|Author Mette Harrison|
|Author Rick Walton|
|Author Danyelle Leafty|
What is a fractured fairytale?
- Using a fairy tale as inspiration (a spin off)
- A modern adaptation
- A silly adaptation with very little to do with the original except on the surface
- For example: West Side Story=Romeo and Juliet
- Another example: from the stepmother’s POV
- A fractured story with elements of more than one fairy tale
Reasons for doing retellings:
- Using the established expectations you can twist people’s minds and create humor
- Hating fairytales gives one panelist the desire to retell them.
- They mirror truth and give you a conveyed theme. You can take your own twist of that version of truth.
- Original fairytales try to teach moral lessons with shock value. You can choose tales as starting point because of the horror element and start with the horribleness.
- They feel real even if they’re not. The characters stories feel well-rounded.
- Fairytales are part of the cultural consciousness and bring us immediate connectedness. They give us a common culture, a shared literacy.
- They show a mirror of humanity—some of the darker and lighter aspects.
- A story needs meaning and problems.
- There’s a difference between having a moral and moralizing (preaching).