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
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
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
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
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
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.
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