Friday, February 29, 2008
Hans Christian Andersen, master storyteller of the Danes
My favorite is "The Emperor's New Clothes." It's about con men and the Big Lie.
The Ugly Duckling" has autobiographical elements; Andersen was awkward as a youth.
"The Princess and the Pea" and "Thumbelina" are also his tales. Another is "The Nightingale." I also like "The Little Match Girl" There is a ballet called "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" based on his story of that name.