History Theatre / TrialByJury

20th Aug '16 1:04:38 PM Gideoncrawle
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* PairTheSpares: {{Averted}}. Two characters do get married-- and not who you expect!-- but the chorus of bridesmaids and jurors keeps to themselves.



* SungThroughMusical: This is the only Creator/GilbertAndSullivan musical that contains no spoken dialogue. (It's also the shortest; make of that what you like.)

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* SungThroughMusical: This is the only Creator/GilbertAndSullivan musical that contains no spoken dialogue. (It's also the shortest; make dialogue as originally written.[[note]]One rhymed couplet was later replaced with two words of that what you like.)spoken dialogue.[[/note]]
25th Jul '16 8:26:40 PM jormis29
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'''Cause of Action''': Breach of Promise of Marriage.

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'''Cause of Action''': Breach of Promise of Marriage.
BreachOfPromiseOfMarriage.
11th Jul '16 6:17:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* BreachOfPromiseOfMarriage: Creator/GilbertAndSullivan fans will recognize this play as a Breach of Promise case. When the plaintiff enters, the first line the chorus of bridesmaids sings is, "Comes the broken flower", suggesting a seduce-and-abandon scenario.
4th Jun '16 8:41:36 AM Jeduthun
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* AdaptationExpansion: Trial by Jury was originally [[http://diamond.boisestate.edu/gas/bab_ballads/html/trial.html a one-page filler for a comic magazine]]. It did contain lyrics, some of which appear in the final version, but it jumps from Angelina's arrival straight to the twist ending, eliminating all the build-up. It works much better in the final form.
* {{Bowdlerization}}: The defendant's HaveAGayOldTime line "Be firm, be [[StiffUpperLip firm my pecker]]" is often altered to "Of many a man the wrecker," to avoid awkward explanations.



* IAmSong: The Judge explains in song how he came to be a Judge.

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* IAmSong: The Judge explains in the song "When I, Good Friends, Was Called To The Bar" how he came to be a Judge.



* JokerJury: The entire jury promptly falls in love with the plaintiff and unleashes its fury on the defendant.



* NotablyQuickDeliberation: The only deliberating the jury is actually asked to do is on whether the plaintiff is beautiful. After conferring for just a moment, they return the verdict, "We've but one word, my lord, and that is-- rapture!"



* PairTheSpares: {{Averted}}. Two characters do get married-- and not who you expect!-- but the chorus of bridesmaids and jurors keeps to themselves.




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\n* SungThroughMusical: This is the only Creator/GilbertAndSullivan musical that contains no spoken dialogue. (It's also the shortest; make of that what you like.)
* ThatWasObjectionable: The judge proposes that they test the defendant's claim that he would beat his wife when tipsy by making him tipsy to see what happens. The counsel for the plaintiff objects to this. (The defendant ''doesn't''.)
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9th Jan '16 11:48:56 PM Gideoncrawle
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A comic opera in one act by Creator/GilbertAndSullivan (their second, and oldest surviving collaboration), first produced in 1875, humorously dramatizing an action filed in the Court of Exchequer by Angelina against Edwin.

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A comic opera in one act by Creator/GilbertAndSullivan (their second, Creator/GilbertAndSullivan, their second collaboration and oldest surviving collaboration), first to survive intact.[[note]]The libretto for ''Theatre/{{Thespis}}'' survives, but most of the music has been lost.[[/note]] First produced in 1875, humorously dramatizing an action filed in the Court of Exchequer by Angelina against Edwin.
1st Aug '15 6:18:10 PM karstovich2
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Gilbert was a barrister (albeit an unsuccessful one) and knew all about the law and legal procedure, so it's natural that he would write an early work about a trial.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Gilbert was a barrister (albeit an unsuccessful one) and knew all about the law and legal procedure, so it's natural that he would write an early work about a trial.
1st Aug '15 6:17:57 PM karstovich2
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Gilbert was a barrister (albeit an unsuccessful one) and knew all about the law and legal procedure, so it's natural that he would write an early work about a trial.
16th Jul '15 11:20:00 AM Jeduthun
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* MarryThemAll: The plaintiff proposes that it would resolve the dilemma if he would "marry this lady today, and marry the other tomorrow." Unfortunately, this is the crime of "[[{{Malaproper}} Burglaree]]."

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* MarryThemAll: The plaintiff defendant proposes that it would resolve the dilemma if he would "marry this lady today, and marry the other tomorrow." Unfortunately, this is the crime of "[[{{Malaproper}} Burglaree]]."
8th Nov '14 10:42:31 AM Bissek
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* GoldDigger: The Judge got his big break in practicing law by courting the ugly daughter of a wealthy attorney... who he dumped after getting the judgeship.
14th Jan '14 3:01:55 PM Prfnoff
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* HypocriticalHumor: The Usher urges the jury to put prejudice aside by sympathizing with the "broken-hearted bride" and not paying attention to anything "ruffianly defendant" might say.

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* HypocriticalHumor: The Usher urges the jury to put prejudice aside by sympathizing with the "broken-hearted bride" and not paying attention to anything the "ruffianly defendant" might say.
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