fairy tales - really grim!
Oh how good that nobody knows. is the most famous sentence from the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin. Like the title of this fairy tale. Because who, pray tell, is this completely crazy creature who suddenly appears in the miller's daughter's dark room without being asked? Who on earth will transform this dungeon into a show stage of international caliber within seconds? Man, it's on the tip of the tongue.
But it's also good for milking mice: just when you're successful, everyone shouts "More!" shouted. And so the beautiful miller's daughter spins straw into gold and weeps, and spins, and weeps and spins. The king, this Grimm Scrooge McDuck, actually demands more and more. Then the miller's daughter, out of great need, promises her firstborn to the lost little man, who rushes to her rescue. It's just a shame that no one knows his name! Because without him, she will never see her child again.
Will she get the child back in the end? Well, that depends on how carefully the audience has studied the schedule...
rabbit and Hedgehog
The classic par excellence, the primal grimm. This is how the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm taught how to make their tall tales come true in a playful way: using two actors, a tiny stage with a beer mat and great attention to literal detail. The original text is as holy as the Bible and taken seriously like Shakespearean ham. What it says is a strict instruction for action, even and especially when the hare competes with the hedgehog for seventy-three rounds. Who plays the hedgehog woman? And how, pray tell, does one fall for the same cheap trick credibly 73 times? Well, quite simply: with the help of the audience and with great pleasure, yes, that's what they promise: Grimm free on the Fairytale Mountain!