Cinderella #Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre

submitted by Marvin's Underground Entertainment on 02/13/18 1

Faerie Tale Theatre's "Cinderella" more than lives up to the series' stellar legacy of creative fairytale adaptations. Featuring a cast which includes Jennifer Beals, Jean Stapleton and Matthew Broderick it shines with intelligence and romance. It even subtly improves on the Disney classic by giving the prince a proper name; that of Henry. Jennifer Beals does admirable work as the title heroine, humanizing(as much as she can)one of the archetypal figures in mythical storytelling. Matthew Broderick infuses Prince Henry with undeniable charm while still maintaining a palpable shyness which perceptively suits the character as he finds true love. Jean Stapleton's boisterous Fairy Godmother befits the character's role as an agent for dynamic change in the story. Also featuring Eve Arden and Edie McClurg as, respectively, the stepmother and one of the stepsisters, Faerie Tale Theatre's "Cinderella" is a unique telling of the story which stands up to many viewings.

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