History Theatre / RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead

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.
21st Jun '15 12:09:24 AM skymapper
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* HeadsOrTails: They periodically flip a coin to make a decision, but it is established early on that the coin always lands heads up, as a symptom of YouCantFightFate. Until the one time it lands tails.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Guildenstern.

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* HeadsOrTails: They periodically flip a coin to make a decision, coins, but it is established early on that the coin coins always lands heads up, as a symptom of YouCantFightFate. Until the one time it lands tails.
* HeterosexualLifePartners
* JerkassWoobie: Guildenstern smashes Rosencrantz and breaks down after losing Hamlet to the pirates.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Guildenstern.Guildenstern comforts a panicking Rosencrantz after their meeting with Claudius.


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* RedOniBlueOni: Rosencrantz is red to Guildenstern's blue.


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* TheDividual
29th Apr '15 5:29:51 PM Prfnoff
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* BlackComedyRape: Rape seems to form a good part of the Tragedians' repertory. In particular, the Player offers to enact "a private and uncut performance of the Rape of the Sabine Women--or rather woman, or rather Alfred."

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* BlackComedyRape: Rape seems to form a good part of the Tragedians' repertory. In particular, the Player offers to enact "a private and uncut performance of the Rape of the Sabine Women--or rather woman, or rather Alfred."Alfred," with an extra fee for AudienceParticipation.
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