NovElla · Historical · Cinderella

Aschenputtel: A Grimm tale

In this post, we find Cinderella, or Aschenputtel, in German folklore! You can find all my posts related to Cinderella at Introducing Cinderella. Jacob (1785 – 1863) and Wilhelm (1786 – 1859) Grimm, sometimes known as The Brothers Grimm, compiled their collection of fairy tales for an initial publication in 1812. Although more than a… Continue reading Aschenputtel: A Grimm tale

Cinderella · NovElla

Into the Music

Be careful what you wish for… As far as fairytale mashups go, you can’t get a more thorough entanglement than Into the Woods. The recent Disney movie brought Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Jack of beanstalk fame, and Rapunzel to the big screen, along with a baker whose story ties the other tales together. I watched… Continue reading Into the Music

Cinderella · Historical · NovElla

Charles Perrault and the Glass Slipper

Charles Perrault’s 1697 version of Cendrillon [“Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper”] is the origin of some of the most popular elements of Cinderella. Fairy godmother, pumpkin coach, glass slipper – all of these were the contribution of Perrault! You can see all my posts on Cinderella from the beginning at Introducing Cinderella. Charles Perrault… Continue reading Charles Perrault and the Glass Slipper

Cinderella · NovElla · Pumpkin

Introducing Cinderella

It’s that time of year again! Brightly colored leaves, crisp weather, pumpkins, Cinderella—wait, Cinderella? Yes! Cinderella’s fairy godmother turns a big orange pumpkin into a beautiful coach, so the story must occur in autumn… Or does it? And does she wear glass slippers or are they gold? It all depends on which version you’re referencing.… Continue reading Introducing Cinderella