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Cinderella

Overview page. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies — Music Theatre.

1 Various operas have been written based on Perrault's fairy‐tale. See Cenerentola, La (Rossini) and Cendrillon (Massenet).

2 (Zolushka). Ballet, with...

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Color Purple

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Music Theatre.

The Color Purple (1982) is Alice Walker's most magnificent and controversial literary achievement. The novel outraged African American male critics as well as a few female critics who...

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre — Literature.

Film version, a 1952 adaptation of the folk tale directed by Jean Yarbrough and starring the comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Beyond the requisite Hollywood love story ...

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Mary Rodgers

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Music Theatre.

(1931– ).

Stage composer. One of the very few woman theatre composers in America before the 1960s, she is the daughter of Richard Rodgers and an accomplished songwriter in her own...

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Robber Bridegroom

Overview page. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies — Music Theatre.

Told to the Brothers Grimm by Marie Hassenpflug, ‘Der Räuberbräutigam’ is closely related to another tale from Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children's and Household Tales), ‘Fitchers Vogel’...

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre — Children's Literature Studies.

Titled “Schneewittchen” in German, this fairy tale was first introduced into the literary tradition through Jacob and Wilhelm Grimms' collection called Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children and...

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Spring's Awakening

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights) — Music Theatre.

AT: The Awakening of Spring; Spring Awakening A: Frank Wedekind Pf: 1906, Berlin null...

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Wind in the Willows

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre — Literature.

(1908)

Kenneth Grahame's account of riverbank society. The Toad sections are based on stories and letters for Grahame's son Alistair. Alan Bennett adapted it for the National...

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