Tag: masks

  • Creepy Donkey Skin Fairy Tales Analysis

    Creepy Donkey Skin Fairy Tales Analysis

    “Donkey Skin” is an old tale which appealed to Charlies Perrault. Perrault included his own version (called “Peau-d’ Ane, Conte”) in Old-time Stories told by Master Charles Perrault (1921), ensuring the tale’s enduring popularity, and cementing Perrault’s particular spin on it in popular imagination.

    Continue reading

  • The Harlequin and The Circus

    The Harlequin and The Circus

    Why is the triangle/diamond/lozenge shape associated with the circus? For the answer, we need to go back more than 500 years.

    Continue reading

  • The Wrestler Film Analysis: Appearance vs. Reality

    The Wrestler Film Analysis: Appearance vs. Reality

    The Wrestler (2008) directed by Darren Aronofsky remains one of the best, and also one of the saddest, films I’ve seen. Australia’s Margaret and David both gave the film five out of five stars. Logline: A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle. The Wrestler is a tale…

    Continue reading

  • The Happy Hypocrite by Max Beerbohm Analysis

    The Happy Hypocrite by Max Beerbohm Analysis

    “The Happy Hypocrite” is a short story by Max Beerbohm first published 1897. Basically, in this misogynistic tale, a man who won’t take no for an answer pursues a much younger girl anyway. Her goodness improves his countenance for real, and he is rewarded by owning her forever after. Lest you think “The Happy Hypocrite” is a story of its…

    Continue reading

  • Masks In Storytelling

    Masks In Storytelling

    We love stories about tricksters who get away with stuff. But we don’t want them to get away with stuff forever. We want them to be found out. For instance, when Emerson Moser retired from Crayola and revealed that he is colour blind, he made sure that this one little detail of his career would eclipse all others. I’m not…

    Continue reading