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Princess Alethea's Fairy Tale Theatre - Classic Fairy Tales read by NYT Bestselling Author Alethea Kontis

Princess Alethea's Fairy Tale Theatre Alethea Kontis

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Princess Alethea's Fairy Tale Theatre - Classic Fairy Tales read by NYT Bestselling Author Alethea Kontis

    Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 25

    Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 25

    Episode 25: “The Marvelous Minstrel”http://aletheakontis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/minstrel.mp3
    The Marvelous Minstrel…or perhaps the PSYCHOPATH MINSTREL, because seriously…this guy is a jerk. The ASPCA would *not* approve. And, quite frankly, neither do I.
    Check out Princess Alethea’s Rant about this fairy tale HERE.
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    • 6 min
    Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 24

    Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 24

    Episode 24: “The Companionship of the Cat and The Mouse”
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    A fairy tale in which…well…cats will be cats and mice will be mice, and that’s just the way of the world.
    Check out Princess Alethea’s Rant about this fairy tale HERE.
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    • 6 min
    Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 23

    Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 23

    Episode 23: “The Foundling”
    This fairy tale (also known as “Fundevogel”) is the basis for the origin of Trix Woodcutter’s character in Enchanted.
    If you prefer to listen on YouTube you can here, courtesy of The Book Rat:

    Also, be sure to check out Princess Alethea’s YouTube Rant about this fairy tale HERE.
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    • 5 min
    Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 22

    Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 22

    Episode 22: “Tom Thumb” (13:47)
    Here’s a treat after last week — the infamous tale of tiny hero Tom Thumb. This tale is his origin story and only some of his adventures — the tale is continued in “Tom Thumb’s Travels,” which is a separate piece.
    I had a lot of fun with the voices on this one. Enjoy!
    Check out Princess Alethea’s YouTube Rant about this fairy tale HERE.
     
     
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    • 13 min
    Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 21

    Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 21

    Episode 21: “The Golden Key” (1:16)
    This should hardly qualify as an episode of the podcast, as the tale of The Golden Key is little over a minute long. The tale itself is just as disappointing…with sort of a “Lady and the Tiger” ending. It makes me wonder why the Grimm Brothers would have included it in their folk tales at all. Any boy who finds a key — golden or otherwise — and a box is going to try and open the box. Right??
     
     
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    • 1 min
    Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 20

    Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 20

    Episode 20: “Mother Hulda” (7:18)
    Mother Hulda, or Frau Holle, is possibly the goddess of Hell, a goddess of marriage, and/or goddess of the weather. Prompted by a footnote in my book, I looked up Mother Hulde on Wikipedia:
    The legend itself, as it was eventually passed to the Grimm Brothers, originates from oral traditions in Central Germany in what is now known as Hesse. It was told to them by Henriette Dorothea Wild (whom Wilhelm Grimm married in 1825) with more details added in the second edition (1819). It is still common expression in Hesse to say “Hulda is making her bed” when it is snowing, that is, she shakes her bed and out comes snow from heaven!
    The dog days of summer are always a great time to think of snow. Shake it, Mother Hulda!
     
     
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    • 7 min

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