-->

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Rapunzel

"Rapunzel" is a German fairy tale in the collection assembled by the Brothers Grimm, and first published in 1812 as part of Children's and Household Tales. The Grimm Brothers' story is an adaptation of the fairy tale Persinette by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force originally published in 1698. Its plot has been used and parodied in various media and its best known line ("Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair") is an idiom of popular culture.

RapunzelRapunzel
It is Aarne-Thompson type 310, The Maiden in The Tower.

Andrew Lang included it in The Red Fairy Book. Other versions of the tale also appear in A Book of Witches by Ruth Manning-Sanders and in Paul O. Zelinsky's 1998 Caldecott Medal-winning picture book, Rapunzel.

RapunzelRapunzel
Rapunzel's story has striking similarities to Rudaba which was a Persian fairytale later known as Rapunzel. The story of Rudaba dates back to the Shahnameh written in the 10th century AD in which Rudaba offered to let down her hair down from her tower so that her lover Zal could climb up to her."
Rapunzel
Rapunzel
Rapunzel
Rapunzel
Rapunzel
Rapunzel
Rapunzel
Rapunzel
RapunzelRapunzel