2 thoughts on “Watch Your Radio 12/11/09: Cinderella and the Cranes

  1. Ann Dorsett says:

    My guess is that the poster relates more to the popularity of all things Japanese at the time (late 1800s – which also led to the Mikado (1885) and Madama Butterfly (1904)) than with the actual story. I do not recall any cranes in the french version of the story.

  2. Jennifer Foster says:

    Aha! Thank you, Ann. Japonisme. Seems you’re on to something there. (The French version of the tale I just read turns lizards into footmen, by the way.)

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