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Fairy Tale Timeline

The development of the Fairy Tale in the Western tradition from the 16th century to the 20th century. This Prezi presentation is part of the activity section in lesson #3 of the Fairy Tale unit in an ENG3U class.
by Mrs. J Mark on 26 July 2010

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Transcript of Fairy Tale Timeline

Double click anywhere & add an idea The first two literary collections of fairy tales in the Western tradition Giovanni Franceso Straparola (1480-1557)

The Facetious Nights (1550) Giambatista Basila (1575-1632)

The Pentamerone (1634) Both contain many early versions of Fairy Tales that both Perrault and Grimm would make famous later
Brought attention to the adult audience 16th century 17th century 18th century 19th century 20th century Tales of Mother Goose written by Charles Perrault (1679)
morals to tales, cautionary in nature
with ironic tone and occasional comment that appeal to an older audience Grimm Brothers (Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm) they were pioneers in revising the tales for an audience much different from the illiterate country folk from which they originated Hans Christian Anderson (1805-75)
came from poor working-class background where oral folk tale was common currency Fairy tales were fantastic and sometimes amoral
disproved by Puritans
"The Guardian of Education" warns parents of the dangers of fairy tales however, access to literature in the 18th century were made accessible to children through 'chapbooks' provided cheaply by traveling pedlars Romantics counter the prevailing criticism of fairy tales
although there was resistence to fairy tales throughout the 19th century, they immediately gained popularity when the Grimm's fairy tales arrived in England in 1823 second half of 19th century considered the GOLDEN AGE OF CHILDREN"S LITERATURE
The stories...
grew longer
more didactic
more focused on social issues most significant development for the fairy tale came from the film medium
made the fairy tale legitimately part of the pop culture, just as it once was part of folk culture Then... Now...
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