ERIC Number: EJ611065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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If the Shoe Fits: Virtue and Absolute Beauty in Fairy Tale Drama.
Thompson, Melissa C.
Youth Theatre Journal, v14 p114-22 2000
Examines five versions of the Cinderella story. Argues that children's fairy tale drama presents female beauty as a moral absolute, not merely as a physical characteristic. Cites feminist theories of the female body to demonstrate ways in which fairy tale drama establishes female beauty as an unchanging, "universal" concept. Considers the consequences such images have on young audiences. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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