->To ---->''To shrink mine arm up like a withered shrub;
--->To
shrub;\\
To
make an envious mountain on my back,
--->Where
back,\\
Where
sits Deformity to mock my body;
--->To
body;\\
To
shape my legs of an unequal size;
--->To
size;\\
To
disproportion me in every part,
--->Like
part,\\
Like
to a '''[[SuddenlyShouting CHAOOOSS]]!!!'''



--->To say the truth, so Judas kissed his master
--->And cried “All hail!” whenas he meant '''[[EvilSoundsDeep ALL. HARM.]]'''

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--->To ---->''To say the truth, so Judas kissed his master
--->And
master\\
And
cried “All hail!” "All hail!" whenas he meant '''[[EvilSoundsDeep ALL. HARM.]]'''



--->If? Thou... protector of this damnèd strumpet,
--->[[PunctuatedForEmphasis TALK'ST. THOU. TO ME. OF]] '''[[SssssnakeTalk "IFFFSSSS?"!]]''' Thou art a traitor.--
--->OffWithHisHead! NOW BY ST. PAUL I SWEAR
--->I WILL NOT DINE UNTIL I SEE THE SAME!

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--->If? ---->''If? Thou... protector of this damnèd strumpet,
--->[[PunctuatedForEmphasis
strumpet,\\
[[PunctuatedForEmphasis
TALK'ST. THOU. TO ME. OF]] '''[[SssssnakeTalk "IFFFSSSS?"!]]''' Thou art a traitor.--
--->OffWithHisHead!
--\\
OffWithHisHead!
NOW BY ST. PAUL I SWEAR
--->I
SWEAR\\
I
WILL NOT DINE UNTIL I SEE THE SAME!



--->[[ChewingTheScenery IS THE CHAIR EMPTY?I IS THE SWORD UNSWAAAAYEEEDDD?!]]
--->[[ThisCannotBe IS THE KING DEAD?! THE EMPIRE UNPOSSESSED?!]]
--->WHAT HEIR OF YORK IS THERE ALIVE BUT WE?!
--->AND WHO IS ENGLAND’S KING BUT GREAT YORK’S HEIR?
--->'''THEN TELL ME! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHAT. MAKES. HE. UPON. THE. SEAS?!]]'''
* LaserGuidedKarma: For the duration of the ''Wars of the Roses'' cycle, most characters who have blood on their hands (either justified or not) would have been horrifically murdered or disgraced. It's almost positively similar to AkiraKurosawa's ''{{Film/Ran}}'' (itself an adaptation of Shakespeare's ''Theatre/KingLear'').

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--->[[ChewingTheScenery ---->[[ChewingTheScenery IS THE CHAIR EMPTY?I IS THE SWORD UNSWAAAAYEEEDDD?!]]
--->[[ThisCannotBe
UNSWAAAAYEEEDDD?!]]\\
[[ThisCannotBe
IS THE KING DEAD?! THE EMPIRE UNPOSSESSED?!]]
--->WHAT
UNPOSSESSED?!]]\\
WHAT
HEIR OF YORK IS THERE ALIVE BUT WE?!
--->AND
WE?!\\
AND
WHO IS ENGLAND’S ENGLAND'S KING BUT GREAT YORK’S HEIR?
--->'''THEN
YORK'S HEIR?\\
'''THEN
TELL ME! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHAT. MAKES. HE. UPON. THE. SEAS?!]]'''
* LaserGuidedKarma: For the duration of the ''Wars of the Roses'' cycle, most characters who have blood on their hands (either justified or not) would have been horrifically murdered or disgraced. It's almost positively similar to AkiraKurosawa's ''{{Film/Ran}}'' Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Film/{{Ran}}'' (itself an adaptation of Shakespeare's ''Theatre/KingLear'').



--> '''Richard:''' He that bereft thee, lady, of thy husband
--> Did it to help thee to a better husband.
-->'''Anne:''' His better doth not breathe upon the earth.
--> '''Richard:'''He lives that loves thee better than he could.
-->'''Anne:'''Where is he?
--> '''Richard:''' Here. (''Anne spits at his face.'') Why dost thou spit at me?
-->'''Anne:''' Would it were mortal poison for thy sake.
--> '''Richard:''' ''(wipes the spit and then licks his fingers)'' Never came poison from so sweet a place.
-->--''Theatre/RichardIII'', I.2.148-160.

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--> -->'''Richard:''' He that bereft thee, lady, of thy husband\\
Did it to help thee to a better husband.\\
'''Anne:''' His better doth not breathe upon the earth.\\
'''Richard:''' He that bereft thee, lady, of thy husband
--> Did it to help thee to a better husband.
-->'''Anne:''' His better doth not breathe upon the earth.
--> '''Richard:'''He
lives that loves thee better than he could.
-->'''Anne:'''Where
could.\\
'''Anne:''' Where
is he?
-->
he?\\
'''Richard:''' Here. (''Anne ''[Anne spits at his face.'') face]'' Why dost thou spit at me?
-->'''Anne:'''
me?\\
'''Anne:'''
Would it were mortal poison for thy sake.
-->
sake.\\
'''Richard:''' ''(wipes ''[wipes the spit and then licks his fingers)'' fingers]'' Never came poison from so sweet a place.
-->--''Theatre/RichardIII'',
place.\\
-- ''Theatre/RichardIII'',
I.2.148-160.
8th Dec '16 1:12:50 AM PhoenixAvalon
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* BuryYourGays: Poor Richard II. Supposedly not helped by Shakespeare pretty much plagiarizing from previous portrayals of King Edward II--Richard II's ancestor, who was an actual, publicly-practicing homosexual.

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* BuryYourGays: Poor Richard II. Supposedly not helped by Shakespeare pretty much plagiarizing from previous portrayals of King Edward II--Richard II's ancestor, who was an actual, publicly-practicing homosexual.
23rd Sep '16 8:15:09 PM Thorion
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* HistoricalInJoke: The real Richard III had a shoulder that was higher than the other. In this series the hump of his hunchback is crooked making it directed to one of his shoulders.
23rd Sep '16 8:12:51 PM Thorion
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* HistoricalInJoke: The real Richard III had a shoulder that was higher than the other. In this series the hump of his hunchback is crooked making it directed to one of his shoulders.
21st Aug '16 3:59:17 AM Ciara25
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* PragmaticAdaptation: ''Henry VI Part I'' uses relatively little of the material from its corresponding play, since much of what happens-- fighting against Joan of Arc--has no relevance to what happens in the rest of the cycle.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: ''Henry VI Part I'' uses relatively very little of the material from its corresponding play, since much of what happens-- its plot -- fighting against Joan of Arc--has no relevance to what happens in the rest of the cycle.cycle. Plus there's the fact that Joan is a) not depicted very tastefully in this play and b) the patron saint of France, meaning the BBC didn't want to piss off the French.
12th Aug '16 6:52:19 AM Sagetsu
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* TheDungAges: JustifiedTrope, in that soldiers getting mud-caked only happens during the open-field battles, where blood and soil would churn and muddy up almost everybody (i.e., the Battle of Shrewsbury in ''Theatre/HenryIVPart1'', the Battle of Agincourt in ''Theatre/HenryV'', and the Battle of Bosworth in ''Theatre/RichardIII'').



* EvilFeelsGood: An actual central concept of Richard Gloucester's characterization here. In this we are shown Richard can enjoy very little in his life because of his deformity (as he bitterly notes in a speech near to the end of Henry VI Part 2), so when he does enjoy crushing his Lancaster enemies, he grows a tad overboard with it to overcompensate.

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* EvilFeelsGood: An actual central concept of Richard Gloucester's characterization here. In this we are shown Richard can enjoy very little in his life because of his deformity (as he bitterly notes in a speech near to the end of Henry ''Henry VI Part 2), 2''), so when he does enjoy crushing his Lancaster enemies, he grows a tad overboard with it to overcompensate.



** A literal case in Henry VI Part 1. As Richard of York calls his sons by name, we see each of them, until he gets to young Richard (future Theatre/RichardIII), in which we only see his distorted, shadowy silhouette approaching as ominous music plays, hinting of Richard's future villainess.

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** A literal case in Henry ''Henry VI Part 1. 1''. As Richard of York calls his sons by name, we see each of them, until he gets to young Richard (future Theatre/RichardIII), in which we only see his distorted, shadowy silhouette approaching as ominous music plays, hinting of Richard's future villainess.villainies.
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