History Theatre / Woyzeck

20th Apr '15 1:35:51 AM Menshevik
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The unfinished manuscript was edited and "completed" by Karl Emil Franzos in 1879, and this version was first performed on stage in Munich in 1913. Alban Berg adapted the play into the Opera ''Wozzeck'', which received its first complete performance in Berlin in 1925.
20th Apr '15 1:26:33 AM Menshevik
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20th Apr '15 1:25:58 AM Menshevik
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* BasedOnATrueStory: ''Woyzeck'' is based on the case of the real-life soldier Johann Christian Woyzeck (1780-1824), who was executed in Leipzig after murdering a widow out of jealousy and a lengthy trial and several expertises on his mental state. Büchner however also incorporated elements from other murder cases that happened during his lifetime and the experiments conducted by Justus von Liebig with a pea diet.



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* NoNameGiven: Drum Major. The Doctor. The Captain. The Workmen. This is important in the case of the first three, as they are upper-class authority figures who wield power over Woyzeck.

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* NoNameGiven: Drum Major. The Doctor. The Captain. The Workmen. This is important in the case of the first three, as they are upper-class authority figures who wield power over Woyzeck.



* TestedOnHumans: Woyzeck's pea diet is based on an actual experiment conducted by chemist Justus von Liebig: For three months a number of soldiers of the Hessian army were fed nothing but pease porridge (in order to test if peas could be used as a cheap source of protein), resulting in symptoms very much like those displayed by Woyzeck in the play.



* TypeCasting: Just like in ''Film/{{Stroszek}}'', Eva Mattes plays a woman who temporarily has a crazy husband.
17th Mar '15 9:47:54 AM Patachou
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Music/TomWaits and Robert Wilson have written a RockOpera based on the play. Alban Berg also composed an {{opera}}, titled ''Wozzeck''.

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Music/TomWaits and Robert Wilson have written a RockOpera based on the play. Waits' song "Children's Story" from ''Music/OrphansBrawlersBawlersAndBastards'' was also lifted from "Woyzeck". Alban Berg also composed an {{opera}}, titled ''Wozzeck''.
3rd Mar '15 7:00:07 AM Turgon
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* SoundtrackDissonance: A string quartet plays the same song over Woyzeck's humiliating PT in the opening credit, Eva dancing with the Drum Major, and [[spoiler:Woyzeck's murder of Eva]].

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* SoundtrackDissonance: A string quartet plays the same song over Woyzeck's humiliating PT in the opening credit, Eva Marie dancing with the Drum Major, and [[spoiler:Woyzeck's murder of Eva]].Marie]].
5th Jan '15 11:47:11 PM LordGro
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* GorgeousPeriodDress: Averted, but not to the point of TheDungAges.
5th Jan '15 11:45:03 PM LordGro
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* AxCrazy: Woyzeck himself in the end.
* CharacterFilibuster: Every character agrees, being poor sucks! It probably works better on stage.

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AxCrazy: Woyzeck himself in the end.
* %%* CharacterFilibuster: Every character agrees, being poor sucks! It probably works better on stage.



* FracturedFairyTale: The "fairy tale" the grandmother tells the children. You can listen to it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2RQkTMDqW8 here]] as part of a YouTubePoop, narrated by Music/TomWaits.
* HandsomeLech: Marie starts seeing a Drum Major. Bad idea.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters
* HumiliationConga
* KnifeNut: Woyzeck can't afford a pistol, you see.
* MadDoctor: Woyzeck is going crazy partly because he volunteers for some very unusual medical experiments.

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* %%* FracturedFairyTale: The "fairy tale" the grandmother tells the children. You can listen to it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2RQkTMDqW8 here]] as part of a YouTubePoop, narrated by Music/TomWaits.
* %%* HandsomeLech: Marie starts seeing a Drum Major. Bad idea.
* %%* HumansAreTheRealMonsters
* %%* HumiliationConga
* %%* KnifeNut: Woyzeck can't afford a pistol, you see.
* %%* MadDoctor: Woyzeck is going crazy partly because he volunteers for some very unusual medical experiments.



* MushroomSamba: Described by Woyzeck and a big part of [[BasedOnATrueStory the actual case study]].
* NoNameGiven: Drum Major. The Doctor. The Captain. The Workmen.
** This is important in the case of the first three, as they are upper-class authority figures who wield power over Woyzeck.
* OutDamnedSpot: [[spoiler:A fatal variety.]]
* ShootTheShaggyDog: The grandmother's fairy tale.
* ThereAreNoPsychologists: Woyzeck is clearly mad because of the abuse he's under, but no one seems to care least of all The Doctor. His best friend tries to get him to go to the infirmary to no avail. Justified in that psychology kind of ''didn't exist yet''.

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* %%* MushroomSamba: Described by Woyzeck and a big part of [[BasedOnATrueStory the actual case study]].
* NoNameGiven: Drum Major. The Doctor. The Captain. The Workmen.
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Workmen. This is important in the case of the first three, as they are upper-class authority figures who wield power over Woyzeck.
* %%* OutDamnedSpot: [[spoiler:A fatal variety.]]
* %%* ShootTheShaggyDog: The grandmother's fairy tale.
* ThereAreNoPsychologists: Woyzeck is clearly mad because of the abuse he's under, but no one seems to care care, least of all The Doctor. His best friend tries to get him to go to the infirmary infirmary, to no avail. Justified in that psychology kind of ''didn't exist yet''.



* AdaptationExpansion: Actually ''expected'' in adaptations of ''Woyzeck'', since the play was unfinished due to AuthorExistenceFailure.

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AdaptationExpansion: Actually ''expected'' in adaptations of ''Woyzeck'', since the play was unfinished due to AuthorExistenceFailure.



* {{Yandere}}: Woyzeck could qualify as a male version of this trope.

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* BellyOfTheWhale

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* IronicNurseryTune: "Lullaby"
* LyricalDissonance: "Woe"
* VillainSong: "Another Man's Vine" for the Drum Major, "God's Away on Business" for the Doctor, and "Starving in the Belly of a Whale" for the Captain.
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* %%* IronicNurseryTune: "Lullaby"
* %%* LyricalDissonance: "Woe"
* %%* VillainSong: "Another Man's Vine" for the Drum Major, "God's Away on Business" for the Doctor, and "Starving in the Belly of a Whale" for the Captain.
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5th Jan '15 4:01:14 PM LyraRiverfrost
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* {{Yandere}}: Woyzeck could qualify.

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* {{Yandere}}: Woyzeck could qualify.qualify as a male version of this trope.
5th Jan '15 4:00:48 PM LyraRiverfrost
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* {{Yandere}}: Woyzeck could qualify.
12th Dec '14 11:15:00 AM Patachou
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* FracturedFairyTale: The "fairy tale" the grandmother tells the children. You can listen to it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2RQkTMDqW8 here]] as part of a YouTubePoop, narrated by Tom Waits.

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* FracturedFairyTale: The "fairy tale" the grandmother tells the children. You can listen to it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2RQkTMDqW8 here]] as part of a YouTubePoop, narrated by Tom Waits.Music/TomWaits.



* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: The organ grinder's mechanical monkey, which sings "Misery is the River of the World". Facially, it's a character of TomWaits, and was voiced by a recording of him.

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* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: The organ grinder's mechanical monkey, which sings "Misery is the River of the World". World" from ''Music/BloodMoney''. Facially, it's a character of TomWaits, Music/TomWaits, and was voiced by a recording of him.
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