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Italy: The Fairy-Godmother of Literary Fairy Tales” – Virtual Event
May 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Please join us for a special Caffè & Cultura with Silvia Giorgini-Althoen.
“Italy: The Fairy-Godmother of Literary Fairy Tales”.
Fairy tales have captured our imagination for centuries and they still do. In this presentation we will see how the literary fairy tale began in Italy long before Perrault and before the Brothers Grimm made it famous.
We will see how Italian traditions and folktales created a popular new genre. From Straparola to Rodari, Italian authors have provided the fairy-tale genre with unforgettable characters stemming from our rich culture and folklore.
Registration is required by May 15, 2020