History Theatre / Ruddigore

25th Mar '17 8:04:20 AM erforce
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An AnimatedAdaptation of the opera by British animation company Halas and Batchelor appeared in 1966. There have been three Live Action Television adaptations, in 1972, 1982, and 2005; the 1982 version featured VincentPrice as Sir Despard. ''Ruddigore'' is also the focus of the Literature/PhryneFisher novel ''Ruddy Gore''.

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An AnimatedAdaptation of the opera by British animation company Halas and Batchelor appeared in 1966. There have been three Live Action Television adaptations, in 1972, 1982, and 2005; the 1982 version featured VincentPrice Creator/VincentPrice as Sir Despard. ''Ruddigore'' is also the focus of the Literature/PhryneFisher ''Literature/PhryneFisher'' novel ''Ruddy Gore''.
7th Dec '16 2:35:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut ShoutOut/ToShakespeare: Robin quotes "Alas, poor ghost!" Also, his faithful servant Adam is named after a similar character in ''AsYouLikeIt''.

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* ShoutOut ShoutOut/ToShakespeare: Robin quotes "Alas, poor ghost!" Also, his faithful servant Adam is named after a similar character in ''AsYouLikeIt''.''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt''.
4th Dec '16 2:08:16 AM Xtifr
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'''''Ruddigore, [[EitherOrTitle or]] The Witch's Curse''''', described by its author as "An Entirely Original Supernatural Opera in Two Acts," was the 10th of the "Savoy operas" produced by Creator/GilbertAndSullivan. ''Ruddigore'' is a parody of the so-called "Transpontine[[labelnote:Latin]]''trans pontem,'' "across the bridge"[[/labelnote]] melodramas" of the early 19th century[[note]]such as ''East Lynne, or The Earl's Daughter''; ''Maria Marten, or The Murder in the The Red Barn''; ''The Face At The Window''; ''Sweeny Todd, or The Demon Barber of Fleet Street''; and ''Crimes At The Dark House''[[/note]], which were performed at theatres south of the Thames -- including their [[PurpleProse high-flown]] and [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe archaic]] language, the extravagances of their plots, and their recurring StockCharacters: [[TheIngenue the innocent orphaned Village Maiden]], the poor-but-honest Yeoman Hero, the [[DastardlyWhiplash sneering, snarling]] [[AristocratsAreEvil Bad Baronet]], the Honest Sailor, the [[OldRetainer Good Old Servant]], the Fallen Woman Driven Mad By A Dark Secret, and, of course, the [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Ghost]] -- in this case, a whole [[SpookyPainting Gallery]] of Ghosts.

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'''''Ruddigore, ''Ruddigore, [[EitherOrTitle or]] The Witch's Curse''''', Curse'', described by its author as "An Entirely Original Supernatural Opera in Two Acts," was the 10th of the "Savoy operas" produced by Creator/GilbertAndSullivan. ''Ruddigore'' is a parody of the so-called "Transpontine[[labelnote:Latin]]''trans pontem,'' "across the bridge"[[/labelnote]] melodramas" of the early 19th century[[note]]such as ''East Lynne, or The Earl's Daughter''; ''Maria Marten, or The Murder in the The Red Barn''; ''The Face At The Window''; ''Sweeny Todd, or The Demon Barber of Fleet Street''; and ''Crimes At The Dark House''[[/note]], which were performed at theatres south of the Thames -- including their [[PurpleProse high-flown]] and [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe archaic]] language, the extravagances of their plots, and their recurring StockCharacters: [[TheIngenue the innocent orphaned Village Maiden]], the poor-but-honest Yeoman Hero, the [[DastardlyWhiplash sneering, snarling]] [[AristocratsAreEvil Bad Baronet]], the Honest Sailor, the [[OldRetainer Good Old Servant]], the Fallen Woman Driven Mad By A Dark Secret, and, of course, the [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Ghost]] -- in this case, a whole [[SpookyPainting Gallery]] of Ghosts.
6th Nov '16 7:13:18 PM KandC
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** All the ghosts coming back to life to marry the professional bridesmaids was deemed too shocking, so Sir Despard's former retinue returns [[AssPull for no apparent reason]] and marries them instead.

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** All the ghosts coming back to life to marry the professional bridesmaids was deemed too shocking, so Sir Despard's former retinue returns [[AssPull for no apparent reason]] returned and marries married them instead.instead. [[SocietyMarchesOn Most modern productions opt to bring in the ghosts.]]
6th Nov '16 7:07:22 PM KandC
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* CutSong: There are two versions of Robin's second-act patter song (not the trio); neither commonly used. A few D'Oyly Carte revivals in the 20th century also used to cut Rose's part in "Happily coupled are we."
1st Oct '16 3:18:48 PM KandC
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* SurvivalMantra: Played for laughs; saying the word "Basingstoke"[[note]]a small town in northeast Hampshire, at the time noted mainly for a series of riots against the Salvation Army by employees of the local breweries[[/note]] always succeeds at bringing Mad Margaret to her senses.

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* SurvivalMantra: Played for laughs; saying the word "Basingstoke"[[note]]a small town in northeast Hampshire, at the time noted mainly for a series location of riots against the Salvation Army by employees of the local breweries[[/note]] an insane asylum[[/note]] always succeeds at bringing Mad Margaret to her senses.
20th Sep '16 2:06:53 AM Luprand
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** Played straight in the work's very title, which was changed from the original ''Ruddygore'' because it was deemed too offensive. [[note]]"Ruddy" is a softened form of "bloody," which was the F-Bomb (B-Bomb?) of the 19th and early 20th century in Britain -- as in [[Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw Shaw's]] ''Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}''. Gilbert found this as absurd as anyone, and suggested re-titling it ''Kensington Gore, or, Not So Good As ''Theatre/TheMikado''.According to ''Martyn Green's Treasury of Gilbert and Sullivan'' this led to an exchange between the (gruff but witty) Gilbert and a stranger at a party: "How's ''Bloodygore'' going?" "Ruddigore!" "Oh, well, it's the same thing, you know." "Is it? Then I suppose that if I say I admire your ruddy complexion, it's the same as saying I like your bloody cheek! Well, it isn't -- and I don't!"[[/note]]

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** Played straight in the work's very title, which was changed from the original ''Ruddygore'' because it was deemed too offensive. [[note]]"Ruddy" is a softened form of "bloody," which was the F-Bomb (B-Bomb?) of the 19th and early 20th century in Britain -- as in [[Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw Shaw's]] ''Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}''. Gilbert found this as absurd as anyone, and suggested re-titling it ''Kensington Gore, or, Not So Good As ''Theatre/TheMikado''.Theatre/TheMikado''. According to ''Martyn Green's Treasury of Gilbert and Sullivan'' this led to an exchange between the (gruff but witty) Gilbert and a stranger at a party: "How's ''Bloodygore'' going?" "Ruddigore!" "Oh, well, it's the same thing, you know." "Is it? Then I suppose that if I say I admire your ruddy complexion, it's the same as saying I like your bloody cheek! Well, it isn't -- and I don't!"[[/note]]
14th May '16 4:21:22 PM nombretomado
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* KnightFever: Sir, which is a baronet's title as well as a knight's. Applies to every male member of the Murgatroyd family, and to Sir Richard Dauntless.
11th Apr '16 3:55:38 AM vivacissima
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* OldMaid: Averted with extreme prejudice by Dame Hanna. She's an old "tiger-cat" who leaps into hand-to-hand combat with her "ravisher" and terrorises him (''à la'' "[[WesternAnimation/TheDoverBoys dainty Dora Stanpipe]]").

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* OldMaid: Averted with extreme prejudice by Dame Hanna.Hannah. She's an old "tiger-cat" who leaps into hand-to-hand combat with her "ravisher" and terrorises him (''à la'' "[[WesternAnimation/TheDoverBoys dainty Dora Stanpipe]]").
9th Mar '16 10:25:39 AM piraml
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* YouMakeMeSic: "Nay! It is the accusative after the verb."
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