History Theatre / RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead

17th Jun '16 1:46:26 AM PaulA
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* ShoutOut: The Player's definition of tragedy is a misquote of OscarWilde's definition of fiction in ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''.
--> '''The Player''': We're tragedians, you see. We follow directions – there is no choice involved. The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.

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* ShoutOut: The Player's definition of tragedy is a misquote of OscarWilde's Creator/OscarWilde's definition of fiction in ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''.
--> '''The Player''': -->'''The Player:''' We're tragedians, you see. We follow directions -- there is no choice involved. The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.
21st May '16 9:08:19 AM skymapper
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* TheatricsOfPain: Demonstrated when Guildenstern seizes the Player's dagger and tries to stab him to death. Guildenstern thinks the Player has been KilledOffForReal, when the Tragedians start applauding and congratulating the Player on a death scene well played. (He considers his own performance "merely competent.")

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* TheatricsOfPain: Demonstrated when Guildenstern seizes the Player's dagger and tries to stab him to death. Guildenstern thinks the Player has been KilledOffForReal, when the Tragedians start applauding and congratulating the Player on a death scene well played. (He (The Player considers his own performance to be "merely competent.")
12th Feb '16 11:03:56 AM Narsil
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* TheDividual: Taken UpToEleven with Rosencrantz & Guildenstern. Even ''they themselves'' can't tell which one is which.

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* TheDividual: Taken UpToEleven with Rosencrantz & Guildenstern. Even ''they themselves'' can't tell which one is which.[[note]]The script gives them names for convenience—the more self-aware, neurotic one is "Guildenstern", the more cheerful, dim-witted one is "Rosencrantz"—and these names are conventionally used when actors are listed in the playbill. But the text of the play itself is very careful not to give any clue which is which; "Rosencrantz" answers to both names without noticing it.[[/note]]
** This goes back to a joke in ''{{Theatre/Hamlet}}''. When R and G appear at court, the King addresses them with "Thanks Rosencrantz, and gentle Guildenstern", and the Queen says "Thanks Guildenstern, and gentle Rosencrantz." Though the script doesn't say so, this is almost invariably performed as the Queen correcting the King, who mixed their names up.
11th Feb '16 10:54:21 AM SickBoy
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9th Jan '16 12:33:09 PM ading
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* TheDividual: Taken UpToEleven with Rosencrantz & Guildenstern. Even ''they themselves'' can't tell which one is which.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: The titular duo
* HeroOfAnotherStory: The titular characters for Theatre/{{Hamlet}}.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: The titular duo
duo.
* TheHeroDies: [[ForegoneConclusion As the title suggests]], Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are executed as in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: The titular characters for Theatre/{{Hamlet}}.Theatre/{{Hamlet}}, natch.
11th Dec '15 12:29:24 AM PaulA
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-->'''Gertrude''': "Good ''(fractional suspense)'' gentlemen…"

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-->'''Gertrude''': "Good ''(fractional suspense)'' gentlemen…"gentlemen..."



* CompletelyMissingThePoint: In an in-story example which also counts as a CrowningMomentOfFunny:
-->'''Rosencrantz''': Do you think death could possibly be a boat?
-->'''Guildenstern''': No, no, no…Death is…not. Death isn't. You take my meaning. Death is the ultimate negative. Not-being. You can't not-be on a boat.
-->'''Rosencrantz''': I've frequently not been on boats.
-->'''Guildenstern''': No, no, no – what you've been is not on boats.

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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: In an in-story example which also counts as a CrowningMomentOfFunny:
ComicallyMissingThePoint:
-->'''Rosencrantz''': Do you think death could possibly be a boat?
-->'''Guildenstern''':
boat?\\
'''Guildenstern''':
No, no, no…Death is…not.no... Death is... not. Death isn't. You take my meaning. Death is the ultimate negative. Not-being. You can't not-be on a boat.
-->'''Rosencrantz''':
boat.\\
'''Rosencrantz''':
I've frequently not been on boats.
-->'''Guildenstern''':
boats.\\
'''Guildenstern''':
No, no, no – what you've been is not on boats.
31st Oct '15 7:09:36 PM cordychase
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Added DiffLines:

* RealityIsUnrealistic: The Player talks about how he once got permission to have a condemned actor hanged as part of a show...and it was terribly unconvincing.
1st Aug '15 1:44:40 AM Kytseo
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* HeterosexualLifePartners

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* HeterosexualLifePartnersHeterosexualLifePartners: The titular duo
* HeroOfAnotherStory: The titular characters for Theatre/{{Hamlet}}.
24th Jun '15 4:08:43 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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That [[TitleDrop Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead.]]''

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That [[TitleDrop Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead.]]''
''
21st Jun '15 12:27:58 AM skymapper
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* ComicRolePlay

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* ComicRolePlayComicRolePlay: Guildenstern pretends to be Hamlet to practice questioning. Later they both take turns as the English King.



* JerkassWoobie: Guildenstern smashes Rosencrantz and breaks down after losing Hamlet to the pirates.
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