(9/9/06 2:58 pm)
Goldilocks and three bears. (As a play?)|
I'm kinda new to this site so i'll be breif about the circumstances.
Myself and some others have been set the task of creating a script of the tale of "Goldilocks". There was a direct problem from the start, (as some of you might have already guessed.) the tale of Goldilocks is a story that could last something like ten minutes. And I stumbled across this site by accident as I was doing some extra reasearch on the lady and there hairy companions, and I was wondering if there where any facts that would be helpfull or ideas as well. I'll relate some of the info that I have gathered just recently.
The actual charecter of goldilocks has changed dramatically over the years, in the 1800's (if I recall corectly) there were a few people who knew the tale but related that the main charecter was an old woman called 'Silverhair', which much later was changed to a girl called 'Silverlocks' and again round about the 1930's was changed to 'Goldilocks'. And during the era of 'Silverhair' there was an apparent mix up in translation in where the old woman was at that point called a 'Vixen'. And someone mistranslated the story into one about a fox ('Scrapefoot') and the three bears. Also the first telling of the story was apparently created by a man with an 'S' at the start of his name. (I don't have my notes at hand so I can't give accurate details at the moment.) But one of my learned friends discovered a book written a few years before him which was done by a woman whose name I didn't quite get. And obviously the version of the story differs depending on the author and reader.
I also discovered that some scholers theorised that the story of the 'Three bears' came from the beleaf of some people who used to worship shrine bears. They gave offerings to the shrines and whoever would steal the offerings would feel the wrath of the spirts.
And I found out that a man who has done a number of musical scores for Walt disney had at one point helped with creating a musical of the story, although I can't find the scores on the net or by normal means.
And there was more details but as I said my notes arn't on hand and i'm not even using my normal computer. And I was just hoping that something that I missed could be revealed or an idea could be mentioned. Any help would be appreaceated.
(9/11/06 4:00 am)
I've a public school teacher neighbor who is about to direct a play version of the tale called "Goldilocks on Trial." I have seen or read this, but you might look it up.
The most interesting theory I've heard about the story's folk origins, which Southey modified for his own Romantic ends, is as a German condemnation of vagrancy (the old woman comes abegging).
The bear might seem an over-the-top version of a German national identity (rural, peasant, solid class). But that may just be my own flight of fancy.