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Some of these tales I had heard of; others not, and my curiosity has been strongly stirred. The expert on folklore Maria Tatar gives a precis here of a variety of vivid tales from Italy, Japan, West Africa, and elsewhere … Continue reading
My mother told me that you should never go to bed angry. The reviewer’s equivalent of this is you should never go to a show already inclined against it. However, the issue that gave me the Angry Reds regarding Philip … Continue reading
A review of new books on the fairy tale by Marina Warner and Jack Zipes (including the first translation into English of the first edition of Grimm’s Tales), but also of two books from Princeton University Press’s Oddly Modern Fairy … Continue reading
Novelists A. S. Byatt and Lawrence Norfolk venture together into Germany’s dark woods to discover witches, goblins, lost children and treasure.
The Disney film of Stephen Sondheim’s darkly witty musical Into the Woods, with its ingenious interweaving of classic tales from the Grimms, is to be released soon. Here, Professor William Gray of the University of Chichester, Director of the Sussex … Continue reading
And they are beautiful–visual interpretations by David Hockney, Edward Gorey, and others of the Grimm Brothers’ tales. In celebration of older brother Jacob Grimm’s birthday this week, we’re looking at beautifully illustrated retellings of the Grimms’ fairy tales by artists … Continue reading
Rowan Williams reviews Marina Warner’s new book, Jack Zipes’s translation of the Grimms, and Malcolm Lyons’s translation of early Arabic wonder tales, and discusses the power of the fairy tale in a fascinating essay-review.
An interview with Into the Woods screenwriter James Lapine on the new adaptation for cinema of Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant revisioning of classic Grimms’ fairy tales.
More from the always-insightful Marina Warner on the fairy tale and its transformations and adaptations. Here, the essay revolves around Disney’s Frozen to encompass the many variations, dilutions, and intensifications of the original folk motifs through the ages.
‘Professor M O Grenby explores the relationship between fantasy and morality in 18th- and 19th-century children’s literature.’ This is another excellent article by Prof. Grenby of Newcastle University, from the BL website (whose collection of articles is a very useful … Continue reading