July 22, 2018

12. Rumpelstiltskin

This week on Grimm Reading we read, review and explore one of the best known Brothers Grimm stories: Rumpelstiltskin.
Yet another miller has accidentally promised his daughter away. This time to a greedy king who mistakenly believes she can spin straw into gold. Can our maiden find a way to achieve the impossible? And will... Ah, you know the story.
We explore the origins of the famous little man, assess popular interpretations, make a few of our own and take a look at other versions of the tale from across the world. Well, Britain mostly.
And finally, we choose the next three stories we'll be giving the Grimm Reading treatment. 
Theme music: Bicycle Waltz by Goodbye Kumiko
Other music: Johannes Brahms's Waltz Op 39 No 15 performed by Paul Cantrell / Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No.8 in G major performed by Paul Rosenthal & Edward Auer / Fréderic Chopin’s Prelude Op 28 No 9 performed by Paul Cantrell

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