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The quintessential fairy-tale Witch inhabits Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS.  She is the catalyst that drives all the common folk - simple Jack, the Baker and his Wife, Red RH, Cinderella, Rapunzel - into the dark Woods of their fears, hoping to get their Wish.  #FairytaleTuesday  1/4
Which they do, once they've passed her tests. But every act of magic requires payment. The Witch finds that she has lost her magical powers. And the Giant descends the Beanstalk to wreak havoc on the kingdom. She tracks down Jack, to give him to the Giant - #FairyTaleTuesday 2/4
- but the others defend him, blaming the Witch for their troubles. She points out the hard truth, that they have brought their fate on themselves. As Witches do.

Meryl Streep's Witch confronts them at "The Last Midnight." #FairyTaleTuesday 3/4

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#FairyTaleTuesday From the Journal of Gerard Manley Hopkins 7 Feb 1875: I asked Miss Jones in my Welsh lesson the Welsh for fairy, for we were translating Cinderella. She told me cipenaper (Anglice kippernapper): the word is nothing but kidnapper,
molded, according to their fashion, to give it a Welsh etymology, as she said, from cipio/ to snatch, to whisk away. However in coming to an understanding between ourselves what fairies (she says fairess by the way for a she-fairy) and kidnappers were, on my describing them as
little people 'that high', she told me quite simply that she had seen them... It was a busy time, haymaking I think. She was going up at five o'clock in the morning, when she saw three little boys of about four years old wearing little frock coats and odd little caps running and
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