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A Fairy Tale Tribunal July 28, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Music & Dance.
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We live in a litigious society . . . when even fairy tale characters are put “on trial” for their perceived transgressions.

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This week, in Character Matters, the island drama camp convened a tribunal (Humpty Dumpty, Cinderella, and Rapunzel) to mediate a series of disputes.

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The Four Dwarves (downsized from seven) accused Snow White of lack of appreciation for saving her life.

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And expressed indignation at Snow for not even knowing their names.

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In Ms. White’s defense, when asked to divulge their names, the Four Dwarves refused . . . for fear of a trademark infringement suit by Disney.

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Three Billy Goats charged the Troll with being a bully each time they crossed his bridge.  The Troll entered a plea of nolo contendre, but claimed he now wanted to be friends with the goats . . . not eat them.

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The miller’s daughter tried to renege on her contract; Rumpelstiltskin stomped his feet and insisted on specific performance of the “iron clad contract.”

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The Princess (of “And the Pea” fame) received an award and trophy from Little Red Riding Hood for being posh and polite while visiting her intended’s family.

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The wolf, the woodsman, and Red Riding Hood’s grandmother did not attend the award ceremony or send proxies in their stead.

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Hansel and Gretel accused the Witch of inviting them to dinner . . . as dinner.

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Her response to this extreme breach of etiquette . . . “My bad.”

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The Ugly Duckling sought injunctive relief from her step-siblings ~ two fluffy ducks who poked fun at her appearance and “looked at her funny.”

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The ducklings agreed to cease and desist in their cruel mockery . . . but only after flapping their wings about in mock indignation.

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During the production, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall off a wall as a result of negligent maintenance of said structure by the Fairy Tale Forest Commission.

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Due to Humpty’s extreme discombobulation (i.e., scrambled wits), Rapunzel offered his seat to the Pied Piper.

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Disgruntled by the perceived slight, the rats claimed discrimination against all and sundry.  Rumpelstiltskin offered to represent them “pro bono.”

The play began and ended on a high note.

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With all the Fairy Tale Characters reminding us that Character Matters.

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Aah . . . that’s Grimm!

Related post:  WP Prompt  ~ Life Without A Computer -> Real Life Drama!