Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 8

Episode 8: “The Nail” (1:40) The moral of this story is: “Make Haste Slowly.” Also, don’t be a jerk.  

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 7

Episode 7: “Rumplestiltskin” (6:30) Lucky Number Seven and St. Patrick’s Day can only mean one thing: today’s the day for our favorite little fairy tale elf, Rumplestiltskin. For once, the original version of this tale is pretty much the version everyone knows. I have, however, given Rumpy a bit of brogue in honor of the day. And, as the…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 6

Episode 6: “Rapunzel” (8:20) In which the prince is blinded, Rapunzel gets knocked up, and the tears of true love save the day. “Rampion” is indeed another word for rapunzel. It is a flowering plant native to Europe and western Asia. Its flowers are usually purple, but can also appear blue, white, or pink. The “ell” is a unit…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 5

Episode 5: “The Frog Prince” (8:23) If you don’t know who Faithful Henry is, then you’ve never heard the original Grimms’ version of “The Frog Prince.” In this tale there are about 724 instances of the word “and.” There is also little explanation of how the prince came to be a frog, or why he asks all these strange…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 4

Episode 4: “The Giant and The Tailor” (4:42) One of the less-popular Giant Tales, those of you with difficult employers will definitely appreciate this one. It also illustrates one of my favorite writing quotes from author James Maxey: “Swagger when you lie.”  

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 3

Episode 3: “Sweet Porridge” (1:34) The moral of this story is that you should always read the instructions first. Especially when dealing with an Enchanted Object. Hope you’re hungry! Check out Princess Alethea’s YouTube Rant about this fairy tale HERE.

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 2

Episode 2: “Sharing Joys and Sorrows” (2:30) This is a great anti-Valentine’s Day tale about a tailor who’s a complete jerk to his wife. I imagine if the Grimms had email in their day, this would be one of those humorous tales that got forwarded to all their coworkers. The only change I would make to the ending would…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 1

Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 1 “The Fox and the Geese”

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