History Theatre / IntoTheWoods

17th Jan '17 1:26:01 PM Gosicrystal
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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: From when the Witch reveals to the Baker that she claimed his younger sibling as payment for a wish.
--> '''Baker:''' I had a brother?
--> '''Witch:''' No! But you had a sister.



** Speaking of which, the Giantess' relationship with Jack may be a bit MrsRobinson. "And you know, she's big, but you don't feel small" and "She holds you close to her giant breast" after which Jack also echoes LRRH's words that he "knows things now". The part about "Someone bigger than her comes along the hall to swallow you for lunch" is reminiscent of a husband coming home to find his wife with a lover.

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** Speaking of which, the The Giantess' relationship with Jack may be a bit MrsRobinson. "And you know, she's big, but you don't feel small" and "She holds you close to her giant breast" after which Jack also echoes LRRH's words that he "knows things now". The part about "Someone bigger than her comes along the hall to swallow you for lunch" is reminiscent of a husband coming home to find his wife with a lover.



* GoodIsNotNice: Or more accurately "Nice Is Different Than Good", as the wolf is very nice to Red Ridinghood initially, the easier to eventually kill her.



* NoExceptYes: From when the Witch reveals to the Baker that she claimed his younger sibling as payment for a wish.
--> '''Baker''': I had a brother?
--> '''Witch''': No! But you had a sister.
21st Dec '16 8:08:52 PM JMQwilleran
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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: When the Baker's wife and the Prince have a romantic encounter in the woods, he tells her that "Right and wrong don't matter in the woods. Only feelings." After the deed goes down, she spends the rest of the song wrestling with her conscience before finally rationalizing it.
18th Dec '16 7:04:49 PM AdelePotter
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* DeathGlare:
** The Witch usually gets in a few before the curtain falls, most often when someone says something stupid. (Which is ''often''.)
** Played for BlackComedy when ''everyone'' gives one to [[spoiler:the ''Narrator'' of all people when he won't shut up at a particularly bad time]].


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* OnlySaneMan: The Narrator, by virtue of not actually being ''in'' the story. [[spoiler:At first]]. Within the story itself, the Witch. Yes, the LargeHam sorceress who kidnapped a young girl is the character with the most common sense. This explains a ''lot'' about how things go so OffTheRails later.
18th Dec '16 3:10:37 PM CamrocG
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* MusicalisInterruptus: The final lines of "No One is Alone" are usually cut off by [[spoiler: the Giantess' arrival]]. Soundtracks typically keep the lines intact, though.
9th Oct '16 8:50:08 AM erforce
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[[{{Creator/Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]] released a [[Film/IntoTheWoods film adaptation]] on Christmas Day, 2014, with Rob Marshall (''Film/{{Chicago}}'' and ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean 4'') directing an AllStarCast including Creator/AnnaKendrick as Cinderella, Creator/ChrisPine as Prince Charming, Creator/MerylStreep as the Witch, Creator/JohnnyDepp as the Big Bad Wolf and many more. This being [[{{Disneyfication}} a Disney production]], Sondheim himself [[http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/06/23/stephen-sondheim-statement-into-the-woods/ has confirmed]] that this adaptation is LighterAndSofter than the original, though [[http://www.playbill.com/news/article/sondheim-issues-response-following-report-of-disney-into-the-woods-film-cha-322818 reports on this front]] [[http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/06/23/stephen-sondheim-statement-into-the-woods/ have been]] [[http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/08/14/into-the-woods-rob-marshall/ conflicting]] (linked article contains spoilers for both versions).

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[[{{Creator/Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]] released a [[Film/IntoTheWoods film adaptation]] on Christmas Day, 2014, with Rob Marshall (''Film/{{Chicago}}'' and ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean 4'') ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'') directing an AllStarCast including Creator/AnnaKendrick as Cinderella, Creator/ChrisPine as Prince Charming, Creator/MerylStreep as the Witch, Creator/JohnnyDepp as the Big Bad Wolf and many more. This being [[{{Disneyfication}} a Disney production]], Sondheim himself [[http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/06/23/stephen-sondheim-statement-into-the-woods/ has confirmed]] that this adaptation is LighterAndSofter than the original, though [[http://www.playbill.com/news/article/sondheim-issues-response-following-report-of-disney-into-the-woods-film-cha-322818 reports on this front]] [[http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/06/23/stephen-sondheim-statement-into-the-woods/ have been]] [[http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/08/14/into-the-woods-rob-marshall/ conflicting]] (linked article contains spoilers for both versions).
17th Jul '16 6:25:49 PM nombretomado
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The show is one of Sondheim's most famous, alongside ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' and ''{{Company}}''. In the year dominated by ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', it was able to snag three Tony Awards, for Best Score, Best Book, and Best Leading Actress (Joanna Gleason as the Baker's Wife). The original Broadway production has since been followed by a notably contentious revival in 2002, as well as numerous productions across the country at everywhere from the regional to the high school drama level.

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The show is one of Sondheim's most famous, alongside ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' and ''{{Company}}''.''Theatre/{{Company}}''. In the year dominated by ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', it was able to snag three Tony Awards, for Best Score, Best Book, and Best Leading Actress (Joanna Gleason as the Baker's Wife). The original Broadway production has since been followed by a notably contentious revival in 2002, as well as numerous productions across the country at everywhere from the regional to the high school drama level.
28th May '16 9:51:45 AM jccw227
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After encountering the giantess, the royal family (save for the princes and Cinderella) retreat to a neighboring kingdom. [[spoiler: It's strongly implied at the end, that they got lost along the way and ultimately starved to death.]]
20th May '16 7:51:47 PM MisterKerr
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* AndYouWereThere: Depending on the production, some characters with similar traits are played by the same actor. Fo instance, in the PBS version the Mysterious Man and the Narrator have the same actor, as does Cinderella's Prince Charming and the Wolf.

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* AndYouWereThere: Depending on the production, some characters with similar traits are played by the same actor. Fo For instance, in the PBS version the Mysterious Man and the Narrator have the same actor, as does Cinderella's Prince Charming and the Wolf.



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Of the many characters in the show, only Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack, and one of Cinderella's stepsisters, Florinda (The other, Lucinda, is AllThereInTheScript) [[note]] The Narrator uses one of their names at exactly one point at the end of Act I - when Cinderella's Prince comes to have them try the shoe. He says it is taken into "Florinda's room", and then Lucinda is referred to as the "other sister" when it is her turn. Either way, it allows the audience to tell the difference after that [[/note]] are given names. Everyone else is just The Baker, The Witch, etc.
** EDIT: Lucinda and Florinda are both mentioned by name at the Royal wedding, just before they are [[spoiler: blinded by pigeons.]]

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Of the many characters in the show, only Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack, and one of Cinderella's stepsisters, stepsisters Florinda (The other, Lucinda, is AllThereInTheScript) and Lucinda [[note]] The Narrator uses one of their names at exactly one point at the end of Act I - when Cinderella's Prince comes to have them try the shoe. He says it is taken into "Florinda's room", and then Lucinda is referred to as the "other sister" when it is her turn. Either way, it allows the audience to tell the difference after that [[/note]] are given names. Everyone else is just The Baker, The Witch, etc.
** EDIT: Lucinda and Florinda are
both are mentioned by name at the Royal wedding, just before they are [[spoiler: blinded by pigeons.]]]] Also, the Narrator uses Florinda's name at the end of Act I - when Cinderella's Prince comes to have them try the shoe.[[/note]] are given names. Everyone else is just The Baker, The Witch, etc.
22nd Apr '16 3:28:25 PM Homemaderat
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** It also uses the less extreme version of the standard Grimmification of "Little Red Riding Hood" -- her song "I Know Things Now" being even more blatantly about lost innocence than the original story was.

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** It also uses a notable aversion this production undoes some of what is considered the less extreme version of the standard Grimmification of "Little Little Red Riding Hood" -- her song "I Know Things Now" being even more blatantly about lost innocence than Hood by adding back the original story was.sexual tension that was never in their version.



* MythologyGag: The first act keeps all the most important points in the original fairytales, but they're [[PlayedForLaughs played]] ''[[PlayedForLaughs hilariously]]'', including the parts you never thought could actually be funny. Notable examples include Cinderella's stepsisters cutting off their toes, Little Red and Granny coming out of the Wolf's stomach, and Rapunzel crying into the prince's eyes.

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* MythologyGag: The first act keeps all the most important points a good chunk of details that were in the various editions of the Brothers Grimm versions. Among them, the three balls, pitch on the stairs, the slippers being gold, pouring stones into the wolf's stomach, the birds pecking out the step sisters eyes, and the cutting off of their feet.
** They also go for the revised second version of how the Witch finds out about the Prince. However does still keep that Rapunzel gets pregnant. In their
original fairytales, but they're publishing they had kept that she reveals she is pregnant naively.
** A lot of those are also
[[PlayedForLaughs played]] ''[[PlayedForLaughs hilariously]]'', including the parts you never thought could actually be funny. Notable examples include Cinderella's stepsisters cutting off their toes, Little Red and Granny coming out of the Wolf's stomach, and Rapunzel crying into the prince's eyes.eyes.
** About the only gag that really can't be said was from the Grimm's versions is the sexual metaphor in the Little Red Riding Hood story. The Grimms didn't keep that element. It's been pulled from earlier variations.
19th Dec '15 3:48:03 PM LentilSandEater
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* DeathBySex: The heroes split up to search for Jack to protect him from a marauding Giant. While she's searching, the Baker's Wife meets up with the Prince and [[spoiler: has sex with him; she's crushed by the Giant ''immediately'' afterward.]]
** Well, after she has a soliloquy/musical number that sums her mindset up as [[spoiler: "my affair has made me more grateful for what I have but hey it was kind of nice." She's more killed by barely-repentant adultery than killed by sex, since she's a married lady with a child.]]

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* DeathBySex: The heroes split up to search for Jack to protect him from a marauding Giant. While she's searching, the Baker's Wife meets up with the Prince and [[spoiler: has sex with him; she's crushed by the Giant ''immediately'' almost immediately afterward.]]
** Well, after she has a soliloquy/musical number that sums her mindset up as [[spoiler: "my affair has made me more grateful for what I have but hey it was kind of nice." She's more killed by barely-repentant adultery than killed by sex, since she's a married lady with a child.
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