Just a word of warning: Some of the fairy tales ahead are fairly emotionally scarring. is the tale Disney and friends initially drew from.
Revolving around a young girl whose abusive stepmother and stepsisters force her into servitude, this version saw the introduction of the pumpkin, the fairy godmother, and the glass slipper.
Imagine members of the MADC or Masquerade Theatre writhing around on stage, screaming in agony.
Imagine afternoon matinées of horrific sadism, torture and self-mutilation at the MFCC, or the Manoel Theatre.
In almost all versions, our heroine is stripped of power by her stepmother and escapes only by marriage to a royal (minus the version where Cinderella kills her stepmother, straight up).
In the original story, Rapunzel had very close relations with the prince.
Snow White, on the other hand, was stripped naked by the dwarves and given a bath.
— Perrault, “Cinderella” Step 3: The heroine enters the dark forest. She was so frightened that she just stared at all the leaves on the trees and had no idea what to do next.
She started running and raced over sharp stones and through thornbushes.