History Theatre / IntoTheWoods

14th Apr '18 1:08:53 PM Seraphine
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* LargeHam

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* LargeHamLargeHam:



** Don't forget Creator/BernadettePeters as the Witch.

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** Don't forget Creator/BernadettePeters as The Witch is often played like this (particularly by Creator/BernadettePeters), though it depends on the Witch.actress.



* MyBelovedSmother

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* MyBelovedSmotherMyBelovedSmother:



-->'''Witch:''' What's the matter?\\
'''Rapunzel:''' [[SarcasmMode Oh, nothing!]] You just locked me in a tower without company for fourteen years, then you blinded my Prince and banished me to a desert where I had little to eat, and again no company, and then bore twins! Because of the way you treated me, ''(cries)'' I'll never, never be happy!\\
{{beat}}\\
'''Witch:''' ''(defensive, yet sincere)'' I was just trying to be a good mother.

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-->'''Witch:''' --->'''Witch:''' What's the matter?\\
'''Rapunzel:''' [[SarcasmMode Oh, nothing!]] You just locked me in a tower without company for fourteen years, then you blinded my Prince and banished me to a desert where I had little to eat, and again no company, and then bore twins! Because of the way you treated me, ''(cries)'' (''cries'') I'll never, never be happy!\\
{{beat}}\\
(''{{beat}}'')\\
'''Witch:''' ''(defensive, (''defensive, yet sincere)'' sincere'') I was just trying to be a good mother.



* NeverMyFault: The whole premise for the song, "Your Fault", until the Witch [[WhatTheHellHero calls everyone out on it]]

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* NeverMyFault: The whole premise for the song, "Your Fault", until the Witch [[WhatTheHellHero calls everyone out on it]]it]].



* NoNameGiven: Only Jack, Cinderella, Cinderella's stepsisters, and Rapunzel have actual names and the stepsisters are never referred to by their names in the dialogue.

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* NoNameGiven: Only Jack, Cinderella, Cinderella's stepsisters, and Rapunzel have actual names and the stepsisters are never referred to by their names in the dialogue.names.



* PaperThinDisguise: PlayedWith with Cinderella's disguise in the second act to get out of the palace. It works on the people in the palace, who mistake her for a commoner, and it works for a little bit on the Baker.

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* PaperThinDisguise: PaperThinDisguise:
** As in the original fairy tale, the Wolf almost completely fools Little Red Riding Hood by dressing up in her Granny's clothes.
**
PlayedWith with Cinderella's disguise in the second act to get out of the palace. It works on the people in the palace, who mistake her for a commoner, and it works for a little bit on the Baker.



* PatterSong

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* PatterSongPatterSong:



* RhymesOnADime

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* RhymesOnADimeRhymesOnADime:



* SpitTake: At least in the original production, watch the Baker's reaction to Little Red's "Never can tell what lies ahead, for all that I know she's already dead."

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* SpitTake: At least in the original production, watch the Baker's reaction is this to Little Red's line, "Never can tell what lies ahead, for all that I know she's already dead."



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse
** What Happened to the Cow? It probably [[ForceFeeding died of]] [[IAteWhat indigestion.]] Or got crushed when the giantess crushed Jack's house.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse
WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** What Happened to Both Milky-White and the Cow? It probably [[ForceFeeding hen disappear after the beginning of Act 2. However, both of them might have died of]] [[IAteWhat indigestion.]] Or got crushed when the giantess crushed Jack's house.



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Brought up during the second act of ''Into the Woods'', when the characters are figuring out how to deal with a rampaging giant:

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Brought up during the second act of ''Into the Woods'', act, when the characters are figuring out how to deal with a rampaging giant:



* WhatTheHellHero

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* WhatTheHellHeroWhatTheHellHero:
14th Apr '18 12:51:40 PM Seraphine
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--> '''Grandmother:''' *begins choking the wolf, who is already mutilated and writhing in pain* Kill the devil! Take that knife and cut his evil head off! Let's see the demon sliced into ''a thousand bits''! No! Better yet, let the animal die a painful, agonizing, hideous death!
--> '''Red Riding Hood:''' Granny!
--> '''Grandmother:''' Eeeh, ''quiet'', child! This evil needs to be destroyed! Now, you fetch me some great stones. We'll fill his belly with them, and then we'll watch him try to run away! *giggles gleefully*
--> '''Baker:''' *walks away, disgusted* I will just leave you to your task.
--> '''Grandmother:''' Wait! Don't you want the skins?
--> '''Baker:''' Oh, no, ''please'' keep them!
--> '''Grandmother:''' What kind of a hunter are you?!
--> '''Baker:''' I'm a baker!
--> '''Grandmother:''' *drags the baker back into the cottage to skin the wolf*

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--> '''Grandmother:''' *begins -->'''Grandmother:''' (''begins choking the wolf, who is already mutilated and writhing in pain* pain'') Kill the devil! Take that knife and cut his evil head off! Let's see the demon sliced into ''a thousand bits''! No! Better yet, let the animal die a painful, agonizing, hideous death!
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death!\\
'''Red Riding Hood:''' Granny!
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Granny!\\
'''Grandmother:''' Eeeh, ''quiet'', child! This evil needs to be destroyed! Now, you fetch me some great stones. We'll fill his belly with them, and then we'll watch him try to run away! *giggles gleefully*
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(''giggles gleefully'')\\
'''Baker:''' *walks (''walks away, disgusted* disgusted'') I will just leave you to your task.
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task.\\
'''Grandmother:''' Wait! Don't you want the skins?
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skins?\\
'''Baker:''' Oh, no, ''please'' keep them!
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them!\\
'''Grandmother:''' What kind of a hunter are you?!
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you?!\\
'''Baker:''' I'm a baker!
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baker!\\
'''Grandmother:''' *drags (''drags the baker back into the cottage to skin the wolf*wolf'')



* BigBad: Subverted, as there is no official main villain in the show. The Witch might come off as the villain at first, but as the show progresses, we learn that her actions are very much justifiable, and eventually, she becomes extremely sympathetic ([[spoiler: mainly after Rapunzel's death]]). The Giant's wife, while being a major antagonistic force, simply wanted justice for the death of her husband, and the chaos and death that she had caused are often portrayed as accidents (considering that she was near sighted and had lost her glasses). The only character to be truly evil and despicable is the Wolf, and even he's given a hint of sympathetic light (''"Ask a wolf's mother!"'').

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* BigBad: Subverted, as there is no official main villain in the show. The Witch might come off as the villain at first, but as the show progresses, we learn that her actions are very much justifiable, and eventually, she becomes extremely sympathetic ([[spoiler: mainly ([[spoiler:mainly after Rapunzel's death]]). The Giant's wife, while being a major antagonistic force, simply wanted justice for the death of her husband, and the chaos and death that she had caused are often portrayed as accidents (considering that she was near sighted and had lost her glasses). The only character to be truly evil and despicable is the Wolf, and even he's given a hint of sympathetic light (''"Ask a wolf's mother!"'').



* CerebusKnight:[[spoiler:The Giantess]]

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* CerebusKnight:[[spoiler:The Giantess]]CerebusKnight: [[spoiler:The Giantess]].



-->'''Jack:''' Maybe I shouldn't have stolen from the Giant.
-->'''Little Red Riding Hood:''' Maybe I shouldn't have strayed from the path.
-->'''Cinderella:''' Maybe I shouldn't have attended the ball.
-->'''Baker:''' Yes, maybe you shouldn't have.

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-->'''Jack:''' --->'''Jack:''' Maybe I shouldn't have stolen from the Giant.
-->'''Little
Giant.\\
'''Little
Red Riding Hood:''' Maybe I shouldn't have strayed from the path.
-->'''Cinderella:'''
path.\\
'''Cinderella:'''
Maybe I shouldn't have attended the ball.
-->'''Baker:'''
ball.\\
'''Baker:'''
Yes, maybe you shouldn't have.



* CutSong: "Giants in the Sky", "On the Steps of the Palace", and "Last Midnight" were all replacements for less appropriate songs written earlier. There was also a song called "The Plan" that was cut. However, the initial versions of those songs are included on the original soundtrack; the prototype of "Giants In The Sky" is notable for being so fast-paced that it's nearly unsingable.



* DarkReprise

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* DarkRepriseDarkReprise:



* DeadPersonConversation

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* DeadPersonConversationDeadPersonConversation:



* DespairEventHorizon

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* DespairEventHorizonDespairEventHorizon:



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnythingDoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:



* EyeScream

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* EyeScreamEyeScream:



* {{Foreshadowing}}

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* {{Foreshadowing}}{{Foreshadowing}}:



-->'''Cinderella''': What's the good of being good if everyone is ''blind''? Always leaving you behind...
** This little conversation between the Baker and the Mysterious Man:
-->'''Mysterious Man''': When is a white cow not a white cow?
-->'''Baker''': I don't know! Leave me alone!
-->'''Mysterious Man''': Haven't I left you alone long enough?

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-->'''Cinderella''': --->'''Cinderella''': What's the good of being good if everyone is ''blind''? Always leaving you behind...
** This little conversation Most of the conversations between the Baker and the Mysterious Man:
-->'''Mysterious Man''':
Man before [[spoiler:he's revealed to be the Baker's father]]:
--->'''Mysterious Man:'''
When is a white cow not a white cow?
-->'''Baker''':
cow?\\
'''Baker:'''
I don't know! Leave me alone!
-->'''Mysterious Man''':
alone!\\
'''Mysterious Man:'''
Haven't I left you alone long enough?



** During "Your Fault" one of Jack's lines is "what's queer, is how did the second giant get down here?" - obviously using queer as a synonym for 'strange'.

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** During At one point, Jack's Mother comments on Jack's relationship with Milky-White and how children can be "very queer with their animals". Also, during "Your Fault" Fault", one of Jack's lines is "what's queer, is how did the second giant get down here?" - Both are obviously using queer as a synonym for 'strange'.



** [[spoiler:Baker's Wife to Baker;]]
** [[spoiler:Rapunzel to Witch (though ironically ''not'' Rapunzel's Prince);]]

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** [[spoiler:Baker's Wife to the Baker;]]
** [[spoiler:Rapunzel to the Witch (though ironically ''not'' Rapunzel's Prince);]]



* IWarnedYou: The first part of the Witch's Lament, addressed to [[spoiler: the now-dead Rapunzel]]: "This is the world I meant, couldn't you listen?"
* KarmaHoudini

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* IWarnedYou: IWarnedYou:
** The Baker says this trope word-for-word to the Steward and Cinderella's Family after they ignored his warning about the second Giant and the castle is destroyed.
**
The first part of the Witch's Lament, addressed to [[spoiler: the now-dead Rapunzel]]: "This is the world I meant, couldn't you listen?"
* KarmaHoudiniKarmaHoudini:
18th Mar '18 10:45:27 PM lakingsif
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* InfertilityAngst: The Baker and his wife learn that they have been cursed to be barren by a Whitch because The Baker's father stole greens from her.
8th Mar '18 9:04:23 AM Synchronicity
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'''''Into the Woods''''' is a Musical by James Lapine and Music/StephenSondheim that weaves together the {{fairy tale}}s of ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'', ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'', ''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood'', and ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}''.

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'''''Into the Woods''''' is a Musical by James Lapine and Music/StephenSondheim that [[FairyTaleFreeForAll weaves together together]] the {{fairy tale}}s of ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'', ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'', ''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood'', and ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}''.
8th Mar '18 9:03:24 AM Synchronicity
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* FairyTaleFreeForAll: The story weaves ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'', ''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood'', ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'', and ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'' together with an original story about a baker and his wife who cannot conceive a child. While of the "intersecting tales" type, most of the known parts of the stories happen offstage; what the audience sees is the interaction between the characters.
5th Mar '18 4:21:13 PM nombretomado
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'''''Into the Woods''''' is a Musical by James Lapine and Creator/StephenSondheim that weaves together the {{fairy tale}}s of ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'', ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'', ''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood'', and ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}''.

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'''''Into the Woods''''' is a Musical by James Lapine and Creator/StephenSondheim Music/StephenSondheim that weaves together the {{fairy tale}}s of ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'', ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'', ''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood'', and ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}''.



** Meanwhile, by contrast, the entirely '''un'''repentant and equally married [[spoiler: Prince]] is punished by ''hooking up with'' ''Literature/SleepingBeauty''. Then again, who was expecting something by StephenSondheim to be ''fair''?

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** Meanwhile, by contrast, the entirely '''un'''repentant and equally married [[spoiler: Prince]] is punished by ''hooking up with'' ''Literature/SleepingBeauty''. Then again, who was expecting something by StephenSondheim Music/StephenSondheim to be ''fair''?
23rd Feb '18 2:58:16 AM Nadim
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* SinsOfAllFathers: This is the reason why The Witch planted the infertility curse on The Baker and his wife instead of The Baker's father who stole greens from her.

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* SinsOfAllFathers: SinsOfOurFathers: This is the reason why The Witch planted the infertility curse on The Baker and his wife instead of The Baker's father who stole greens from her.
23rd Feb '18 2:57:04 AM Nadim
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* DisproportionateRetribution[=/=]InfertilityAngst: The Baker's father steals the Witch's greens. So she curses anyone who lives in his house from that point onward to be forever barren.


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* InfertilityAngst: The Baker and his wife learn that they have been cursed to be barren by a Whitch because The Baker's father stole greens from her.


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* SinsOfAllFathers: This is the reason why The Witch planted the infertility curse on The Baker and his wife instead of The Baker's father who stole greens from her.
10th Feb '18 11:59:01 AM Nadim
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* DisproportionateRetribution: The Baker's father steals the Witch's greens. So she curses anyone who lives in his house from that point onward to be forever barren.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution[=/=]InfertilityAngst: The Baker's father steals the Witch's greens. So she curses anyone who lives in his house from that point onward to be forever barren.
10th Jan '18 8:55:28 PM IJVin
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* SignificantDoubleCasting: The narrator plays another role [[spoiler: the baker's father]], as part of breaking the fourth wall, and also because [[spoiler: they both try to have as little to do with the story as possible]]. Also, the Big Bad Wolf is presented as being very lusty, and his actor also plays one of the lecherous [[PrinceCharmless Princes]].

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* SignificantDoubleCasting: The narrator plays another role [[spoiler: the baker's father]], as part of breaking the fourth wall, and also because [[spoiler: they both try to have as little to do with the story as possible]]. Also, the roles that are usually double-cast are thematically similar:
** The
Big Bad Wolf is presented as being very lusty, and his actor also plays one of the lecherous [[PrinceCharmless Princes]].Cinderella's Prince]] are unable to control their appetites, whether in regards to eating or in regards to sex.
** The Narrator and The Mysterious Man insist on commenting on the action without becoming involved.
** On the other hand, Cinderella's Mother and Granny would like to be more proactive, but are each unable to, for separate reasons. The Giant is also often voiced by this actress, but that's less for thematic reasons and more because she's one of the few cast members not onstage during those scenes.
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