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* ShoutOut: To various {{medieval ballads}}. Margit and Signe both has their names from two Norwegian ones. {{Tristan and Isolde}} is referred to as a plot point. Margit feels herself abducted into a mountain (referring to the ballad ''Margit Hjukse''), and there is of course the {{Sir Orfeo}} ballads: Gudmund is playing a harp (and one of the "orfeo" versions in Telemark is known as - ''Gudmund and little Signe'').

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* ShoutOut: To various {{medieval ballads}}. Margit and Signe both has their names from two Norwegian ones. {{Tristan and Isolde}} ''Literature/TristanAndIseult'' is referred to as a plot point. Margit feels herself abducted into a mountain (referring to the ballad ''Margit Hjukse''), and there is of course the {{Sir Orfeo}} ballads: Gudmund is playing a harp (and one of the "orfeo" versions in Telemark is known as - ''Gudmund and little Signe'').


'''The Feast at Solhaug''' (1856), is an early play by playwright Creator/{{Henrik Ibsen}}. It is a short {{period piece}} set in the high middle ages, sometime around the year 1300. The play is a {{chivalric romance}} taking place over a short span of time, the proverbial feast at the Solhaug estate. Here, the nobleman Bengt Gauteson resides alongside his much younger wife Margit. She is not initially happy, and dreams of her youth and the attractive adventurer Gudmund, who courted her. He shows up, believing himself lawless, after thwarting a plot to poison the king. Meanwhile, Margit`s younger sister, Signe, arrives, and is courted by Gudmund - and at the same time, Bengt insists that she be married to the royal tax collector, the short tempered Knut. In the end, Bengt challenges Knut and is summarily killed for it. Knut is arrested, Gudmund is free of all charges, and gets to marry Signe. Margit retires to a convent, and all is back to order.

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'''The ''The Feast at Solhaug''' (1856), Solhaug'' (1856) is an early play by playwright Creator/{{Henrik Ibsen}}. It is a short {{period piece}} set in the high middle ages, sometime around the year 1300. The play is a {{chivalric romance}} taking place over a short span of time, the proverbial eponymous feast at the Solhaug estate. Here, the nobleman Bengt Gauteson resides alongside his much younger wife Margit. She is not initially happy, and dreams of her youth and the attractive adventurer Gudmund, who courted her. He shows up, believing himself lawless, after thwarting a plot to poison the king. Meanwhile, Margit`s younger sister, Signe, arrives, and is courted by Gudmund - and at the same time, Bengt insists that she be married to the royal tax collector, the short tempered Knut. In the end, Bengt challenges Knut and is summarily killed for it. Knut is arrested, Gudmund is free of all charges, and gets to marry Signe. Margit retires to a convent, and all is back to order.

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'''The Feast at Solhaug''' (1856), is an early play by playwright {{Henrik Ibsen}}. It is a short {{period piece}} set in the high middle ages, sometime around the year 1300. The play is a {{chivalric romance}} taking place over a short span of time, the proverbial feast at the Solhaug estate. Here, the nobleman Bengt Gauteson resides alongside his much younger wife Margit. She is not initially happy, and dreams of her youth and the attractive adventurer Gudmund, who courted her. He shows up, believing himself lawless, after thwarting a plot to poison the king. Meanwhile, Margit`s younger sister, Signe, arrives, and is courted by Gudmund - and at the same time, Bengt insists that she be married to the royal tax collector, the short tempered Knut. In the end, Bengt challenges Knut and is summarily killed for it. Knut is arrested, Gudmund is free of all charges, and gets to marry Signe. Margit retires to a convent, and all is back to order.

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'''The Feast at Solhaug''' (1856), is an early play by playwright {{Henrik Creator/{{Henrik Ibsen}}. It is a short {{period piece}} set in the high middle ages, sometime around the year 1300. The play is a {{chivalric romance}} taking place over a short span of time, the proverbial feast at the Solhaug estate. Here, the nobleman Bengt Gauteson resides alongside his much younger wife Margit. She is not initially happy, and dreams of her youth and the attractive adventurer Gudmund, who courted her. He shows up, believing himself lawless, after thwarting a plot to poison the king. Meanwhile, Margit`s younger sister, Signe, arrives, and is courted by Gudmund - and at the same time, Bengt insists that she be married to the royal tax collector, the short tempered Knut. In the end, Bengt challenges Knut and is summarily killed for it. Knut is arrested, Gudmund is free of all charges, and gets to marry Signe. Margit retires to a convent, and all is back to order.



* WanderingMinstrel: Gudmund, who won the girls with his harp. In the second act, he literally wanders off singing and playing, with both Signe and Margit swooning for him.

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* WanderingMinstrel: Gudmund, who won the girls with his harp. In the second act, he literally wanders off singing and playing, with both Signe and Margit swooning for him.


* ChaliceOfPoison: prominent, but nobody drinks of it.



* RedHerring: The {{poisoned chalice}}. Everybody expects someone to drink it. Nobody ever does.

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* RedHerring: The {{poisoned chalice}}.poisoned chalice. Everybody expects someone to drink it. Nobody ever does.

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* GildedCage: Margit about her marriage.


* WanderingMinstrel: Gudmund, who won the girls with his harp. In the second act, he literally wonders off singing and playing, with both Signe and Margit swooning for him.

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* WanderingMinstrel: Gudmund, who won the girls with his harp. In the second act, he literally wonders wanders off singing and playing, with both Signe and Margit swooning for him.

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* WanderingMinstrel: Gudmund, who won the girls with his harp. In the second act, he literally wonders off singing and playing, with both Signe and Margit swooning for him.

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* PrettyBoy: Gudmund outgraces ''every'' male cast member.

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* RagsToRiches: When they last met, Gudmund was a ruggedly handsome, but poor man. When he returns as a nobleman, both Margit and Signe are baffled.


* DeusExMachina: Played straight. The king`s men comes in the nick of time, freeing Gudmund of all charges and restoring his property.

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* DeusExMachina: Played straight. The king`s men comes in the nick of time, freeing Gudmund of all charges and restoring his property.property.
* DirtyOldMan: Bengt`s attitude towards Margit in the third act, moments before he leaves with his axe to challenge Knut.

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** HilariousInHindsight: Ibsen could not possibly have known that his stated time slot is ''exactly'' the starting point of the ballad tradition, which the entire plot is built upon.


* ArtisticLicenceHistory: It is stated that the king`s chancellor Audun Hugleiksson is coming home from France with a queen for the Norwegian king. King Hakon actually married his queen in Oslo, while the play states that the wedding is in Bergen. Queen Eufemian was from Rügen by the Baltic Sea, not from France. They married in 1299, meaning that Gudmund has been on the run for three years at this pont. The time slot stated in the play makes it much briefer.

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* ArtisticLicenceHistory: It is stated that the king`s chancellor Audun Hugleiksson is coming home from France with a queen for the Norwegian king. King Hakon actually married his queen in Oslo, while the play states that the wedding is in Bergen. Queen Eufemian Eufemia was from Rügen by the Baltic Sea, not from France. They married in 1299, meaning that Gudmund has been on the run for three years at this pont. The time slot stated in the play makes it much briefer.

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* ArtisticLicenceHistory: It is stated that the king`s chancellor Audun Hugleiksson is coming home from France with a queen for the Norwegian king. King Hakon actually married his queen in Oslo, while the play states that the wedding is in Bergen. Queen Eufemian was from Rügen by the Baltic Sea, not from France. They married in 1299, meaning that Gudmund has been on the run for three years at this pont. The time slot stated in the play makes it much briefer.
** Bergen was the capital of Norway at this point of history, so that part is correct.


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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Audun Hugleiksson, chancellor of King Hakon V, gets a namecheck. Because he is said to have been "deposed", we may conclude that the actual year of the play is 1302 (he was executed that year).


* PoisonedChalice: prominent, but nobody drinks of it.

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* PoisonedChalice: ChaliceOfPoison: prominent, but nobody drinks of it.it.
* CostumeDrama: Intended.

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* MoodWhiplash: Margit has a soliloqui at the end of the second act - telling the sad story of her life, and fainting. Because of the chalice of poison we know she keeps in her purse, we initially believe she is dead. But she turns up alive and well in the next act.


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* PimpedOutDress: Margit is clearly shown in one when the feast begins.

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