of King Thrushbeard and its themes have appeared in literature and
other forms of art. This page provides a small discussion of some of the
better known treatments by authors and other artists.
I have listed primarily
classical compositions of music using the themes of this fairy tale in
either ballet, opera or some other musical style. I have also provided
links to popular recordings of the music when available at Amazon.com.
The advantage to these links is that you can listen to samples of the
music at no charge.
Bristlelip (1982). Tom Davenport, director. Davenport Films Production.
Amazon.com:Buy it on DVD or VHS.
Davenport Films, an independent film company, has a wonderful short film based on Bristlelip. Bristlelip is an American variation of King Thrushbeard. This is the same film company that produced Willa: An American Snow White which has appeared on PBS. Please follow these links or click on a photo still to visit their website and learn more about this film. These movies are some of the best renditions of folklore on film.