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Red Shoes, The  (Musical) - Full Length Play

Red Shoes, The (Musical)

Hans Christian Andersen, Hans Josef Schmidt

Full Length Play

4m, 8f, 2girl(s)

ISBN: 9780871290427

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Full Length Play

The story deals with the waif Karen who has no shoes. Through the machinations of an Old Soldier she is led to secure red shoes by deceit. When she puts on the shoes she changes from an appealing child to one who is vain and proud. Then she discovers the red shoes cannot be taken off, and they force her to dance away. In showing Karen's repentance and atonement, the playwright has supplanted Andersen's gruesome conclusion with a scene of great theatrical beauty and power. One ext. set. Music in book.


4m, 8f, 2girl(s)

Hans Christian  Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales make up a necessary componenant to any collection of fairy tales. In fact, Andersen's life was like a fairy tale in many ways. Out of the poverty, hardship, and loneliness of his youth, he came to be one of the most honored men of his time. Many of the more than 160 fairy tales he wrote, including "The Ugly Duckling," "The Princess and the Pea," and "The ... view full profile

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