History Theatre / TheMousetrap

12th Aug '16 10:05:44 PM Eagal
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* MetaGuy: Type B: Paravicini. He frequently names conventions of the "cosy" crime fiction genre, proving to be quite GenreSavvy. These include highlighting the dangers of not knowing the guests, commenting on the convenience of the isolation of the characters, and asking Trotter not to spoil the "ending" (reveal the murderer), as the last scene/reveal is always the best scene.

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* MetaGuy: Type B: Paravicini. He Paravicini frequently names conventions of the "cosy" crime fiction genre, proving to be quite GenreSavvy. These include highlighting the dangers of not knowing the guests, commenting on the convenience of the isolation of the characters, and asking Trotter not to spoil the "ending" (reveal the murderer), as the last scene/reveal is always the best scene.
15th Jun '16 9:51:04 AM pi4t
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By the way, the murderer is not to be revealed on this wiki.

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By the way, the murderer is not is...[[spoiler:not to be revealed on this wiki.]]
11th Apr '16 1:54:24 PM Eagal
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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Averted. The actors swear the audience to secrecy about the ending. For once, this mostly works, though with the advent of the Internet, sources like Wikipedia note the ending.
11th Apr '16 1:53:13 PM Eagal
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* ConvictionByContradiction: Deconstructed [[spoiler:and arguably outright denied]].

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* %%* ConvictionByContradiction: Deconstructed [[spoiler:and arguably outright denied]].
11th Apr '16 1:37:41 PM Eagal
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By the way, the murderer is [[spoiler:not to be revealed on this wiki]].

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By the way, the murderer is [[spoiler:not not to be revealed on this wiki]].wiki.
11th Apr '16 1:30:37 PM Eagal
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* AssholeVictim

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* %%* AssholeVictim



* AmbiguouslyGay: Christopher Wren and Miss Casewell. See FreudWasRight below for more on Wren, and Casewell can be this or TheLadette based on script interpretation.
* BluffingTheMurderer: Subverted. 'Nuff said.

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* %%* AmbiguouslyGay: Christopher Wren and Miss Casewell. See FreudWasRight below for more on Wren, and Casewell can be this or TheLadette based on script interpretation.
* BluffingTheMurderer: Subverted. 'Nuff said.
Casewell.
%%* BluffingTheMurderer



* TheFilmOfTheBook: Averted. It will not be licensed for a film until the English run of the play is over. And that play has been running for ''60 years'', [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory and still not any sign of slowing. Wiiiiaaaooo!]]
** Supposedly, someone holds the rights to print the manuscript, and has sat on those rights for sixty years now.



* FunnyForeigner: Mr. Paravicini
* TheLadette: Miss Casewell.

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* %%* FunnyForeigner: Mr. Paravicini
* %%* TheLadette: Miss Casewell.



* OldDarkHouse
* RedHerring: As with any good mystery, there is one. Or six.

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* OldDarkHouse
* RedHerring: As with any good mystery, there is one. Or six.
%%* OldDarkHouse



* SplitPersonality. Hinted at.

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* %%* SplitPersonality. Hinted at.



* ThisIsReality
* {{Troperrific}}: Too bad we can't prove it without major, [[DoNotSpoilThisEnding forbidden]] spoilers. Even putting this here at all was pushing it.
* UpperClassTwit: Christopher Wren.
* WhamLine: It involves guns. And that's all we're going to say.

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* %%* ThisIsReality
* {{Troperrific}}: Too bad we can't prove it without major, [[DoNotSpoilThisEnding forbidden]] spoilers. Even putting this here at all was pushing it.
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%%* UpperClassTwit: Christopher Wren.
* WhamLine: It involves guns. And that's all we're going to say.
Wren.
14th Mar '16 12:34:19 PM Medinoc
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** ''Three Blind Mice'' was eventually released as a book, but its foreword proudly announced that it had been banned for years.

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** ''Three Blind Mice'' was eventually released as a book, but its foreword proudly announced that it had been banned for years.decades.
14th Mar '16 12:33:30 PM Medinoc
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** ''Three Blind Mice'' was eventually released as a book, but its foreword proudly announced that it had been banned for years.
1st Mar '16 4:05:13 PM TitaniumDragon
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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Averted. The actors swear the audience to secrecy about the ending. For once, this mostly works.

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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Averted. The actors swear the audience to secrecy about the ending. For once, this mostly works.works, though with the advent of the Internet, sources like Wikipedia note the ending.
1st Mar '16 4:04:03 PM TitaniumDragon
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* DoNotSpoilThisEnding: To the point that no film adaptation (or any other adaptation, for that matter) can be made while the play is still running. Mass market publication of the script is not allowed in the United Kingdom either. Since it's been running for ''sixty years'', it's likely no adaptation will ever see the light of day. As a matter of fact, TVTropes ain't spoiling either. Got that?

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* DoNotSpoilThisEnding: To At the point that no end of the play, the audience is asked not to spoil the ending. No film adaptation (or any other adaptation, for that matter) can is allowed to be made while the play is still running. Mass market publication of the script is not allowed in the United Kingdom either. Since it's been running for ''sixty years'', it's likely no adaptation will ever see the light of day. As a matter of fact, TVTropes ain't spoiling either. Got that?


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** Wikipedia, naturally, notes the ending on its page about the play, much to the dismay of the present owner of the play.
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