Fairy Tale Retellings and Adaptations to Classic Stories. WNB:. What is a retelling?. A new version of a story; an adaptation that may include a lot or very little of the original story. We see them all the time! Examples: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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FAIRY TALE RETELLINGS AND ADAPTATIONS TO
A new version of a story; an adaptation that may include a lot or very little of the original story.
We see them all the time!
Examples: The Three Little Pigs The True Story of the Three
Little Pigs By Jon Scieszka
The Grimm's fairy tale Snow White Disney Story Film
WHAT IS A RETELLING?
Shrek is another example of a story that incorporates but also changes a lot of fairy tale/traditional story characters and plot events.
Whose perspective is this version of the story from?
What happens in the story?
THE TRADITIONAL THREE LITTLE PIGS
How is this version different? (Does the perspective change?)
Which version is more believable?
THE TRUE STORY OF THE 3 LITTLE PIGS!
Newspapers and news reports might cover the same story differently depending on who their readers/listeners are and on what those readers/listeners believe.
For example, A. Wolf's story appears in The Daily Wolf. The other news reports (that tell the story of the big and bad wolf) appear in The Daily Pig.
PERSPECTIVE IN THE NEWS
What do they doTake a traditional story and re-tell the story from a different perspective ( a different characters’ perspective, a different setting, etc…)
These can be very creative and interesting because they tell us a side of the story that we may have never considered.
FRACTURED FAIRY TALES
Many of the most famous Disney (animated) movies are based from Grimm’s fairy tales.
Little Snow White (Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Published 1812)
The Wizard of Oz is another example of a story that has been told and re-told in very different ways.
TELL ME ABOUT THE WIZARD OF OZ!
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) By L. Frank Baum, Children’s Novel
The Wizard of Oz (1939) Directed by Victor Fleming, Starring Judy Garland
In 1975, the stage show The Wiz premiered on Broadway. It was an African American version of The Wizard of Oz reworked for the Broadway stage.
In 1995, Gregory Maguire published the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West , which was adapted into the Broadway musical Wicked. The story describes the life of the Wicked Witch and other events prior Dorothy's arrival. This story was released on Broadway in 2003.
Another Oz fi lm, Oz the Great and Powerful , was released on March 8, 2013. It was directed by Sam Raimi, stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams. It is the second fi lm based on Baum's Oz series to be produced by Disney, it was a largely commercial success and more warmly receptive among people, grossing over $493 million worldwide.
• In L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s slippers were silver. They were changed to “ruby” in order to take advantage of the Technicolor wow factor. Multiple sets were created for the film. A pair of the ruby slippers were stolen in 2005, but several others remain under lock and key.
• The special effects crew used flavored Jell-O powder to color the horses for the Emerald City scenes.
• Bert Lahr’s Cowardly Lion costume weighed almost 100 pounds and was made with real lion pelts.
• The Wicked Witch’s makeup was toxic, so actress Margaret Hamilton lived on a liquid diet to avoid accidental ingestion. Her face stayed green for weeks after shooting finished due to the copper-based ingredients.
Your Turn: Choose a story or fairy tale. You could choose a traditional fairy tale such
as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Humpty Dumpty, Peter Pan, or Goldilocks and the three bears, or you could choose another story of your choice.
On your paper write down the name of the story you chose and a one sentence summary of your story, so I know a bit about the original.
Below that begin planning and writing your own fractured fairy tale! Choose a new character and/or perspective to write from that tells a new, never before seen or heard version of the story.
FRACTURED FAIRY TALES
Think about how changing the perspective of a story can change the way you think or feel about the characters and events.
What changing a character, setting, or plot event can do to the story.
Are you incorporating the diff erent story elements we have discussed?
AS YOU WRITE…
Questions to consider as you begin writing
Whose perspective are you going to be writing from?
Where is this taking placeWhat is staying the sameWhat is changing?How can you make it better than the original?