Article: Fallen Princesses
It seems that childhood is a spring of inspiration for many recently. Right on the heels of our post regarding Hoffine’s horror series about childhood fears, we’d like to invite you to check out Dina Goldstein’s series entitled Fallen Princesses, depicting fairy tale characters in modern day scenarios. Goldstein isn’t the first to destroy the idyllic scenarios of fairy tales as propagated by the likes of Disney. Stephen Sondheim’s INTO THE WOODS addresses the consequences that traditional fairy tales conveniently ignore and covers multiple themes: growing up, parents and children, accepting responsibility, morality, and, finally, wish fulfillment and its consequences.