Friday, January 20, 2012

Grimm's

This year marks the bicentennial of the translation and release of Grimm's fairy tales, the stories collected and published by the Brothers Grimm.
 Now most of us have heard of these German brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm, but can you name their most famous stories?

Ever hear of...
  Cinderella
                                                          illusions gallery

Hansel and Gretel

Rapunzel

 Rumpelstiltskin
 

 Illustration by H.J. Ford from the 1889 edition of 'The Blue Fairy Book' edited by Andrew Lang

and
Snow White
(sorry, I couldn't resist!)    wikimedia

All sorts of celebrations will occur to commemorate this historic occasion, including  Hollywood movies

 
















and an entire symposium in Portugal in June:   

If all this has put you in the mood for "a soothing tale to waft you toward dreamland,"
check this out 

3 comments:

WolvesAtTheDoor said...

That Cinderella picture is an absolute dream! And the costume on Julia Roberts looks amazing and unique, film costume always inspires me!

Maša said...

I must admit I don't know Rumpelstiltskin. interesting choice of visual media! :)

~ Robin H ~ said...

Found you via Aquariann's blog hop. I love this post! I'm a huge fan of fairy tales (devoted my business and blog to them). I've decided to celebrate the Grimms' stories by completing the fairy tale book/movie challenge at Tiff Talks Books. There are a lot of related posts on my blog if your interested.