Wednesday 10.15 - 12.15
He gave Cinderella her pumpkin coach and Sleeping Beauty her cursed spindle: 17th Century French author Charles Perrault was writing those fairy tales a full 200 years before the Brothers Grimm. They are still nourishing our imagination. We shall read his eight classic stories, delight in their simplicity and moralité, wonder about their messages and discover the twists and turns they have taken in their many contemporary versions.
Students can find the French edition of the tales at Amazon.co.uk as: Contes de ma Mère l’Oye (French) paperback – 22 Jan 2017 by Charles Perrault ISBN – 13: 978-1542694766
The lectures are given in French and aimed at intermediate and advanced French learners.
9 monthly sessions, October - June