Pied Piper of Hamelin


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Pied Piper of Hamelin,

legendary figure of Hameln, Germany. He rid the town of its rats and mice by charming them away with his flute playing. When the citizens refused to pay him the price they had agreed upon, he charmed away their children out of revenge. Allegedly this occurred in 1284. Among those who immortalized this legend are Goethe, Robert Browning, and the brothers Grimm.
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Play based on the tale of Pied Piper of Hamelin. Suitable for children.
The werewolf and various other manifestations of folk culture, such as the fairy-tale wolf and the demonization of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, are likely to have emerged from this practice of expulsion and persecution, with the werewolf possibly being the most transparent reflection in folk culture of a custom that casts these undesirables into a state of exception, back into a state of nature, a state of permanent war.
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Great attention was given to costuming and set design in every episode that ranged across a spectrum of cultures to include such diverse stories as 'Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp', to 'Cinderella', to 'The Little Mermaid', to 'The Three Little Pigs', to The Pied Piper of Hamelin, and twenty-one others.
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin, a legend immortalized by the Brothers Grimm, recounted rat infestation so severe in that German town, in 1284, it required special intervention.
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Wife Jan, son James and I also explored a river gorge to reach a hidden cave where legend says the Pied Piper of Hamelin took the lost children.
IN Clwyd West AM Alun Pugh, has Wales got its own cycling equivalent of the Pied Piper of Hamelin?
The movie The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1958), directed by Bretaigne Windust and scripted in Browning's style by Irving Taylor and Hal Stanley, even adds a happy ending.
His crassness is underlined by broken fragments in which "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" is read to two children as a bedtime story, while a number of the villagers gradually agree to join Stevens in the suit.