Why the Cinderella story endures


Guests: Linda Holmes and Maria Tatar

Cinderella is back on the big screen. This time it’s a live action film directed by Kenneth Branagh with an all-star cast including Lily James of “Downton Abby” fame, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Richard Madden. The classic fairy tale, the version with a pumpkin carriage and glass slipper, has its roots in the story by French writer Charles Perrault, but Cinderella-like stories can be traced back to the ancient Greece. It’s been told and retold in books, in theater and ballets, and most notably in countless adaptations at the movies. Today on Radio Times, it’s all things Cinderella and why her story endures. Marty talks with LINDA HOLMES who writes and edits NPR’s entertainment and pop-culture blog “Monkey See”. We’ll also be joined by Harvard professor MARIA TATAR who researches and teaches German studies, folklore and children’s literature

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