History Theatre / SwanLake

15th Feb '17 5:31:09 PM lalalei2001
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It's probably the most famous ballet of all time. Anytime a character in a movie or a television series goes to the ballet, it's likely to be ''Swan Lake'' by default. Even the general public, which is largely ignorant to the ballet, is familiar with at least the basics of ''Swan Lake''.

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It's probably the most famous ballet of all time. Anytime Any time a character in a movie or a television series goes to the ballet, it's likely to be ''Swan Lake'' by default. Even the general public, which is largely ignorant to the ballet, is familiar with at least the basics of ''Swan Lake''.
9th Feb '17 12:32:01 PM AutumnLeaves
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* ''Literature/TheSorcerersDaughter'' (an AlternateCharacterInterpretation sort of sequel)
17th Dec '16 4:11:03 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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Many critics have disputed the original source of the ''Swan Lake'' story. The Russian ballet patriarch Fyodor Lopukhov has called ''Swan Lake'' a "national ballet" due to the swans which are common in Russian romantic lyrics, while many of the movements of the ''corps de ballet'' originated from Slavonic ring-dances. According to Lopukhov, "both the plot of Swan Lake (despite the fact that it is based on German source), the image of the Swan, and the very idea of a faithful love are essentially Russian". Though the scenario is (as in the case of ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'') tenuously based on a story by a German author, in this case Johann Karl August Musäus' ''Der geraubte Schleier'' ("The Stolen Veil"), this provides only the general outline of the plot; the Russian folktale "Literature/TheWhiteDuck" also bears some resemblance to the story of the ballet and might have been another possible source. The contemporaries of Tchaikovsky recalled the composer taking great interest in the life story of [[UsefulNotes/LudwigIIOfBavaria Ludwig II]], the Bavarian King and Count Palatine of the Rhine, who was constantly associated with the symbol of the Swan, and whom "whether consciously or not" Tchaikovsky chose as the prototype of the dream-haunted Prince Siegfried.

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Many critics have disputed the original source of the ''Swan Lake'' story. The Russian ballet patriarch Fyodor Lopukhov has called ''Swan Lake'' a "national ballet" due to the swans which are common in Russian romantic lyrics, while many of the movements of the ''corps de ballet'' originated from Slavonic ring-dances. According to Lopukhov, "both the plot of Swan Lake (despite the fact that it is based on German source), the image of the Swan, and the very idea of a faithful love are essentially Russian". Though the scenario is (as in the case of ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'') tenuously based on a story by a German author, in this case Johann Karl August Musäus' ''Der geraubte Schleier'' ("The Stolen Veil"), this provides only the general outline of the plot; the Russian folktale "Literature/TheWhiteDuck" also bears some resemblance to the story of the ballet and might have been another possible source. The contemporaries of Tchaikovsky recalled the composer taking great interest in the life story of [[UsefulNotes/LudwigIIOfBavaria Ludwig II]], the Bavarian King and Count Palatine of the Rhine, who was constantly associated with the symbol of the Swan, and whom "whether consciously or not" not" Tchaikovsky chose as the prototype of the dream-haunted Prince Siegfried.



* ''Swan Lake 1981'' (a hard-to-find anime adaptation}

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* ''Swan Lake 1981'' (a hard-to-find anime adaptation}adaptation)



** One has a HopeSpot. Odette forgives Siegfried for his betrayal and the promise of reconciliation shines momentarily...before [[spoiler:Rothbart summons forth a violent storm, causing the lake to overflow and drown Siegfried. When the storm subsides, Odette is left alone to mourn the dead Siegfried.]]

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** One has a HopeSpot. Odette forgives Siegfried for his betrayal and the promise of reconciliation shines momentarily... before [[spoiler:Rothbart summons forth a violent storm, causing the lake to overflow and drown Siegfried. When the storm subsides, Odette is left alone to mourn the dead Siegfried.]]
5th Dec '16 10:54:58 AM captainpat
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** WomanInBlack: Odile.

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** WomanInBlack: Odile.
24th Jul '16 4:25:16 AM eroock
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'''''[[color:#191970: Swan Lake]]''''' (Russian: ''Лебединое Озеро, Lebedinoye Ozero'') is a ballet, by Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky , composed 1875-1876. The scenario, initially in four acts, by Vladimir Begichev and Vasiliy Geltser was fashioned from Russian folk tales as well as an ancient German legend, which tells the story of Odette, a girl turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. The choreographer of the original production was Julius Reisinger. The ballet received its premiere on February 27, 1877, at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as ''Le lac des cygnes'' ("The Lake of the Swans"), French being the language of the Imperial Russian court. Although it is presented in many different versions, most ballet companies base their stagings both choreographically and musically on the 1895 revival of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, first staged for the Imperial Ballet on January 15, 1895, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. For this revival, Tchaikovsky's score was revised by the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatre's chief conductor and composer Riccardo Drigo.

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'''''[[color:#191970: ''[[color:#191970: Swan Lake]]''''' Lake]]'' (Russian: ''Лебединое Озеро, Lebedinoye Ozero'') is a ballet, by Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky , composed 1875-1876. The scenario, initially in four acts, by Vladimir Begichev and Vasiliy Geltser was fashioned from Russian folk tales as well as an ancient German legend, which tells the story of Odette, a girl turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. The choreographer of the original production was Julius Reisinger. The ballet received its premiere on February 27, 1877, at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as ''Le lac des cygnes'' ("The Lake of the Swans"), French being the language of the Imperial Russian court. Although it is presented in many different versions, most ballet companies base their stagings both choreographically and musically on the 1895 revival of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, first staged for the Imperial Ballet on January 15, 1895, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. For this revival, Tchaikovsky's score was revised by the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatre's chief conductor and composer Riccardo Drigo.
29th Jun '16 8:52:31 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** The 1981 anime version has an ending that is played very ambiguously as to whether it's happy or bittersweet, as [[spoiler: Odette and Siegfried could have survived, or it could be their spirits that are seen reuniting in the end. It's styled so that either interpretation is valid.]]

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** The 1981 anime version has an ending that is played very ambiguously as to whether it's happy or bittersweet, as [[spoiler: Odette and Siegfried could have survived, or it could be their spirits that are seen reuniting in the end. It's styled done so that either interpretation is valid.]]
24th Jun '16 2:22:41 PM 8BrickMario
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* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'', which revolves around the children of fairy tale characters, includes Duchess Swan, daughter of the Swan Queen.
3rd Jun '16 12:49:44 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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3rd Nov '15 6:43:54 PM RoseAndHeather
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28th May '15 8:24:17 PM lalalei2001
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* ActingForTwo: Odette and Odile are traditionally played by the same ballerina as they have to resemble each other. Some productions cast two women in the roles, which leaves room for Odile to have a part in the finale
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