History Literature / Cinderella

21st Apr '18 7:53:30 PM jormis29
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Seven years later Creator/RodgersAndHammerstein adapted it into a [[Film/{{Cinderella}} musical for a television broadcast,]] starring Broadway royalty Howard Lindsay and Dorothy Stickney, Edie Adams, Kaye Ballard and Alice Ghostley (as the King and Queen, Fairy Godmother, and stepsisters, respectively) and Jon Cypher (of ''Series/HillStreetBlues'' fame) as the Prince. One particular young lady took a week off from her starring role in [[Theatre/MyFairLady the most popular play on Broadway at the time]] to play Cinderella - Creator/JulieAndrews in her on-camera debut.

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Seven years later Creator/RodgersAndHammerstein adapted it into a [[Film/{{Cinderella}} musical for a television broadcast,]] starring Broadway royalty Howard Lindsay and Dorothy Stickney, Edie Adams, Kaye Ballard and Alice Ghostley Creator/AliceGhostley (as the King and Queen, Fairy Godmother, and stepsisters, respectively) and Jon Cypher (of ''Series/HillStreetBlues'' fame) as the Prince. One particular young lady took a week off from her starring role in [[Theatre/MyFairLady the most popular play on Broadway at the time]] to play Cinderella - Creator/JulieAndrews in her on-camera debut.
16th Mar '18 5:35:11 AM Omeganian
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* LostInImitation: The 1979 Soviet cartoon borrows a number of elements from the [[Film/Cinderella1947 1947 movie]], such as Cinderella being ordered to fit the slipper onto her stepsister's foot (in both cases, she manages, but once it inevitably flies off, no one else can repeat the achievement.)
16th Mar '18 5:34:14 AM Omeganian
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* LostInImitation: The 1979 Soviet cartoon borrows a number of elements from the [[Film/Cinderella1947 1947 movie]], such as Cinderella being ordered to fit the slipper onto her stepsister's foot (in both cases, she manages, but once it inevitably flies off, no one else can repeat the achievement.)
10th Mar '18 11:04:18 AM jamespolk
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** The [[Film/{{Cinderella|1947}} 1947 Russian version]] is a rare aversion: Cinderella's father is still alive, but he's a wimpy HenpeckedHusband utterly incapable of standing up for her against his shrewish wife.



* The Opera: there are different musical version of the story: LaCenerentola, opera by GioachinoRossini; Cinderella (Золушка, Zolushka), ballet by SergeiProkofiev; the above mentioned musical RodgersAndHammerstein; "La gatta Cenerentola", opera by Roberto De Simone.

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* The Opera: {{Opera}}: there are different musical version of the story: LaCenerentola, opera by GioachinoRossini; Cinderella (Золушка, Zolushka), ballet by SergeiProkofiev; the above mentioned musical RodgersAndHammerstein; "La gatta Cenerentola", opera by Roberto De Simone.
24th Feb '18 2:04:49 PM puceron
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Presumably, the Grimms' version fits many people's idea of the dark, dangerous world of pre-Disney fairy-tales better than Perrault's, and therefore is sometimes erroneously referred to as the "original 'Cinderella'", despite being written over a hundred years after Perrault's, and about a thousand years after "Literature/YehShen". In general, because of many the long oral tradition behind most fairytales, referring to any version as the "original" is problematic and best avoided.

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Presumably, the Grimms' version fits many people's idea of the dark, dangerous world of pre-Disney fairy-tales better than Perrault's, and therefore is sometimes erroneously referred to as the "original 'Cinderella'", despite being written over a hundred years after Perrault's, and about a thousand years after "Literature/YehShen". In general, because of many the long oral tradition behind most fairytales, referring to any version as the "original" is problematic and best avoided.
5th Feb '18 12:25:05 PM annieholmes
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* EyeScream: In Grimm's tale, the stepsisters end up blinded by birds.

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In Grimm's the Grimms' tale, the stepsisters end up blinded by birds.birds.
** In the Vietnamese version, the loom that Cinderella turned into threatened to gouge the stepsister's eyes out.


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* IronicDeath: In the dark Vietnamese ending, the stepsister and stepmother undergoes this. The stepsister was killed by boiling water, because Cinderella was drowned as a human and roasted as a bird. The stepmother was tricked into eating her daughter's meat, and then [[GoMadFromTheRevelation died of shock]] because she lured Cinderella home and murdered her the first time on her father's death day celebration.


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** Tấm of the Vietnamese version goes from peasant girl to queen.


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* SanitySlippage: The dark Vietnamese version. Tấm (Cinderella) goes from a kind, naïve, if helpless peasant girl to a beautiful, ruthless queen and avenger. Her increasingly unstable mental state can be neatly chronicled with the threats of her revived selves to Cám (the stepsister). The oriole asks Cám to be gentle washing the king's clothes so as to not tear them. The loom threatens to gouge Cám's eyes out for stealing Tấm's royal husband. And then Tấm finally makes good on her threat once she's back in human form - see KarmaHoudini below.
5th Feb '18 12:14:45 PM annieholmes
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** then there are the variants where the Cinderella is the Houdini because the reason she was stuck with a Wicked Stepmother was that her governess persuaded her to murder her mother or existing stepmother and then persuade her father to marry the governess instead.

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** then Then there are the variants where the Cinderella is the Houdini because the reason she was stuck with a Wicked Stepmother was that her governess persuaded her to murder her mother or existing stepmother and then persuade her father to marry the governess instead.instead.
** The Vietnamese have several endings: a {{Bowdlerized}} one has the stepmother and stepsister being struck by lightning after Cinderella forgives them and lets them go; they either die on the spot or are turned into cockroaches. The DarkerAndEdgier ending, subject to many heated battles in the media over which to include in the high school literature textbook, includes Cinderella tricking the stepsister into [[CruelAndUnusualDeath being boiled alive]], and the stepmother into [[ImAHumanitarian eating preserved meat made from her daughter.]] Proponents of the second ending argue that it's a PayEvilUntoEvil scenario, since Cinderella was repeatedly murdered by her stepfamily in this version [[note]]drowned in human form, killed and eaten in bird form, chopped down in tree form, burned as a loom[[/note]]. The gruesome ending implies that Cinderella has reached her limits of being able to forgive and forget... or that the girl underwent SanitySlippage and snapped.
28th Jan '18 7:22:03 PM DragonQuestZ
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27th Nov '17 11:17:36 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Cinderella's WickedStepmother is the entire conflict, due to just how abusive she is.
13th Nov '17 12:29:10 PM DoctorSten
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