Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Snow Queen/Die Schneekönigin

When I was a child, The Snow Queen by Andersen was one of my favorite fairy tales.  This morning I read it to all the children (in German).  In the afternoon we went to see it played with puppets.  It was a mix of dance and play, very nicely done.  You can see an excerpt below.

Als Kind war Die Schneekönigin ein heißgeliebtes Märchen von mir.  Heute morgen habe ich es allen Kindern vorgelesen.  Nachmittags haben wir dann das Märchen als Marionettentheater gesehen.  Zu den lebensgroßen über überlebensgroßen Puppen kam auch noch Tanz dazu.  Sehr schön gemacht.  Unten kann man einen Ausschnitt sehen.  









6 comments:

  1. Ich mag dieses Märchen auch sehr. Oh, wie wunderbar muss diese Aufführung gewesen sein, die Kostprobe gefällt mir sehr!!

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  3. Ja, uns hat es gut gefallen und anschließend haben sie gezeigt, wie die Marionetten funktionieren. Das war interessant.

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  4. how wonderful for all of you to see this beautiful production! i'm really going to have to try and get us to rockland county for a performance. thanks so much for posting about it.

    it's been a long time since i've read the snow queen. i remember finding the story a little frightening. i must have been very little. we have a lovely book of hans christian andersen's stories. i think i'll pull it off the shelf tonight and begin reading it.

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  5. Oh, yes, I think the story can be very frightening: it starts out with the devil! And the robbers can be frightening and also the snow queen herself. But it's also a very religious story when you actually read the text (the puppet show didn't show that so much). It's the prayers and the love that help Gerda on her search and help her against the evil forces around her. I bet you will enjoy it now.

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