Event: FRENCH FAIRYTALES
Organizer: SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES
Speakers: Sara Cleto, Brittany Warman
Tickets: $25 (concessions may apply)
Date: Aug 15th 6:45pm Pacific Time (USA). Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Aug 15th 6:45pm | ET: Aug 15th 9:45pm.
Europe - UK: Aug 16th 2:45am | CET: Aug 16th 3:45am.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Aug 16th 9:45am | AET: Aug 16th 11:45am.
"Il était une fois… Once upon a time, fairy tales were not the short, simple children’s stories we all know. Instead, they often carried subtle messages or warnings, or ridiculed powerful figures. These subversive stories were created in 17th-century Paris literary salons, safe forums for aristocrats—mostly women—to gather and share tales about, for example, giant green wyrms, noble white cats in boots, and even a woman who dressed as a man in order to save her family...
Join folklorists Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman for a journey into the past to explore the tales of authors such as Madame d'Aulnoy (who coined the term fairy tale), Madame de Murat, and, yes, Charles Perrault. Learn how their fairy tales shared subversive messages, and why they were mostly forgotten while Perrault's more conventional stories remained popular..."
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