History Theatre / LaRonde

27th Aug '17 4:52:50 PM jamespolk
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27th Aug '17 3:33:27 PM jamespolk
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It's been [[AdaptationDistillation adapted]] for the stage by David Hare as ''The Blue Room'' (in which two performers played all the roles), by Michael John [=LaChiusa=] as [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations a musical]], ''Hello Again'' (which shifts decades for each scene, though the characters remain the same), and by Eric Bentley as ''Round 2'' (a Gay version set in TheSeventies UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity).

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It's been [[AdaptationDistillation adapted]] for the stage by David Hare as ''The Blue Room'' (in which two performers played all the roles), by Michael John [=LaChiusa=] as [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations a musical]], ''Hello Again'' (which shifts decades for each scene, though the characters remain the same), and by Eric Bentley as ''Round 2'' (a Gay version set in TheSeventies UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity). The 1950 film had an AllStarCast of French and European cinema of the day that included Anton Walbrook, Creator/SimoneSignoret, Creator/SimoneSimon, and Danielle Darrieux.
27th Aug '17 3:30:46 PM jamespolk
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The play is in the public domain and may be read on the internet: see [[http://depts.washington.edu/vienna/documents/Schnitzler/Schnitzler_la_ronde.htm here]].
27th Aug '17 1:44:06 PM jamespolk
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* WhatDidIDoLastNight: The count wakes up not knowing quite what the heck happened last night. The streetwalker has to help him out.



* BookEnds: The Game Master appears at the end in the same spot he was at in the beginning, talking about how the "circle of love" has been completed.



'''Game Master''': It's possible. I move around a lot.

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'''Game Master''': It's possible.possible, sir. I move around a lot.
27th Aug '17 1:07:29 PM jamespolk
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* TitleDrop: In his opening scene the Game Master says "And me. What part do I play in this story of la ronde?" He goes on to mention "la ronde" several more times.

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* TitleDrop: In his opening scene the Game Master says "And me. What part do I play in this story of la ronde?" He goes on to mention "la ronde" several more times.times.
* YouLookFamiliar: InUniverse, when the count recognizes the Game Master, who plays multiple roles in various scenes.
--> '''Count''': I've seen you somewhere before.\\
'''Game Master''': It's possible. I move around a lot.
27th Aug '17 12:55:15 PM jamespolk
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* HighClassGlass: The Count wears one, although the high-class effect is rather undercut by him being markedly young and shy.


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* ThinkOfTheCensors: The love scene between the actress and the count is interrupted by a cut to the Game Master, who takes some scissors and snips a few frames out of the film, saying "Censored!" When the movie cuts back to the actress and the count, it's the next scene.
27th Aug '17 12:47:16 PM jamespolk
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** There's also a prelude to "The Poet and the Actress" in which the poet talks the actress into going away to a country inn with him. In the play the scene starts with them already at the end.

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** There's also a prelude to "The Poet and the Actress" in which sequence is a completely different one from the poet talks the actress into going away to a country inn with him. In the play the scene starts with them already at the end.play.
27th Aug '17 12:42:44 PM jamespolk
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* AdaptationExpansion: The film, otherwise a pretty faithful adaptation of the play, adds the character of the Game Master, a GreekChorus who talks to the audience and links the segments together.

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* AdaptationExpansion: AdaptationExpansion:
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The film, otherwise a pretty faithful adaptation of the play, adds the character of the Game Master, a GreekChorus who talks to the audience and links the segments together.together.
** There's also a prelude to "The Poet and the Actress" in which the poet talks the actress into going away to a country inn with him. In the play the scene starts with them already at the end.


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* SlapSlapKiss: This exact sequence--he slaps her, she slaps him, they kiss--plays out between the poet and the actress.
27th Aug '17 12:24:02 PM jamespolk
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* EnsembleCast: Enforced by the format of the play, with ten scenes and with no character appearing in more than two.
27th Aug '17 11:47:54 AM jamespolk
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--> '''LITTLE MISS: ...You know what, there was something in the wine!\\

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--> '''LITTLE MISS: ...MISS''': ...You know what, there was something in the wine!\\
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