NYU Steinhardt Celebrates 200 Years of Grimms’ Fairy Tales and the Art of Storytelling


NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, celebrates German brothers, Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, the brothers who collected and published the first editions the approximately 200 imaginative stories that came to be known as Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

NYU Steinhardt Celebrates 200 Years of Grimms’ Fairy Tales and the Art of Storytelling

In 1812, fairytale history was made. Rapunzel, the beautiful maiden with the long golden locks, first let down her hair. Hansel and Gretel, the two young children abandoned in the woods, took their first bite of gingerbread house; and Rumpelstilzchen, the evil imp who spun straw into gold for the miller’s daughter, collected his debt and fled the kingdom with her first-born child.

This year, NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, and its program in educational theatre, celebrates these fictional milestones and German brothers, Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, the brothers who collected and published the first editions of these childhood tales, and the approximately 200 imaginative stories that came to be known as Grimms’ Fairy Tales. The first edition of the Grimms’ Tales, “Children’s and Household Tales” was published on Dec. 20, 1812, followed by six more editions between then and 1857. The Grimms’ Tales have been translated into more tha 500

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