Posts on September 2016
from Beyond the Reading Room

Fairy Tale Fridays: The Twelve Dancing Princesses

shoes strewn across the floor above the title

Shoes (and dancing shoes in particular) return again and again as a central motif of fairy tales - from the glass slipper that declares Cinderella to be the Prince’s ballroom crush to the red hot iron slippers in which Snow White’s evil stepmother is forced to dance till she dies. However, perhaps no fairy tale contains quite so many shoes as “The Twelve Dancing Princesses.”