History Theatre / Giselle

10th Jul '17 2:14:03 PM xcountryguy
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Giselle saves the prince, who ''has'' fallen in love with her, but must depart forever. At least she now rests in peace and Albrecht will live on.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Giselle [[spoiler:Giselle saves the prince, who ''has'' fallen in love with her, but must depart forever. At least she now rests in peace and Albrecht will live on.]]



* CueTheSun: [[spoiler: This frees Albrecht from the wilis and in some cases, Giselle as well.]]

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* CueTheSun: [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This frees Albrecht from the wilis and in some cases, Giselle as well.]]



* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Albrecht, and even then it's a BittersweetEnding.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Albrecht, [[spoiler:Albrecht, and even then it's a BittersweetEnding.]]



* GoneHorriblyWrong: If the ballet portrays Hilarion more sympathetically, his attempt to get Albrecht and Giselle together backfires spectacularly and results in Giselle dying of a broken heart. [[spoiler: And even more so: the wilis make sure he gets his dose of karma.]]

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* GoneHorriblyWrong: If the ballet portrays Hilarion more sympathetically, his attempt to get Albrecht and Giselle together backfires spectacularly and results in Giselle dying of a broken heart. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And even more so: the wilis make sure he gets his dose of karma.]]



* KillItWithWater: [[spoiler: How the wilis finish Hilarion off.]]

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* KillItWithWater: [[spoiler: How [[spoiler:How the wilis finish Hilarion off.]]



* TheOphelia: [[spoiler: Giselle becomes this at the end of Act I, and then passes away.]]

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* TheOphelia: [[spoiler: Giselle [[spoiler:Giselle becomes this at the end of Act I, and then passes away.]]



* SadisticChoice: Myrtha orders Giselle to dance Albrecht to death, or ''she'' will. [[spoiler: Giselle decides to TakeAThirdOption and dances slowly enough for Albrecht to keep up and reviving him when he's exhausted and near death.]]

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* SadisticChoice: Myrtha orders Giselle to dance Albrecht to death, or ''she'' will. [[spoiler: Giselle [[spoiler:Giselle decides to TakeAThirdOption and dances slowly enough for Albrecht to keep up and reviving him when he's exhausted and near death.]]



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Bathilde, whose arrival [[spoiler: kicks off all the crap that will lead to poor Giselle's death.]]

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Bathilde, whose arrival [[spoiler: kicks [[spoiler:kicks off all the crap that will lead to poor Giselle's death.]]
23rd Apr '17 9:16:13 AM nombretomado
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''Giselle'' is a ballet created by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, composed by Adolphe Adam and first shown in 1841. It is said to have been inspired by a poem, and the famous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavic_fairies#Wili wilis]] in the second act are taken from Myth/SlavicMythology of ruthless virgins, jilted before or on their wedding day, who vengefully dance men to death. The ballet is well-known throughout the world and is considered to be one of the best productions a troupe can perform. It is said that while SwanLake is the best ballet in terms of ''movement'', ''Giselle'' is said to be the best ballet in terms of ''acting'', with pantomime and expression telling the story of the ballet as well as the choreography.

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''Giselle'' is a ballet created by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, composed by Adolphe Adam and first shown in 1841. It is said to have been inspired by a poem, and the famous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavic_fairies#Wili wilis]] in the second act are taken from Myth/SlavicMythology of ruthless virgins, jilted before or on their wedding day, who vengefully dance men to death. The ballet is well-known throughout the world and is considered to be one of the best productions a troupe can perform. It is said that while SwanLake ''Theatre/SwanLake'' is the best ballet in terms of ''movement'', ''Giselle'' is said to be the best ballet in terms of ''acting'', with pantomime and expression telling the story of the ballet as well as the choreography.
8th Mar '17 11:01:38 PM mlsmithca
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The second act consists of Giselle, now one of the wilis, and her attempts to save the grieving Prince Albrecht from Queen Myrtha and her wilis. [[spoiler: She succeeds, but must depart to the afterlife.]]

!''Giselle'' provides examples of:

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The second act consists of Giselle, now one of the wilis, and her attempts to save the grieving Prince Albrecht from Queen Myrtha and her wilis. [[spoiler: She succeeds, but must depart to the afterlife.]]

!''Giselle''
afterlife.

!!''Giselle''
provides examples of:



* [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the Choreographer]]: Is Hilarion a DoggedNiceGuy, a vengeful jerk out to spite Albrecht and actively hurt Giselle, or just a WellIntentionedExtremist whose BatmanGambit to get Albrecht and Giselle together winds up becoming a gambit GoneHorriblyWrong?

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* [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the Choreographer]]: DependingOnTheWriter: Is Hilarion a DoggedNiceGuy, a vengeful jerk out to spite Albrecht and actively hurt Giselle, or just a WellIntentionedExtremist whose BatmanGambit to get Albrecht and Giselle together winds up becoming a gambit GoneHorriblyWrong?



* DoggedNiceGuy[=/=]IdiotHero: The characterizations of the more sympathetic portrayals of Hilarion.

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* DoggedNiceGuy[=/=]IdiotHero: DoggedNiceGuy: The characterizations of the more sympathetic portrayals of Hilarion.



* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath]]: [[spoiler:So Hilarion's intervention revealed the whole KingIncognito deal and caused Giselle to go insane, die, and become a wili upon her death? When he goes to mourn Giselle, the other wilis subject him to this via forcing him to dance until he's almost dead of exhaustion, then [[KillitWithWater drowning him in the lake]].]]

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* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath]]: KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:So Hilarion's intervention revealed the whole KingIncognito deal and caused Giselle to go insane, die, and become a wili upon her death? When he goes to mourn Giselle, the other wilis subject him to this via forcing him to dance until he's almost dead of exhaustion, then [[KillitWithWater drowning him in the lake]].]]



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Averted. Albrecht doesn't ''have'' to die to redeem himself for Giselle's death.]]

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: RedemptionEqualsDeath:
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[[spoiler:Averted. Albrecht doesn't ''have'' to die to redeem himself for Giselle's death.]]
13th Mar '16 2:21:36 PM Dezdet
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* GoneHorriblyWrong: If the ballet portrays Hilarion more sympathetically, his attempt to get Albrecht and Giselle together backfires spectacularly and results in Giselle dying of a broken heart. [[spoiler: And even more so: the ''wilis'' make sure he gets his dose of karma.]]

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* GoneHorriblyWrong: If the ballet portrays Hilarion more sympathetically, his attempt to get Albrecht and Giselle together backfires spectacularly and results in Giselle dying of a broken heart. [[spoiler: And even more so: the ''wilis'' wilis make sure he gets his dose of karma.]]
22nd May '15 7:45:14 PM QueenofSwords
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* AristocratsAreEvil: Thoroughly averted. While Bathilde is [[AlphaBitch snobbish]] in some versions of the ballet, [[LovableAlphaBitch she]] treats Giselle with kindness, and gifts her with a necklace upon hearing of her engagement. Her father is very friendly and welcoming as well, and while Albrecht is selfish, he [[spoiler:redeems himself in the second act, since he genuinely regrets what happened.]]

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* AristocratsAreEvil: Thoroughly averted. While Bathilde is [[AlphaBitch snobbish]] in some versions of the ballet, [[LovableAlphaBitch she]] treats Giselle with kindness, and gifts presents her with a necklace upon hearing of her engagement. Her father is very friendly and welcoming as well, and while well. Albrecht is selfish, a selfish player at first, but he [[spoiler:redeems himself in the second act, since he genuinely regrets what happened.]]
29th Dec '14 6:55:26 PM MarchVee
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''Giselle'' is a ballet created by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, composed by Adolphe Adam and first shown in 1841. It is said to have been inspired by a poem, and the famous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavic_fairies#Wili wilis]] in the second act are taken from SlavicMythology of ruthless virgins, jilted before or on their wedding day, who vengefully dance men to death. The ballet is well-known throughout the world and is considered to be one of the best productions a troupe can perform. It is said that while SwanLake is the best ballet in terms of ''movement'', ''Giselle'' is said to be the best ballet in terms of ''acting'', with pantomime and expression telling the story of the ballet as well as the choreography.

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''Giselle'' is a ballet created by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, composed by Adolphe Adam and first shown in 1841. It is said to have been inspired by a poem, and the famous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavic_fairies#Wili wilis]] in the second act are taken from SlavicMythology Myth/SlavicMythology of ruthless virgins, jilted before or on their wedding day, who vengefully dance men to death. The ballet is well-known throughout the world and is considered to be one of the best productions a troupe can perform. It is said that while SwanLake is the best ballet in terms of ''movement'', ''Giselle'' is said to be the best ballet in terms of ''acting'', with pantomime and expression telling the story of the ballet as well as the choreography.
15th Dec '14 4:21:44 AM ryanasaurus0077
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Added DiffLines:

* BadBadActing: A lot of the Soviet Albrechts aren't convincing. Averted with Rudolf Nureyev's interpretation of the character, who one review went so far as to declare tons more convincing than others in the role.
12th Dec '14 9:12:03 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* BerserkButton: Albrecht, who has earlier stalled a confrontation with Hilarion, absolutely flips his shit when Hilarion's meddling causes Giselle's death, and he would've killed him then and there had his own servant not intervened.

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* BerserkButton: Albrecht, who has had earlier stalled a confrontation with Hilarion, absolutely flips his shit when Hilarion's meddling causes Giselle's death, and he would've killed him then and there had his own servant not intervened.



* [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending On The Choreographer]]: Is Hilarion a DoggedNiceGuy, a vengeful jerk out to spite Albrecht and actively hurt Giselle, or just a WellIntentionedExtremist whose BatmanGambit to get Albrecht and Giselle together winds up becoming a gambit GoneHorriblyWrong?

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* [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending On The on the Choreographer]]: Is Hilarion a DoggedNiceGuy, a vengeful jerk out to spite Albrecht and actively hurt Giselle, or just a WellIntentionedExtremist whose BatmanGambit to get Albrecht and Giselle together winds up becoming a gambit GoneHorriblyWrong?
12th Dec '14 4:39:42 AM Ciara25
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* GoneHorriblyWrong: Hilarion's attempt to get Albrecht and Giselle together backfires spectacularly and results in Giselle dying of a broken heart. [[spoiler: And even more so: the ''wilis'' make sure he gets his dose of karma.]]

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* GoneHorriblyWrong: Hilarion's If the ballet portrays Hilarion more sympathetically, his attempt to get Albrecht and Giselle together backfires spectacularly and results in Giselle dying of a broken heart. [[spoiler: And even more so: the ''wilis'' make sure he gets his dose of karma.]]
7th Sep '13 11:16:31 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* BerserkButton: Albrecht, who has earlier stalled a confrontation with Hilarion, absolutely flips his shit when Hilarion's meddling causes Giselle's death, and he would've killed him then and there had his own servant not intervened.



* DrivenToSuicide: In an early version of the ballet, Giselle died by stabbing herself with Albrecht's sword.

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* DoggedNiceGuy[=/=]IdiotHero: The characterizations of the more sympathetic portrayals of Hilarion.
* DrivenToSuicide: In an early version of the ballet, Giselle died by stabbing herself with Albrecht's sword. This is kept in some later productions, but it's made clear that the sword didn't kill her.



* HeroAntagonist: Hilarion. Where he is between the two sides of this (i.e. more heroic or more antagonistic) varies between productions, but he's always more sympathetic than the wilis regardless.



* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath]]: [[spoiler:So Hilarion's intervention revealed the whole KingIncognito deal and caused Giselle to go insane, die, and become a wili upon her death? When he goes mourn Giselle, the other wilis subject him to this via forcing him to dance until he's almost dead of exhaustation, then [[KillitWithWater drowning him in the lake]].]]

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* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath]]: [[spoiler:So Hilarion's intervention revealed the whole KingIncognito deal and caused Giselle to go insane, die, and become a wili upon her death? When he goes to mourn Giselle, the other wilis subject him to this via forcing him to dance until he's almost dead of exhaustation, exhaustion, then [[KillitWithWater drowning him in the lake]].]]



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Averted. Albrecht doesn't ''have'' to die to redeem himself for Giselle's death]]

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Averted. Albrecht doesn't ''have'' to die to redeem himself for Giselle's death]]death.]]
** [[spoiler:Played straight with Hilarion, though. He's intercepted by the wilis as he pays his last respects to Giselle... and the pack kills him just before Giselle and Albrecht show up.]]



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Bathilde, as it's her arrival that [[spoiler: kicks off all the crap that will lead to poor Giselle's death.]]

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Bathilde, as it's her whose arrival that [[spoiler: kicks off all the crap that will lead to poor Giselle's death.]]
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