Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Glass Slipper(1955)

Plot Summary: In a small pleasant European village, there is one unhappy person: Ella. She is despised by everyone, and mistreated by her step-mother and step-sisters. Out feeling miserable one day, Ella meets a handsome young man, who falls for … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Cinderella Version

Here is the link to the Vietnamese Cinderella version: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/tam.html I have not read this version for a while. After I reread it for this post, I found some interesting points I did not notice before, such as Tam has … Continue reading

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Musical Cinderellas!

http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/playlist/Cinderella+Playlist/38116426 The first 4 songs in this playlist are from the musical Into the Woods (music by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine). It combines many different characters from different fairytales into one massive, interwoven story. The four songs I … Continue reading

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“Pretty Woman” and “A Maid in Manhattan,” Cinderella stories?

Many movies such as “Pretty Woman” and “A Maid in Manhattan” have Cinderella like aspects. They all share the common story line of  female protagonists who are saved from their helpless existences by a wealthy man. More specifically, in “A Maid … Continue reading

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“The Next Best Thing”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cGQoPmefyA This is Sara Bareilles’ take on fairy tales. It references many fairy tales, not just Cinderella, but I think it provides us a modern-day and feminist look at our common fairy tales. She discusses the focus of every story being … Continue reading

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An Ecological Cinderella?

A Brief Excerpt Tony Johnston’s “Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella” is an amusing take on the traditional tale, substituting a group of Bigfoot for the royal and courtly people.  This version is entertaining to read aloud and makes for a great “story-time” selection.

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Cinderella in ESPN commerical

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek5p3XPWlxs Here ESPN uses the scene from the Disney version where Cinderella’s shoe falls off, and they make it a sneaker and she is fleeing from a stadium instead of a palace. I had not seen the commercial before and … Continue reading

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