Monday, March 19, 2012

Music: Sara Bareilles' "Fairy Tale" Music Video

SurLaLune Fairy Tale Blog is doing a Music Month! Most of the entries have been rather trippy and obscure, but I thought you might be interested in this charming music video of Sara Bareilles' song "Fairytale":

The theatre person in me enjoyed the cardboard cut outs and low-tech special effects. The fairy tale scholar in me loved how theater and fairy tales combined to present a woman who was being pushed into various situations where she had no real autonomy. She may not have wanted to be there, but that is where she was expected to be by others. Theater had her being directed, and lead by stage hands from one scenario to the next. The fairy tale aspect presented the idea that fairy tales are how life is "supposed to be," and Sara has to break free from those constructs to become her own person. 

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