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CLIP 751

Fairy Tales - Ingredients and Influence

Fairy Tales - Ingredients and Influence

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Key Info
  • Fairy Tales - Ingredients and Influence
  • Duration: 04:47
  • The common ingredients of fairy tales (e.g. simple plots, far away places, stereotypical characters) are exemplified through examples and pictures. This leads into a more detailed discussion by well known writers (Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman, Jamila Gavin, Keith Gray and Alan Gibbons) who explore the influence of traditional fairy tales on their own writing. Topics include universal themes, the logical structure and clarity of plot, endurance of stories and fairy tales as prototypes.
  • Subject:



    Writing: Narrative Fiction

  • Keywords: traditional fairy tale, structure, genre, stereotype, plot, character, universal theme, endurance, influence
Ideas for use in class
  • Prior to watching this clip, students should create their own list of key ingredients of traditional fairytales, with examples. They can compare lists after watching the clip.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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