Clara lives with her stepmother and stepsister who treat her terribly. She cooks and cleans all day with little thanks from them. One day she drops something down the well and her stepmother throws her down to retrieve it. Instead she meets Frau Holle who invites her to stay in her house. She does and when it's time to leave, Frau Holle gives her a fabulous golden dress. When the stepmother sees this, she decides to send her other daughter, Agnes, to see Frau Holle. But will she also get a golden dress for her efforts?

This clip is from:
English - Frau Holle
First broadcast:
23 January 2009

This clip can be used to discuss how mood and atmosphere are created or to describe characters orally and in writing. Re-tell the story using appropriate voices for the different characters and then structure a new sequence of events based on the story and use this as a story plan. Write in the style of the story using typical dialogue, past tense and time connectives.