The True Story of Cinderella by Deborah HiningDeborah Hining believes that life is pretty much perfect as long as it holds a sense of destiny. Her destiny has led her to be many things: wife, mother, and grandmother, and also actress, award-winning playwright, theatrical director, college instructor, and Certified Financial Planner (or as she calls it, Financial Fairy Godmother). Now she is a farmer and author. Deborah lives at Corinnes Orchard, a farm in Durham County, North Carolina, with her husband, architect Michael Hining, daughter Mary Elizabeth, an artist, and son-in-law, Nick, a chef. Her son, George, daughter-in-law, Julie, and granddaughter, Corinne, live just a few miles away. You can find her most days working in one of the gardens, writing, being Grandma, and generally giving thanks for her abundant life.
And we thought we knew it! Are you sitting comfortably, children? Once upon a time there was a rich gentleman at a Court somewhere in Europe, who was married to a beautiful lady. She bore him a daughter, but while the daughter was still quite a little girl a fever took her mother, and her father was left to bring up his daughter alone. He was worried about doing this, and felt she should have a mother; so a couple of years later he married again, to a rich and fashionable widow, the Grafin Eisenmieder, who had two daughters of her own. She listened, said "Of course, my darlings! So the rich gentleman went to his own daughter and sadly told her that she would have to go away.
You know the beautiful girl with the two mean step-sisters, and wicked step-mother. Well you already know the ending, the beautiful girl marries the handsome prince, and they live happily ever after. Well that was the fairy tale, this is the real story. My name is Oscar and I am a mouse. I am not related to Mickey, Minnie, or Mighty, even though there is a small resemblance to that super-hero Mighty mouse. I live in the attic in Cinderella's house.
You think you know the story of Cinderella: Poor orphaned girl is bullied by her stepfamily, she goes to a ball with the help of a fairy godmother, she leaves a glass slipper, the prince uses the slipper to reunite with her, the prince and Cinderella lives happily ever after. The upcoming show shares the backbone of the familiar story with a few twists that will surprise you. We pick the twelve unusual things about the show for you to look out for:.
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When I was a kid, I loved fairy tales. I loved the idea of talking animals and brave girls and boys who overcame cruel care takers. I also really loved Disney movies. They all had happy endings; what's not to love about that? I could watch "Beauty and the Beast" or "Aladdin" every single day. In the fourth grade, I checked out the "Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers' Grimm" from my school library and never returned it a belated "sorry! I was horrified to find that the origins of many of my favorite Disney movies had much more gruesome details that Disney completely left out.
Thousands of variants are known throughout the world. The story of Rhodopis , recounted by the Greek geographer Strabo sometime between around 7 BC and 23 AD, about a Greek slave girl who marries the king of Egypt, is usually considered to be the earliest known variant of the Cinderella story. Although the story's title and main character's name change in different languages, in English-language folklore Cinderella is the archetypal name. The word Cinderella has, by analogy, come to mean one whose attributes were unrecognized, or one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect. The still-popular story of Cinderella continues to influence popular culture internationally, lending plot elements, allusions , and tropes to a wide variety of media.