troperville

tools

toys

SubpagesAnimation
Awesome
Fridge
Funny
Heartwarming
Laconic
Literature
Main
Synopsis
Theatre
Trivia
WMG
WesternAnimation
YMMV

main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Trivia: The Nutcracker
  • Creator Backlash: Reportedly, Tchaikovsky was none too pleased with the music, which of course proceeded to experience Magnum Opus Dissonance and become his most popular work.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: If you're watching the Baryshnikov/Kirkland film, one of American Ballet Theatre's most famous ballerinas, Sallie Wilson, has a walk-on as an old lady during the party scene.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda / Demonization: There is a bit of copypasta floating around the Internet claiming, among other things, that in E. T. A. Hoffmann's original story Marie that lived in a loveless household, that she was depicted lying in a pool of her own blood after injuring herself, and that her parents punished her for it by locking her in her room until she admitted she'd been naughty. None of this is true.
    • Well, the part about the pool of blood is true. (Marie breaks the glass in the front of her doll cabinet and slices her arm open, and her mother finds her lying there surrounded by her dolls and passed out from loss of blood.) But she's confined to her room not because she was being punished, but because she was recovering from the injury.

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
2136
35