The Grimmer side of fairy tales

14 04 2011

Viktor Vasnetsov: The Sleeping Beauty (Early 20th century)

Fairy tales are a part of everyone’s childhood memory. Who doesn’t know a 5-year-old American girl that doesn’t know at least one of the Disney fairy tale princesses? There’s a reason why Disney (with its trademark logo resembling a fairy tale castle might I add) has produced 50 fairy tale remakes: we love the classic prince and princess stories that have happy endings.

But as I found out, Β the fairy tales of the past and interpretations of the present have a not-so-Disney-friendly vibe.

From the Grimm Brothers to psychoanalysis of fairy tales, this radio feature explores the darker side of fairy tales.

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