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I have heard people called a "Sorcerer's Apprentice" when describing them as a person acting either beyond their authority or beyond their abilities. For example, see the U.S. Supreme Court case Alexander v. Sandoval, 532 U.S. 275, 291 (2001). I wanted to add this, but I'm not sure how to edit wikipedia pages well enough! Anyone else? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 17:48, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
I did a major cleanup on this piece, which is about GOETHE'S POEM as noted from the beginning and in the disambiguation. I removed everything about Dukas's piece and made that into a separate article. I also subverted all the information in this article to the Goethe poem. Softlavender (talk) 03:22, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
It would be great if someone could find reliable sources to the claim that Walt Disney popularized the poem in the English speaking world. Find it hard to believe that it should have been largely unknown.--126.96.36.199 (talk) 19:16, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
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– This page isn't WP:PRIMARYTOPIC by pageviews—that's indisputable (the Nicolas Cage film alone beats it). It seems to me the poem only has sufficient "long-term significance" for such a claim inasmuch as it inspired the others, which generally isn't enough for a primary topic. I don't think there is one here. I'm not opposed to simply redirecting the base title to the current dab instead of moving both pages, in the spirit of WP:THE, but since almost all of the topics use "The," I think it's worth including. Also, I don't know if The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Dukas), a symphonic poem (which looks more like music than literature to me) makes my proposed disambiguator bad. The disambiguators for this page and that one should be either (poem) and (symphonic poem) or (Goethe poem) and (Dukas poem) (see WP:NCBOOKS). BDD (talk) 18:01, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
Support - Ambiguity is discouraged. Despite recognition, people can recognize the Disney segment from Fantasia and the Nicholas Cage film more than the poem. --George Ho (talk) 18:57, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
Strong Oppose. Good grief, of course this is the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. That isn't determined by page views (which by the way fluctuate wildly from year to year and decade to decade). All things titled The Sorcerer's Apprentice or Sorcerer's Apprentice derive from this one, and link back to this one. Softlavender (talk) 22:28, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
We're not talking about a small town or a title song or a recent media piece. We're talking about a supremely notable work of literature whose story is known by most everyone. Softlavender (talk) 23:49, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
Oppose, exactly per Softlavender. It is impossible to question the long-term significance of a work for which all of the alternative meanings are adaptations of that work, and therefore extensions of its long-term significance. bd2412T 02:02, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
Oppose Rename request is against WP:DABNAME: The request asks for "The" in the title which is violation. In addition, if there is a primary topic, requested name for the target dab page must contain "(disambiguation)" at the end. Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 03:12, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
Oppose per BD2412, - all adaptions are derived from this which makes it primary in a literal sense, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:49, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
Oppose. Originality or derivations should be part of PRIMARYTOPIC. Boston notwithstanding, Talk:Boston/Archive 1 is well populated with dissent against Boston MA occupying the undisambiguated page. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 05:18, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
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