Cinderella · Fairy Tale · Music · NovElla · YA

A Cinderella Story: The Movies

As you can see, there is no shortage of modern, teen movies based on Cinderella. In this post, I’m going to discuss the stories in the collection shown above. If teen flicks aren’t your thing, you won’t like these; but some within that genre are better than others. Most of these held their own, but… Continue reading A Cinderella Story: The Movies

Cinderella · Fairy Tale · NovElla

Ella Enchanted

“If he knew much about Bast, I was in for trouble – unless orange coaches were common there.” Tell a Fairy Tale Day is coming on February 26th! And so I bring you, Ella Enchanted! What could be better than a day for fairy tales? Although that might as well be every day for me…… Continue reading Ella Enchanted

Cinderella · Fairy Tale · Music · NovElla

Cinderella Musicals

We’ve already seen one musical version of Cinderella, as part of Into the Woods. I’m sure many of you are also familiar with the Disney animation; but don’t stop there. Richard Rodgers (1902–1979), composer, and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960), lyricist, collaborated on many great musicals – including Cinderella! This musical rendition was largely based on… Continue reading Cinderella Musicals

Education · Grammar · NovElla

You Can’t Stop the … Zeugma

It’s Hairspray! I’m here with Corny Collins and we’re going to see a fun application of grammar in the popular musical Hairspray. “Can’t tell a verb from a noun They’re the nicest kids in town” – Corny Collins   Grammar may sound boring, and for me, let’s just say it wasn’t love at first sight.… Continue reading You Can’t Stop the … Zeugma