History Theatre / TheRingOfTheNibelung

26th Nov '17 10:33:56 AM nombretomado
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Wagner shows a tendency in his verse to employ an excess of superlatives ("Deepest love’s holiest need") and unusual or archaic words and constructions („''neidlich”, "emulable" (?); “der Recken Zwist'' “of war-men the strife", and so on), which gave his text rather a stilted sound even in the over-blown [[GermanLanguage literary German]] of his time. Dramatically, however, his text is masterly in its construction; his situations highly suggestive, and his characterization vivid and deep in psychological insight.

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Wagner shows a tendency in his verse to employ an excess of superlatives ("Deepest love’s holiest need") and unusual or archaic words and constructions („''neidlich”, "emulable" (?); “der Recken Zwist'' “of war-men the strife", and so on), which gave his text rather a stilted sound even in the over-blown [[GermanLanguage [[UsefulNotes/GermanLanguage literary German]] of his time. Dramatically, however, his text is masterly in its construction; his situations highly suggestive, and his characterization vivid and deep in psychological insight.



* GermanLanguage: While ''{{Leitmoti|f}}v'' was actually coined rather by Hans von Wolzogen rather than by Wagner, the Master did coin the resoundingly Teutonic term, ''Bühnenfestspiel'' mentioned above.
24th Sep '17 10:56:22 AM nombretomado
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* BechdelTest: Passed by virtue of the Rhinemaidens' merry chat at the very beginning of ''Das Rheingold'' - and then never again. (Fricka and Freia talk about Wotan and the giants, the valkyries talk about the men they carry etc.)
26th Aug '17 3:21:27 PM AutumnLeaves
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* FromBadToWorse: Combined with NiceJobBreakingItHero. Siegmund tries to help a girl who's forced into marriage. In doing so, he kills her brothers, breaking her heart, and then the girl, still weeping over the bodies, is in turn killed by vengeful clansmen.
26th Aug '17 3:01:42 PM AutumnLeaves
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** And then there are productions that include chemistry between Froh and Freia in ''Das Rheingold'' (it's not clear whether Fricka [[CobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes doesn't see it]] or [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem is fine with it]]) and/or Hagen and Gutrune in ''Götterdämmerung''.

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** And then there are multiple productions that include chemistry between Froh and Freia in ''Das Rheingold'' (it's not clear whether Fricka [[CobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes doesn't see it]] or [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem is fine with it]]) and/or Hagen and Gutrune in ''Götterdämmerung''.
26th Aug '17 2:58:59 PM AutumnLeaves
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** Siegfried for his part also engages in an incestuous affair with Brunnhilde who is his aunt. Siegfried's grandfather is Wotan and Brunnhilde is a daughter of Wotan from Erda (as are the other Valkyries).

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** Siegfried for his part also engages And then there are productions that include chemistry between Froh and Freia in an incestuous affair ''Das Rheingold'' (it's not clear whether Fricka [[CobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes doesn't see it]] or [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem is fine with Brunnhilde who is his aunt. Siegfried's grandfather is Wotan it]]) and/or Hagen and Brunnhilde is a daughter of Wotan from Erda (as are the other Valkyries).Gutrune in ''Götterdämmerung''.



* IncestIsRelative: Apart from Siegfried's Parents, Siegfried has a relationship with his aunt Brünnhilde, as Wotan is her Father.

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* IncestIsRelative: Apart from Siegfried's Parents, parents, Siegfried has a relationship with his aunt Brünnhilde, as Wotan is her Father.father.
25th Jul '17 4:16:24 PM Nicoaln
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* BrawnHilda: Brunhilde is the TropeNamer - but not InUniverse, the trope naming came from stage performances, in which Brunhilde was played by a large woman because they are usually the only ones who can play her part.
20th Jun '17 2:01:38 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BearsAreBadNews: As Siegfried demonstrates by letting one loose on Mime.



* BearsAreBadNews: As Siegfried demonstrates by letting one loose on Mime.
23rd Apr '17 12:58:38 AM Golondrina
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* PacingProblems: It has been opined that some scenes, such as Wotan's recap of previous events to Brünnhilde (in ''Walküre''), go on way too long.
4th Apr '17 1:15:42 PM Thorion
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** Sieglinde is trapped in a loveless and abusive marriage, and falls in love with a passing stranger. Modern audiences would forgive her killing of her husband more, if not for her lover being her brother, too.
18th Mar '17 2:21:51 AM NWolfman
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* TheAbridgedSeries: ''WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc'', described by [[Creator/ChuckJones it's creator]] as "an attempt to squash the entire fire ring trilogy into six minutes." It is, by all accounts, one of the most famous examples of this trope.
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