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fairy tale

, story
a story about fairies or other mythical or magical beings, esp one of traditional origin told to children
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Moreover, from July 4 to 6, Piesokovo will host the biggest fairy-tale festival in nature called Za siedmimi horami.video //www.
If everyone can be "evil" and anyone a villain, then the fairy-tale conventions and structures become unstable.
Maggi's critical upending of the fairy-tale tradition consists in looking both backward and downward, at the resurgence of the "dirty," "rustic" spontaneity and lower-class culture often associated with oral literature (9-10).
Jensen is influenced by both Andersen, Hoffmann and Carroll, and like those writers he does not use genres as fixed categories, but play with the fairy-tale as a flexible form.
Emerging during the French New Wave of the 1950s and '60s, the films of Jacques Demy convey the cinematic vision of a gifted auteur whose distinct fairy-tale aesthetic sets him apart from the rest of his New-Wave counterparts.
"Bobby Longbottom conceived of the cast beginning in modern clothing and changing into the fairy-tale costumes as they begin the show.
In the end, this is a fairy-tale victory of art and humour over tyranny.
Of course, the path of fairy-tale quests never runs smoothly.
MANY women look for a fairy-tale romance - but a new book offers advice on a more realistic approach to finding Prince Charming.
Fairy-tale figures can be found at various points in the journey.
When some fairy dust leaks from her storybook, Fern tumbles into a fairy-tale world.
Here is an unusual, creative collection of fairy-tale poems written from a slightly altered perspective on the traditional fairy tale.