This is a wonderful fairy-story
romp for girls, it is very refreshing to see girls for a change, in a story, making an absolute mess and turning a bathroom topsy turvy.
Tolkien sternly warns against seeing fairy stories as merely childrens' stories, saying "If fairy-story
as a kind is worth reading at all it is worthy to be written for and by adults.
00pm show, starting from October 1, is a musical and illusion adaptation of a classic fairy-story
Before eucatastrophe "turns" the tale there is "dyscatastrophe" or as Murphy says of comedy above, the hero "suffers as much as the tragic hero" The connection between fairy tales and children is something of a historical accident, claims Tolkien--part of the course of "disenchantment" it might be said--and the essay "On Fairy-Stories" largely attempts to recover the form, under the term fantasy, for adults: "If a fairy-story
as a kind is worth reading at all it is worthy to be written for and read by adults" ("Fairy-Stories" 137).
It is an overly wordy tale that is closer to a fairy-story
than the fantasy-thrillers he's made in the past.