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Encyclopedia > Beauty and the Beast
Illustration by Warwick Goble
Illustration by Warwick Goble

Beauty and the Beast ("La Belle et la Bête") is a traditional fairy tale (type 425C -- search for a lost husband -- in the Aarne-Thompson classification). The first published version of the fairy tale was a meandering rendition by Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in La jeune américaine, et les contes marins in 1740. The best-known written version was an abridgement of M. Villeneuve's work published in 1756 by Mme Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, in Magasin des enfants, ou dialogues entre une sage gouvernante et plusieurs de ses élèves; an English translation appeared in 1757.[1] Beauty and the Beast can refer to: Beauty and the Beast, the traditional folktale Beauty and the Beast (1946 film) Beauty and the Beast (1991 film) Beauty and the Beast (1988 porn movie). ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (901x633, 131 KB) Summary An illustration by Warwick Goble for Beauty and the Beast, 1913. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (901x633, 131 KB) Summary An illustration by Warwick Goble for Beauty and the Beast, 1913. ... An illustration by Warwick Goble for Beauty and the Beast, 1913. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Antti Amatus Aarne (1867 - 1925) was a Finnish folklorist, who developed the initial version of what became the Aarne-Thompson classification system of classifying folktales, first published in 1910. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, French author (c. ... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... 1756 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont French novelist, (Rouen, 1711-Chavanod, Savoy, 1780). ... 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Variants of the tale are known across Europe.[2]

Contents

Plot summary

Beaumont's Version

Illustration for Beauty and the Beast by Walter Crane
Illustration for Beauty and the Beast by Walter Crane

A rich merchant lived in the city with his three daughters. His youngest is named Beauty or Belle, for she is both lovely and pure of heart. The merchant eventually loses all of his wealth, and he and his daughters must go live in the country. One day, he hears that one of his ships has come in, so he returns to the city. He asks his daughters if they want anything as a gift while he is gone. His two oldest daughters ask for jewelry and dresses, thinking that his wealth has returned, but Beauty only wants a rose. The merchant finds that his ship has been seized to pay his debts, and he has no money to buy his daughters their presents. On his return he becomes lost in a forest. He sees a castle and enters it, seeking shelter. He finds a table laden with food and a note reading "eat" and a table filled with wine and a note saying "drink". The merchant eats and drinks and his heart is lightened. He prepares to leave, when he spots the most beautiful rose garden. He remembers that Beauty had requested a rose and decides that he should at least bring her one. Upon picking the most lovely rose there, a hideous Beast appears and tells him that for taking his most precious possession after accepting his hospitality, he must stay his prisoner forever. The merchant begs to be let free, saying he only picked the rose for his youngest daughter. The Beast agrees to let him go only if the merchant will send his daughter to live in the castle in his place. The merchant is upset but accepts this condition. He tries to hide the secret from Beauty, but she pries it from him and willingly goes to the Beast's castle. The Beast receives her graciously and treats her as his guest. He gives her lavish clothing and food and carries on lengthy conversations with her, but at the end of every meal, the Beast asks Beauty to marry him, and at the end of every meal, Beauty refuses. Eventually, Beauty becomes homesick and begs the Beast to allow her to go to see her family. He allows it, if she will return exactly a week later. Beauty agrees to this and sets off for home. Once there, her older sisters are surprised to find her well fed and dressed in finery. They grow jealous and, hearing that she must return to the Beast on a certain day, beg her to stay another day, even putting onion in their eyes to make it appear as though they are weeping. Beauty's heart is moved and she agrees to stay. When she returns to the Beast's castle late, she finds him dying in his rose garden, his broken heart killing him. Beauty weeps over him, saying that she loves him and when her tears strike him he is transformed into a handsome prince. The Prince tells Beauty that he had been enchanted by a fairy to be a Beast. Only her love for him, despite his ugliness, could break the spell over him. Image File history File links Crane_beauty5. ... Image File history File links Crane_beauty5. ... Walter Crane (August 15, 1845 - March 14, 1915) was a significant English artist. ...


Villeneuve's version

Villeneuve's tale includes several elements that Beaumont's omits. Chiefly, the backstory of both Beauty and the Beast is given. The Beast was a prince who lost his father at a young age, and whose mother had to wage war to defend his kingdom. The queen left him in care of an evil fairy, who tried to seduce him when he became an adult; when he refused, she transformed him into a beast. Beauty's story reveals that she is not really a merchant's daughter but the offspring of a king and a fairy; the same fairy who tried to seduce the prince also tried to murder Beauty to marry her father, and Beauty was put in the place of the merchant's dead daughter to protect her.[3] She also gave the castle elaborate magic, which obscured the more vital pieces of it.[4] Beaumont greatly pared down the cast of characters and simplified the tale to an almost archetypal simplicity.[5]


Commentary

The urban opening is unusual in fairy tales, as is the social class of the characters, neither royal nor peasants. It may reflect the social changes occurring at the time of its first writing.[6]


Variants

Beauty And the Beast is Aarne-Thompson type 425C.[7] Other tales of this type include The Small-tooth Dog, The Singing, Springing Lark, and Madame d'Aulnoy's Le Mouton (The Ram).[8] Antti Amatus Aarne (1867 - 1925) was a Finnish folklorist, who developed the initial version of what became the Aarne-Thompson classification system of classifying folktales, first published in 1910. ... The Small-tooth Dog is an English fairy tale collected by Sidney Oldall Addy in Household Tales and Other Traditional Remains. ... The Singing, Springing Lark is a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, appearing as tale no. ... Marie-Catherine le Jumelle de Barneville, Baronne dAulnoy (1650/1651–4 January 1705) was a French writer known for her fairy tales. ... The Ram is a French literary fairy tale by Madame dAulnoy. ...


Closely related to them are tales of Aarne-Thompson type 425A.[9] These include The Sprig of Rosemary, Cupid and Psyche, East of the Sun and West of the Moon, The Black Bull of Norroway, The Daughter of the Skies, The Enchanted Pig, and White-Bear-King-Valemon.[10] Antti Amatus Aarne (1867 - 1925) was a Finnish folklorist, who developed the initial version of what became the Aarne-Thompson classification system of classifying folktales, first published in 1910. ... The Sprig of Rosemary is a Spanish fairy tale collected by Dr. D. Francisco de S. Maspons y Labros in Cuentos Populars Catalans. ... Psyche was one of three sisters, princesses in a Grecian kingdom. ... East of the Sun and West of the Moon is a Norwegian fairy tale, collected by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe. ... The Black Bull of Norroway is a fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs. ... The Daughter of the Skies is a Scottish fairy tale collected by John Francis Campbell in Popular Tales of the West Highlands, listing his informant as James MacLauchlan, a servant from Islay. ... The Enchanted Pig is a Romanian fairy tale, collected in Rumanische Märchen. ... White-Bear-King-Valemon is a Norwegian fairy tale collected by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen. ...


A common motif, often found in such tales, is that the transformation was accomplished by a thwarted supernatural lover -- nereid, fairy, elf, or troll; the victim must live in that form until finding another love, as beautiful as the thwarted lover.[11]. In Greek mythology, the Nereids (NEER-ee-eds) are sea nymphs, the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris. ... by Sophie Anderson For other uses, see Fairy (disambiguation). ... Read psychedelic section for amazing info! on the experiments of real elves good for school projects This article is about the small mythical creature, for the 2003 film, see Elf (film). ... For other uses, see Troll (disambiguation). ...


Adaptations

The tale has been notably adapted for both stage and screen several times.


Film versions

The famous ballroom dance sequence from the second act of Disney's Academy Award winning feature film Beauty and the Beast.

A French version of La Belle et la Bête was made in 1946, directed by Jean Cocteau, starring Jean Marais as the Beast and Josette Day as Beauty. In this version Beauty is named Belle, the French word for "Beauty". This version adds a subplot involving Belle's suitor Avenant, who schemes along with Belle's brother and sisters to journey to Beast's castle to kill him and capture his riches while the sisters work to delay Belle's return to the castle. When Avenant enters the magic pavilion which is the source of Beast's power, he is struck by an arrow fired by a guardian statue of the Roman goddess Diana, which transforms Avenant into Beast and reverses the original Beast's curse. Image File history File links 131222_beauty_l. ... Image File history File links 131222_beauty_l. ... For other uses, see Beauty and the Beast (disambiguation). ... Beauty and the Beast (in French: La Belle et la Bête) is a French film, made in 1946, based on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. The film was directed by Jean Cocteau, and starred his gay lover Jean Marais as the Beast and Josette Day as Beauty. ... Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker. ... Jean Marais photo taken by Carl Van Vechten, 1947 Jean Marais, born Jean-Alfred Villain-Marais (December 11, 1913 - November 8, 1998) was a French actor, and the lover of Jean Cocteau. ... Diana may refer to: In mythology: Diana (mythology), ancient Roman goddess of the moon, of love, and affection People bearing the name: Diana, Princess of Wales, the first wife of HRH The Prince of Wales Diana (given name), people with the given name Diana In music: Diana (Bryan Adams song...


A Soviet animated feature film called The Scarlet Flower, using a rotoscoping technology, was filmed in 1952 based on Sergei Aksakov's version. The story was set in a Middle-Age slavic background, and the characters speak Old Russian in the vein of traditional tales. Screenshot from the film The Scarlet Flower (Russian: , Alenkiy tsvetochek) is a 1952 Soviet traditionally-animated feature film directed Lev Atamanov. ... Rotoscoping is an animation technique in which animators trace over live-action film movement, frame by frame, for use in animated films. ... Sergei Aksakov was a nineteenth century Russian writer. ... Old East Slavic, traditionally known as Old Russian (Russian: древнерусский), is a name for a vernacular literary language used between the 10th and 14th centuries by East Slavs in Kievan Rus and other states formed by that ethnic group. ...


In 1987, The Cannon Group and Golan-Globus Productions released a musical live action version, directed by Eugene Marner, starring John Savage as Beast, and Rebecca De Mornay as Beauty, with original music by Lori McKelvey. The plot of this adaption is more comparable to the authoritative Beaumont version than others. It was released on VHS in 1988 by Canon Video, and on DVD in 2005 by MGM Home Entertainment. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Golan-Globus produced a distinct line of low-budget action films from 1979 to 1989. ... John Savage (born John Youngs on August 25, 1949 in Old Bethpage, New York) is an American film actor, producer, production manager and composer. ... Rebecca de Mornay (born August 29, 1959) is an American film and television actress. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In 1991, Walt Disney Feature Animation produced a musical animated film version of Beauty and the Beast, directed by Kirk Wise & Gary Trousdale, with a screenplay by Linda Woolverton, and songs by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman. It won Academy Awards for Best Song and Best Original Score, and is the only animated film ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. It was also one of only two animated films included in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions list, which announced the 100 greatest love stories of all time. Like the 1946 version, the Disney version also names Beauty "Belle", and gives her a handsome suitor (here named Gaston) who eventually plots to kill the Beast. Other aspects of the story are changed or added as well: In the Disney version, Belle's father (here called Maurice) is an inventor, not a merchant, and Belle is his only daughter. Belle is befriended by the Beast's servants, who have been transformed into household objects. Belle returns from the Beast's castle when the popular but violent and boorish Gaston threatens Maurice, but eventually Gaston is killed during a final confrontation with the Beast. Beauty and the Beast is now considered one of the Walt Disney Company's classic animated films. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Walt Disney Animation Studios is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company, and the oldest surviving animation studio in the world. ... For other uses, see Beauty and the Beast (disambiguation). ... Kirk Wise (born August 24, 1963 San Francisco California) is an American film director and writer. ... Gary Trousdale (born in La Crescenta, California) is the director of such movies as Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), and Cranium Command (1989). ... Linda Woolverton was a writer for the film The Lion King. ... Alan Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American Broadway and Academy Award winning film score composer. ... Howard Ashman ( May 17, 1950 - March 14, 1991) was an American playwright and movie music lyricist. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... From Rule Sixteen of the Special Rules for The Music Awards Original Score: An original score is a substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... Part of the AFI 100 Years. ... Gaston is a fictional character and the main antagonist of Disneys 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast. ... Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ...


Golden Films released an adaptation of the story directly to video that was distributed by GoodTimes Entertainment. GoodTimes' Beauty and the Beast relied on moderate animation techniques but stuck primarily to the original tale. Golden Films produced the 1992 version of The Little Mermaid and was distributed by GoodTimes Entertainment. ... Originally released in 1992, Beauty and the Beast is a 49-minute animated film based on the classic story, Beauty and the Beast by the Brothers Grimm. ...


Stage Versions

The Disney film was adapted for the stage by Linda Woolverton and Alan Menken, who had worked on the film. Howard Ashman, the original lyricist, had died, and additional lyrics were written by Tim Rice. Seven new songs, "No Matter What", "Me", "Home", "How Long Must This Go On?", "Maison des Lunes", "Human Again", and "If I Can't Love Her" were added to those appearing in the original film score in the stage version. "Human Again", a song written for the movie but eventually cut from the final release, was added back in for the DVD release of the movie, as well as the stage production. Later, another song, "A Change In Me", was added for Belle. There is a great deal of emphasis on pyrotechnics, costuming and special effects to produce the imagery of the enchanted castle that was produced by Disney Theatrical. This version of Beauty and the Beast is often examined in gender studies because of the underlying female and male roles it presents to young audiences. Premiering on April 18, 1994, Beauty and the Beast is currently one of Broadways longest running productions, devised and produced by Disney Theatrical, a fully owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. ... Alan Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American Broadway and Academy Award winning film score composer. ... Howard Ashman ( May 17, 1950 - March 14, 1991) was an American playwright and movie music lyricist. ... Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice (born 10 November 1944) is an English Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Tony Award and Grammy Award winning lyricist, author, radio presenter and television gameshow panelist. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The purpose built Lion King theater in Hamburg New Amsterdam Theater in New York City Advertisement for Beauty and the Beast Disney Theatrical, formally known as Walt Disney Theatrical Productions is the stageplay and musical production arm of The Walt Disney Company. ...


Also in 2003, the RSC put a version on stage that was closer to the original story than the Disney version. It was so popular that the RSC repeated it in 2004 with additions and slight variations to their original script. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... RSC is a three-letter initialism that can stand for several things: Royal Shakespeare Company Royal Society of Chemsitry Royal Society of Canada Categories: TLAs ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Beauty and the Beast is often performed as a pantomime in the UK - there are many versions by many different authors. Often the character of a witch is introduced who turns the Prince into the Beast because he refuses to marry her - and a good fairy (usually called the Rose Fairy) who intervenes to help the plot reach a happy conclusion. Also in the pantomime versions the Prince often meets and falls in love with Beauty prior to his transformation (making the story more Cinderella-like). The traditional pantomime Dame figure (man dressed outrageously as a woman) can be either Beauty's mother or (again Cinderella-like) two of her sisters. For other uses, see Pantomime (disambiguation). ...


The musical version of Beauty and the Beast closed on July 29, 2007 after 5,464 regular performances (and 46 previews). Donny Osmond returned to play Gaston in the final performance. With Disney set to release its broadway version of The Little Mermaid on November 3, 2007, it believes that having two Disney heroines on Broadway at the same time will divide audiences between the two shows. The Little Mermaid will be open in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre - the same theatre that "Beauty and the Beast" ran in from 1999 - 2007. is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Beauty and the Beast has now opened at The Castle Theatre in Northamtonshire ( November - Decemeber ). The Castle's version of Beauty and the Beast is telling the orginal story, though a travilling theatre company. The set includes a spining cavivan.


Television

George C. Scott turned in a made-for-TV rendition in 1976, in which, early in the presentation, his Belle Beaumont Trish Van Devere spots him devouring some of the local wildlife in the style of a lion, only later to comport himself in his dialogs with her (still as the Beast) with the nobility and charm of a knight. Scott was nominated for an Emmy for his performance. George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 - September 22, 1999) was a stage and film actor, director, and producer. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Trish Van Devere (born Patricia Dressel, March 9, 1943 in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey)[1] is an American actress. ...


In 1984, Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre produced an adaptation starring Klaus Kinski and Susan Sarandon. The sets, makeup and costumes were based on the 1946 film. This article is about the year. ... Shelley Alexis Duvall (born July 7, 1949) is an award winning American film and television actress. ... Faerie Tale Theatre, fully Shelley Duvalls Faerie Tale Theatre, is a live action childrens television series created by Shelley Duvall that ran from 1982 to 1987 retelling popular fairy tales. ... Klaus Kinski (October 18, 1926 – November 23, 1991) was a German actor, famous for his ability to project onscreen intensity, and for his explosive temperament. ... Susan Sarandon (born October 4, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ...


Beauty and the Beast, which owed as much to detective shows and fantasy fiction as to the fairy tale, originally broadcast from 1987 to 1989. This was centered around the relationship between Catherine, an attorney who lived in New York City, played by Linda Hamilton, and Vincent, a gentle but lion-faced "beast", played by Ron Perlman, who dwells in the tunnels beneath the city. Wendy Pini created two issues of a comic-book adaptation of the TV series. The series was canceled when ratings fell after Hamilton decided to leave the show at the end of the second season. Beauty and the Beast is an American television series, originally broadcast in 1987, centered around the relationship between Catherine (Linda Hamilton), an attorney who lived in New York City, and Vincent (Ron Perlman), a gentle, but lion-faced beast who belongs to a society of misfits and outcasts (see mole... Linda Carroll Hamilton (born September 26, 1956) is an American movie actress born in Salisbury, Maryland. ... For the business executive, see Ronald Perelman. ... Artist, creator of the well-known ElfQuest series of comics (or graphic novels). ...


There was also a 1995 cartoon based on Belle, from Disney's Beauty and The Beast.


Fiction Versions

Beauty and the Beast has been the subject of many novels, most notably in Beauty by Robin McKinley, the Newbery Award-winning author. McKinley's second voyage into the tale of Beauty and the Beast resulted in Rose Daughter. Robin McKinley (born November 16, 1952 as Jennifer Carolyn Robin Turrell McKinley) is a fantasy author especially known for her Newbery Medal-winning novel The Hero and the Crown. ... A second retelling of the tale of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley. ...


Tanith Lee's collection Red As Blood, or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer included a science-fiction retelling, in which a wealthy merchant's daughter living in the far future falls in love with an alien. Tanith Lee Tanith Lee (born September 19, 1947) is a British writer of science fiction, horror and fantasy. ...


Donna Jo Napoli wrote a YA novel, Beast, centered around the Beast's point-of-view and his life before he met Beauty. Besides the additional back-story this version stays close to the original. Donna Jo Napoli is an author of childrens and young adult books, as well as a prominent linguist with work in syntax, phonetics, phonology, morphology, historical and comparative linguistics, Romance studies, structure of Japanese, structure of American Sign Language, poetics, writing for ESL students, and mathematical and linguistic analysis... The term ya refers to The Cyrillic alphabet letter Я (which, on its own, means I in Russian). ...


Nancy Holder wrote an entry in the Once Upon a Time series called Spirited, which is a loose retelling of the story with a young Englishwoman named Isabella Stevenson who falls in love with her captor, Wusamequin, a brooding Mohican medicine man during the French and Indian War. // Introduction Author of many Buffyverse books. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Combatants France First Nations allies: Algonquin Lenape Wyandot Ojibwa Ottawa Shawnee Great Britain American Colonies Iroquois Confederacy Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) Casualties 3,000 killed, wounded or captured 10,040 killed, wounded or captured The French and...


Beauty and the Beast are characters in the Fables comic book. They are resident in the New York City branch of Fabletown, and are rather poor at the beginning of the series. Beast's continued human appearance is contingent on the happiness of their marriage; when they quarrel, he begins to turn back into the Beast. After the election of Prince Charming as mayor of Fabletown, they are promoted to, respectively, assistant to the mayor and sheriff, replacing Snow White and Bigby Wolf (Big Bad Wolf). Fables is a Vertigo comic book series created and written by Bill Willingham. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Fabletown is the clandestine community of Fables resident in New York in the Fables comic book universe. ... Prince Charming meets Cinderella in a 1912 book of fairy tales. ... This article is about the Snow White character. ... Bigby Wolf is a major character in the comic book series Fables. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The story was adapted by Mercedes Lackey into her Elemental Masters novel The Fire Rose, setting the story in early 20th-century San Francisco. Mercedes Lackey (born June 24, 1950) (also known as Misty Lackey) is a prolific American author of fantasy novels. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Fire Rose is a book written by Mercedes Lackey and part of her Elemental Masters series. ...


Shigeru Miyamoto cited the story as an inspiration for the Nintendo game Donkey Kong. Shigeru Miyamoto , born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... Donkey Kong ) is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. ...


In 1967, a made-for television movie called Ugly and the Model was made. It was a parody of the tale and is very loosely based on it.


The Beast and later Beauty make a small appearance in the webcomic No Rest for the Wicked. Webcomics, also known as online comics and internet comics, are comics that are available to read on the Internet. ... For other uses, see No rest for the wicked. ...


Megan Hussey's "Behold the Beauty," featured in Midnight Showcase's "Deities of Desire" erotic digest, is a feminist spin on the "Beauty and the Beast" tale. Hero Prince Beausoleil is a classically handsome young man who falls desperately in love with the healer Agnatha, an unconventional, often ridiculed woman who lives in the woods of Ravenshead; a mythical European province where Beau's family rules and many younger, more conventionally attractive women vie for his affections.


Two separate adaptations of the tale appear in Angela Carter's short story collection The Bloody Chamber, which reinterprets several different fairy tales. Angela Carter (May 7, 1940 – February 16, 1992) was an English novelist and journalist, known for her post-feminist magical realist and science fiction works. ... The Bloody Chamber (or The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories) is an anthology of short fiction by Angela Carter. ...


Fantasy author Francesca Lia Block included a retelling of the story in her collection The Rose and the Beast, which features modern retellings and alternate endings for nine classic fairy tales including The Snow Queen and Snow White. In her version, called "Beast", Beauty comes to prefer the Beast as a monster and is saddened when he is transformed. Francesca Lia Block (born January 3, 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is the author of many highly original young adult books, most famously the Weetzie Bat series. ... Cover of a modern Danish edtion of The Snow Queen (Sneedronningen) Wikisource has original text related to this article: The Snow Queen The Snow Queen (Danish: Sneedronningen) is a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen and first published in 1845. ... This article is about the Snow White character. ...


The story also served as a plot for the 10th issue of Serena Valentino's comic book Nightmares & Fairy Tales. In this version, Belle is a lesbian and her lover, Rose, is taken away from her and transformed into the Beast. If Belle can discover who the Beast truly is, the curse will be broken. Serena Valentino is a comic book writer, based in San Francisco, who is responsible for such comics as Gloom Cookie and Nightmares & Fairy Tales. ... Nightmares and Fairy Tales (Sometimes written Nightmares & Fairy Tales) is a American Comic book written by Serena Valentino. ...


In Emily Short's introductory interactive fiction Bronze, the plot is an expanded version of Beauty's return to the castle. Emily Short is a prolific interactive fiction (IF) writer, perhaps best known for her debut game Galatea and her use of psychologically complex non-player game characters. ... Zork I is one of the first interactive fiction games, as well as being one of the first commercially sold. ...


Beauty and the Beast in popular culture

  • Beauty and the Beast (TV series) was created in 1987. It was set in late 20th century New York City with 'Beauty' a modern day lawyer and the Beast a gentle lion-faced being living with other out-casts from modern society in hidden caves under the city.
  • Beauty and the Geek is a Television show produced by Ashton Kutcher
  • Beauty and the Beast is a critical plot theme of the Jem TV series episode Beauty and the Rock Promoter.
  • Beauty and the Beast is the plot of the music video and supposedly of the song, "I'd Do Anything for Love (but I Won't Do That)" by Meat Loaf.
  • Stevie Nicks wrote the song "Beauty and the Beast" from her 1983 Album Wild Heart after viewing the Jean Cocteau film.
  • The Beast is Monster in My Pocket #43.
  • Beauty and the Beast is the name of a song by David Bowie.
  • Beauty and the Beast is also the name of a song by jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter
  • Beauty is the Beast is the name of a song by The Ark (Swedish band).
  • The Finnish heavy metal group Nightwish has a song entitled "Beauty and the Beast", which features quotes from the Disney movie.
  • Marvel Comics published a four issue mini series titled Beauty & The Beast starring the X-Men's Beast and the Dazzler.
  • The video game Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots introduces a female foursome of bosses known as the 'Beauty and the Beast Unit'.
  • The characters of Disney's Beauty and the Beast feature as part of the Squaresoft game, Kingdom Hearts, with Belle being one of the captured princesses that must be rescued, and the Beast being a temporary party member. They reappear in Kingdom Hearts II, with the Beast's Castle being a world level, and the Beast being a key in the evil Organization XIII's plot.
  • Influenced the movie The Beautician and the Beast.
  • Many Gothic Metal and black metal bands (such as Sirenia, Penumbra and Via Mistica) simultaneously employ the use of male death grunt vocals and melodious female vocals in their songs, and the ensuing combined vocal style of such music is known popularly as Beauty/Beast Vocals.
  • A Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode is called Beauty and the Beasts
  • A Babyshambles song on their debut is titled 'La Belle Et La Bête', in this instance Pete Doherty is talking of his and former girlfriend Kate Moss' relationship. Him as the Beast, her as the Beauty

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References

  1. ^ Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Beauty and the Beast
  2. ^ Heidi Anne Heiner, "Tales Similar to Beauty and the Beast"
  3. ^ Betsy Hearne, Beauty and the Beast: Visions and Revisions of An Old Tale, p 22-3 ISBN 0-226-32239-4
  4. ^ Betsy Hearne, Beauty and the Beast: Visions and Revisions of An Old Tale, p 25 ISBN 0-226-32239-4
  5. ^ Betsy Hearne, Beauty and the Beast: Visions and Revisions of An Old Tale, p 26 ISBN 0-226-32239-4
  6. ^ Maria Tatar, p 45, The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, ISBN 0-393-05163-3
  7. ^ Betsy Hearne, Beauty and the Beast: Visions and Revisions of An Old Tale, p 8-9 ISBN 0-226-32239-4
  8. ^ Heidi Anne Heiner, "Tales Similar to Beauty and the Beast"
  9. ^ Betsy Hearne, Beauty and the Beast: Visions and Revisions of An Old Tale, p 10-11 ISBN 0-226-32239-4
  10. ^ Heidi Anne Heiner, "Tales Similar to East of the Sun & West of the Moon"
  11. ^ Francis James Child, The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, v 1, p 313-4, Dover Publications, New York 1965

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"Beauty and the Beast" by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont, 1783 (3899 words)
Beauty then feared she had been the cause of his death; she ran crying and wringing her hands all about the palace, like one in despair; after having sought for him everywhere, she recollected her dream, and flew to the canal in the garden, where she dreamed she saw him.
Beast was disappeared, and she saw, at her feet, one of the loveliest princes that eye ever beheld; who returned her thanks for having put an end to the charm, under which he had so long resembled a Beast.
Beauty, agreeably surprised, gave the charming prince her hand to rise; they went together into the castle, and Beauty was overjoyed to find, in the great hall, her father and his whole family, whom the beautiful lady, that appeared to her in her dream, had conveyed thither.
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