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Transcript of Cinderella

Charles Perrault's Cinderella
Cinderella's mother passes away, but her father re-marries
Sam's widowed father married Fiona who has two daughters
Fairy Godmother is guardian angel
Did You Know?
Cinderella’s original name was Ella, but one night she fell asleep while cleaning near the fireplace and her face and clothes became smudged by the cinders
Strabo's Version
Charles Perrault's Version
Leigh Dunlap's Version
Variants Across Cultures
Strabo's Rhodopis
A Cinderella Story by Leigh Dunlap
Rhodopis was kidnapped by pirates and taken to Egypt and sold as a slave
Her owner was a kind old man, but the other servant girls were mean to her and made her do all the work because she looked different from them
One day, when her owner saw her dancing beautifully, he bought her a pair of special slippers
Amasis searches everywhere and finally finds Rhodopis - who fits the slipper perfectly and pulls out the other one
Amasis then pronounced that she would be his queen
While she left her slippers to dry, a falcon swooped down, flying away with one of her slippers - which she believed a god had taken
At Pharaoh’s court, a falcon dropped the slipper in his lap, and believed it to be a sign from a god, and the owner of the slipped would be his queen
Rhodopis stayed home while everyone went to court held by the Pharaoh
Did you know?
A Quick Game of...
Artistic Depictions
The earliest version of Cinderella is Strabo's Rhodopis, 64 B.C. - 24 A.D.
Her step-mother and step-sisters treat her cruelly by forcing her to do all of the house work
The Prince hosts a ball, which Cinderella's fairy godmother helps her get to but loses glass slipper
Prince finds Cinderella, who fits the slipper, and they get married
Sam's father dies trying to save her and all of his belongings including his diner went to Fiona
Sam starts talking to online pen pal "Nomad"
Sam finds out "Nomad" is Austin when she sneaks out and they meet at the Halloween dance
Sam leaves without telling him who she is, but drops her phone
Austin finds out it was Sam, they fall for each other and happily go off to University together
There are at least 345-1500 versions of the Cinderella story
Other very early variants commonly thought to be the originals come from China and Native Americans
Cultural Variants
Ye Xian
In Miscellaneous Morsels from Youyang by Duan Chengshi c.860
Origin is not certain
In 1697, Charles Perrault published the most famous version
Tam Cam
Ancient Vietnamese fairy tale
Cinderella has been written in over 45 different languages
Stepmother is villain
There are different versions of the Cinderella story in almost every culture
Stepsisters are monsters
Prince Charming is "Night and Shining Armor"
Cinderella Presenting...
The Damsel in Distress
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