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The Arabian Nights: Library Edition (Playaway Presents)

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The bear being the biggest and the oldest, answered for the others: "That will be great fun," said she. "I am the strongest animal, so I will make the platform for the wrestlers;" and she set to work with a will to dig up the earth and to pat it into shape. "All right," said Kintaro, "I will look on while you all wrestle with each other. When director Herbert Brenon took the plunge, in 1924, Barrie himself adapted his text PETER PAN FILMS 741 and approved the casting of boyish eighteen-year-old newcomer Betty Bronson as Peter, carrying on the stage tradition of having a girl play the principal role.

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Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories

Joan Suyenaga

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This funny fractured fairytale goes behind the scenes of Rumpelstiltskin. “A most magical feat,” writes Newbery Honor-winner Kirby Larson, “Liesl Shurtliff spins words into gold.”In a magical kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone’s joke. In addition to incorporating characters and themes from traditional Ojibwe folktales, Erdrich has woven fabulous tales of German immigrants in The Master Butcher’s Singing Club (2003) and The Beet Queen (1986).

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Korean Children's Favorite Stories

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Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979. 54–72. Being mutilated at the hands of another, however, is not the only means of becoming impaired and disabled. Without it nothing is possible; with it, one can do anything. Likewise, her collection Princess Hynchatti and Some Other Surprises (1972) is notable for its playful address to the familiar tropes of the form, its various protagonists (alternating princes and princesses) completing moral as well as physical quests with the assistance of charms, magic objects, and animal helpers.

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The River Dragon

Darcy Pattison

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Don't proselytize there though, and it's also a good idea to check the archives at Google's Usenet Groups archive to look at past discussions first, and to read the alt.mythology General FAQ. Although based primarily on myth and legend, Wagner’s mature work aspires to the archetypal and has thus been read as including a wide range of folktale motifs. They will never do anything until they think it is wide spread - which I am about convinced it is. However, the victim quickly turns the wealthy man’s greed against him, not only impoverishing him, but ultimately causing his death. 142 BROTHERS GRIMM IN BIOPICS Similarly, tale type ATU 954, The Forty Thieves (Ali Baba), known from the Arabian Nights, begins with a description of two married brothers, one rich and selfish, the other poor and virtuous.

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Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories

Phuoc Thi Minh Tran

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The protagonists in the tales “Dwarf Long Nose” (Long Nose), “Little Muck” (Muck), and “The Cold Heart” (Charcoal Peter) are all social outcasts: Long Nose because of his unusually long nose and grotesque and misshapen figure, Muck because of his bizarre figure and his eccentric dress, and the charcoal burner’s son Peter because of his social standing. Unlike other proponents of n egritude, Diop only rarely used his tales to make an explicit denunciation of racism and colonial oppression.

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My Sister Shahrazad: Tales from the Arabian Nights

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However, in the 1850s, he found an actor he considered ideal, Frederick Robson, whose powerful acting overshadowed any spectacle. The action takes place mainly at the school in Slagelse, where Andersen is sent by means of a royal grant; there he battles the principal, Dr. However, as the conclusion of the film is both rapid and histrionic, and because the conventional, even dandyish Prince is so much less impressive than the Beast, many commentators have interpreted the film as a critique of heterosexuality.

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Amma Tell Me About Holi!

Bhakti Mathur

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In Ever After, however, the action undertaken by Danielle de Barbarac (Drew Barrymore) is such, that she is first responsible for rescuing the prince from a group of gypsies who had kidnapped him, and then, at the end of the film, for gaining her own freedom. Rego’s influences range from well-known artists such as Jean Dubuffet, Pablo Picasso, and James Gillray, to Walt Disney’s films (for example, in her Dancing Ostriches series, 1995), opera, and fairy tales.

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Lady Kaguya's Secret: A Japanese Tale

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Jerry Lewis plays the role of poor Fella, who, after his father’s death, has been left at the mercy of his stepmother and his two stepbrothers. They utilized a complex, extremely precise calendar and wrote with a hieroglyphic system based on a combination of logographic and phonetic signs, preserved principally on buildings, monuments, and utensils. See also Andersen, Hans Christian, in Biopics; Cinderella Films; Film and Video. €der Grimm: Ihr Leben und Werk in Selbstzeugnissen, Further Readings: Gerstner, Hermann.

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Why Cats Chase Mice (Japanese Fairy Tales (Unnumbered))

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Collecting folklore began when Gustavus Adolphus ... The change came in 1893 when she traveled to Insheer in the Aran Islands. Narrating on the Net In the above cases, the Internet functions more or less as a worldwide digital library. The consequences for folklore scholarship were deep, profound, and long lasting. Other stories include Ho !ny "nguo  ya ı (Romance of the Three Kingber, c. 1760–91) by C ao Xu! eq ın and G" ao’ e and Sa doms, fourteenth century) by Lu o Gu anzh" ong.

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The Race for the Chinese Zodiac

Gabrielle Wang

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Well into the nineteenth century, access to print was difficult (even before British rule, France had forbidden the creation of a printing press in New France); formal schooling in French was scarce; and illiteracy rates were high. Robert Elsie is a leading specialist in Albanian studies. The compass, with its needle always pointing to the North, is quite a common thing, and no one thinks that it is remarkable now, though when it was first invented it must have been a wonder.

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