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Grimm's Grimmest: The Darker Side of Fairy Tales

October 5, 2014

A Road Scholar Program by Heineman & Marcotte.  What really happened after Sleeping Beauty is awakened by the Prince's kiss? "Happily ever after…" is only relative, and what relatives inhabit these lurid tales! Listen to the 19th century tales of the Brothers Grimm as originally intended for adults, transformed through Judith and Dan's 21st Century interpretations. The dramatic retellings, some sung as ballads, are accompanied on 16th Century Renaissance lute set to 16th century French and English ballad tunes. Bruno Bettleheim, in Uses of Enchantment, discusses the power of fright in children as a necessary and useful survival tool. Listening to narrow escapes in ghost stories and gothic tales strengthens human survival instincts, thus justifying the enjoyment we have always shared in hearing a good scary story.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsor Organization:  Algonquin Area Public Library.

Funded project of the Illinois Humanities Council.  The Illinois Humanities Council [IHC] is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly [through the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency], as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations.

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Time: 2:00 pm

Contact: Virginia Freyre Phone: (847) 458-3144
Algonquin Area Public Library
2600 Harnish Drive (Main Library)
Algonquin, IL 60102
United States
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