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* HaveAGayOldTime: "Be firm, be firm, my pecker." His pecker is his nose or his courage; he's trying to keep a StiffUpperLip, not a stiff...[[TheLoinsSleepTonight something else]]. Also, the Judge has a brief that he "bought off a booby" meaning a foolish person.

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* HaveAGayOldTime: "Be firm, be firm, my pecker." His pecker is his nose or his courage; he's trying to keep a StiffUpperLip, not a stiff...[[TheLoinsSleepTonight [[RagingStiffie something else]]. Also, the Judge has a brief that he "bought off a booby" meaning a foolish person.



** 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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** The Usher urges the jury to put prejudice aside by sympathizing that "from bias free of every kind, this trial must be tried", then sympathizes with the "broken-hearted bride" and instructs the jury not paying to pay attention to anything the "ruffianly defendant" might say.


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--> Silence in cooooooooooourt!


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--> '''Judge''': Though all my law is fudge,\\
Yet I'll never, never budge,\\
But I'll live and die a Judge!\\
'''Chorus''': And a good Judge too!


* 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.

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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. In a particularly {{hypocrit|e}}ical moment, the Judge reveals that his backstory also involved callously committing Breach of Promise to get ahead in his career.



* 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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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
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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.


* HaveAGayOldTime: "Be firm, be firm, my pecker." His pecker is his nose or his courage; he's trying to keep a StiffUpperLip, not a stiff...[[TheLoinsSleepTonight something else]]. Also, the Judge has a ring that he "bought off a booby" meaning a foolish person.

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* HaveAGayOldTime: "Be firm, be firm, my pecker." His pecker is his nose or his courage; he's trying to keep a StiffUpperLip, not a stiff...[[TheLoinsSleepTonight something else]]. Also, the Judge has a ring brief that he "bought off a booby" meaning a foolish person.


* HaveAGayOldTime: "Be firm, be firm, my pecker." His pecker is his nose or his courage; he's trying to keep a StiffUpperLip, not a stiff...[[TheLoinsSleepTonight something else]].

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* HaveAGayOldTime: "Be firm, be firm, my pecker." His pecker is his nose or his courage; he's trying to keep a StiffUpperLip, not a stiff...[[TheLoinsSleepTonight something else]]. Also, the Judge has a ring that he "bought off a booby" meaning a foolish person.

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* HollywoodLaw: Everyone involved in the trial is blatantly biased in favor of the plaintiff.


* HaveAGayOldTime: "Be firm, be firm, my pecker." His pecker is his nose; he's trying to keep a StiffUpperLip, not a stiff...[[TheLoinsSleepTonight something else]].

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* HaveAGayOldTime: "Be firm, be firm, my pecker." His pecker is his nose; nose or his courage; he's trying to keep a StiffUpperLip, not a stiff...[[TheLoinsSleepTonight something else]].

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* {{Jerkass}}: PlayedForLaughs as both the defendant and the judge demonstrate their caddish characters in song.


* DomesticAbuse: The defendant suggests he would thrash and kick the plaintiff.

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* DomesticAbuse: The defendant suggests he would thrash and kick the plaintiff.plaintiff, not as a threat but to try to convince the jury that he'd have been a terrible husband, so the plaintiff isn't missing much by not being able to marry him and shouldn't get much in damages even if she wins.



** The Judge tells the story of how he came to be a Judge, which involved committing breach of promise of marriage, the same crime the defendant is accused of.

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** The Judge tells the story of how he came to be a Judge, which involved committing breach of promise of marriage, the same crime thing the defendant is accused of.


* 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]]


'''Cause of Action''': Breach of Promise of Marriage.

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'''Cause of Action''': Breach of Promise of Marriage.
BreachOfPromiseOfMarriage.

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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.


* 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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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.


* 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.

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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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