Posts Tagged Charles Perrault

Shownotes – Red Riding Hood Minicast

Posted 27 February 2011 by
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What big eyes you have!

The better to see you with…

What big ears you have!

The better to listen to this Little Red Riding Hood mini-cast with!

(Sorry, couldn’t resist!)

Little Red Riding Hood by Annie Rodrigue (used with permission) We LOVE this illustration!!

For this minicast, we talk about the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood.  Oral history puts the origins way back in the 14th century Europe. Some versions starred werewolves, some with ogres or wolves, but similar tales of a little girl fooled  and led to a dire situation by a masculine animal creature were common throughtout rural Italy and France.

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Episode 3: Cinderella

Posted 21 February 2011 by
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Once upon a time, in ancient Egypt, a princess was born. But before her happily ever after, she had to live a challenging life of servitude, duty, and a deep belief in her own character. The long life of the woman that we discuss in this episode not only crosses cultural, territorial and social lines but in terms of fashion, she has quite a shoe collection to help her dance through all time.

History!

Royalty!

Drama!

True Love!

SHOES!

Surely, you see why we picked this woman as our first fictional character?

Cinderella, the iconic persecuted heroine, began life as the oral tale of Rhodopis, in ancient Egypt about 500 BC. Given her nickname for the color her fair skinned cheeks turned in the desert sun, she was a Greek slave brought to Egypt in this rags to riches tale. Her special rose colored dance slippers were given to her by her Master, and spirited away by the god Horus, in the form of a falcon, to be deposited in the lap of Pharaoh, her future groom.

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