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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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.
In the original story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, as told by the Brothers Grimm, a rat infestation in the 13th Century German town is eradicated by a mysterious piper who leads the animals away with the power of his playing.
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.
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Robert Browning told the story in his poem " The Pied Piper of Hamelin " (1842).
Award-winning author and illustrator Colin Bootman's retelling of The Pied Piper of Hamelin is set in the Harlem Renaissance, offering a unique look at a familiar folktale.
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Her body-language, so much at one with her instrument, is like a cross between the Pied Piper of Hamelin and Stockhausen's Arlekin, and this almost Puckish persona was perfectly attuned to Mendelssohn's youthful Sonata, reflective tones nevertheless communicating through the deft articulation.
London, May 25 ( ANI ): The Pied Piper of Hamelin could be wanted again as the German town has become infested with rats, with a growing legion of the rodents managing to knock out one of the town's fountains.