History Literature / Cinderella

2nd Jan '16 12:02:00 PM Exxolon
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''Cinderella'' is one of the oldest, best known, and most universal stories in the world. The oldest known version is the ancient Greek tale of Rhodopis, a ''hetaira'' or courtesan who, according to a legend first recorded in the 1st century B.C., married the Pharaoh of Egypt.
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\n''Cinderella'' '''''Cinderella''''' is one of the oldest, best known, and most universal stories in the world. The oldest known version is the ancient Greek tale of Rhodopis, a ''hetaira'' or courtesan who, according to a legend first recorded in the 1st century B.C., married the Pharaoh of Egypt.
25th Nov '15 9:38:29 PM Doug86
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Gregory Maguire, best known for ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', also made a revisionist novel of the story called ''Literature/ConfessionsOfAnUglyStepsister'', and Stephen Sondheim wove Grimm's version into the wider action of ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods.'' There's even a retelling set in the {{Whoniverse}}, "Cinderella and the Magic Box", in the book ''Literature/TimeLordFairyTales''.
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Gregory Maguire, best known for ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', also made a revisionist novel of the story called ''Literature/ConfessionsOfAnUglyStepsister'', and Stephen Sondheim wove Grimm's version into the wider action of ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods.'' There's even a retelling set in the {{Whoniverse}}, Franchise/{{Whoniverse}}, "Cinderella and the Magic Box", in the book ''Literature/TimeLordFairyTales''.

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23rd Nov '15 12:28:47 PM eroock
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'''''Cinderella''''' is one of the oldest, best known, and most universal stories in the world. The oldest known version is the ancient Greek tale of Rhodopis, a ''hetaira'' or courtesan who, according to a legend first recorded in the 1st century B.C., married the Pharaoh of Egypt.
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'''''Cinderella''''' ''Cinderella'' is one of the oldest, best known, and most universal stories in the world. The oldest known version is the ancient Greek tale of Rhodopis, a ''hetaira'' or courtesan who, according to a legend first recorded in the 1st century B.C., married the Pharaoh of Egypt.
14th Nov '15 5:56:21 PM nombretomado
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Seven years later 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 RodgersAndHammerstein 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.
17th Oct '15 5:51:17 AM Sapphirea2
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Gregory Maguire, best known for ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', also made a revisionist novel of the story called ''Literature/ConfessionsOfAnUglyStepsister'', and Stephen Sondheim wove Grimm's version into the wider action of ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods.''
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Gregory Maguire, best known for ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', also made a revisionist novel of the story called ''Literature/ConfessionsOfAnUglyStepsister'', and Stephen Sondheim wove Grimm's version into the wider action of ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods.'' '' There's even a retelling set in the {{Whoniverse}}, "Cinderella and the Magic Box", in the book ''Literature/TimeLordFairyTales''.
27th Aug '15 9:05:56 AM LordGro
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According to Herodotus, Rhodopis was a slave who was freed, became a "hetaira" or courtesan and became wealthy (in that order); but she never married the Pharao. In Strabo (400+ years after Herodotus), Rhodopis is a courtesan who marries the Pharao, but it is not said that she has ever been a slave. The only constant is that she was a "hetaira".
'''''Cinderella''''' is one of the oldest, best known, and most universal stories in the world. The oldest known version is the ancient Greek tale of Rhodopis, a slave who, according to a legend first recorded in the 1st century B.C., married the Pharaoh of Egypt.
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'''''Cinderella''''' is one of the oldest, best known, and most universal stories in the world. The oldest known version is the ancient Greek tale of Rhodopis, a slave ''hetaira'' or courtesan who, according to a legend first recorded in the 1st century B.C., married the Pharaoh of Egypt.
27th Aug '15 6:30:27 AM ASplashingKoi
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'''''Cinderella''''' is one of the oldest, best known, and most universal stories in the world. The oldest known version is the Ancient Greek tale of Rhodopis, a freedwoman who, according to a legend first recorded in the 1st century B.C., was taken to wife by the Pharao of Egypt.
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'''''Cinderella''''' is one of the oldest, best known, and most universal stories in the world. The oldest known version is the Ancient ancient Greek tale of Rhodopis, a freedwoman slave who, according to a legend first recorded in the 1st century B.C., was taken to wife by married the Pharao Pharaoh of Egypt.
5th Jul '15 4:30:07 AM LordGro
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We don't have a page on the Ancient Greek tale of Rhodopis.
'''''Cinderella''''' is one of the oldest, best known, and most universal stories in the world. The oldest known version is the story of Literature/{{Rhodopis}}, a Greek slave who marries the Egyptian Pharaoh.
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'''''Cinderella''''' is one of the oldest, best known, and most universal stories in the world. The oldest known version is the story of Literature/{{Rhodopis}}, a Ancient Greek slave who marries tale of Rhodopis, a freedwoman who, according to a legend first recorded in the Egyptian Pharaoh. 1st century B.C., was taken to wife by the Pharao of Egypt.
28th May '15 5:31:07 PM nombretomado
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Gregory Maguire, best known for ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', also made a revisionist novel of the story called ''Literature/ConfessionsOfAnUglyStepsister'', and Stephen Sondheim wove Grimm's version into the wider action of ''IntoTheWoods.''
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Gregory Maguire, best known for ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', also made a revisionist novel of the story called ''Literature/ConfessionsOfAnUglyStepsister'', and Stephen Sondheim wove Grimm's version into the wider action of ''IntoTheWoods.''Theatre/IntoTheWoods.''
28th May '15 12:12:44 PM LordGro
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"True story by Aesop" makes no sense. Aesop was a writer of beast fables. The tale of the courtesan Rhodopis is really from Herodotus, which again does not necessarily mean it is a "true" story. Herodotus lived some 150 years after the famous Rhodopis. As we have a page for "Rhodopis", it is not necessary to expound the origins of Rhodopis here.
'''''Cinderella''''' is one of the oldest, best known, and most universal stories in the world. The oldest known version is the story of Rhodopis, a Greek slave who marries the Egyptian Pharaoh. The story was recorded in the first century B.C., and may have been based on the true story by [[Literature/AesopsFables Aesop]] of a Thracian courtesan who lived in the sixth century B.C.
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'''''Cinderella''''' is one of the oldest, best known, and most universal stories in the world. The oldest known version is the story of Rhodopis, Literature/{{Rhodopis}}, a Greek slave who marries the Egyptian Pharaoh. The story was recorded in the first century B.C., and may have been based on the true story by [[Literature/AesopsFables Aesop]] of a Thracian courtesan who lived in the sixth century B.C.Pharaoh.
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