History Theatre / TheWintersTale

3rd May '16 10:26:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MosesInTheBullrushes: Perdita

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* MosesInTheBullrushes: MosesInTheBulrushes: Perdita
2nd Dec '15 10:04:29 AM Luc
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* YouFailGeographyForever: Ben Jonson's reaction to the "seacoast of Bohemia," was more or less this (Bohemia is more or less where the Czech Republic is right now). Debate rages about whether Shakespeare was trying to get someone's goat with that, or if he [[TheyJustDidntCare Just Didn't Care]]. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Winter%27s_Tale#The_seacoast_of_Bohemia The Other Wiki]] offers various explanations for this geographical error, one being that in the past the lands of Bohemia did border the Adriatic coast.

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* YouFailGeographyForever: Ben Jonson's reaction to the "seacoast of Bohemia," was more or less this (Bohemia is more or less where the Czech Republic is right now). Debate rages about whether Shakespeare was trying to get someone's goat with that, or if he [[TheyJustDidntCare Just Didn't Care]]. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Winter%27s_Tale#The_seacoast_of_Bohemia The Other Wiki]] offers various explanations for this geographical error, one being that in the past the lands of Bohemia did border the Adriatic coast. Alternately, it's a way of saying "This story is set nowhere real".
19th Nov '15 8:24:22 PM PaulA
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->--'''Mamillius''', ''The Winter's Tale'' II.i


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->--'''Mamillius''', -->-- '''Mamillius''', ''The Winter's Tale'' II.i




[[TimeSkip Flashforward sixteen years!]] Time itself comes onstage to tell the audience that Florizel, Polixenes's son, has fallen for Perdita (who knows nothing of her royal heritage). His father is none-too-pleased and decides to spy on them at a sheep-shearing festival. Florizel, after being confronted by his father, flees with Perdita to Sicilia, and everyone (including LovableRogue Autolycus) pursues. There, Perdita's heritage is revealed. Father and daughter reunite, just as a statue of Hermione is brought onstage. Amazingly, the statue comes to life, and so the happy family is together once more. [[note]]Except Mamillius, he kinda gets screwed[[/note]] Autolycus becomes the servant of Perdita's foster father, and all loose ends are tied up nicely.

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[[TimeSkip Flashforward sixteen years!]] Time itself comes onstage to tell the audience that Florizel, Polixenes's son, has fallen for Perdita (who knows nothing of her royal heritage). His father is none-too-pleased and decides to spy on them at a sheep-shearing festival. Florizel, after being confronted by his father, flees with Perdita to Sicilia, and everyone (including LovableRogue Autolycus) pursues. There, Perdita's heritage is revealed. Father and daughter reunite, just as a statue of Hermione is brought onstage. Amazingly, the statue comes to life, and so the happy family is together once more. [[note]]Except Mamillius, he kinda gets screwed[[/note]] screwed.[[/note]] Autolycus becomes the servant of Perdita's foster father, and all loose ends are tied up nicely.



* OneMarioLimit: Readers new to the story for the past decade come with a strong association of the name "Hermione" to [[Literature/HarryPotter an altogether more modern piece of British literature]]. Many Shakespeare professors have noted that they have at least been relieved of the need to explain the pronunciation of the name to their students.
** In reality she was probably named after a character from Myth/ClassicalMythology, the daughter of Helen of Troy.

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* OneMarioLimit: Readers new to the story for the past decade come with a strong association of the name "Hermione" to [[Literature/HarryPotter an altogether more modern piece of British literature]]. In reality she was probably named after a character from Myth/ClassicalMythology, the daughter of Helen of Troy. Many Shakespeare professors have noted that they have at least been relieved of the need to explain the pronunciation of the name to their students.
** In reality she was probably named after a character from Myth/ClassicalMythology, the daughter of Helen of Troy.
students.



-->'''Polixenes''': "Nothing she does or seems
-->But smacks of something greater than herself,
-->Too noble for this place."

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-->'''Polixenes''': "Nothing Nothing she does or seems
-->But
seems\\
But
smacks of something greater than herself,
-->Too
herself,\\
Too
noble for this place."
19th Nov '15 8:22:26 PM PaulA
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!!TropeNamer for
* ExitPursuedByABear



* ExitPursuedByABear: The most famous stage direction ever written is the TropeNamer.

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* ExitPursuedByABear: The most famous stage direction ever written Antigonus is pursued and torn apart by a bear after abandoning Perdita in the TropeNamer.wilderness.
14th Jul '15 3:37:41 AM XFllo
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* YouFailGeographyForever: Ben Jonson's reaction to the "seacoast of Bohemia," was more or less this (Bohemia is more or less where the Czech Republic is right now). Debate rages about whether Shakespeare was trying to get someone's goat with that, or if he [[TheyJustDidntCare Just Didn't Care]].
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Winter%27s_Tale#The_seacoast_of_Bohemia The Other Wiki]] offers various explanations for this geographical error, one being that in the past the lands of Bohemia did border the Adriatic coast.

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* YouFailGeographyForever: Ben Jonson's reaction to the "seacoast of Bohemia," was more or less this (Bohemia is more or less where the Czech Republic is right now). Debate rages about whether Shakespeare was trying to get someone's goat with that, or if he [[TheyJustDidntCare Just Didn't Care]].
**
Care]]. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Winter%27s_Tale#The_seacoast_of_Bohemia The Other Wiki]] offers various explanations for this geographical error, one being that in the past the lands of Bohemia did border the Adriatic coast.
4th May '15 12:04:48 PM nombretomado
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** In reality she was probably named after a character from ClassicalMythology, the daughter of Helen of Troy.

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** In reality she was probably named after a character from ClassicalMythology, Myth/ClassicalMythology, the daughter of Helen of Troy.
21st Apr '15 6:03:05 PM capthanos
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Added DiffLines:

* DeusExMachina: Hermione being alive.
11th Nov '14 4:35:15 PM jamespolk
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Added DiffLines:

* DiabolusExMachina: The famous bear appears completely at random.
29th Jul '14 1:49:13 PM Silverblade2
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* MadOracle: Completely averted; oracles have never been so blunt.

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* MadOracle: Completely averted; Averted; oracles have never been so blunt.
3rd May '14 2:26:55 PM KorKhan
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* BreakTheHaughty: Hermione's death does this to Leontes. [[spoiler: Turns out it was intentionally invoked by Paulina and Hermione. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Maybe.]]]]

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* BreakTheHaughty: Hermione's death does this to Leontes. [[spoiler: Turns out it was intentionally invoked by Paulina and Hermione. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Maybe.]]]]]]



* FauxDeath: [[spoiler:Hermione. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Maybe.]]]]

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* FauxDeath: [[spoiler:Hermione.Hermione. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Maybe.]]]]]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: If Paulina hadn't insisted on taking newborn Perdita to see her father in the hope that she would soften his heart, he may not have ordered her husband Antigonus to take Perdita and abandon her someone unpleasant, preventing both Antigonus' death and potentially [[spoiler:Hermione's]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: If Paulina hadn't insisted on taking newborn Perdita to see her father in the hope that she would soften his heart, he may not have ordered her husband Antigonus to take Perdita and abandon her someone unpleasant, preventing both Antigonus' death and potentially [[spoiler:Hermione's]].Hermione's.
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