(It's dramaturgy, not thaumaturgy.)
Main Entry: thau·ma·turg
Etymology: French, from New Latin thaumaturgus, from Greek thaumatourgos working miracles, from thaumat-, thauma miracle + ergon work — more at Theater, Work
The official blog of the Dramaturgy Department at Baltimore's CENTERSTAGE. For posts related to our current and upcoming shows, click the links to the right. Alternatively, you could begin at the beginning, and explore our posts in chronological order.
7 of Grimm's Fairy Tales That Would Make Great Movies
Do we shape stories, or do stories shape us? After going through much of my mammoth collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, I think it’s more often the latter. Fairy Tales, in their original non-Disneyesque glory, are dark and disturbing morality tales that have as much relevance today as they did when the Grimm brothers first started collecting them. Many of our ideas about horror, super heroes, science fiction, and even serial killers come from Fairy Tales. Some of them are so insightful on how people behave, that it’s simply stunning; but Hollywood doesn’t seem to care much about those stories…..
Who’s the fairest adaptation of them all?: Recent Snow White Adaptations
“Ok, so this is not necessarily a new trend, but within the past month Snow White has been popping up EVERYWHERE in film. With one TV show released earlier this month and two new movie previews released this week. However, this not your average passive, domestic, shrill voiced Snow White that we may remember from the Disney cartoon or the countless other film adaptations.
These Snow Whites, ladies and gentlemen, have agency.”
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